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Relationships: Why Do Some Relationships Come To An End When One Person Has Therapy?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:23:13 -0600

In the beginning of a relationship, everything can be going fine, and then as it progress certain issues can appear. This can then cause one of them to wonder how the other person could have changed so much.


Can Self-Help Condition People To Believe That They Need To Be Perfect To Have A Relationship?

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:25:10 -0600

When one is used to having relationships that are not very fulfilling, they could begin to wonder what is going on. As a result of this, this area of their life is likely to cause them to experience a lot of pain.


Relationships: Are Friends The People That We Have In Our Life Who Undermine Us?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:49:19 -0500

When it comes to the kinds of relationships that one has with others, they could find that they experience intimacy with some of the people they know. As a result of this, their life is not going to be full of surface level connections.


Relationships: Do Some People Try To Understand Others In Order To Avoid Themselves?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:06:18 -0600

When someone has the tendency to attract people who are not right for them, it can cause them to suffer. This can be something that will consume their whole life, and it will then stop them from being able to experience a fulfilling existence.


5 Qualities To Look Out For When Looking For A Long-Term Relationship

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:50:15 -0500

When young, most of the people are only interested in how a person looks and how he/she makes them look when in public places. When they get older and looking for life partners, many people look for other qualities other looks. If you are at that stage where you feel that you are ready to settle down, here are the qualities that you should look out for in a partner:


What God Taught Me at School Today

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:01:45 -0500

As I shovelled mulch into the wheelbarrow I had four young male students engage me in the finer points of the work. One was Indian, another Caucasian, another African American, and the final boy was Asian. I was captivated more by their unity of friendship than their curiosity for my work, even as I did explain the benefits of mulch for gardens and how to move the product.


Relationships: Does Someone Lack Empathy When They Tell Other People To Smile?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:14:43 -0500

It could be said that there will be moments when one is happy and moments when they are not. And if they were to reflect on their life, they may see that they spend more time in one state than they do in the other.


Relationships: Is It The Future And Not The Present That Holds Some Relationships Together?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:28:39 -0600

If one was to think about why they are a relationship with someone, they could begin to list what they like about them. This is then going to be a time when they will go over what they bring to their life.


Relationships: Can Being Needy Cause Someone To Put Up With Bad Behaviour?

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:34:24 -0600

If someone hasn't eaten for a little while, they can end up eating things that are not good for them. Due to how hungry they are, it can stop them from being able to resist this type of food.


Relationships: Is Someone Unlucky If They Always End Up With The Wrong People?

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:08:35 -0600

While there are people who have the tendency to attract the kind of people who they want to be with, there are others who are not going to be able to relate to this. As a result, this area of their lives is likely to be radically different.


Relationships: Does The Fear Of Abandonment Cause You To Attract People Who Are Dependent?

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:05:17 -0600

While some people can have the tendency to end up with people who they are dependent on, there are others who can attract people who are dependent on them. As a result of this, someone can feel as though they have no control, or as though they have all the control.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Try Hide Their Partner From Their Ex?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:29:11 -0500

When a relationship comes to an end, one can decide to take a break and to spend time by themselves. Through doing this, it can allow them to process the pain that they are experiencing, and then to gradually settle down.


Five Dog Trainer Principles to Use With Your Boyfriend

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:58:40 -0500

Some of the tips that you might hear from a dog trainer would also be applicable to relationships. Keep these five ideas in mind for use with your boyfriend.


3 Types Of Men You Should Avoid As A Woman

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:38:36 -0500

Every woman deserves the best man out there. When you are in the dating scene, you need to avoid men that might waste your time and in the process hurt you. Here are some of these men:


Relationship Expectations Kill Forgiveness

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:33:07 -0500

The higher the pedestal we place people on the further they fall in our estimation. This hurts both them and us; them, because they have no recourse to remedy when they've disappointed us; and us, because we keep at arm's length the powers of forgiveness we could otherwise access.


Relationships: Do Our Younger Years Define How We See Men/Women?

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 17:22:34 -0600

If man/woman was asked what they think about the opposite sex, they could say that they are all the same. As a result of this, this is likely to mean that they haven't got a positive view of them.


