Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?
Whether we like it or not, we are ALL fed this FAIRY TALE story about relationships our entire lives only to realize that the real work begins when the newness wears off and LIFE starts to happen. Happily ever after is possible but maybe just not every hour of every day!
We never need to give up on anyone; even our seemingly negative friendships might still be salvaged through bringing more compassion into the mix. And if not, then as the 14th century meditation master warned us, it's our job to compassionately cut them out.
But I do think there are a number of things that can lead to a life that is extraordinary. I try to follow as many of these as I can. At one point, I have followed all of them, and they seem to work for me.
With increasing demands at work, family responsibilities, and the expectation of what having it all should look like, statistics show depression affec...
Relationships need love and patience just like your new baby does. Yet who has time and energy to take care of everyone?
Parenting. A world in which every choice made can simultaneously be the best and worst choice for everyone involved, depending on who you talk to. No pressure, right? Well, I've decided to throw my own opinions-on-parenting hat in the ring, even though I don't have any children... yet.
Leaving behind in this world, consciously evolved children, an entire generation of children brought up in a better way, is perhaps the next most impo...
Do you have an ex with whom you have "unfinished business"? If so, my dear, now is the time to clear it up. I bring this up because if you are dating...
In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?
Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine's Day? If so, you're missing an opportunity! Building stronger connections with those around us can lead to a happier, healthier, more successful, and easier life.
Our description of WHY will fill the recipient with a deep feeling of appreciation that makes our words resonate with them long after they have been said. It also gives them an opportunity to tell you WHY they love you.
Gearing up for Valentine's Day? So are retailers. We spend a fortune trying to get cupid on our side-last year's sales climbed to nearly $19 billion. And even though the dipped berries, roses, and wining and dining can be nice, two new research studies reveal we just may want to rethink our Valentine's M.O.
I pondered. What about the difference in our ages? It isn't unusual for a man to date a woman 20 years younger. But the other way around? Really? The more I thought about it, the more I thought, 'Why cant we have a relationship if we love each other?'
If we do not have contentment within, we certainly will not have any to share. Our relationships become much more fulfilling after we become fulfilled in ourselves, from within. It is illusory to seek well-being from other people, as much to seek it in material possessions or job promotions. All of those satisfactions are temporary.
Here in sunny California, marriages of ten years or more are considered marriages of "long duration" and if divorce occurs thereafter the court is NOT allowed to set a definite termination date for spousal support at the time of trial.