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What makes a marriage work?

Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Do you have negative thoughts and feelings towards one another? Is communication or the lack of it an issue? Are disagreements, conflict and fight painful and with no resolution? Do you need to rebuild trust? What makes a marriage work is surprisingly simple. In their day-to-day lives happily married couples have developed a …

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A Relationship Killer

One of the patterns I have noticed in the couples I have been working with lately is that they engage in judgment and condemnation instead of expressing their feelings. The scenario typically goes like this: One partner does or says something hurtful to the other but the hurt one does not own his/her feelings neither communicates sensibly about them but …

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Resentment and Suffering

As Brach stated :”Living with a heart hardened by resentment and blame creates a profound sense of separation and suffering. Our capacity for happiness and love is directly related to our ability to forgive”. It is crucial to learn to forgive! Though it is also important to set clear boundaries with those who are unwilling and/or unable to respect and …

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Healthy Boundaries For Healthy Relationships

In the process of growth, bonding and connecting is the important first stage. Once the bonding is established, another process takes place, the process of separateness. Separateness is an important aspect of human identity as we are to be connected to others without losing our identity and individuality. We are to develop and master the art of being connected without …

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More Than Conflict Resolution: Reconciliation

We often confuse reconciliation with conflict resolution. In our anxiousness to fix conflicts, we sometimes push people, particularly children, to say they are sorry. But relationships and situation don’t get fixed or restored when we try to force it. We can always invite reconciliation but not demand it. An apology can make an issue go away for a while but …

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Resolving Conflict With Fairness

Conflicts and disagreements are unavoidable. As long as relationships exist, conflicts and disagreements will always be part of them. As soon as you put two human beings together, you have two cultures, two backgrounds, two frame of reference, two mindset, two families of origin, two ways of doing things etc Depending of the family of origin and even the culture …

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Another Perspective On Obstacles And Challenges

I like eagles. They face storms with courage and boldness. When a storm is coming every other bird runs away from the storm. The eagle flies into the storm. We, like birds, can run way, be paralyzed when we think that our circumstances are more than we can handle or succeed and grow tremendously in overwhelming circumstances. What makes a …

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