What is the root behind why people remain in unfulfilled relationships? Take notes from this relationship coach and move forward in your love life.
Unmet childhood needs and abusive relationships can prevent us from having the relationships we desire later in life. Read these 6 beliefs and learn how to avoid these relationship mistakes.
Welcome to Secret #4 of 7 Secrets To Mastering Communication SECRET #4 - Quit Taking It Personally What someone says is about them. What we hear is about us. Kelly Bryson, MFT and author of "Don’t Be Nice, Be Real” gives some great tips inspired by Stan Dale, founder of the Human Awareness Institute who coined the acronym, Q-TIP, for Quit Taking It Personally.
What is the one thing that almost always guarantees the success and longevity of any relationship? It doesn't necessarily matter how much you have in common or how great the sex is — these things are secondary to what matters most in a relationship.
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and love is in the air. But did you know that love means different things to different people? When Don says, “I love you,” he may be thinking about how hot the sex is. When Marcia hears these words, she may think, “Wow! He’s committed to me.” In a dating relationship, it’s super important to unearth secret expectations and wants. You want to please each another, but it’s dangerous to assume you know what pleases someone. They may not feel comfortable telling you straight out.
Have you settled for companionship in your would-be romantic relationship? Companionship is when you exist in the same home but spend very little time together, and neither of you is particularly satisfied.
SOME BASIC RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS From the ebook Relationsips of Conscious Love at www.armonikizoi.com WHAT HAPPENED? We were so suited for each other, so in love, so happy together. We had so many dreams. Our first moments together were full of joy, happiness and the excitement of being close to someone who loved us and understood us.
I finally figured him out. I know what he really wants – to be nurtured in a motherly way. If I kiss his head, hold him tight and let him feel loved he eats it up. I guess this makes sense based on lack of love from his own mother when he was a kid. This flash of insight came from a client of mine who has been working on her own development for some time. Feeling pushed into marriage before she was really ready, she held resentment inside and resisted the idea of loving her partner in ways that meet his needs and communicate in his love language.
Society has sent women the message that having needs makes us "too much" for men. We have been told that wanting more time with a man or needing his affection makes us clingy and neurotic. This isn't true. Just because we crave a human connection doesn't mean that we are going to drown a man in all of our needs.
Perhaps your current relationship is feeling the impact of this connection now. How would you rate your relationship on a 1-10 love and money scale, where one is how loving and passionate your connection is and ten is the degree to which you have mastered your money concerns?
Do you find that you have a pattern of trying to hide your negative feelings from a man who isn't treating you the way you wish he would? When we women love a man and feel that his feelings for us are not as strong as ours are, we feel A LOT of intense, scary feelings, most of which are negative. We are bitter, sad, scared, anxious and even angry. We also feel like we have to hold these feelings inside. We feel we have to stuff them down, keep them under wraps, so that our man doesn’t get turned off by our draining emotions.
My "Stop, Drop, and Roll" technique is my tried and true, all-time favorite method for avoiding Relationship Groundhog Day (the insanity of doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result), which is what we do when we make impulsive, unconscious choices like calling an ex when we know better.
The true definition of a bitch is when I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch. When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch. When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch. Being a bitch means I won't compromise what's in my heart. It means I live my life MY way. It means I won't allow anyone to step on me. When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak up against it, I am defined as a bitch.
Is it possible to get what you need emotionally and sexually in a relationship with your man while still accepting him entirely for who he is? Yes. I want to take a moment to touch on this difference between unconditional love and a conditional relationship. First, let's talk about unconditional love and what it means to love a man unconditionally in a realistic, applicable sense, by comparing it to one's journey to self-love.