There are many reasons why you might be in a difficult relationship. Fear of being single, resistance to change, concern for the children involved, and other issues often keep unhappy couples together long after the love has gone. In fact, the average couple waits four years to end a dysfunctional relationship, according to one survey by eHarmony. Meanwhile, the effects of … [Read more...] about Is Your Difficult Relationship Harming You?
All relationships have boundaries. Some boundaries are discussed, others are assumed, and some are only discovered when they’ve been crossed. Boundaries are a way of assuring that your needs are met in a relationship. They are also a way of assuring that your values and expectations aren’t violated. Boundaries can preserve your privacy and independence. Everyone has … [Read more...] about How to Choose and Enforce Boundaries in Dating Relationships
Affirmation - I know it is important to my partner that I share how I am feeling. A relationship is more intimate and special when two people each know how the other one feels. I am so lucky to have this relationship and I do everything I can to preserve it. Showing and telling my real feelings to my partner is integral to building and maintaining a love relationship. … [Read more...] about I Genuinely Express My Feelings To My Partner
How to communicate better with your partner? - Do you ever feel like your partner doesn't understand you? Has there been a change in your communication level in recent months? If you've been experiencing either of these problems, it may help to know you're not alone. In fact, lack of communication between partners is often one of the top reasons for breakups. There is hope, … [Read more...] about Communicate Effectively with Your Partner