What is the biggest problem that we are facing when it comes to communication? We would argue that the biggest communication problem is when we don't listen to understand another person; instead, we listen to reply. And as communication continues to be one of the most important foundations of any healthy relationship, learning to do it in a supportive way is crucial for maintaining a partnership. If there is a communication breakdown, the challenges will continue, and your relationship could turn into a toxic mess. Learn which communication skills you can improve starting today.
As many people know from experience, when you have suspicions that your partner may be cheating on you, it can hurt your life in many ways. You end up feeling suspicious all the time, not trusting your partner, feel depressed and inadequate, and fearful about the fas-approaching future. This can all lead to a considerable amount of unnecessary stress. While most do not want to hear that their partner has been cheating, it is best to find out one way or another so you can move forward with your life. Of course, many partners will not admit to it if they are confronted, so sometimes you need to look out for signs that may indicate your partner is unfaithful. In this article, we will look at some possible signs your partner may be cheating.
Why is it so difficult at times to build and maintain a healthy loving relationship? When things are getting tough, it often feels that walking away is the easiest option, but if you put in the work, you may find yourself growing even closer. Even if you are getting along with your significant other, it can be good to check in and look for areas of improvement. Here are some ways to ensure that you are getting the most out of your partnership.
All of us at least once in our life experienced being in a toxic relationship. You probably know what it's like to move in and out of a state of total denial about how unhealthy and codependent it truly is. Perhaps, at one moment, you feel at the top of the world, yet at another, you are making tiny excuses trying to justify a partner’s absolutely inexcusable behavior. So is there a way to reverse a toxic relationship?
Having a functional and flourishing relationship takes time, dedication, patience, and effort. There are a million ways to show someone you love them and want them to be happy. These ways make a difference between a healthy and balanced relationship and the one that just, sort of… is. Because of our busy lifestyles, we often forget to make time for our partners, and making time for them should be a conscious decision. So, here are little ways in which you can show your partner that you haven’t forgotten about them and keep the romance alive, especially when you live together!
On the first date, the most common scene in the western world is of two people, sitting across from each other, sizing each other up. “Is this person different than the others?” At least, is he/she different than the others who hurt me or who never earned my trust? Trust and faith in the other person are essential for more reasons than you might think.
Have you ever had to go through a devastating breakup; the kind of breakup when you were hurting deeply, and it felt rather unlikely ever to find healing and bounce back from being an emotional wreck sobbing on the bathroom floor. Breakups do that to us; they rip us into million shreds from the inside out, and the emotional pain can be unbearable. But let’s pause for a moment and investigate why is that so? Why do breakups unstitch us so spectacularly and how can we heal from pain?
Relationships come in all shapes and sizes, which is a beautiful thing. And whilst different personalities, trends, cultures, and even technologies have influenced how we behave in relationships, there are some simple relationship rituals and traditions that are well worth preserving.
Falling in love is the most beautiful experience. You have a spring in your step, a song on your lips, and butterflies in your stomach. However, staying in love may be quite a different feeling as emotions gradually get altered and you starting to understand that it's time to manage your expectations a bit better. But how?
If you are suffering in silence being locked in a miserable, terrible relationship –– LEAVE. People change, feelings change, relationships change, and sometimes you have to face the music and know when enough is enough and walk away.
Have you ever felt GOOD after an ugly argument? Me neither. Even on the rare (really rare) occasion when I was able to “agree to disagree” with whoever sat on the opposite end of that particular opinion scale, I still felt annoyed. Unhappy. It all felt unfinished… It makes sense because arguments are never based on interest, curiosity or any sense of mutual benefit.
Do you ever criticize the people in your life, hoping it will get them to change themselves or their behavior? When people act in ways that turn you off, do you ever find fault with them by condemning them for what they’re “doing wrong”? And furthermore, have you ever stopped to consider the reasoning behind criticizing others, hoping it will change them? Or how do you react when someone criticizes you?
When it comes to things in life we cherish, our relationships hit the top tiers of our lists. If you are fortunate enough to have a partner in life that shares your dreams and hopes for the future, how you treat each other is important. As much as we wish that being in love was easy it isn’t, so every chance we get to make our love lives smoother, we’ll take it.
“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” – Billy...
I became a big fan of notorious TV Series "Californication". I won't go deep into my subjective thoughts on why this show is bad or good, let's put it plainly, it made me wonder even more: Why Do Women Like Bad Boys?