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10 Ways Jealousy Affects Your Relationship

10 Ways Jealousy Affects Your Relationship

Everybody knows about jealousy, right? Maybe you've read the claim that a "little" jealousy is good for your love relationship or marriage, or that when your partner is jealous, it means that he or she really cares. If you struggle with jealousy, you probably know how painful and destructive it can be. Not only is jealousy not good for your relationship, it's not good for you either.

YOU ARE AMAZING

YOU ARE AMAZING

Breathe in the word amazing without ego, knowing this for yourself. You Are Amazing Just The Way You are! (inspired by Bruno Mars) Can you connect to all that you are in this amazing moment. When we are processing our experiences we have with our closed heart feeling the discomfort with negative thoughts, we are amazing when we can take care of ourself in a private time.

Negative Feelings Are Normal

Negative Feelings Are Normal

They sat around the dining room table, playing Candyland--the mother, the grandmother, the 4 ½ year old boy and his 2 ½ year old sister. There was laughter and enthusiasm and good will. Then the little sister had had enough of being sedentary and attentive. She scooped up all the pieces, shoveled them over to herself and yelled, “All mine.” There was a quiet moment, and, then, the little boy stamped his hand on the table and said, “I hate her.”  Without pause, the Mom said in an indignant fashion, “You don’t hate her, you love h

How To Deal With The Fear Of Loneliness

How To Deal With The Fear Of Loneliness

Some people who are  single deal with the fear of being alone. Here are a few suggestions on how to manage the fear of being alone when you are not in  a relationship. Getting into a relationship is not the answer to your loneliness. What happens if you pick the wrong person? Let’s say you choose someone and you get married. After five or six months, you start to realize that you made a mistake in selecting this person. What do you do now?

How To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection

How To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection

Some people get anxious and fearful when they experience rejection in a relationship. Experiencing rejection is not fun and can lower your self-confidence. The key is knowing how to deal with the process of not getting what you want. Here are some suggestions on how to manage the fear of rejection. Sooner or later you will experience some rejection. When you go for the job interview or ask somebody on a date, you will get turned down eventually. There is no way to avoid getting turned down and you will have to get used to not getting everything you want.

Fight or Flight? 2 Ways To Handle Relationship Conflicts

Fight or Flight? 2 Ways To Handle Relationship Conflicts

The fight or flight response is a natural response to danger. Our bodies are created to fight or flee when danger is upon us, such as being attacked by a mountain lion. When faced with this kind of danger, the stress hormones pour into our body, causing some blood to leave our brains and organs and go into our arms and legs. This is vital to us if we are actually being attacked by a mountain lion or a mugger. The problem is that this same response occurs when we become afraid in other situations, such as conflict with a partner.

Emotional Eating…To Eat Or Not To Eat?

Emotional Eating…To Eat Or Not To Eat?

You're happy about your promotion so you celebrate with a nice, big dinner out. You're sad to be facing Valentine's Day without a date so you down a half-gallon of rocky road while watching Grey's. You're bored so you munch on whatever jumps out at you in the kitchen while checking your social media. Happy, sad, bored, they cover a pretty large swath of emotions. Probably the only emotion that doesn't trigger eating for many "emotional eaters" is fear.

Emotional Eating…To Eat Or Not To Eat?

Emotional Eating…To Eat Or Not To Eat?

You're happy about your promotion so you celebrate with a nice, big dinner out. You're sad to be facing Valentine's Day without a date so you down a half-gallon of rocky road while watching Grey's. You're bored so you munch on whatever jumps out at you in the kitchen while checking your social media. Happy, sad, bored, they cover a pretty large swath of emotions. Probably the only emotion that doesn't trigger eating for many "emotional eaters" is fear.

3 Reasons Why You've Got Post Valentines Day Blues

3 Reasons Why You've Got Post Valentines Day Blues

For many people, feeling disappointed on or after Valentine’s Day is just as predictable as the Presidents’ Day Sales. One of the reasons is that we have a multitude of beliefs about romance, subconscious ideas about our self-worth, childhood recollections of how this holiday was spent, assumptions about how it should be spent, ideas about romance and just about anything else you could dream up with a bit of imagination and the help of your girlfriends’ diaries of Valentine’s Day Disappointments.