Writing Your Way Through Emotional Pain

It’s a very simple process and one that you can do totally on your own, but it’s surprising how few people take advantage of this wonderful healing technique.

10 Better Ways to Talk to Your Partner

Miscommunication is the number one reason most people don’t get along. Whether it’s from a lack of understanding or something misspoken, you can use your emotions to help you heal the hurt with a thoughtful conversation.

People Are Not Disposable

Relationships and friendships take effort, and no one is perfect. Although it may be difficult for you to discuss your feelings with someone who has hurt you, and you may be scared to open the discussion, it is the only way to resolve your issues. A few well-chosen words and taking the time to listen to one another could easily save your friendship or your marriage.

Healing Hints for When Love Fades

When loves fades, our feelings vacillate between sad, uncomfortable, and angry. It is our right and responsibility as human beings to try to fix it. And we all have the ability. Unfortunately, many people are too afraid to work on their relationships.

10 Ways to Increase Satisfaction in Your Relationship

Understanding the need for feeling satisfied and contributing to that necessity in your relationship will make both of you happier people. These tips will help you and your partner maintain a fulfilling relationship, and will prevent both of you from feeling that you “can’t get no… satisfaction.”

How to Savor the Moment - In Life and Love

Wonderful memories and special moments are the stuff of live that inspires artists to paint and singers to write love songs. These times are important to relationships because they not only let us know that where we have been is nice, they also tell us that where we are going could be even nicer.

Love and the Emotional Roller-Coaster

We all go through millions of emotions in our relationship, and those emotions create brain chemicals that change the way we feel. Sometimes we are in a positive frame of mind (hopefully most of the time), and other times we can be neutral or even having negative feelings about our partners and ourselves.

Age Difference and Love

People raise eyebrows at couples who are far apart in terms of age. Anything over ten years apart is subject to question. The real truth is that there are so many other things that matter more when it comes to long-lasting love than how old the two of you are.

Living a Social Media Life

If social media is your main way of relating to other people, I strongly urge you to look in your own backyard. Even talking face-to-face with a neighbor is more heartwarming than receiving an instant message.

Dating and Mating in an Online World

Internet dating can create anxiety for some people. And there is nothing wrong with trying to meet someone the old-fashioned way. It just takes a lot longer usually. If going online is uncomfortable for you, then perhaps you could be introduced to someone through a friend or meet someone by getting out in your community. There still are singles dances and get-togethers. Ju

5 Ways to Protect Your Relationship From Moodiness

By self-processing and discussing your feelings in the right way, you will calm yourself and create an added sense of safety in your relationship, because your partner will see that you have the strength to deal with anything.

These 6 Time Wasters Can All Be Avoided

These time wasters are taking away tiny pieces of our lives. Some are easier to avoid than others. Ultimately, you will save the most time, and will enjoy your life more, by not getting caught up in negative emotions about it.

Don’t Give Up On Finding a Companion

Dr. Abraham Maslow, who created the hierarchy of needs, listed “belonging” as our next need after food, safety, and shelter. For almost everyone, this need pulls at your heart, and even if you have given up in your head, that other organ still yearns for the company of another person.

How A Dog Can Change Your Life

No matter how lowly the cur has been treated, they always bounce back to loving someone who treats them with kindness and gives them a little food. But I totally get that, because I’m kind of the same way.

10 Proven Ways to Make Love Last

By being loving and supportive, you can keep your foundation strong and build your dreams for the future. Here are some ways to help make that happen.

When You Feel Like a Hot Mess

Ever feel that you were a hot mess? I guess that’s the new way of saying, “I think I’m having a nervous breakdown.” All around you Murphy’s law is in full force, and you are honestly having a hard time believing that so much could go wrong so quickly. This year could only be better, right? But you’re still having a hard time.

10 Tips to Balance Work and Life

You owe it to yourself and your family to create a balance between what you do and whom you love. Many people put work before family and relationships. At times, doing this may be a necessity. If the wolf is at the door, it’s understandable. But if you find that work has become your life, here are some tips to help you find your balance again.

Setting Goals As a Couple Gets Results & Builds Your Bond

Creating goals as a couple is one of the most powerful and connecting things you can do. Have fun with it and see where it takes you, there is nothing better than sharing your success with someone you love.

How To Really Listen To Your Heart

Understand that if you approach someone with an open heart, he or she will feel it and will most likely return a similar energy to you. That’s how relationships are born, one open heart reaching out and touching another. It’s what we all want, and it is available to you by just being willing to listen to your heart.

When Your Ex Bags On You

Think before you speak harshly about your ex, especially if you have kids, because there are no secrets in families and they will hear and feel it all. If your ex is saying things to make you look bad or even damage your reputation, there are some things to do and not to do.

If You Want Your Relationship to Flourish, Speak Up

You may not want to distract your partner from the tasks at hand even if you are feeling neglected. That being said, if you are feeling like you want to be closer to the one you love, you need to speak up. Many times, just a few words are all it takes to help your partner remember to take some steps in your direction.

There Is Life After Divorce

You can’t rush back into the dating scene before making the necessary realizations about what happened in your previous one. Doing so is just foolish. The old saying holds true here, that if you don’t learn from your mistakes you are doomed to repeat them.

In Love and Life, Keep a Sense of Humor

We cannot travel through life without hitting a few speed bumps. When you can find the humor in it, things will go much easier for both of you. Sometimes that may take a little effort, and perhaps you will find something amusing and your partner will not, or the other way around, and that’s OK. A sense of humor may be your best friend (next to your mate).

10 Ways to Create a More Loving Relationship

Expressing your love shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. It should be a constant in your relationship—and that means doing more than just repeating the “three little words.” Here are some tips to get you started.

Ten Things To Remember After a Break-Up

We have all been through it and, at best, a breakup is a difficult situation. Here are some tips and advice to help you make it through this rough patch. I hope these tips will help you get through the hard parts. Remember that your heart is still whole and you will find your soulmate.

10 Simple Ways To Be a Happy Person

Happiness and fulfillment are within your grasp, but sometimes just out of reach. Understanding what works best for you is the first step in finding more of them. We all want to feel happy, and each one of us has different ways of getting there. Here are 10 steps you can take to increase your joie de vivre and bring more happiness into your life.

Positive Self-Talk for Personal Growth

Using Positive Self-Talk on a daily basis is something I could never do without. Regardless of what method you use, focusing on the positive is better than focusing on all the negative stuff that has happened to you or may be going on in the world.

6 Reasons We Don’t Chase Our Dreams

You have the talent, the energy, and the gifts to fulfill your dreams. Don’t let yourself or anyone else talk you out of going for them.

New Year’s Breakups

The month of January has been dubbed by some as “National Breakup Month” because it’s the time of year when most divorces are filed. People want to avoid upsetting their families during the holiday season, but the second life gets back to normal (whatever that is), all bets are off, and in some cases, so are the gloves.

That Which Does Not Kill You... May Give You PTSD

It was Nietzsche who said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” But in reality, something that does not kill us can leave us seriously traumatized. When you go through a life-shattering experience, a very scary or tragic event, it can leave you with serious depression or anxiety issues—or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).