Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

April 11, 2020

The Power of Friendship

Humans are social beings. For the most part, we crave the company of others. Not all the time and not in all situations. There are people who require a great deal of solitude and who may prefer to be alone much of the time but if they are well balanced and healthy, they will still […]

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July 23, 2018

Alone in the Garden of Good and Evil-When People You Love Hurt You

Wouldn’t it be great if life gave us threatening, warning music when we met someone who might not be good to us?  Movies, TV and literature lead us to think that good and evil do not exist in the same person.  Characters in fiction are generally one or the other, fundamentally good or primarily villainous. […]

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February 10, 2015

Arguments Spoiling Your Relationship? Learn How to Manage Conflict Now.

All couples have disagreements and different ways of doing things. It’s inevitable. We are different people. Arguments are not necessarily lethal to a relationship and many very happy and successful couples argue a lot. In fact, I worry more about a couple who says they never argue or disagree-that’s a lot of sweeping under the […]

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May 9, 2014

Good Relationships Need Good Sleep!

When it comes to the subject of sleep, I am a fanatic. I’ll admit I am biased. I have always needed a lot of sleep — nine to 10 hours! — so it’s easy for me to notice the impact of a poor night’s sleep; I get short and irritable. Still, it seems people can […]

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December 17, 2013

Actions, Not Words are What Matter in a Relationship

THREE CONCEPTS OF LOVE We think of love in three different ways in the context of our intimate relationships: 1.Words 2. Feelings 3. Actions The differences in the manifestations of these three concepts cause a lot of confusion and often misery in our lives. How often have you heard a friend describe her difficult and […]

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July 18, 2013

How Porn Can Harm Your Sex Life

The internet has greatly increased use of and access to porn. It’s a regular fixture of modern life for many but there are risks involved.  While many find ways to use porn to enhance their sex lives, there are also ways in which it can interfere. Read more….

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February 22, 2013

When Good Kids Get Bad Grades

I work with teenagers and often, when a parent brings their son or daughter to consult with me it’s because of a battle over bad grades. A common story is that Mark was a terrific student until middle school or sometimes high school. The parent tries threats and punishments that don’t seem to help, the […]

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December 18, 2011

The Secret of Good Relationships

What is the essential ingredient to a relationship that keeps us content and happy? It isn’t something exotic or unusual or hard to identify. I believe the most important human quality necessary to sustain a relationship is KINDNESS; the ability to feel and express empathy to another person, to care about their feelings. This is […]

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November 17, 2011

The Power Of Anger In Relationships

Is anger dangerous?  Is it a “bad” emotion?  Anger is at the center of many problems in relationships.  Anger itself is really not the source of the problem.  Anger is a normal, healthy, necessary emotion that protects us from being hurt by others.  It’s how we express it- or, just as importantly, fail to express […]

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