Welcome to 30 Days Of Love, our one-month initiative to bring you closer to the love you deserve just in time for Valentine's Day. Today, we're shining the spotlight on forgiveness — and its role in a fulfilling relationship.
We are one day closer to Valentine's Day, so it's time to think about forgiveness. For a relationship to thrive, forgiveness is essential.
Everyone makes mistakes, so don't be surprised if you find yourself needing to forgive (or ask for forgiveness!) in your relationship. But a mea culpa doesn't mean that you're doomed for failure: Relationship expert Charles J. Orlando explains why forgiveness can be a very good practice for couples!
When we separate or divorce, there is a huge change not only in legal status but in our own self-definition. We define ourselves by our gender, race, religion, marital status, career, parent/child status, even the community in which we live. While we are hopefully always evolving, who we are goes through a big transformation upon a divorce.
Forgiveness can be one of the hardest things to offer after infidelity, but these relationship experts explain why it's important to open yourself up to healing. Discover why playing the victim is harmful to your emotional recovery, and how placing the blame makes it hard to move forward.
Forgiveness is a delicate thing. Can you forgive without forgetting? Is there a difference between reconciliation and forgiveness? Our expert, your personal development coach, explains the ins and outs of accepting "I'm sorry".
No one gets married so that they can get a divorce. And definitely no one expects an affair to rock their marriage. So how do you move on if this happens? Here are the top 10 tips on dealing with the aftermath of infidelity.
In this article, two YourTango experts emphasize the transformative quality of forgiveness. Rosemary De Faria explains, "Whether we are being forgiven or forgiving someone else, it is a process that offers the chance to look through compassionate eyes at ourselves and our partner."
While in a marriage or a long-term relationship, you may be tempted by infidelity — but it's important to first consider the consequences. Here, three YourTango Experts discuss safe approaches to temptation, including the steps you can take to prevent yourself from succumbing to it.
Acknowledging your role in an argument is monumentally difficult, especially in the heat of the moment. Do you find it difficult to move past an issue with your partner? This couples counselor has 4 tips that will lead to forgiveness and repair.
Many relationships “survive” infidelity. Current research estimates that about 30% of relationships touched by infidelity do not dissolve. Relationships are always fluid and surviving does not mean the relationship stays the same. A new relationship emerges when a couple decides to remain together. Some couples use the crisis as an opportunity to confront issues that interfered with closeness and commitment. These relationships have the potential to become better and stronger. Some relationships remain intact with significant emotional damage.
We know that exercising specific muscles causes them to grow stronger and that practicing physical skills like tennis or golf can help us improve those skills and make some of the movements familiar enough to be automatic. We also know that regular practice of cognitive skills such as reading, writing, arithmetic or languages make us more proficient at those skills and "smarter" in terms of those valued abilities. When it comes to emotions, however, we don't usually think of practice leading to proficiency despite the fact that such practices have been aro
A genuine apology sounds easy, but it takes a lot to ring true. Consider these five points to be heard and forgiven.