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So the quirky, lovely Aidan got the boot at the X Factor last night - very surprising and to be honest I think Katie should've gone - she looks so vulnerable.
Completely loved Matt’s take on Yellow Brick Road on Saturday night. Some of the notes he hits sound inhuman - incredible - make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.
I'm rushing off to a conference but this afternoon I have a body language article going live on goodtoknow .co.uk - tracing the year Cheryl Cole's had through pictures from X Factor. Check it out if you're interested in body language analysis.
Over the weekend I chatted to a friend, who complained about another friend of hers, who's being a bit neglectful. My friend says this has never happened to her with a friendship. Yup, with a boyfriend being negelectful - but not a girlfriend.
We had an interesting discussion - bit of an eye-opener for her - but not for me because I hear these things about friendships all the time… as an agony aunt plus also from other friends who've felt let down - and I've been in this position too.
TODAY’S THOUGHT: think about your expectations for the friendship and then put yourself in the other person's shoes - are their expectations the same?
Do they expect to be in touch as much as you do? Or to share as much as you do?
Is their life going through a busy phase so they can’t be as much as a friend as before?
Before you write them off as a friend put it in perspective - ultimately if it comes down to them not wanting as serious a friendship as you do, then keep them as an acquaintance. Try deepening a different friendship instead.
But maybe the final question you ask yourself is: will they be there if you were in difficulties? If the answer is ‘yes’ they'd be there for you then they’re still a pretty good friend.
Happy Monday, Pam X
My new book The Emotional Eater's Diet is published in the UK on May 15 - I’m very excited as I hope emotional eaters - women or men will find it helpful. Each year 2/3s of people start a diet and 20% start a new diet each month. Yet 95% of diets aren’t successful.
I firmly believe that emotional eating to soothe difficult feelings is the culprit behind most of this failure. My book has a huge range of practical tips/strategies to help understand your emotions and manage your appetite. There are mini-quizes and real case studies.
It’s available to preorder on Amazon. Please remember that food can fuel your energy needs but not your emotional needs. Take care!
I'm delighted that my latest book Sex Academy was endorsed by my fellow self-help author Siski Green who said: "Sex Academy really is THE Bible of sex books. The lessons and lectures cover the A-Z of everything you want to know - from Anal sex to getting Zero sex." I hope you enjoy it!
I was so excited and HAPPY to write this book on happiness covering my 10 unique Happiness Principles. I hope it helps increase your well-being, contentment, and happiness. I've packed it with dozens and dozens of easy-to-use strategies, plus life-changing insights. Based on about five years of collecting case studies and research I hope you'll find it helpful.
My latest sex guide's out - I've gone through thousands of questions people ask me about sex - from why they don't feel desire to how to handle a partner's kinky fetish. Here are the answers plus loads of tricks and techniques. Enjoy!
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