So we've probably all heard this before but how you carry yourself can make a major impact on how the world sees you. We get it. But for some reason, we don't take that into consideration when it comes to our love and sex life. As crazy as it may sound, your body language can totally make the difference in just how well you get along with your partner (if you catch our drift).
If we're being honest with ourselves, we all have those days where some of the things that we do makes us pretty difficult to deal with. Before we can complain about other people being hard to handle, we've got to ask ourselves if we're actually the ones who are pushing buttons. There's no question that using effective communication to figure out what's actually going on can make all of the difference.
It goes without saying that we all love our friends. There's no greater feeling than having a bond with someone that you can really trust and open up to. But sometimes, our friends can be really passive-aggressive when it comes to talking about what's bothering them. Instead of confronting you about something, they lash out and try to make it seem as if your attitude is really the issue. Having to deal with people who are indirect can be incredibly frustrating. That's why it is so important to use effective communication to figure out what's really going on.
It goes without saying that we've all gone through moments where we felt like we couldn't stand to be around our significant others without wanting to pick a fight. Even in the healthiest relationships, there will be some disagreements — That's just human nature. But when it comes to fighting in front of your kids, that's a different ballpark.
As parents, it makes sense that we have that natural, mama-bear instinct to protect our kids from the so-called dangers of the outside world. From simple things like falling off of a bike for the first time to coming home from school with a bruised ego, it's hard to ignore the internal switch that flips on at any sign of our kids' distress. But even though it's normal to want to be the hero in our kids' eyes, it might be time for us to realize that we just can't solve every problem. In fact, spending so much time trying to come up with solutions for everything could be pushing our kids away.
It's only natural that we want to tell our kids that everything they touch turns to gold. But there comes a time when constantly patting your children on the back will only cause them to have a sense of entitlement. If you want them to grow up with a healthy self-esteem, the endless stream of praises may have to be put on hold.
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