Often in our relationships we struggle with communication. There are truly a vast amount of issues, troubles, and concerns in regards to communicating with our partners. In this short article, I am going to touch on just five of those. Instead of saying, "We just don't communicate anymore," we need to become aware what walls are standing in the midst of our communication. What is stopping us from talking to or hearing our partner? We mustn't play the blame game either. When we take a real look at the walls - the blocks - in our communication we might be surprised.
For those of us in the United States, this week we celebrate one of our country’s most treasured holidays: Thanksgiving. One of the elements that makes this tradition so special is the food that we eat based on the recipes that have been handed down through the generations. This food reminds us of past experiences of gathering with family and friends. There is something comforting and fulfilling in these types of traditions.
We believe it's possible to come out of the other side better and stronger as a couple, however, dramatic changes need to happen in order for the relationship to survive. This is not something that can change quickly or without effort. There’s a shift that must take place for both parties to rectify and move on — together.
“I'm so into him!” Jessica tells her best friend. She's talking about the wonderful guy she started dating a few weeks ago. Jessica wants to do this relationship the right way-- unlike the miserable dating experiences she's had in the past. She lists off all of her plans for making sure her new guy knows just how special he is to her like sending him flirty texts, cooking him dinner and finding a way to get into his apartment to give him an intimate surprise. Jessica's friend stops her mid-sentence.
Is this relationship Healthy? What is a healthy relationship? It’s a good question I think. One I intend to explore over the next few weeks in this post. I say explore not answer, because although I know what the ingredients are for a healthy relationship I also know that in order for YOU to know what is healthy for you it takes some investigation. During the next few weeks as we explore this together I invite you to write me with your own insights into what makes a healthy relationship or your particular questions on the subject.
As women, we all know hard it is to get our men to understand us. We talk to them and then we get the stare — you know, the one that looks like we just spoke a foreign language? Either he does that or he will respond with something completely off base or something that makes you really upset. This is when the argument begins and ruins the whole night or day. For the sake of improving your relationship and helping your man understand the women's language, check out these ways to get your man to understand.
How many times have you asked your partner to put the cap on the toothpaste? Or put his dirty clothes in the laundry basket instead of on the floor? When our requests get blown off, we are often left with feelings frustrations that slowly push us to our wits' end. Before you jump to the conclusion that your partner doesn't care, is insensitive or is just plain lazy, give the following techniques a try!
The other day I was talking with a woman I know fairly well (let's call her Mary), and asked her what has kept her 25 year marriage going strong. Mary replied that she was a bit embarrassed to tell me this, but that she and her husband practice something they call night on-night off in which they have sex on the nights on, but not on the nights off.
What are the signs that your relationship is in trouble? How do you save a crumbling connection? Our expert has the secret to success. In this video, YourTango expert and relationship coach Sherry Amatenstein reveals the signs that your love is beginning to end—and it has nothing to do with cheating! Learn what will doom your relationship, and how to make it last instead. More Juicy Content From YourTango:
There are three words more difficult to say to someone aside from “I love you”, and these words are: “I need help.” Admitting you are in need of assistance is more challenging to declare versus a profession of love. When it comes to asking for help and discussing the need for professional guidance, people often wonder if they truly need to see a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist. Ergo, how do you know when it is time to ask for help?
The second week of October is National Pet Peeve Week, and the folks at dating site Zoosk have surveyed their subscribers to see how little annoyances affect their dating life.
I love men, I really do. I've been boy-crazy since my first love, Adam, in pre-school. But there are things about them that drive me mad.
Have you ever wondered what your communication style is when you interact with others? There are four types: passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive. Which one are you? Take the following quiz to find out. As you read down each item mark or circle each statement that best describes you. Then we’ll talk.
Your significant other may be crazy about you and you adore him, but sometimes there are problems and arguments that arise and you can’t understand why. They seem to come from out of the blue. Often the problems come from misunderstandings that do not get cleared up. At the basis of this are assumptions that individuals make. These assumptions are often myths that we accept as true. To make a relationship work well, it will help to understand the myths of communication.
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Honesty and openness are important in any relationship—to get to know one another and to build trust in the relationship. But are there times when too much honesty can hurt the relationship? 5 topics couples don't discuss, 4 reasons why they don't discuss them, and 5 reasons they should discuss them.