Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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How challenges can strengthen your relationship
Linda and Charlie Bloom
In due season will I speak, not out of season. In truth will I speak, not in falsehood...
We often feel like the vase in the kiln that we are being baked alive, angry at our predicament or angry at who we believe is victimizing us.
There is an idea going around that you may have heard, that-long term relationships eventually and inevitably become flat and boring...
For so many of us, the tendency to think in judgmental terms and to see ourselves as a victim is strong.
Ultimate limit experiences are situations that must be faced consciously with courage and resolution, and that push us to the limits of our endurance...
There is no part of any one of us that is inherently negative or bad. Even our most destructive impulses can be transformed into compassion and wisdom through our willingness.
Novelty is characterized by newness, freshness, unconventionality, unfamiliarity, difference, imaginative, creativity, and innovation.
Enlarging our comfort zone is good for us as individuals and terrific for us as a couple. Our life becomes more interesting and creative.
A breakdown is a usually unexpected interruption in a relationship that leaves one or both people feeling, upset, angry, disappointed, hurt, or in some way incomplete.
Having the assurance that the commitment in the relationship is strong and sturdy provides a large playing field to struggle with the essential issues that every couple must face.
We don’t have to believe everything we think. We can choose to accentuate the positive by doing what works and focusing our attention on that which is fulfilling.
"Pain is no one’s fault." - Wayne Muller... Whether or not you agree with this statement, it’s pretty likely that there has been a time or two, or more, that it didn’t seem true.
Here is a reason why we use the phrase "doing your own work" so often.
"Happiness is like a butterfly, when pursued is always beyond our grasp. But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sometimes, the greatest lessons that we learn in our family of origin have more to do with what we don’t want than what we do.
Great relationships aren’t discovered; they are created.
Her transformed self-image has been earned and hard-won. She has become a courageously outspoken advocate for and an inspiration to many men and women...
Happy couples are skilled in the art of attentive listening. They allow themselves to be penetrated by each other’s words and feelings.
Monica found her way to forgiveness the hard way, the way many people do, by experiencing pain and betrayal.
Beginning at the age of ten, Monica was frequently sexually assaulted for a period of more than six years. The assailant was her father.
She has become the woman of her man’s dreams when she...
To get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain
In this posting we are offering ten valuable practices that are guaranteed to help to free you from the grip of FOMO and to enhance the quality of your relationships.
If you are one of the countless numbers of people who have had difficulty achieving your stated goals, you are not alone. Don’t take it personally; it’s not your fault.....
"When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss."
If simply understanding what it takes to create a happier life were enough to achieve that goal, reading a book, listening to a tape, or watching a DVD would be sufficient...
Lack of or a low sexual desire is the most common sexual challenge, about which physicians hear numerous complaints.
"Successful mountain climbers know that they must spend at least as much time if not more, in tending their base camp as they actually do climbing mountains..." - M Scott Peck
“You can’t stop the waves from coming, but you can learn to surf.” -Swami Satchidinanda
There can be a lot of ideas floating around in our mind that aren’t actually true. They are a series of stories, excuses, justifications, rationalizations, and procrastination.
Linda Bloom, L.C.S.W., and Charlie Bloom, M.S.W., are the authors of Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truths from Real Couples About Lasting Love.