It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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How challenges can strengthen your relationship
Linda and Charlie Bloom
Sometimes a partnership has to die in the old form it was in to give birth to a new healthy, wholesome one. The birthing process can be painful.
Although arguments can’t always be avoided, it is possible to create arguments that are productive, rather than destructive.
Cultivating these qualities through intentional practice will do a lot to enhance the quality of all of our relationships.
The word “project” has multiple definitions and two possible pronunciations.
In most cases, the process of giving our relationship an infusion of the juice that it needs is not only pretty simple, but it’s fun as well.
You may have heard that long-term relationships eventually and inevitably become flat and boring...
Integrity is about being a man or woman of your word.
A need is anything that is an essential component to promote well-being in our lives.
Most people posting personal ads on the Internet focus on the outer aspects of their lives and the life of their desired partner.
Self-trust doesn't mean you trust yourself to know all the answers; nor is it believing that you will always do the right thing.
Over 50 couples with exemplary relationships report on what makes them work.
Sometimes in an argument, when one partner feels that they are losing, in their fear and desperation, they get out the big guns and start waiving them in the air.
Manipulation is what we do when we are not willing to risk openly acknowledging our intentions by expressing our desires.
Courage is not a word that comes to mind for most people when they think about relationships. Love, compassion, devotion, affection, and support are more likely used.
Keeping a file adds “evidence.”
Partners strive to emphasize the positive and minimize the negative in an attempt to maintain harmony. But despite their efforts, many couples begin to keep a file of grievances.
Changing conditioned patterns is not easy, but believing that change is possible is a good start.
To know what is going on in the body when we pause to reflect, can help us to override an initial reaction of flight or fight.
Flow is the ultimate ecstatic experience, the highest level of happiness, and it can be achieved in one's relationship.
There is a feeling of being swept up in the creative process, losing all sense of time. It is an experience of joy, passion, and deep fulfillment.
Here are some guidelines for addressing difficult or unfinished conversations with your partner that you may find useful.
Our sensitivity is such that even if their contemptuous judgments are not spoken out loud, the thoughts and feelings are communicated through their body language...
The intention behind sarcasm may be humorous or playful, but there is frequently an element of poorly disguised hostility or judgment.
Some people come into relationships with a high level of resilience; others don’t.
“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”
A German study from the 1980s found that the men who kissed their wives before going to work in the morning lived an average of five years longer.
When our kids were small, we frequently took advantage of a time-honored means of averting potentially explosive interactions between us.
What the best partners have in common.
The dictionary defines Projection as the unconscious transfer of one's own desires or emotions to another person.
Mary had been married for 27 years when she was diagnosed at age 52 with breast cancer.
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.