Controlling Behavior: Are Your Eyes On Your Partner's Plate?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:08:34 -0600

It is often tempting to tell others what to do, especially when it is obvious that they are not taking care of themselves. Discover why this usually backfires and what to do instead.


Loving Yourself When You Feel Lonely

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:28:19 -0600

One of the saddest and most dysfunctional aspects of our current culture is that it fosters loneliness. It's not hard to imagine that when most people lived in tribes or small villages, loneliness was not the epidemic that it currently is. Loneliness is the feeling we have when we want to connect with someone and there is no one around to connect with, or the person or people who are there are closed and unavailable for connection.


Relationships: Why Do Some Women Believe That All Men Hate Women?

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:47:42 -0500

If one was to go online and to look for information on the women's movement, they are likely to come across all kinds of views and opinions. In fact, this could also take place if one was to simply find people who were part of this movement in their local area.


Why Forgiveness Is Not About Closure, But Resolution

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:30:15 -0600

One of the purposes of conflict resolution is forgiveness, so quarrels are stopped quickly, for if they're prolonged, hatred is stirred up, which leads to strife. And this is a lamentable result in any event; reprehensible between, or involving, Christians, who are devoted to their Lord of love.


How To Forgive

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:55:46 -0600

Do you want to forgive yourself or someone else, but you just can't seem to get there? Learn how to forgive in this article.


Relationships: Do Some People Get Back With Their Ex In Order To Avoid How They Feel?

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:05:40 -0500

When a relationship comes to an end, one can experience a sense of relief, and this can mean that they won't feel the need to get back together with the person they were with. Even so, this doesn't mean that the other person is having the same experience.


Can You Emotionally Connect With Your Family Of Origin?

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:19:16 -0500

Do you have major challenges in emotionally connecting with your family of origin? You are not alone!


Has Humaneness Walked Out on Us?

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:45:06 -0500

A human is said to be humane if the human displays tenderness, compassion and sympathy for fellow humans. It is evident from the events and incidences around us that one can be human and not be humane. How and when did some humans stop being humane?


Change Can Be a Daring Adventure

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:39:43 -0500

Letting go gives us a lifeline for the most profound shift to happen. Going from the predictable, safe and comfortable to the scary, challenging, uncertainty of the unknown.


Everything Old Is Getting Older Still

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:28:07 -0600

A friend of mine has a saying, "I'm going to get as old as I possibly can get." From what I can tell, he has. I must agree with his sentiment. Of course, the alternative is... well you know. Another friend of mine likes to tell me, "Brother, you're only as old as you feel." I am not sure how old feels or if wrinkles are involved. But, I am feeling quite fine, thank you. Just the other day the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came in from her workshop, sat down on the couch and said, "Whew, I feel like a hundred." At the time, I did not know if she was talking about dollars, pounds or years. Being the old fogey that I am, I know there are times when silence is golden and this was one of those golden moments. But, what does a hundred feel like? Is there some special sensation that pulsates through the body when a person reaches that age level? Or, is it the absence of anything pulsating through your body?


Rakshabandhan - A Ritual of Love Between Brother and Sister

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:09:29 -0500

"Rakshabandhan" or "the tie of protection" is a very pious festival of India. It has been in practice since the ages. This festival helps us to nurture family bonds and our moral duties towards our close ones.


Relationships: Do Some People's Childhoods Set Them Up To Keep People At A Distance?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:29:59 -0500

There are some people who are able to connect with others, and then there are others who are unable to do so. When one can do this, there is a strong chance that they are going to be used to having people in their life that they are close to.


Relationships: Does Your Partner Try To Stop You From Seeing Your Friends?

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:49:48 -0500

When one is in a relationship, they are likely to have less time to spend with their friends. This is because when they are with someone, they are going to spend a lot of their time with them.


Where Do I Fit

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:36:35 -0600

This article looks at the dynamic between a man and a woman. Each was born with a purpose and each has a place in this world.


A Childhood Prayer

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:09:55 -0500

Maybe it's because of my age. Maybe it's because of the complexity of my life. Maybe it's because I'm more God-centered than I was forty or fifty years ago.


Relationships: Is Your Ex Giving You False Hope?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:42:15 -0600

When a relationship comes to an end, each person can go their own way, or something else might take place. As a result of this, it could only be matter of days or even weeks before they are back together.


