A new relationship -- whether personal or professional -- is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. And like a car, when a relationship breaks down, it's overwhelming.
Arguments and disagreements are going to happen. They're part of life. And the most important step to repairing them is to hear the other person's perspective and to let them know you're really listening. To respect their opinion. And naturally they need to do the same for you.
Have you ever met someone and not have had the need to judge him or her at least minimally to get a better feel of what this person stands for? Many of us do this without ourselves knowing it, though it's such an exposed practice that we do it all the time.
There are several keys to being an effective partner in a marriage. First and foremost you have to know yourself well enough to be wise to your motivations, quirks, downfalls and strengths which will impact your marriage and you must know those same elements in your partner.
It probably applies to both genders. I should start by saying this is not a scientific sampling; it's just women I met from different religions and backgrounds. This is what I found from my own interviews:
Thank you so much for making me the better version of myself. I was so unaware, so dull and boring until you gifted me with self-realization. There are so many things that I learned from you that shaped me into who I am today.
Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.
Our ego-mind loves to distort the truth in ways that either makes us better than or less than others. I found that this search for who-you-really-are becomes much easier if you first clarify who-you-are-not. You need to peel away any false layers to reveal the real truth hidden within.
No marriage is perfect, it will not always be "rainbows and butterflies"; it takes work to keep a marriage going. It takes humility, sacrifice, and a lot of energy. But when there are so many people ready to swoop in and make themselves available to your spouse with the simple click of a button, it almost feels like it is an impossible undertaking.
Although I do not doubt that men truly feel this way,I have never heard of a no win situation in which the woman did not think of a pretty easy way that the man could win. Let's explore this idea further, since my kids are asleep and I don't feel like doing the laundry.
While you lay awake perusing his old text messages and reminiscing about his quick pursuit, the online commitment phobe was already mentally packing his bags just as he approached your dating profile page.
When you are feeling chaotic, your spaces reflect that chaos. And when you tidy the space, you may be rewarded with a more relaxed state of mind.
Recently I have been seeing some absolutely crazy things happening on Facebook. I don't know about you, but I believe that there has to be a line between what is appropriate to post on Facebook and what is just absolutely nutty.
When it comes to relationships, I've finally learned to say: I am not your child. I am not your parent. I'm an adult willing to consider a relationship with another adult -- game free.
Entrepreneurs are reportedly often told as children and young adults that they have to "color inside the lines" and "go with the flow," only to disobey. They are often the ones who grow up to embrace the startup life.
As much as men don't want a drama queen or someone who can't take care of herself, women want a fully embodied man who has done the work on himself and is able to fill those empty holes on the inside, by himself.