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Sometimes the hardest thing to do can be to let go. Never mind letting go with love. Be it relationships, or anything else that bothers you, we’re all wired to put up with stuff because it can be hard to let go of people or anything else that bothers us because there are times when things stick like glue. And that’s when we really need to let go, before they become anchors dragging us into the muck and mire. We don’t need to attach weights to ourselves for any reason. We’re all guilty of hanging on. Hanging on to old hurts and wounds. Hanging on to people that can only see us for the mistakes we’ve made or hanging onto things that no longer serve us. Hanging on doesn’t mean that we are strong because we stay the course, but that we’re afraid to move out of our comfort…

I would bet at some point in time we all could have used a simple guide to better relationships. How are your yours working out? Everything hunky dory, or could they use a little boost? If there are times when you’re feeling a little insecure, a little neglected, or even a little put out, pull up a chair because I have a story to tell you. Let’s begin with the fact that everything we do stems from what we think, what we believe, what we say. We think we have freedom of action, but what we have is freedom to react – to events and people, to what we see or what we read, yet what we’re reacting to is ourself. Now that’s a kettle of fish of a different order. Forgetting this, my friend Jen found herself regularly upset with her husband, not that he was an awful, scary, cheating…

A platonic friendship between men and women is absolutely possible. However, it can be complicated at times. Male/female friendships can arise in a variety of ways. Quite often, it forms when men and women attempt dating and realize that sexual compatibility just isn’t there. (Back to searching on the best dating sites 2021 for you!) Other times, men and women may become work buddies or form a friendship based on mutual interests or hobbies. Whatever the case, friendship and gender can be an awkward pairing to navigate. We look at some of the challenges and pitfalls that often come up in male/female friendships. Problems That Male/Female Friendships Face One of the main problems that cross-gender friendships face is jealousy. People, in general, have a hard time believing that men and women can just be friends. This can lead to spousal jealousy or to jealousy from potential partners. In fact, surveys show that…

Research says a brilliant, lasting relationship boils down to a couple of things. And I have seen how this applies not only to romantic relationships, but to friendships and family relationships also, despite the fact that most of the research I share below was based on the science of marital therapy. So don’t skip this article because you’re not currently in a romantic relationship, marriage or partnership, I promise there will be something here for you too! With that said, the reigning King of Marriage Research, Professor John Gottman is the one we turn to for all things relationships. He did the research, got the data and wrote the book: The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy. He knows what produces lasting brilliant relationships and what dooms them. And as I say, I have seen how this has been applied in my own family, and I’m not talking romance here. …

Empowering Relationship Quotes Some relationships test you, some bless you, some crush your heart. And I’ve experienced it all. Blessed, tested and heartbroken. I’ve found myself bolting out of a grocery store because grief overwhelmed me. I’ve managed to sit brooding, staring into space for hours on end feeling hopeless and powerless. But I’ve also had a heart so filled with love for another that I felt I might float away on a cloud of happiness. Whatever your current relationship status; be it with a dear friend, or you’re struggling with rekindling a love that once was, relationships are the heart and soul of our life here on earth. Okay – so why do so many relationships have to fizzle out? What do we have to do to have our relationships stand the test of time? If you have no clue as to what your next step will be, or…

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