Much like a new set of dishes that gets scratched from constant use, relationships can also show wear and tear over the years. So, how do you know if your marriage has hit a rough patch or it's something more serious... requiring professional help?
Adversity is not a burden to an entrepreneur; it's an opportunity for growth and discovery. So, instead of being passive observers in their dating lives, burdened by their "bad luck" in love, I encourage women to roll up their sleeves and start problem-solving.
Unless you have perpetrated crimes against humanity as a youthful despot, your behavior is more than likely not a matter of public record, and the indiscretions you may have involved yourself in years ago may now be causing you a bit of conflict. Just how much do you reveal to a new partner?
I remember the day I realized I was selfish. It was a painful and slow process to get to that point. My coach had to work really hard with me about it. And I had to almost lose my marriage for it to sink in.
After the initial honeymoon stage fades (and having a honeymoon stage is not a prerequisite for a healthy relationship), feeling in love is an experience that is cultivated primarily through the intersection of two actions.
Living your life with the intention of being honest to your authentic self is a key to well-being. Be honest about how you feel, and about how your thoughts influence your reality. Be honest with yourself about how the choices you make today show up in your world in the future.
One of the things that I notice about successful couples is that nearly all of them demonstrate a capacity to not only see the beauty and goodness in each other, but to reflect it back to one another on an ongoing basis.
Our minds need to develop new thought pathways different from the old belief system. To make the shift more solid, research has shown it takes 21 - 30 days of practice; a mere fraction of the time it took you to acquire the initial negative pattern. What a relief!
The summer is a wonderful time to be a bride! The earth is alive with that same exuberant energy that fuels your special day. You've spent months making all the arrangements: the flowers, the cake, the dress, the photographer, the music, the food.
Instead of rejecting and abandoning themselves by avoiding responsibility for their own feelings with various addictions, loving people take full responsibility for their own pain and joy so that they are not needy of someone doing this for them.
While raising a child with special needs, when it comes to keeping your relationship together and being in love, one of the most important insights is to recognize how stressful it is and how the stress can erode the best of relationships.
Examine what holding patterns you may be settling for. Tell yourself the truth and examine the options. When two people are making skillful relationship choices, there is no limit to where things can go.