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What Good Is There In Receiving Criticism From Someone You Hardly Know?

Have you ever experienced receiving criticism from someone you hardly knew–and, who hardly knew you?  It’s a strange situation, isn’t it? I think so. I wonder if they think it is a way to build intimacy in a relationship that is barely past the acquaintance stage? Or, is it an attempt to demonstrate their vast awareness…

What Is Narcissistic Behavior? Believe Actions, Not Words!

Narcissistic Behaviour Have you ever been lured into a store with the promise of a great–almost unbelievable–deal? Then, you get there and find that there are conditions: the deal is only available for people with perfect credit, green hair, purple eyes, an IQ of 220 and whose mother had no children? Otherwise,  you’re out of…

Discarded Parents: Alienated By Love From Or By Your Children

Discarded Parents! Nothing prepared you for your partner–current or ex–masterminding with your children to turn them against you. After all the difficulties in your relationship, the lethal blow is struck when your children are lied to about you, and your ex colludes with them to reject you. Nothing prepared you to being rejected or discarded Read More > >

Relationship Help: S/he Who Won’t Be Pleased!

Have you ever lived with, or worked with or for, S/he Who Won’t Be Pleased? No matter how much attention, time or effort you give something, it is not good enough. No matter how much you offer, you are discounted for not offering more, or for not offering something different. Relationship problems result. Does it…

What Songs Have Shaped Your Thinking? by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD at Sow Peace

Relationships: What Songs Shaped Your Thinking?

The beginning of the new year is a great time to be reflecting on your relationship with yourself.  It’s a good time for making positive changes. One New Year’s Day, I was painting my front door. While painting I chose to listen to an old CD, a mix that I was given of songs that have…

Listening in a relationship is important

Listening Well Really Matters. Here’s Why!

Many relationship issues arise from lack of listening. Hearing is NOT enough. You have to listen. The major difference between hearing and listening is that hearing engages your ears only and listening engages your mind. You hear lots of sounds: noises in the house, cars going by, televisions in the background. You don’t listen to these unless…

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No Matter What, Keep Your Sense Of Humor!

There’s really not much in a relationship that cannot be improved with a light heart and a sense of humor. Sure, there are big relationship issues that have to be taken seriously–health, finances, loss, infidelity, respect, safety, and abuse in all its forms. And then, there’s all the rest. By comparison to that list, other…

relationship issues and relationship advice for when you are not feeling appreciated

Do You Want To Feel Showered with Appreciation?

Is this among your relationship questions: If my partner says s/he loves me, why don’t I feel appreciated? It may not be what you think. When I was a little girl growing up in Canada, I became a Brownie in the Girl Guide movement. Stories played a big part in the learning I received there.…

competitive people in relationships

Competitive People Compete In Relationships

Competitive people have relationships, too. Focused on winning in your relationship? That sets you up as opposing forces, battling to win. Competitive people sometimes forget that’s not what creates great, stable, long-term relationships. You need to become a joint force, a team. You and your partner doing life together. That’s the basis you need to…

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