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Commitment

The Lost Art of Partying

Sarah Byrne | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Sarah Byrne

Gone are the days when people tried to make the best of an awkward situation, or strike up a conversation with someone you wouldn't have otherwise met. Instead, we go to parties to all sit in our respective corners and stare at our phones, waiting for something better to text us.

36 Things I Know After 36 Years Of Marriage

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary. Some years we've gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we've simply marked the day with a kiss. That's what marriage is: richer, poorer, good times and bad. Each year with its surprises and challenges, its hard fought lessons, its moments of sweetness.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

The Real Reason Why 'I Can't Do What I Know I Need to Do'

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Recognizing the shadow aspects of ourselves, those parts that we have denied, disowned, or attempt to conceal from others, is a powerful step in the process of becoming a more self-accepting person, which is a pretty important aspect of any successful relationship.

How To Get The Right Man To Commit To You

Caroline Zwick | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Caroline Zwick

What I have seen over and over again is that the missing link to a committed relationship isn't a flatter stomach, flawless skin or a perfect life.

6 Ways To Turn A Fairy Tale Into True Love

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

It is important to create a world full of more than just your romantic relationships. If you do not invest in other areas of your life -- your work, friends, outside interests -- you will lose perspective. It can begin to feel as if you will have nothing if you do not stick with your partner.

What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

How Commitment Is Changing My Life

Hannah Massarella | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Massarella

The discovery of who you are at your core is the easy bit. The bigger and often more difficult piece is embracing that new version of you fully and completely. The real work is swallowing the red pill. But what does that actually mean, how does that play out in our lives?

Does This Word Terrify You?

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.

When To Stay And When To Walk Away From Your Relationship

Julia Ford-Carther | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Julia Ford-Carther

Choose what you truly want and need in order to achieve the loving, caring, committed, passionate, fulfilling relationship that you truly desire -- and not just for the sake of making a point.

5 Ways to Turn a Breakup or Divorce Into the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened to You

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Most do not have a squeaky clean past and many have difficult experiences to work through. The more you clean out your own closet, the lighter the baggage you will carry into your next romantic relationship.

Mother Teresa's Legacy

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

There can only be one Mother Teresa, but her truth speaks to us all. God has given each of us the capacity to achieve some end necessary to others. Each of us has the power to increase the sum of the world's happiness.

25 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.27.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Clean up, above and beyond the call of duty. Not your dirty cup? Who cares?

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Stop Begging: 6 Things to Say to Convince Your Partner to Stay

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 12.08.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

In the history of the world, begging a partner to stay has never ended in a good result. Here are five conversation starters that just may tilt the relationship -- and your partner -- back toward togetherness. More than one break-up scenario may apply to your situation, so mix and match as needed!

Commit: You Won't Forsake Options Down the Road!

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

To achieve our goals, we have to make decisions, even if part of our course requires some faith. But the biggest faith leap is not as to whether there are options ahead. The faith leap is in yourself.

Breaking the No Contact Rule

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

No contact is a rule and like other rules we use to take care of a problem, it creates a whole host of new problems. These issues take us away from connecting to ourselves, so we keep doing the same things over and over in each relationship with more pain each time.

Marriage at First Sight?

Mindy Utay | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mindy Utay

Can a modern couple find marital happiness without knowing each other before the wedding? Can reality television teach married couples what it takes to sustain healthy relationships? Married at First Sight -- FYI's hit reality TV show -- seeks to do both.

Is Adversity Foe or Friend? -- Answer the 3 Questions of the Entrepreneurial Challenge

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

It's not just entrepreneurs that can turn adversity into opportunity. All people face startup-like challenges. And we all benefit from learning and perseverance. I believe much hinges on how we exercise our free will to create a personal resiliency.

5 Steps to Take Before Starting a New Relationship

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Those who are sincerely happy with their romantic choices spend more energy working on their own self-development than on appearing a certain way to attract love. Instead of concentrating on playing the game to entice a partner, put your focus on these five principles.

9 Things De La Salle Football Taught Me About Life

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.19.2014 | Sports
Kathleen Buckstaff

In 2011, my middle-school son came to me and said he wanted to attend a football summer camp at De La Salle. I asked what was De La Salle. I could see my son wanted to go with every ounce of his being. The school was an hour and a half drive from our house.

Are You in Life for the Sprint of It?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Are your efforts and commitments for the short term or the long of it? One engenders trust and self-honor, the other, advertises that not you or anyon...

The Real Reason That Opposites Attract

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships thrive on passion, particularly passionate lovemaking, and in trying too hard to avoid risk or novelty, we may inadvertently cool down the sexual heat by transforming our perception of our partner from a lover to a parent or a child.

Customer Service: There Is Only ONE Way

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Should you choose to differentiate yourself on the basis of service, then it has got to be about commitment and passion for the customer. As soon as the customer sees tradeoffs in customer service, then you have lost your differentiation on that front.

10 Signs You Are at Risk for a One-Sided Romantic Relationship

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 09.23.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Compatibility -- which is about sharing common values and goals, having fun together and liking each other -- helps to sustain a couple through tough times. However, both chemistry and compatibility are essential to a long-lasting healthy intimate relationship.