You’ve found someone special, and you want everyone to know about it, so you’ve chosen to Facebook it. But, be aware that timing is crucial. Don’t freak out your date by changing your relationship status to “in a relationship” after the first date or make them feel unimportant by not even announcing your engagement. Read on for a few tips on how to ease through the stages of a relationship on Facebook. Stage 1: Become Facebook Friends
Emma and Jonathan are trying to have a baby. Emma is a bright, bubbly, 28 year old woman with long blond curls and a winning smile. She has been married to Jonathan for just over 3 years. She works as an advertising executive at a major corporation. Jonathan, 31, is the more laid back of the two. As a successful cinematographer, he tends to more of an observer.
It happens all the time. Well-meaning people hurt their partner by letting that angry thought leak out, or inadvertently phrasing something tactlessly, or fudging the truth only to have it leap out and bite them both down the road. No one ever bats a thousand in the communication game. We can do better, though. Here’s a handy guideline that my partner Sheri Winston and I developed for assessing if a communication is appropriate.
Being a little child is easy… You want something and you scream… Immediately everyone pays attention and you get what you want (just because your expression is loud, annoying and invokes pity and worry). Or you smile. You open those big magical child’s eyes and they melt anyone around you. And you get what you want. Being a little child is simple… When you do not want something, you scream… Immediately everyone pays attention (just because you are loud, irritating and persistent) and they let you have it.
When our homes, car, office etc, become cluttered, other aspects of our lives tend to become gridlocked too. Clutter is both a symptom and a cause of stuck energy. Clutter takes many forms; old holiday cards, mugs or shot glasses, magazines, old books that you will never read again, clothes that no longer fit or are in style. Everything that surrounds you, should be working for you in some way.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could start a relationship with a healthy dose of hindsight leading the way? Now that I am in my second marriage with a second soul mate, I have often thought how lucky I am to be getting a second chance to do things differently. In my first marriage, I was woefully ill equipped. My negotiating skills were non-existent and I lived in a constant state of anxiety trying to keep peace at any cost.
As my late husband's caregiver, I did my best to do my best. For the first two and a half years, I put every bit of energy I could into helping Gary to heal. Often without regard for the cost to my own well being. The end result? I hit a wall of exhaustion which had a major ripple effect on our marriage.