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What If You’re Stuck In Negativity?

On March 18, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Health,Happy Marriage,Personal Development, With Comments Off on What If You’re Stuck In Negativity?

It isn’t always easy to be positive and grateful, especially when experiencing loss or feeling worried or depressed. Just so it’s been said if you’re going through something terrible right now, and you’re in a real dark place, please get the support you need by finding a therapist or a…

How Hugs & Laughter Reduce Stress And Make A Relationship Happier!

On March 11, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Intimacy,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on How Hugs & Laughter Reduce Stress And Make A Relationship Happier!

When was the last time you and your significant other held each other tenderly in a loving embrace? When was the last time you laughed together, or, perhaps a better question, how much do you laugh? Hugging and laughing are simple ways to nurture emotional intimacy. If you’re not hugging…

Change Your Attitude Change Your Relationship

On March 4, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Intelligence,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Change Your Attitude Change Your Relationship

Do you enjoy being around negative, pessimistic people? Didn’t think so. Me either. Hardly anyone does, unless they’re pessimistic, too; you know, birds of a feather… But nurturing an optimistic outlook isn’t easy when you’re in the middle of an unhappy relationship. It’s hard to stay positive when facing ongoing…

5 Ways To Make More Time For Yourself

On February 25, 2022, Posted by , In Balancing Work And Family,Emotional Health,Personal Development,Self-acceptance,Stress, With Comments Off on 5 Ways To Make More Time For Yourself

How often do you take time for yourself? When was the last time you made time to enjoy a hobby, pursue a passion, or relax?  Unless you schedule time for yourself, you might be alive, but you’re not really living.  Depriving yourself of the time you need to stay healthy…

5 Ways To Appreciate Yourself More

On February 18, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Health,Happy Marriage,Self-acceptance, With Comments Off on 5 Ways To Appreciate Yourself More

It’s easy to be hard on yourself, especially if you grew up in an environment where criticism was abundant and praise scarce, with caregivers more focused on your faults and failures than your talents and successes, which said more about them than you, by the way. (And there was more…

Self-Compassion Is A Fad, And Other Myths

On February 11, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Health,Friendship,Personal Development,Self-acceptance, With Comments Off on Self-Compassion Is A Fad, And Other Myths

The idea of self-compassion is still a pretty foreign concept to many people. Ok, most people. Not too long ago, in our parents’ day, there was this mindset that life was hard, very hard, and so you just sucked it up and got on with it. Period. End of story….

Why Are People Less Compassionate?

On February 4, 2022, Posted by , In Happy Marriage,Personal Development, With Comments Off on Why Are People Less Compassionate?

Life is busy and only getting busier. Everywhere you go, you hear about being more, doing more, having more, or buying more. Everyone in the family is going to work, going to school, going to social events. Going. Going. Going! “Busy” is the new normal. And unless you’re careful, your…

How To Have A More Compassionate, Empathetic Relationship

On January 28, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Intelligence,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on How To Have A More Compassionate, Empathetic Relationship

Over time, a romantic relationship that lacks compassion and empathy becomes a frigid environment as frost slowly encrusts the heart, replacing kindness and warmth with disinterest and cold indifference. For a romantic relationship to flourish and endure, compassion and empathy must be actively present. To withhold empathy and compassion is…

Is Optimism the Super Power Missing From Your Life & Marriage?

On January 21, 2022, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Is Optimism the Super Power Missing From Your Life & Marriage?

Negativity and pessimism are death to a marriage. How do they enter a relationship? You either allow or bring them in. Many spouses make the mistake of forcing their partner to be more positive, but that’s not where you start. (You see where we’re going with this line of reasoning.) …

Is Your Intimate Partner Narcissistic Or Just High Self-Esteem?

On January 14, 2022, Posted by , In Narcissism,Self-acceptance, With Comments Off on Is Your Intimate Partner Narcissistic Or Just High Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem has been a buzzword for quite a while. But another word that’s getting a lot of traction these days is “narcissism.” And unfortunately, some people mistakenly consider that having a strong, positive judgment of yourself is somehow connected with narcissism.   Narcissists sometimes, but not always, have a very…