You've been told honesty is the best policy but where does it really lead you? Relationship experts Orna and Matthew Walters challenge your effective communication instincts and urge you to see why it's better to be authentic.
LOVE & FEELINGS
“The snow is so beautiful,” said Lila when she sat down in my office “Yes but why are you crying?” Tears streamed down her face even as she tried to smile. Many people learn to wipe away tears and smile. Sometimes it seems that the more unhappy someone was as a child, the better she learned to do that. Put on a good face, kids are told.
If you're always in a relationship with the wrong person, it may have something to do with your personal unresolved issues. Therapist Liz Wallenstein offers insights into why this happens to so many singles who are looking for love.
Online dating coach Justin Kelly McClure thinks you should use dating websites to find your next mate but also that you should meet them sooner than later. Read on to learn why it's important to stop texting and meet in person.
“If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.” ― John von Neumann Mr. Glover, my high school algebra teacher, who failed me, would be so proud. Despite my life-long adversarial relationship with math, I surprisingly rely on it to describe both healthy and problematic relationships in my book, “The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us.” The theory I created uses simple math to illustrate the magnet-like properties of dysfunctional romantic relationships.
Part of the science world is a buzz with the latest study on false memories. In the world of love, family and relationships, false memories can be bombs. A false memory is not a deliberate lie. But it can be a factual inaccuracy. The false memory bomb exploded in the world of psychology years ago when a woman said she was sexually abused by her father as a child and her father charged that a therapist induced memories of something that never happened. In a false memory, someone remembers some fact or event that didn’t actually happen.
Successful living begins with loving, passionate relationships that are mutually beneficial to both partners. Many people "settle" for just any relationship and never get the love they want and deserve. If you want a loving, passionate relationship with that special someone, then you have to be willing give more of yourself unconditionally to get the rewarding marriage you want and deserve. Zig Ziglar said it best when he said, You can have everything you want if you help others get what they want.
Are you unhappy with work, where you live, your lifestyle or love life? And you just don’t know who to turn to? Do you really understand how to make choices that fulfill you? Are you harnessing the intelligence within you to guide you to be the fullest expression of yourself? If you don’t understand what gives YOU inner peace and fulfillment you will be making choices that leave you empty, unfulfilled and confused.
Traditional marriage therapist advice can help you communicate better and more clearly. But it's hard to do that if you don't know WHY you're arguing. Learn why some of your triggers may be as old as you are — and how to overcome the barriers to honest talk.
This relationship expert explains why we create barriers toward intimacy... and how we can break through them. Wouldn't it feel good to allow yourself to be truly close to someone?
There is no rewind button, but effective communication geared toward improving the future of your relationship is definitely worth a shot, and a read of these tips.
If you find yourself coming up against the same barriers time and time again, it might be a good idea to look back at your past and look at how you make decisions. Our personal development coach gives you insight on how it can help you move forward in a positive direction in your life.
Personal development coach Tom King brings you the first of three posts about how your childhood may be affecting your decision making in adulthood.