The Importance of Neutrality

By |2019-01-23T06:40:50-08:00March 22nd, 2018|Relationships|

I am entitled to my opinion. Have you ever heard someone say that? How about this: It’s my opinion and we have freedom of speech in this country. Guess what? Just because we have the right to speak, doesn’t mean we should lose the responsibility that comes with speaking. Sometimes the best thing we can do is remain neutral. When it [...]

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Are You Dealing with a Narcissist?

By |2019-01-23T06:40:50-08:00March 8th, 2018|Relationships|

Do you remember how you felt in the first few weeks or months after meeting your partner? Did you have butterflies in your stomach? An insatiable urge to spend all of your time with them? Were you initially convinced they were “the one”, only to be horribly blindsided when they began to show their true colors? If you've ever been [...]

Partnership Divided

By |2019-01-23T06:40:50-08:00March 1st, 2018|Relationships|

When I was growing up, I heard romantic relationships should be 50/50. I don’t know about you, but I give at least 100% to just about everything I do. So to me, a 50/50 ratio doesn’t make sense for a healthy, sustainable relationship. It seems whoever came up with this didn't pay attention in math class. Fifty percent? That’s only half of a [...]

Emotional Bank Account

By |2019-01-23T06:40:50-08:00February 22nd, 2018|Relationships|

I just don’t have it in me anymore.   I’m running on fumes.   These are common phrases used by people in trouble. Why? Because their emotional bank accounts are running on empty.   We are social beings and relationships are necessary for us to survive. So sometimes we need to interact with others to satisfy our desire for acceptance, love, and companionship. But what happens when we've run low on [...]

Sabotaging Love

By |2019-01-23T06:40:50-08:00February 8th, 2018|Relationships|

Has this ever happened to you? You met someone on the internet and have been communicating a lot with them over the phone or online. Everything seems to be clicking, and you've been getting all the right signals and vibes that say “full steam ahead.” You’re really excited about the relationship and its potential, so you finally meet them in person [...]

Intimacy: Into Myself I See

By |2019-01-23T06:40:51-08:00January 25th, 2018|Relationships|

Many people hope for the kind of relationship where they feel nothing but excitement for another person. They imagine a strong sexual attraction, ending with a deeply connected intimacy. This type of bond is intense and feels amazing, and definitely gets the hormones flowing. But is it real intimacy? Or is it simply sexual compatibility? Sexual compatibility has very little [...]

Law Maker, Dream Breaker: Are You Laying Down the Law in Your Relationship?

By |2019-01-23T06:40:51-08:00January 18th, 2018|Relationships|

Happy Wife, Happy Life!  How often have you either A) heard this expression or B) said it yourself? Is it really a truthful or fair statement to make? Relationships need to be built from a stable, balanced foundation. This means couples need to be willing to give and take without feeling diminished or devalued in [...]

Talk is Cheap, But Meaning is Rich

By |2019-01-23T06:40:51-08:00January 11th, 2018|Relationships|

All we seem to do is talk, talk, talk. But are we really communicating? Many of us find ourselves in situations where everyone seems to be talking, but nobody is really listening. This happens at work, at home, and anywhere people gather to express their opinions, views, and feelings. Is this communication? Is it effective? And when someone is [...]

Are You Addicted to Your DysFUNctional Relationship?

By |2019-01-23T06:40:51-08:00January 4th, 2018|Relationships|

On the TV Show Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen’s character, aptly named “Charlie,” was a real playboy. He was characterized as a ladies’ man, a real player addicted to empty, meaningless sexual encounters, alcohol, and basic “bad-boy” behavior. The “comedy” here (if you can call it that) was the conflict he and his more stable brother, Alan, [...]