Here are 10 skills that will clarify your visions and bring you closer to your life goals.
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How challenges can strengthen your relationship
Linda and Charlie Bloom
There really are some mismatched pairs.
A better way to bring difficult information, including complaints, to a partner.
When a partnership is in trouble, we can get to the point where we can no longer continue with the lack of respect being shown to us about any areas of our partnership, it is time.
“All good things come to she who waitith, if she who waitith workith like hell while she waitith.” - Author unknown
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens.” - Carl Jung
J.D. Vance is a hillbilly, at least that’s how he refers to himself and his relatives and neighbors in the Appalachian mountains.
We were each steeped in the dysfunctional gender expectations of the fifties and early sixties that we all called "normal" back then...
When we met over 50 years ago, it was inconceivable to either of us, that this relationship could go anywhere. He was an introvert, a real loner. I was an extrovert who loved.
Most couples wait too long to get help. Unnecessary suffering occurs in secrecy and isolation when you are too embarrassed to ask for assistance.
Hera is the goddess of marriage. Her name means great lady, the feminine form of the Greek word hero. She represented the ideal woman...
It’s an old saying, but it’s still true, that when it comes to relationships: “differences are inevitable, but conflict is optional”...
There is a big difference between speaking from our inner experience and speaking from our opinions...
It has been said that to make someone happy, diminish their desires rather than add to their possessions. Think about it for a minute and see if this doesn’t make sense to you...
There is a big difference between speaking from our inner experience and speaking from our opinions. Speaking from our experience is expressing our feelings and needs.
It doesn't take long to have a life-changing experience. Sometimes a weekend workshop will do it. Sometimes a chance encounter is sufficient. Sometimes a moment...
A good marriage is one of the life-factors most strongly associated and consistently associated with happiness. Good relationships make people happy...
Many of us have resistance to voicing complaints. Even during those times when we are in touch with our dissatisfaction.
In the Buddhist tradition, Sangha means association, assembly, company, or community.
“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” ~ Oscar Wilde
Like Guy Noir, many of us are still looking for the answer to life’s most persistent question.
Honesty, transparency, and vulnerability are qualities that most of us claim to value, yet when it comes to embodying these virtues in our actions and words, we may be reluctant...
Now that we’ve gotten your attention, let me just assure you that it’s not your bank account. But then you probably already knew that...
If you're a hardcore NPR listener like I am, you may have heard the Morning Edition show with Michelle Trudeau talking about the health-promoting properties of touch.
The process of developing freedom in our lives is not the freedom to do what we feel like, nor the freedom to indulge ourselves, or to possess that which we desire.
There are no guarantees that when we bring to the surface some of the material that needs healing that it’s going to benefit us right away...
When I got married, I was young, weak, wimpy, unconscious, and inexperienced.
Step one: Pay attention.
It is all quite experimental, this learning to communicate well with our partner. Far too many of us came to partnership with inadequate models of communication from our families..
To sit down with our beloved in a formal session to exchange what I love about you is an intimate and soul-nourishing experience.
For many people these behaviors certainly can be dealbreakers, particularly if there is no motivation, intention or willingness to stop or change the disturbing pattern.
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.