Toxic Relationships: Is There One in Your Life?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:28:03 -0500

In spite of our best intentions and efforts to get along well with everyone, not all our personal relationships are good or healthy ones, and some simply cannot be fixed. What is important is to recognize the difference. How do you know if any of your relationships are toxic? You know by how you feel when you are around them.Toxic people drain your energy and leave you feeling drained and depleted. If you feel absolutely exhausted by constantly having to deal with someone's temper tantrums, mood swings, manipulation, complaining, criticisms or demeaning remarks, most likely this person is toxic, at least to you.


Kind at the Beginning, Critical Later - Why?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:09:31 -0600

How often have you had the experience of feeling someone's kindness, only to feel deeply criticized as the relationship progressed? This was Leslie's experience and she is struggling with whether or not it was her fault: "My last relationship started with him being kind and attentive, but ended with him criticizing and blaming me. I am worried that I turned him into this.


Relationships: How Should Someone Respond When Another Person Doesn't Put In Any Effort?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 18:26:10 -0600

It is often said that relationships are about give and take, and it would be hard to argue with this. When two people get together, they will both have their own needs, and it is going to be important for their needs to be met.


Humans Are Naturally Selfish, Study Finds

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:13:11 -0500

It's an undeniable fact that all humans have a selfish side whether they accept it or not. Psychological data obtained from previous researchers suggested that humans tend to be selfish because they like the attention. Altering the Prisoner's Dilemma which is a classic matchup theory, selfish strategy, somehow, proved to be more productive.


How Relationships Can Be Easy - 4 Keys to Loving Relationships

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:05:42 -0600

Creating a loving relationship doesn't have to be as hard as you might think! As most of us know, relationships can be very challenging. We generally enter a relationship with many unhealed wounds from childhood.


Meeting Today Your Teacher of 30 Years Ago

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:51:50 -0500

Google is great. Made a search of my high school physical education teacher who was my cricket club captain, my coach, and mentor.


Intimacy: Why Do Some People Open Up To People Who Will Shame Them?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:50:34 -0500

While one can share their life with people who support them, they can also be in a different position. As a result of this, the people they are closest to could be the ones who hold them back.


Relationships: Is It A Form Of Indirect Revenge When Someone Always Criticises Others?

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:44:24 -0500

If someone was to think about what their friends are like, they may start to think about how supportive they are. These are then going to be the kind of people who are life-affirming, and it could then be said that that they have the right people in their life.


Do You Have Patience?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:17:40 -0500

Has having patience been a challenge for you? Discover an underlying cause of impatience.


Loving Yourself Through Heartbreak and Grief

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:22:10 -0600

Take a moment right now to remember times growing up that were very painful. Very painful situations might have been:


5 Ways to Survive the Holidays

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:46:45 -0600

The Festive Season is once again upon us. Often a tense, trying, time full of conflict and upset. Perhaps you have a large family who continually bicker and argue about nothing; or perhaps you're a couple trapped in a loop where you have the one argument which never gets resolved.


Forgiveness, the Barrier of Fear, and the Faith of Bravery

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:23:05 -0600

I discovered this basically by accident, by the way of learning something in a way we learn all great things we learn. We cannot forgive unless we feel for the perpetrator who acted against us. We cannot let them off unless we see in ourselves the same propensity to afflict that pain. As they have done, we also are capable. We must see that.


Relationships: Should Someone Look At Their Childhood If They End Up In Abusive Relationships?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:32:03 -0600

When something works, there is generally going to be no reason for someone to take a closer look at it. One example of this is that when one has a car that works, they won't need to take a look under the bonnet, for instance.


Is It A Waste Of Energy For Someone To Try And Find Out Why Their Relationship Came To An End?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:46:46 -0500

If one is in a relationship and it was to come to an end, they might be only too happy that they are able to move on with their life. For a number of weeks or even months, they may have been thinking about how much better their life would be if they were both to go their separate ways.


Relationships: Can Someone Make Other People Feel Worthless To Avoid How They Feel?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:11:42 -0600

While there can be people who one enjoys spending time with, there can be others who they don't. What this will come down to is that they won't feel the same around everyone, and this will be the result of how these people behave around them.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Always Shame Others When They Open Up?

