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Repairing a Relationship

by Lori Sciame April 20th, 2018 | Relationships
Some relationships must end. For instance, in cases of physical and mental abuse, contact should be cut off in order for healing to begin. In other cases, where the hurts don't run quite so deep, a relationship can many times be salvaged.  And in some cases, it may again flourish. This applies to relationships between friends, siblings, parents and children, and even spouses.  If a relationship should be fought for, then the following tips may help to begin the healing process.

Be the Bigger Person

A recent episode of a popular sitcom focused on the concept of "being the bigger person"
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Three Reasons to Let Go

by Lori Sciame March 23rd, 2018 | Relationships
When talking to my twenty year-old daughter a few days ago, I learned that her friend of 15 years had excluded her from a get together yet again.  This friendship, although years old, has been deteriorating slowly, but steadily.  I suggested that she distance herself from this person, since my daughter continually complains of being hurt by her.

She replied, "I can't let go; she was my best friend, Kindergarten through ninth grade."  But this is exactly what she needs to do - let go.  Although it may be difficult, moving on from a friendship may be the best thing
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Three Reasons Not to Rush a Relationship

by Lori Sciame February 23rd, 2018 | Relationships
Their eyes meet, and it's instant chemistry.  They both smile as they gravitate towards each other.  Soon they engage in conversation. Twenty minutes later he asks for her number.  One of them thinks it's been fun talking to a like minded person, and the other is already thinking about the engagement ring.

It doesn't matter who has jumped the gun, the man or the woman.  What does matter is the fact that trying to rush a new relationship usually ends in disaster.  Intrigued?  If yes, read on to learn about three reasons not to rush a romantic relationship.

The Stalker Label

If
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Can’t You Just Get Along?

by Lori Sciame January 26th, 2018 | Relationships
No matter who asks for the divorce, the process can devastate both parties involved.  Loss of self-esteem, fear of living alone, and even financial instability can affect both people in a broken marital relationship.  Although the relationship between the couple will never be what it once was, if there are children involved, the couple needs to work towards being able to interact civilly. Children will benefit from divorced parents who continue to communicate effectively vs. those who have hostile interactions.

Children Should be First

If a divorce is fresh, putting the child's feelings first may be especially difficult; however, it is
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Give a Daily Valentine

by Lori Sciame January 12th, 2018 | Relationships
Next gift-giving holiday? Valentine's Day!  Even though most holiday lights decorating the outside of homes haven't been taken down, stores already have shelves full of Valentine's merchandise - stuffed teddy bears with big red hearts, heart shaped boxes filled with delectable chocolates, and even racy undergarments.  Retailers jump on any chance to capitalize on holidays that center around gift giving.  They are in business to make money; however, in our own important relationships we need to be less focused on buying love.  This means we should not focus so much on particular days of the year (and
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