It's spring break! Whether you get the whole week off or have the weekend to enjoy time with friends and family for Easter, spring is a wonderful time of year where we say goodbye to the dreary weather of winter and hello to the sunshine. Whatever you are doing this spring, we have a challenge for you — take a break from the distractions. In other words, put down your phone, get offline, and get outside!
Marriage and relationship experts agree on the importance of communicating love to our partners often and in a variety of forms. In his New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman makes a strong case for spouses learning to communicate love to one another in many forms, but especially in the way the spouse best receives love.
With tax season around the corner, relationship stress may be mounting. I have three actual couples' financial situations to tell you about.
I have the habit of asking everyone I meet if they want to live for 100 or more years. How do you think the majority of people respond? I hope your answer is yes, however I have been very surprised to find that most people answer no. It seems we have a negative image of what it’s like to be 100. Even though very few of us know anyone of age 100, the image commonly held is one of being weak, sick and unable to take care of oneself.
I know that I shouldn't be, but I am always shocked at how short lived so many celebrity relationships are. It seems that every day there is another couple calling it quits. Just in the past couple of months we have heard that Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid are divorcing. Eva Longoria and boyfriend Edwardo Cruz are calling it quits, Marcia Gay Harden has decided to end her marriage to Thaddaeus Scheel after 15 years, and on and on.
Kristin and Mike have had another huge and explosive fight. Both were irritable and had just ended long weeks at their jobs. A disagreement between them escalated into name calling, shouting and even things being thrown-- a glass was hurled at the wall in rage. Mike threw a few of his things in a bag and said he was going to move out. He told her that he is done with her and is going to his brother's house. After that, he stormed out the door.
Revenge is sometimes said to be sweet. If you're dealing with the anger, outrage and hurt that can occur after your partner had an affair, you may be craving that purported “sweetness.” In fact, the idea of acting out in a revenge-ful way may even seem to make you feel less helpless and more powerful.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Kate Thieda, MS, LPCA, NCC Whoa, a professional therapist is giving tips on how to stay out of her office?!? Yes, yes, I am. Having said that, I always recommend that if you and/or your partner are having serious struggles with mental health, you consult a professional.
Most people jump into personal development to help solve a problem. The real goal is to have a new experience or result whether it is a new love, a new career or a new level in income. In that desire itself, your subconscious has already built a trap for you because it doesn’t want to change. Clever little function, it rigs your progress and tries to get you to self-destruct before the change happens. Darn that subconscious!
One of the most painful things to experience is the break up from someone in which you were connected to and really loved. Many people have a difficult time getting over an ex and will do just about anything to ease the loneliness and pain that follows the end of a relationship. Some will even jump immediately into another relationship while still attempting to heal emotionally from the lost of their previous love.