1. Successful Relationships

    Live the Love they promise Sincerely apologize and forgive Know the power of Empathy; walk in each others shoes Take responsibility for both the good and the bad Believe in one another, and that good wins over bad People who have successful relationships seek to fulfill their pr…Read More

  2. Serious Relationships

    Serious Relationships! COMMUNICATION is critical for premarital counseling, engaged couples & those in serious relationships Do we each make it safe for the other to share thoughts & feelings? Do we each listen without interrupting? Which of us is aware of feelings quick…Read More

  3. RELATIONSHIP TIPS; Love and Pleasing

    Love and pleasing are wonderful. To be loving and to enjoy pleasing others are beautiful characteristics. The problem is when Love and pleasing dominate all motivation and behavior without appropriate boundaries and self-respect.  This pattern in relationship is the common oppos…Read More

  4. Emotional Intimacy and Boundaries

    Relationships Develop in Stages, Emotional Intimacy and Boundaries 1)    Superficial Level; This involves conversation generally referred to as “small talk.” How are you? Where are you from? The weather or the news. A very natural way for relationships to begin. 2)   …Read More

  5. Assert yourself respectfully, and you will not stockpile Anger!

    ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION & ANGER Anger is a natural emotion, but often times, people don't express anger and allow it to be stockpiled. Anger has a way of expressing itself on its own. Letting anger express itself like this is unhealthy and can have negative consequences. This…Read More

  6. RELATIONSHIP TIPS

    Anger is one of the most often misunderstood, yet significant concepts in life. Best understood as a response providing energy to protect; to respond to a real or perceived wrong doing or injustice in life, anger motivates a person to action. Self-awareness— Identifying the cau…Read More

  7. RELATIONSHIP TIPS

    Is It Possible to NOT FIGHT? In our culture, people often say “All couples fight, everybody fights.” Do you think it is true? Is it possible that we are socialized to think that way? What is your definition of the word “fight?” The Free Dictionary online says the definit…Read More

  8. IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

    Constructive feedback. Our personal filters, assumptions & judgments of what is being said distort the message. Our role is to understand what is being said. This may require reflecting the other's statements, asking questions. Reflect what has been said by paraphrasing. “W…Read More

  9. IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

    Pay attention;  Give the speaker your undivided attention and acknowledge the message. Recognize that what is not said also speaks loudly. * Look at the speaker directly. * Do not think about yourself. * Put aside distracting thoughts. Don’t mentally prepare a rebuttal! * Avoi…Read More

  10. Respect & Relationships

    Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs Respect & Relationships. The goals of this book are to stop the Crazy Cycle of Conflict, initiate the Energizing Cycle of Change, and to enjoy the Rewarded Cycle of new passion, improved communication. Dr. Eggerichs contends that a…Read More

  11. Respect and Relationships

    Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs Respect & Relationships. The goals of this book are to stop the Crazy Cycle of Conflict, initiate the Energizing Cycle of Change, and to enjoy the Rewarded Cycle of new passion, improved communication. Dr. Eggerichs contends that a…Read More

  12. RELATIONSHIP TIPS: Intimacy

    Relationship Intimacy We are created for relationship. All of us balance two conflicting drives-the desire for attachment, and the desire to avoid pain. We need to attach, bond and connect to be whole and content. But in relationships, problems occur- some of which are painful. W…Read More