Studies show that a lack of communication is the number one reason couples break up or get divorced. Nagging is a major culprit — relentless reminders, suggestions and advice on how, when and why we should do things. But what are some of the other bad communication habits that erode away at couples?
Wendy started counseling with me because Terence, her husband of 14 years, had just expressed to her that he wanted to end their relationship. Wendy, terrified of being alone, was panicked. Within a few minutes of speaking with her in a phone session, I understood exactly the underlying cause of their relationship problems.
A new study shows children of divorced parents can suffer the effects of the breakup throughout adulthood. It is through this experience that you develop a particular mental and emotional framework about relationships.
Add CIA Director General David Petraeus' name to the list of people who have been caught cheating recently. So, what is it that people who cheat are after? Why would these successful, intelligent people risk their marriages, reputations and careers?
Dating can be a great experience for many but potentially difficult for others. Here’s three key things that you need to increase your chances of being successful in the dating world. 1. Healthy Levels of Self Esteem
Most of you may be reading this and thinking snow dates? But here in Saskatchewan, Canada we just got a dumping of at least 25 cm of snow! This gave me the idea of bringing up some fun date ideas and maybe some tips for having fun in the snow!! Snow Date Ideas There are many things you can do after the snow has fallen:
When we're in the midst of a crisis, the chaos and confusion drive out all thoughts of the impact on the relationship itself. You're too busy just trying to meet physical needs and to survive another day — emotional issues take a back seat. When the danger has passed, however, and you begin to pull your life back together, you take a deep breath and start to catch up to your feelings. It's during this time when relationships are the most vulnerable.
Although there is no book of parenting rules, particularly when parenting through a divorce, there are some guidelines, a child’s ‘bill of rights’ that can help parents focus on the needs of their child(ren). 1. Children should have the right to develop safe, healthy, loving, meaningful relationships with each parent. 2. Children should retain the right to have contact with extended family (grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins).
Its always the case, life happens and all of sudden we are transitioning from something...again. Here are 5 things to remember as you move through transitions: 1) You are not alone in this transition process. Ask yourself: Who are those in your support network? (Family, Friends, etc.) What can you do to put yourself 'out there'? (Activity groups, Sports/Fitness, Classes) 2) Envision what you want to become from what you learned. Reflect on:
ISN’T THAT AMAZING? Getting a divorce is very similar to buying a set of Ginsu Knives. Those Ginsus are everything you could ever have hoped for in a set of knives. They can cut through a tin can and still slice a ripe tomato without shredding it. Isn’t that amazing? A divorce can do that too. It cuts through all the bullshit you’ve had to put up with and leaves you smelling like a rose.