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... and less interested in continuing-- this is when you should have a personal heart-to-heart and try, really try, getting to your source of discontent.
After giving it some thought, here are a few key items that can help:
1). Communication. We’ve all heard the phrase concerning relationships, “Communication is the key.” Well, you can’t argue with success. Making valiant efforts in this area may have slid, but now, you’ve got to get them back. If talking has sunk to the point of using emails, text-only or short conversations over the phone you need to throw aside the... (more)
...as well as emotional scarring. The truth is, when you’re clinging to the past, you’re internally changing your present.
How can something you’ve kept inside for so long be let go? It’s not easy, but it can be done with a little effort and self-reflection.
In personal relationships, learning to forgive and forget is the best way of moving forward. It may sound easier said than done, but forgiving someone who has hurt you can be extremely therapeutic. Strive to let things stay in the past and don’t allow them to affect your present. Once you learn to forgive the ones ... (more)
...ability to really find one who suits you best.
Sometimes she could be standing right next to you, even living next door, but you can’t see her because your mind is still reeling and focused on another.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing bad about remembering past relationships, as long as you’re not obsessive about them or still burning that love candle in the dark.We learn from those who enter and leave our lives.
It helps us realize what we like and don’t enjoy through past experiences. It makes us come to terms with what works while searching... (more)
Prolonged drug use impairs judgment and the ability to focus for long periods of time. In my new book “Lifelong Sobriety” I provide short, precise and highly accessible chapters. Each chapter is designed to teach about or change a specific behavior.
The advice is relevant to the topic of each chapter and is the type of advice you would find in a recovery group. My book focuses on the recovering addicts emotional health which helps addicts find answers to their issues.
My love of writing and my fascination with addictive behavior and the recovery process led me to my chosen path... (more)
The following letter was written by a mother to her daughter. Simply put…it is beautiful reminder of a mother / daughter (or son) relationship.
“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.
If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.
When I don’t want... (more)
If I were fully able to answer that question every time a man has sat and wondered, I’d be a multi-billionaire and herded through the streets as the greatest mind since Sir Isaac Newton.
It’s a topic men have spent their lifetimes trying to figure out. In the world of dating, this is something the male species should spend lots of time analyzing and evaluating in order to become successful.
To be able to read and accommodate your lady’s thought processes is the golden key to relationship longevity.Women are extremely complex.
But they are vibrant and beautiful creatures.... (more)
A week or so ago, I read a short story on Face Book that served as a great reminder why we should take some time each day to help other people. Even though I don’t know who authored the following tale, I thought that it would be a good thing to share with everyone.
After my morning classes at SFU, I spotted a man sitting outside all alone, shivering, pale and with a look of sadness in his eyes.
I asked him how he was doing, he responded, “Cold and alone. I miss my wife.” I walked away not knowing what to say or do. About a block later I found myself walking into a Starbucks... (more)
Melded personality unrecognisable from the person that I was it seemed only moments when deciphering me wasn't possible chained, your shackles left no room for movement ~ for me to be myself without a smile I bid hello to mornings blew goodnight kisses to the moon with loss in my eyes
how did I let this happen as if I was invisible no thoughts, no rhyme or reason allowing my identity to vanish but I'm here, trapped, exploring ways to escape without a broken heart ungluing myself from your control my existence does not need your breath to smile once more at the moon and sun... (more)
rusted barb wire breaks
the softness of the sun obeying the winds anger versus calm two forces ~ never meeting
one holds strong, unnerved the other soft, compliant what does it remind you of the subdued against the harsh that will not falter
not breaking or succumbing to the elements ~ merely shifting side to side as it pleases unyielding in its path
heat that cannot melt the barbs both resilient ~ yet different chrome hues ~ coarse greys depending on the view
©jmtacken 31st Oct 2103(more)
We’ve all heard this line before, “You should marry your best friend, the one who knows you best.” It always sounds good, appeals to many and makes lots of sense while choosing a mate or life partner. However,really liking a person versus being in love with them are too very different scenarios. And in my opinion, you should always marry the latter of the two.
Dating, and hanging out with someone you feel completely comfortable around, laugh often with, even enjoy sharing your most intimate secrets during those long walks in the park is something special to behold; almost rare in today’s... (more)