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:10:05 -0500

In order for someone to experience intimacy, it will be important for them to open up to others. However, this is not to say that they should simply open up to anyone, and this is because doing so would lead to problems.


Relationship Series Part 2: Stages Of Relationships

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:39:49 -0500

There are stages to every relationship. If we ignore and jump ahead to a relationship stage we do damage to our self as well as other.


How To Trust Again

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:39:24 -0500

I received the following question about how to trust again: "My husband and I remarried after we both got divorced and went through a number of relationships. I have been hurt a lot but tried to end all the relationships in peace so when I met my husband I felt alive and saw him as my right great man. And he is actually great in many ways.


Six Paths to An Outcome

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:32:51 -0500

CHANGE affects us all in different ways, but just the same, we respond to change in much the same way. But our responses are not set for life. Our responses to life's difficulties and disappointments are our responsibility to control. We have the ability to respond well.


Why Do Some People Message Others And Then Say They Are Busy When It Comes To Getting Together?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:36:29 -0600

Nowadays, it is not longer necessary for one to be with someone in order to speak to them. It could be said that this is nothing new, as it has been possible to speak to people over the phone for a quiet some time.


Christmas Time Sharing

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:21:40 -0600

Personally, I love the Christmas season. It's about sharing with family and catching up with friends, celebration meals, and buying presents for those who are important in my world. It's about watching children with bright shining eyes as they decorate their Christmas tree. For me, seeing my grandchildren on Christmas morning as they discover what Santa Claus left overnight, is an experience that brings many smiles and much love!


Relationships: Why Do Some People Only Feel Valuable When They Are Rescuing Others?

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:01:05 -0600

When it comes to being there for others, there are some people who can't help but extend themselves. It might not matter what is taking place in their life, as they can be happy to put it to one side.


Loving Yourself When Feeling Engulfed and Controlled

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:26:03 -0600

What do you do when someone is trying to control you? Do you give in, argue or resist? Discover how to love yourself instead of abandoning yourself.


How to Move On When You're Hurt?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:09:43 -0500

Have you ever been hurt? Have you ever waited for an apology that never came? Have you ever felt that someone needed to say "sorry" to you but they didn't do it? Let's say a friend throws a party without inviting you, or a co-worker misses a deadline that's crucial for your favorite project or your partner / spouse really hurts you. You may be gracious enough to forgive if you receive a sincere apology, but what happens if the other person refuses to say the words you long to hear?


Trust - Difficult to Get and Keep

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:30:36 -0500

Often I hear clients state "I just don't trust him (her)". My response is "To do what?" 1.


Pros and Cons of Dating and Marriage

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:04:51 -0500

Someone likened dating and marriage to a road trip! The reasoning is obvious; planning and execution are needed to make a success of any venture. While dating it is necessary to be cautious and careful giving considerable thought and attention to where it leads, it is the same with marriage, being well-informed, prepared and aware of the pros and cons is absolutely vital.


A Power We All Wield, Yet So Often Don't Understand

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:30:39 -0500

OH HOW much power we each have! We don't know or realise, most of the time, just about every given moment, our influence. Without even trying, we, 'the powerless', wield such great power. Power of the tongue, influence through action and inaction, the choice of acceptance and rejection, actors for impact every interactive moment of our lives.


Everything in the Law Code Sums Up to Love

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:44:49 -0500

Death and destruction are on rampage, from town to town, city to city and from country to country. Switch on to any news channel, you are informed of one chaos or another; one tragedy or another. People gather face to face, on social media or phone calls discussing: "What is going on? Death is on the loose like never before"


Stuck in an Unsatisfying Relationship? Want to Know What to Do About It? How to Find True Intimacy?

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:48:44 -0500

If, for one reason or another, you are stuck in an unsatisfying relationship yet wish to find the way to make a positive change in your life and intimacy, developing Self-Awareness is the most important avenue to tread in order to do just that. It enables you to understand how you have shoot yourself in the foot until now, and helps you to realize what changes you need to go through in order to become empowered to find a successful and satisfying intimate relationship.


