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Repairing Relationships

3 Things I Learned Parenting My 5-Year Old

Sherilyn Siy | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Sherilyn Siy

It was an unbearably hot day, the kind of day that left me sweating profusely even as I stood perfectly still. The relief brought about by my fifth, maybe sixth cold shower lasted three minutes at most. At 4:30 p.m. the sun was still beating down ruthlessly. I planned to pick up the kids from school, drop off their stuff at home and head to the supermarket. There wasn't much at home to put a decent dinner together with.

My Epiphany About Thoughtful Parenting

Kate Russell | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Kate Russell

As far as "aha" moments go, this was up there for me. How many times had I lost my temper with the girls but failed to resolve it with them, instead using the benefits of time to cure all angsts?

Talk It Out Before You Walk Out

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

It really does matter how we exit our relationships. If we get into unhealthy patterns of throwing people away, or cutting them off without so much as a word, we damage ourselves. And we damage other people who were simply caught being human.

Mothers: The Tie That Binds

Deborah King | Posted 07.04.2012 | Women
Deborah King

That umbilical cord may have been cut at birth, but emotional cords tie you two together for life and beyond.

Simple Strategies For The Holiday Blues

Tara Fass | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

Holidays can either sync you or sink you. If creative thinking produces ideas that move in diverging directions, there's never a better time than right now to brace yourself and bring it on.

Techniques to Repair and Sustain Relationships

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

Practice forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, consideration, graciousness and generosity. Turn the other cheek. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

Can A Dead Romance Be Resurrected?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

I want to point out one particular practice -- a perspective, really -- that helps build or resuscitate a relationship's spiritual connection: learning to "forget yourself" when relating to your partner.