With all the modern technology that we have for communicating with each other even across the world, it seems that most people have forgotten how to communicate clearly with someone who’s standing right next to them. In particular, listening has become a lost art. That’s too bad, too, because knowing how to listen effectively can bring you a lot of benefits. It can … [Read more...] about The Lost Art of Listening
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?
A proper argument can be highly productive. Unfortunately, not many arguments are done well. Most arguments fail to reach a resolution and lead to additional animosity. Being cooped up with the same people day after day can lead to a greater number of arguments. If you’re going to argue, at least attempt to do it in a productive way. Handling disagreements appropriately … [Read more...] about How to Defuse Arguments Before Things Go Too Far
Anger is a normal and natural human emotion that can occur during a relationship, often due to frustration and feelings of being overwhelmed. Unfortunately, failure to control your anger can lead to ugly confrontations that can ruin a once healthy relationship. Follow these strategies for healthy anger management: 1.Calm down. Before you even attempt to talk to your … [Read more...] about 10 Healthy Ways to Manage Your Anger in Your Relationship
Everyone falls somewhere on the sliding scale between pessimism and optimism. There are advantages to each, but on the average, optimism is a far better option. z You might not consider yourself to be an optimistic person, but that’s not true. You’re simply a regular person lacking an optimistic perspective. With practice, you can change your perspective! Optimism provides … [Read more...] about 11 Benefits of Optimism