Relationships: Does Someone Need To Warn Others If They Have Been With Someone Who Is Abusive?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:26:01 -0600

When someone's relationship comes to an end, they can have to the need to carry on with their life. There is then going to be no reason for them to spend time talking about the person they were with.


Choosing a Partner or Escaping Into the Relationship: The Difference Makes You Happy or Tormented

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:45:34 -0500

There are many who decline and deny - to themselves and to others - that they are with a partner and in a relationship which are not for them. However, even people who are unaware can not cheat themselves (and their partner) all the time; can not continually pretend that "all is right" in their relationship; can not repetitively come up with one thousand and one excuses to justify staying with a partner who is not for them and in a relationship that doesn't bring them happiness. So why do they stay?


Relationships: How Should Someone Respond When Another Person Is Indifferent?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:00:11 -0500

While one can be friends with people who put in as much effort as they do, there is also the chance that this isn't the case. It could then be said that some of their relationships will be out of balance.


She's Not A Horse

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:43:13 -0600

He wondered if she had all her teeth. She seldom smiled, and when she did, she put her hand over her mouth. If he were at a horse auction, he could have had the seller or the auctioneer open the horse's mouth so he could examine her teeth for himself, but since this was a social event, the only thing he could think of doing was to try to make her laugh.


How Getting Close to People Forces Us To Grow

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:10:07 -0500

PAULINE and Geraldine met at church one day. They seemed immediately to have much in common. Both had a baby and another child each under six. And their respective husbands, Brice and Doug, seemed to get along together as well. Both families spent much time together over the ensuing five years, at church, in each other's homes, serving others for Christ together, and serving and loving each other. Both couples were active in their serving within their church, much to the extent that between the four of them they were nearly three fulltime equivalent pastoral roles (senior leaders) on the church staff. Each couple was not only an ideal complement for each other, but both couples were an ideal complement for their church. Everything worked so well. And, best of all, the church was growing in reach into the community, and in spiritual depth.


Understanding Why Forgiveness Is So Misunderstood

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:45:40 -0500

Biology and physiology, experience, culture, and beliefs, in the way that they differ from one person to another, produce within each person unique perspectives, such that even brothers and sisters, parents and children, very often do not and cannot see eye to eye. We all see things differently.


Resolve or Regret

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:42:34 -0500

So many people have regrets. They feel sad, guilty or disappointed about the way things turned out and blame themselves for doing or not doing something that would have resulted in a different outcome. Their lives are tainted by thoughts of the past and "what if".


Relationships: Why Do Some People Always Criticise Their Friends?

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:33:30 -0500

While someone can spend time with people that they appreciate, they can also spend time with people who irritate them. As a result of this, not everyone is going to feel the same when they are around their friends.


Loving Yourself When You Feel Rejected

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:28:30 -0600

Do you know how love yourself when you feel rejected? Start learning how now!


Loving Yourself As An Introvert in Groups

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:35:07 -0600

Do you often feel out of place and like an alien in some groups? Discover how to love yourself in group situations.


Intimacy: Can We Get People To Open Up By Criticising Them?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:48:00 -0500

When it comes to the kinds of relationships that one has with others, they could find that they experience intimacy with some of the people they know. As a result of this, their life is not going to be full of surface level connections.


Work-Life Integration - An Asian DNA

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:23:35 -0500

Work-Life Integration is the millennial rendition of 'Work-Life Balance'. This article explores this concept, and how it has been, quite literally, built into the Asian family unit.


5 Remarkable Differences Between Right and Privilege

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:13:35 -0600

When I first received my driver's licence I loved to spin my wheels. Doing rollbacks and burnouts on a particular concrete pad in the industrial area of the town I lived in was a pet pastime for me and my friends. That was until the Police caught us. We were hauled off to the Station. In fear of being prosecuted, we responded well to the lecture given to us. What the policeman said that day has stuck with me ever since: "Having a driver's licence is not a right, it's a privilege."


Too Much Time On Your Hands? (This Could Be Killing Your Relationship!)

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:56:38 -0600

I have a confession to make. I sometimes have too much free time on my hands. You might think that's great to have, some free time is always good, but... actually it's not always the case. While my work life can be hectic and demanding, I also have the luxury of making my own schedule between work commitments and leisure, and this flexibility can sometimes work against me!


