The best way to keep your relationship going strong in midlife is to keep you and your partner healthy. Although many people think about a healthy lifestyle in terms of benefiting their own bodies and minds, they may not realize just how much they can do to benefit their partners, and vice versa.
The workplace often brings out conflict. When you are passionate about your work and good at your job, you're not always going to agree with everyone. In fact, conflicting viewpoints are part of what makes a workplace creative and productive. But conflict doesn't have to ruin your day or damage your relationship with your colleagues.
Remember: You can't make room for a wonderfully available someone if the seat next to you is taken by an unavailable partner who's wasting your precious time.
When you are not emotionally transparent, it creates a negative domino effect. You build up resentment and start acting differently towards your partner, which in turn creates distance in your relationship.
Heroic authenticity early in a relationship and the willingness to continually challenge and rebuild your altar place are the two building blocks that will make that possible.
I came to the courthouse happy and hopeful, but I found my heart beating harder as the time ticked on.
There's a huge difference between the natural desire to care about what others think of you and needing them to like and approve of you. We can only experience real love if we have the freedom to be ourselves.
To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.
Growing up I remember I was so eager to meet, date and begin relationships with light-skinned girls. I don't know how it started or really why, but six of my seven closest friends all agreed with me.
Truth-be-told, our nation is only as strong as the foundations that underlie the many institutions within. If the foundation of 'marriage' (the most important institution in society) continues to weaken and crumble, what more can we expect from our country?
Realize it takes at least two to have a conversation and if you are on your cell, texting and doing any number of other distracting things, you are being disrespectful. Also, realize that a phone buzzing on a tabletop, pocket or purse is almost as bad.
After my soul searching, I was blessed to meet a pretty great guy. However, at the same time, I am still soul-searching, and it's crucial to note that we are consistently changing as human beings.
I'm starting off with an important one. I have said it before and I'll say it again -- anyone can stand by your side during the sunny days. The real test of character is whether or not they will hold the umbrella over you during the stormy days.
I'm not sad about being closer to 40, because 40 excites me. I'm sad because it feels like the end of something and the beginning of something else.
The immune system is not a single entity but, rather, a structure that works with all the other systems in your body. If one's not working optimally, your immunity will plummet, and you can bet your overall well-being will be affected.