A toxic relationship can suck the life right out of you. Some people have a long history of getting themselves into toxic relationships and staying far too long. What exactly is a toxic relationship? Here’s one explanation from the book Toxic People (1995) by Dr. Lillian Glass: “Any relationship between people who don’t support each other, where there’s conflict and one … [Read more...] about 7 Common Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship
An estimated 6.5 million adults took part in Dry January in 2021. If you’ve missed out on making it one of your new year’s resolutions, you can still celebrate a similar occasion any time of year. While some adults need to avoid alcohol completely, others may prefer a more gradual approach. For them, a British charity group helped start a movement in 2014 to quit drinking … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Give Up Alcohol for a Month?
It’s easier to cope with life’s challenges when you feel loved and appreciated. Even when things are going your way, your happiness is increased by sharing it with family and friends. In fact, social ties may be even more important than you think. Many studies show that interpersonal relationships can enhance your mental and physical health and may even help you to live … [Read more...] about 12 Practical Ways to Develop More Social Support
Money is a major source of conflict in many relationships. Disagreements and awkwardness can become even more intense when you make significantly more or less than your partner. The situation is becoming more common in the aftermath of the pandemic. While some recessions spread their losses around equally, COVID-19 widened the gap between rich and poor. How can you keep … [Read more...] about Modern Rules for Handling Income Inequality in Your Relationships
One of the most important rules regarding success is that you can’t give up easily. There are always obstacles to overcome, and if you give up too soon, you’ll never get anywhere. Think about the least and most successful people you know. The successful people you know are probably very perseverant. They give up on practically nothing. Unsuccessful people give up quite … [Read more...] about 9 Things You Can Do Instead of Giving Up