Relationships - How to Make Your Honeymoon Last Forever

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:47:02 -0500

Love is a beautiful thing. We must be careful not to over-think it. Love and relationships are experiments and it's wise to accept that right from the beginning. There are no secret formula that are going to prevent or immunise you against pain. If you don't want pain, then you don't want love.


In Case You've Ever Wondered

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:19:25 -0500

You know the lights will dim eventually and I knew that would happen to us too. From the very beginning we know things will be temporary but that doesn't mean it makes it less meaningful. It took me a long time to realise that we were probably not meant to be together.


Relationships: Is Someone Displaying Real Empathy When They Rescue Others?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:53:54 -0500

While someone can be there for others from time to time, this can also be something that consumes their whole life. It is then not going to matter what is taking place in their life, as they will be only too happy to put it to one side.


Relationships: Why Are Some People Drawn To People Who Come Across As Certain?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:28:04 -0600

When it comes what someone can do in order to be able to influence others, there are a number of things that are often put forward. One thing that they could hear about is how important it is for them to have the right body language.


Do Some People's Childhood Set Them Up To Feel Smothered When They Experience Intimacy?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:36:46 -0500

When it comes to intimacy, it could be said that there are at least three types of people. There can the ones who want to experience it, the ones who do experience it and the ones who do everything they can do avoid it.


Smallest Gift, Sizeable Encouragement

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:36:24 -0600

Arriving home one flustered day, I was greeted with a clump of unattractive mail, cluttering up an otherwise neat dining room table, set for the evening meal. It had been a profoundly disenchanting day. And the first letter I open was an unexpected bill, and then there was the reminder of a parking fine to pay that we had transferred from my wife's name to mine. I was feeling pretty beaten at this stage, and what with the meal to finish, and our three-year-old son acting his age, my wife was already engaged.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Alternate Between Being A Victim And A Perpetrator?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:15:35 -0600

Before one goes out into the world, they can wonder who they are going to come into contact with. Perhaps they will think about if they will see one of their friends, or it they will make a new friend.


Relationships: When Is It Okay To Call It Quits?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:47:50 -0500

Many of my clients struggle with knowing when it's the right time to end a relationship. Mary asked me: "I married my first boyfriend 36 years ago and I don't think I was ever in love or even knew what love meant. I believe now that I 'escaped' a codependent relationship with my parents by quitting school and following a seemingly confident young man who made me feel special.


You May Care, But Do You Care Enough to Be Kind?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:50:56 -0500

Recently, a person I've mentored sent me a note on an anniversary of a particularly painful event in their life. Their times have now equalised, and it is apt to praise God. Suffering endured, resilience shown, support received. And it was to this support that was connected kindness - care. I shared the note with my wife because it was addressed to her, too. Immediately what came out of her mouth struck me: "Support isn't support unless it comes with kindness."


Rain, Rain Don't Go Away

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:53:44 -0500

Monsoon, the romantic season. I always find monsoon to be the most passionate and romantic season. Love, romance, passion, crazy thoughts all jumbled together all over my mind. Yes, my inner romance comes out in the form of a poetry or story. I feel like falling in love once again whenever it rains. Falling in love with whom? Of course, the beautiful blue sky filled with luscious dark clouds filled with water. The Peacock spread its beautiful feathers at the glimpse of the dark clouds giving away the message of monsoon. The fresh green grass all over the earth feels like Mother Nature giving birth to the new saplings. The pretty little flowers look charming in the arms of green grass as if made for each other. Obsessed with the beauty of nature my heart goes crazy feels like flying high in the sky.


Relationships: Are Men And Women More Masculine/Feminine Than They Were In The Past?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:12:06 -0600

In the past, there was greater pressure on people to behave in a certain way, and it didn't matter what sex they were. Due to the changes that have taken place in recent years, it is a lot easier for them to behave how they want to.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Feel Emotionally Unstable If They Are Not In A Relationship?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:08:48 -0600

While there are some people who can handle life regardless of whether they are with someone, there are others who are unable to do so. As a result of this, they are going to have a radically different experience when they are not with someone.


Relationships: Is Femininity Good And Masculinity Bad?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:16:30 -0600

If one was to hear about an abusive relationship, there is a strong chance that this would involve someone who uses force to cause harm. This could mean that they use their body to do this and/or they might only use words.


