Whether strangers from different Americas, two genders from different planets, or family living in the same house, we have all experienced the difficulty of effective communication. Daily, we are prone to using too many words, or maybe not enough – speaking superficially, unconsciously, and when it comes to expressing our deepest thoughts, desires, feelings and beliefs, we stumble around . . . grasping for ways to be understood. We try to protect ourselves and the other, sometimes we, unfortunately, try to manipulate and hurt the other.
When someone you love betrays your trust, it can feel like an insurmountable hurdle. Our experts beg to differ. With a little TLC, it's completely possible for your relationship to survive infidelity. Here's how:
The following five new alternative treatments have virtually no negative side effects and can bring a surprisingly speedy recovery. If you already have a therapist, you might ask him or her to investigate learning these techniques to use with you. Some of the techniques you can do yourself.
When parents think about discipline, all too often they equate discipline with punishment. Whoa … not so fast! 'What's wrong with punishment?' you may wonder. Well, punishment is costly. It results in kids feeling badly, both about themselves and about you. And is it effective? Not very.
Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. Jan Yager – Author of the book 125 Ways to Meet the Love of Your Life: Defining your own roles is important. In terms of compatibility, I think it’s important to be comfortable as a couple to let yourself define roles instead of taking on societal roles in terms of whether you’re supposed to have children.
Mindfulness is trending. Google is blazing the corporate trail by offering “mindful lunches” and an in-house program called “Search Inside Yourself.” Celebrities and corporate leaders, including Oprah Winfrey and Arianna Huffington, regularly espouse the benefits of this discipline. Elementary schools are adopting mindfulness programs in droves. Even the NFL is getting their mindfulness on, with the Seattle Seahawks using a sports psychologist to guide regular meditation sessions for the team.
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Are your relationships resting on a strong foundation of trust? If so, you may be among the 49% of people in the US who say they have a high level of trust in others.
I often get amused when I’m working with couples at what they think is the root of their sex problem. It’s usually not the mechanics but something deeper in how they treat the other person. Although, of course, learning how to be a good lover is not exactly what we all learned in kindergarten or even high school. Then, again, maybe you got lucky and had one of my sexologist pals teach you about sex in college, but even then the good news about sex and how to be a good lover is not the standard fare of even the most advanced of classrooms.
It is mental and emotional perspiration that we need to go through as we struggle to live a life of meaning and joy. The inspiration is there but it’s the perspiration that most of us need to put into our daily lives to create for ourselves lives of enchantment. Because, enchantment for most of us, i.e., living a life of joy, a life that reflects many states of well being, again and again, is hard work.