Not too long ago, I had a dream. This was months after a long relationship ended with a parting of the ways and I found myself once again open to developing a new relationship. Not something that happens right away for sure.
Do you have flaky friends? Who do you surround yourself with? Do you find it expends your energy to be with your friends? Take the time to start building a new friendship with people who give you positive energy.
I'm sure you have all heard this a million times before, but you cant take care of others if you don't start with taking care of yourself first. Make a mental note to practice this on the daily physically. Start with you.
When done with sincerity saying sorry can help clear up unresolved conflict and possibly build a stronger relationship. There are five important steps to follow when making a real apology.
Often we receive advertisements and bills in our mail. Receiving a "just because" handwritten note can bring great joy. Take time to write a thoughtful note to someone who made a difference in your life recently or long ago.
Before we got married, my husband and I, like his brothers before him with their wives; did couples therapy. All three of us couples would tell you that we found the pre-marital therapy helpful for our marriages. Jordan and I, however, have continued our counselling since our wedding. We see it extremely helpful with navigating as a stronger team through this complicated thing called life. I truly believe since we're human, we all could use a little help in the mental health department. It’s never too late to start.
One of the simplest ways to support and recognize each other, whether it’s at work, school, or at home, is to offer timely, sincere, 100-percent positive praise. But is your praise as effective as it could be?
A friend's son recently moved back home so that he could afford to go back to school. He would often leave the kitchen a mess after making a meal. Once they had a conversation about the importance of cleaning up after yourself so everyone could enjoy the space, they have been able to enjoy time together with few disagreements. He recognizes the importance of cleaning up after himself and keeping the shared space enjoyable!