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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!

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 luck. Or,…

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…

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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