The Gifts Of Laughter And Tears

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:57:48 -0600

When you do not allow yourself to express yourself with laughter and tears, physical pain, due to stress and a lack of passion for life, may be the result. Ron grew up in a household where laughter and tears were never expressed. Anger was the main feeling expressed by his mother, while his father was mostly withdrawn.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Think That They Always Know Best?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:38:36 -0500

While there can be moments when one is in a position where they do know what is best, there are also going to be moments when this is not the case. It could be said that this is simply part of being human.


Relationships: Do Some People Only Help Others Because They Feel Guilty?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:29:04 -0500

While someone can assist others in a direct manner, they can also do this indirectly. As a result of this, it is not necessary for one to work in the helping profession, for instance, in order to make a difference.


Relationships: Does Someone Need To Be Careful Who They Let Into Their Life If They Are Sensitive?

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:49:34 -0500

It is often said that it is important for someone to make sure that they don't allow 'toxic' people into their life. And upon reflection, it doesn't take much thought to see why this is the case.


What Is More Important, Your Device or Your Relationship?

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:36:39 -0500

What is more important, is your your Device more valuable than your Relationship, Marriage, and your Children? Do you lose connection in the relationship and use the Device to Replace your Partner? What do you call it when you gave your Device all your attention and none to the family at home or none to the relationship that is so longing for your attention, love and affection?


Pretending Not to Be "Who You Really Are" Sabotages Your Intimate Relationships Time and Again

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:27:11 -0500

If your relationships fail time and again, isn't it time for you to begin to understand what's going on here? Could it be that your present yourself as "loving" and "caring" person, but these behaviors have become so exaggerated to the point of neglecting your own needs within a relationship, a fact that makes others not appreciate and respect you? Could it be that you are driven by needs and fears (of which you might not be aware) which control you and cause you to sabotage your relationships time and again?


Relationships: Are Some People More Interested In What People Say Than What They Do?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:52:52 -0600

It has been said that what people do is more important than what they say, and this going to come down to the fact that actions speak louder than words. As while it is easy for someone to say something, it is going to take a lot more effort for them to do something.


Diagnosed or Undiagnosed Personality Disorder Might Harm Your Relationship(S) - What Should You Do?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:49:54 -0500

If, in spite of your many attempts to develop a good intimacy you fail time and again, it might be that you behave in your relationships in self-sabotaging ways (such as: having unstable moods; extreme reactions; often being too angry, making irrational decisions, etc.). When these happen, you might blame your partner for "making you" behave that way. However, if you exhibit the same behavioural, emotional and attitudinal patterns time and again, unwilling to see your part in sabotaging your relationship(s), it might mean, among other, that you might suffer from some (diagnosed or undiagnosed) personality disorder you don't seem to be able to control, which causes you to behave in these self-sabotaging ways. Learning what it is that causes you to behave the way you do will enable you to take control and become able to (finally) develop a healthy and successful intimacy.


Intimacy: Can Someone Let Go Of Their Fear Of Intimacy By Changing Their Behaviour?

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:09:37 -0500

While there are some people who are able to experience intimacy, there are others who are unable to do so. As a result of this, it could be said that that their relationships are going to be extremely different.


Presenting a False Image of You Is Counter-Productive for Having a Successful Intimate Relationship

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:46:45 -0500

Many have created a false image of themselves with which they walk around, without realizing the heavy price they pay for doing so. Taking off the mask requires the courage to be authentic and true to yourself and to others. You can then approach relationships with an honest, true image of yourself and become able to develop a loving, caring and mutual intimacy.


What Can Happen When Someone Is No Longer Willing To Put Up With Other People's Projections?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:09:43 -0500

Although some people have the tendency to take responsibility for what takes place within them, there are others who don't. Due to this, it can be normal for someone to believe that what is taking place externally has nothing to do with what is going on internally.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Put Up With Bad Behaviour When Someone Is Attractive?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:35:46 -0600

For some people, it is not going to matter what someone looks like as they won't put up with behaviour that has a negative effect on them. Therefore, if they have just met someone or if they are in a relationship, their behaviour is not going to change.


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