We all make mistakes, and we all endure the mistakes of others. Carelessness, forgetfulness, callousness, selfishness, disrespectfulness — all the nesses. And while these are usually errors in judgement, accidental blunders or misunderstandings, they can feel hurtful, cruel and malicious for those on the receiving end. That’s why forgiving is so hard. And that’s why … Continue reading “Forgive & Forge Ahead”
Love is alive. It is a living, breathing entity that you need to nurture continuously. It must be fed, explored, kindled over and over again. And without care, the love in your relationship can become an unspoken word and unfelt emotion. Without attention, love can fizzle or fade. I know that sounds harsh, but this … Continue reading “The 4 Cs of Love”
Trust your heart. When your heart has been broken or shattered by a cheating spouse or boyfriend, it can be hard to trust your instincts and know what to do next. You might feel compelled to make a decision that you’re not ready to make. Trust that you have the answers you need to make … Continue reading “Trust Your Heart”
When you’re happy and your needs are being met, you feel content, fulfilled and secure in your relationship. But if your mind starts to wander and think about if you deserve better than what you’re getting, then it likely means that you do deserve better. Your needs matter. Your partner’s needs matter too. If you … Continue reading “Do You Deserve Better?”
Instead of waiting around for the perfect soulmate to show up…open up to having a commitment that’s perfect for you.
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe A good reminder that when someone loves all of you, they … Continue reading “Love You At Your Best and Your Worst”
Relationships, like houses, take work and need updating every once in awhile. If you’re having difficulties in your relationship, it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the relationship. It might just mean that you need to do some repairs.
You go to the doctor when you feel physically ill. You go to the dentist when you have a toothache. You go to church when you feel spiritually weak. But what do you do about the ups and downs of your emotions? What about your emotional health? Emotional health is your ability to feel and … Continue reading “Quiz: Are You Emotionally Healthy Enough For A Relationship?”
The struggle between the pain of staying in your relationship and anticipating the pain of leaving can make you feel crazy. You flip flop back and forth…feeling happy and in love some days and on others, so miserable you want to crawl in bed and hide. Your head feels like you are spinning in circles … Continue reading “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”
A painful breakup isn’t easy to shake. Yet friends and family may be urging you to get back out there and have a social life, “Get out there and go on a date!” But you are leery about exploring a new relationship. It’s understandable, you might not be sure you are ready, or even if … Continue reading “How Do You Know You’re Ready for Dating After a Breakup?”