BodyTalk helped me wise up enough to avoid a love trap. Sometimes I think I projected ideas onto him. Other times I muse that I dreamed him into existence. Through BodyTalk, the real me revealed herself more and more. The last time I genuinely fell in love it was my persona which attracted a clever trickster. Now that I was conscious and committed to being and expressing the real me, a throwback to my adolescent days surfaced.
PATTERNS IN RELATIONSHIPS
Being a critical partner may push your significant other to build a wall and distance themselves from you. Learn how to avoid this mistake and have a healthy relationship instead.
Near as soon as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced the conscious dissolution of their marriage with the term “conscious uncoupling” opinions of all kinds were spreading like wild fire. There are those of us who are really pleased to have the new term Conscious Uncoupling, such as those who created the term, Katherine Woodward Thomas and her friend Kit.
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has been getting alot of press lately. EFT has been applied to various areas of life where people are struggling out of bad love habits. EFT practitioner Alina Frank has created a Reboot program based on the principles of tapping to break a person out of their bad love patterns. How is the Reboot System designed to break patterns that prevent someone from being in the love relationship they desire?
THE WORLD OF WALDO AND RELATIONSHIPS There’s not a lot of benefit in getting older. In many ways, it sucks. There are, however, some benefits, especially when it comes to dating. With age comes perspective. As you look back over your dating life you can begin to seem some unsettling patterns..
Have you settled for companionship in your would-be romantic relationship? Companionship is when you exist in the same home but spend very little time together, and neither of you is particularly satisfied.
You can be a better listener in five minutes. Here are five listening skills that you can use right away—starting with your next conversation. The more you use these attentive listening skills, the better your relationships will become, because people will notice. Becoming an assertive communicator is an acquired skill that is easy to do once you know how. The bottom line is everyone likes to be heard. This article is in response to readers and clients asking “what else” we can actively do to be better listeners.
Here's a listener question I received. Dear Maryanne, One of my best friends has been unhealthily obsessed with the same guy for almost four years (we're now seniors in college). They have hooked up intermittently over this time but have never been on a date or spent any platonic time together. He has never displayed any actual interest in her or her feelings despite it being incredibly obvious that she is very attached. She refuses to show interest in any other person.
Everybody has patterns. If you think you don't have one, then your pattern might just be constantly fighting not to do the same thing you did in all of your previous relationships, which is a pattern in itself. Falling into these patterns might be slowing you down in your search for Mr. Right.
After a breakup or divorce, it's exciting to think of starting a new relationship with a blank slate. The next person you date won't be aware of the mistakes you've made in the past. However, that doesn't mean these problems can't come up again. So, how do you ensure you don't repeat any harmful relationship patterns?
If you feel like you missed the class that taught everything you needed to know about dating and you just can't make these things called relationships work, you may be stuck in some unhealthy romantic patterns.
For those of us in the United States, this week we celebrate one of our country’s most treasured holidays: Thanksgiving. One of the elements that makes this tradition so special is the food that we eat based on the recipes that have been handed down through the generations. This food reminds us of past experiences of gathering with family and friends. There is something comforting and fulfilling in these types of traditions.
One of the most common problems I see among single people is attraction to the wrong type. It doesn’t matter if you are a man attracted to “needy divas” or a woman attracted to “bad boys.” The result is the same; someone is going to get used, hurt and rejected and that someone is YOU. I meet these people weekly because they write to me.
Relationship problems are like songs we don’t like. We have conflict or problems in our relationships, so we change something we’re doing - just like we change the songs we listen to, when we are tired of hearing them or don’t like them anymore. The disturbing thing is, when you keep trying to change the songs of your relationship problems, you really prolong them. Why?