7 Ways To Be A Good Listener

How to Be A Good ListenerThink about how powerful it is to be heard.

In fact, reflect on an occasion when you had something to say, something important or vulnerable to share, and you knew you had the full attention of the other person.

That level of attention, when you know the other person is really listening to you, makes you… Continue Reading…

10 Signs Of A Good Relationship

10 Signs of a Good RelationshipAsk yourself this: why did you get involved in your love relationship in the first place?

Were you looking for someone you could have a good fight with when you felt like it?

Were you hoping to have someone handy who would meet all of your needs?

Were you looking for someone to have around the house… Continue Reading…

How To Recognize the 8 Signs Of Emotional Manipulation

Emotional ManipulationHealthy relationships are based on trust, mutual respect, and security.

Each person must feel they are valued and loved unconditionally, accepted for who they are, and safe to expose their vulnerabilities and flaws.

This is the ideal foundation for a good relationship, but of course all of us fall short of this ideal from time… Continue Reading…

15 Good Conversation Starters to Connect With Anyone

Good Conversation StartersAs my kids have gotten older, I’ve noticed my circle of friends has gotten smaller.

It’s not that I’m antisocial now. It’s just that having kids tends to create quick and plentiful connections.

You’re thrown in the path of other adults through your children’s’ school, sports activities, and social events and can make some easy friendships…. Continue Reading…

How To Fix A Relationship With A “Couple Bubble”

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Have you ever considered going to a relationship therapist to help you and your significant other work through conflict?

Frustration, fighting, and detachment are common problems in marriage or any intimate relationship, but when you learn how to create a “couple bubble,” you have a powerful platform for quickly regaining trust… Continue Reading…

30 Signs Of Emotional Abuse In A Relationship

30 signs of emotional abuseNothing is more damaging to your confidence and self-esteem than being in an emotionally abusive relationship.

Unlike physical abuse which rears its ugly head in dramatic outbursts, emotional abuse can be more insidious and elusive. In some cases, neither the abuser nor the victim are fully aware it’s happening.

The most obvious scenario for emotional… Continue Reading…

20 Good Character Traits Essential For Happiness

Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 4.37.09 PM“In temper he was Earnest, yet controlled, frank, yet sufficiently guarded, patient, yet energetic, forgiving, yet just to himself; generous yet firm.”

“His conscience was the strongest element of his nature. His affections were tender & warm. His whole nature was simple and sincere – he was pure, and then was himself.”

“Such a nature… Continue Reading…