Effective communication does not involve devaluing the ones you love, but sometimes we get stuck in the destructive zone of relationships. Check out the 3 "D's" to avoid to start having meaningful discussions.
FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE
This September—International Women’s Friendship Month—let’s stop trying to talk ourselves out of why we don’t have the energy and time to connect, and instead actually just acknowledge that our souls long for more connection. • For some of us it’s because we’ve recently moved, changed jobs, or ended relationships—and know we need to start building the relationships that can support our lives. • For some of us it’s because we’re introverts or shy and while we know we need a few relationships of substance, the very idea of how to start them overwhelms us.
Friendship is a special kind of love. And a true friend is hard to find. So when you do find one, hang on tight, don't let go and remind that friend every once in a while how much he or her means to you. Here are 37 inspirational friendship quotes to get you started.
What’s more romantic and cozy than snuggling up on the couch with your honey and watching a show or a good movie together? You may think in the dating stage of your relationship, this is heavenly, but a few years into marriage may think, "Can't we do something else?'
See the adorable duck and dog who having been hanging out together for three years.
Sexual attraction is one of those things that we all want to feel with our partners. There is nothing like that electrical current that draws two people together like magnets. But when it comes to the overall success and failure of long-term relationships, how important is that attraction when compared to deep friendship between partners?
It's February, the month of love! In an article published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, researchers found that couples who value their friendship over other aspects of their relationships report greater romance and sexual satisfaction over couples who look to their partners mostly for sexual gratification.
What kind of friend are you to your spouse? New research shows that having a strong friendship bond with your partner is the secret to having a long lasting romantic relationship. While that is not a surprising revelation about relationships and marriage in particular, this information does serve as a checkup to the state of one’s friendship within the relationship.
Very often I will hear a parent tell me that his child could not possibly have ADD because he is able to play video games for long hours without being distracted in the least. Or that one’s spouse can watch a football game without ever being distracted. This can be very misleading and also accounts for a lot of arguments as people often interpret “ADDers” as being able to select what they can focus on depending on what they like. Therefore, the conclusion is that they are either
If the spark does not develop within the first six months of the relationship, it is time to move on — unless a companionship relationship is acceptable to you. But if spark, flow and romance are important to you, then accept that you and your partner have a wonderful friendship but not a romance.
“Why does dating have to be so hard?” That is the question that most of my clients always seem to ask during our initial consultation process. Nobody really teaches us how to date. Most of us learn by years of trial and error, some of us learn by observing and others are still in the process of trying to figure out what works for them. They say hind sight is 20/20 but even then, sometimes we find ourselves getting caught up in some of these infamous dating traps that keep us on our search for finding “The One.”
I’ve been in two imaginary relationships. Both times I was head-over-heels in love, and both times I ended up dumped for another woman. See, in both relationships, things started out casual. There were no strings attached and we were just having fun. At first, I was happy about the arrangement, because I didn’t feel smothered or pressured into making big decisions about commitment or accountability.
Let's just face it. Every girl has a male friend that she wouldn't mind dating. You start off strictly platonic, then something weird happens along the way … you start to like him. Many women think that the feeling is often one-sided; but it's not.