Relationship experts all agree that healthy relationships are riddled with arguments. You have two passionate and intelligent individuals with entirely different backgrounds and histories sharing the same space and having to navigate life together. Under those circumstances, arguing is inevitable.
If you care for and work with others in a high trauma environment OR if you are a naturally empathetic and emotionally sensitive individual, you probably have and will experience compassion fatigue.
Financial infidelity is a real thing. It can ruin relationships and financially devastate families. Addressing your financial unfaithfulness starts with honesty — which is a tough and scary thing to do. Here are a few ways to come clean after financial cheating.
The first thing a couple seeking a viable, long-term relationship must understand is that infatuation and love are not the same. Infatuation is the feeling. Love is the action.
“Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is a reciprocal force. The more you give the more you receive.
He silently packed his bags. Brushing past her, he walked out the door and never looked back. Stephanie fell to her knees, shaking uncontrollably as muffled sobs escaped her body. The pain was unbearable. She had two babies- the oldest was five and the…
Money challenges are the ultimate team-building activities for couples. When done correctly, they can expose areas of pain and fear, open or improve lines of communication, and help you become a more disciplined unit.
Money itself isn’t a homewrecker. It’s other issues — like communicating about money, your relationship with it, and your values associated with it — that cause problems. Here’s how to alleviate the tension associated with money matters.
“If both of you are putting each other first then no one comes second.”~Anonymous
Any successful relationship must be rooted in love. However, love is not enough. Love brings bliss in the early stages of relationships, but it only grows and blossoms if it is tempered with this one special quality.
Marriage is a marathon, not a 100-yard dash. Instead of focusing on having the perfect wedding day focus on building a life together.
Research shows that there is a systematic method for approaching and engaging new people.
Having the courage to let a stale and unproductive relationship go is a tremendous sacrifice and an act of love.
All couples fight. Successful couples fight right.
Whenever you hit a time where the fun, spontaneity and excitement seem to dissipate just remember that it just a phase and all relationships experience the dreaded rut. Then find creative ways to spice things up.
It doesn’t matter how “lovey-dovey” cute and cuddly you are in the beginning. The honeymoon will end. And when it does you must work in order to make it last.
Compassion Fatigue is the result of caring too much.
When done correctly, empathy leads to compassion which is suffering with someone in lieu of merely pitying them.
While most people do get to experience “happy for a little while,” only a select few make it to “happily ever after.” Relationships are tough. And sustaining a relationship after the butterflies are gone, and you’ve seen her without makeup or have been assaulted by his morning breath–is especially difficult.
Loving someone unconditionally means loving the very essence of the individual. Just as they are. Despite what they do or fail to do, with no expectation of anything in return—including love.
Humans remain in a perpetual state of change. We are getting older, gaining more knowledge and learning new things.
If both of you are exactly the same, one of you is unnecessary.
There is no recipe or secret to making a marriage last, there are however some key indicators that you may be on the right track.