By Lia Sestric, Contributor The divorce process is a stressful one that can easily bring out the worse in people. Some people even see divorce ...
Seating arrangements affect persuasion by activating fundamental needs: Circular seating highlights the need to belong, whereas angular arrangements prime the desire to be unique.
Since trusting again is one of the biggest hurdles your survivor faces, celebrate that gift. You are loved by a courageous, fascinating, multi-faceted work of art. Know that your partner lives in gratitude for the safety that is you.
There are many principles in cultivating a healthy relationship. After traveling around the world, interviewing thousands of couples in five different continents, I discovered the eight pillars of a hot, healthy, happy and harmonious relationship.
How can a divorce get messy? Dare we count the ways? The financial disentanglement alone might take many years, and some risk to your credit is pres...
It might take a life-shattering illness nipping at the life you have built for yourself. But once you realize you are in a desperate relationship, it's time to get real with yourself and your goals for the future. Because one fact about desperate relationships endures: They don't.
For example, that interesting yet profoundly anxiety-producing time with my apparently-not-former friend. Was she being rude for ignoring me? Or, against my better judgment, had I been rude for messaging her insistently? Was I hounding her or was she ghosting me?
Relationships thrive when compliments flow. So why not extend the concept of Thanksgiving beyond when we've eaten our fill and cleared the plates? How about giving thanks to your partner, saying specifically what you appreciate about him or her--every single day?
I have plenty of talents and I'm really not a bad cook so I'm not sure why I've never mastered pie baking. Maybe I gave up too easily when my pies ended up with the lattice crust floating like flotsam on a soupy apple sea. For years, I did everyone a favor by ordering pies from a local bakery at Thanksgiving until my younger son fortuitously married The Crust Whisperer.
Becoming the other woman was not something I strived to become, definitely not a title to put on the good ole resume. I
I used to believe that to write well, I needed to hold real life at bay -- but life crept in all the same.
Feeling and showing gratitude in relationships go a long way in building and maintaining positive, mutually supportive connections. In my view, this study links with other patterns common to couples who sustain positive connection. For example, what I've described in another article about "radical transparency."
While there is much talk about developing stronger leaders, what seems a more present reality is that followers have become much more empowered to actively - and sometimes passively - reject leaders they no longer are willing to follow.
When I was 18, and I was hanging out with this rich kid. Kid, guy, whatever. He was in college; I was just about to start. My parents had bought a restaurant down the shore. It was a whole new town with A LOT of money and a brand new set of people.
So what can you do if the "uncoupling" is one-sided and achieving any kind of emotional resolution seems hopeless. These are four steps you can take to help you to heal.
There are actually many signs, if we pay attention. But signs or not, we might hesitate to leave a relationship out of insecurity or uncertainty. We may doubt ourselves and wonder if it's really the right thing to do.