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How To Have The "We Need To Talk" Talk

How To Have The "We Need To Talk" Talk

Most people dread those four little words when they hear them from the one they love. Yes, it’s the infamous “We need to talk” line. You know what it means. You know what you’re going to hear. You know that you’re about to hear one of the following messages—I’m not happy, my needs aren’t getting met, you were a jerk the other day, or we’re done. Now your defense mechanisms go into full gear.

How To Cultivate Your Individuality
Don't be afraid to stand out from the crowd!

How To Cultivate Your Individuality

There is no one on this earth like me. According to Wikipedia, individuality or selfhood is the state or quality of being an individual; a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs or goals. It means being self expressive and independent. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it?

How Can Your Relationship Make You Stronger?

How Can Your Relationship Make You Stronger?

I saw a short article today from Tiny Buddha called A Simple Prescription for Natural Healing. In it, Harriet Cabelly discussed her method of coping with her daughter's critical medical condition. It required a three-month drug-induced coma to overcome, so she was offered an anti-anxiety pill by the doctor early in the process. The author refused, preferring to pursue her own natural methods. In discussing her own prescription, Cabella reflected on the place of challenge in our lives. She wrote,

Feel More In Love Than Ever Before!

Feel More In Love Than Ever Before!

All you Need is LOVE-la la la la la A familiar tune to most of us. A fundamental truth in my book. In order to be IN LOVE we need to keep our hearts open to ourselves and others. No matter what your current romantic circumstances are in life, it is good to be IN LOVE as much as possible. IN LOVE with your work, family, home, nature, car, friends and most imortantly with yourself!

5 Tips To Survive Post Valentine's Day Delusions (PVDD)
There are ways to prevent the frustrations of Valentine's Day from ever happening!

5 Tips To Survive Post Valentine's Day Delusions (PVDD)

It's February 15th and beyond. After Valentine's Day, rather than a day filled with roses, chocolates, and kisses, you may find yourself suffering from Post Valentine's Day Delusions or PVDD.

Breathe & Listen—Our Life Response Kit

Breathe & Listen—Our Life Response Kit

Our Life Response Kit Life has a way to take us into dramas and situations where we may find our self triggered with a negative emotional charge or reactive with fear, self-doubt, and anger. When this feeling of being out of control rises up, anxiety can take over causing a sudden reaction that may not serve our highest good in the moment. After the dust of emotions have settled, have you ever thought to your self? “I wish I could have done this differently” or “If only I would have stayed calm”.

The Hell On Earth Only Your Closest Friends Can Inflict

The Hell On Earth Only Your Closest Friends Can Inflict

The common sensation of torture brought on by the baby shower is an ideal metaphor for the common tensions that can arise between friends with babies and friends without. While there is no easy answer to this complicated question, this episode clearly demonstrates that we are all vulnerable to fantasize about the path not taken.

What To Say When Explaining Death To Children

What To Say When Explaining Death To Children

"Why did Grandpa go away? Was he mad at me?" "What happens when you die?" "Is Grandma going to cry like that forever?" "Can I go play now?" When there has been an unexpected death of a loved one, adults often fail to realize that children can be confused by adult reactions. The emotional reactions by different members of a family may range from crying and hysteria to laughing. Children will know that something is wrong, but may not have the life experience to put snatches of information into the context of their thinking process.

positive love
Stay positive in your love life.

5 Ways To Be Happy About Your Love Life Right Now!

If you're desperately seeking the absolutely perfect relationship, call off the search! Because whether you're single, dating, married or divorced, you don't need to find a brand new partner — or a perfect partner at all — to be happier in love today.

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Do your text messages affect your emotional health?

Dating Chemistry Test—How Texting Tests Emotional Health

Dating Question: I waited a few years after my wife died before I started dating a great woman, who's divorcing a jerky guy. For 2 months, we've had dinner together a couples times a week. we stay in touch each day by texting, "Miss You," or "Have fun today." Yesterday, I kept my cell off while I spent the day and had dinner with clients. Later I noticed she had sent me dozens of texts asking what was wrong and saying she doesn't like to be ignored. I immediately called her to say that nothing was wrong and I wasn't ignoring her. She said if I really cared about her, I would have answered her texts instead of torturing her with my silence. She said she wasn't sure she wanted to see me again because of this. I'm confused. I enjoyed her until she freaked out over one day away from texting. Can I send you her texts so you can figure out what happened?