HOW TO GET OVER TRUST ISSUES IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Trusting each other plays a big part in a happy relationship. Learn how you can get over any trust issues in your relationship using these steps.
Love is pretty predictable to start with, isn’t it?
There are just two paths you can take when you enter a romantic relationship and get past the infatuation stage.
You can stay happy.
Or you can find yourself frustrated and heartbroken.
Luckily though, it only takes a few months for your mind to realize which path you’re taking in love, the good or the bad one.
16 SECRETS TO A PERFECTLY HAPPY RELATIONSHIP
Looking for the secret ingredient to a happy romance? These 16 secrets are all you need to ensure that both of you have a perfectly happy relationship!
Relationships are full of ups and downs, and it’s not perfect all the time. Now, you may accept this flaw in love easily, but that doesn’t mean that couples can’t be perfectly happy.
Sometimes, the easiest way to find true happiness in love is by throwing away your high societal expectations from the relationship, and just making your own rules.
If you can’t, then you will always be focused on the imperfections and you will miss all the perfectly happy moments.
1 SMART WAY TO STOP STRESSFUL DRAMA IN YOUR LIFE
Why do we get so easily stressed out and sucked into drama?
It’s because the world isn’t the predictable, orderly, blissful place we’d like it to be. We want things to be easy, comfortable and well ordered. Unfortunately, work is hectic, relationships are challenging, people demand our time, we aren’t as prepared as we’d like to be, our family frustrates us, and there’s just too much to do and learn and process in our minds.
So we get stressed out, and drama ensues.
But the problem isn’t the world, or other people’s thoughts and behavior – these aspects of life will always be uncontrollable and a bit of a mess.
The problem is our attachment to our ideals.
THE 9 UNSPOKEN RELATIONSHIP RULES COUPLES NEED TO FOLLOW
Find out how to dodge the puzzling arguments and strange disapproving glares by familiarizing yourself with the nine unspoken rules of every relationship.
When looking for the unspoken rules in a relationship, you will encounter phrases describing what happens in a relationship. The real unspoken rules in a relationship are those that can help a couple survive a nuclear argument that stems from a tiny transgression.
The honeymoon stage of every relationship blinds couples into thinking that their significant others are perfect in any light. Mistakes are overlooked and flaws cease to exist. Everything is peachy until a certain point when the rose-tinted glasses start to lose their effect.
2 THINGS YOU MUST GIVE UP TO MOVE FORWARD TODAY
Let me share a 60-second story and two important life lessons with you…
Recently, Marc and I received a thank you email from a Think Better, Live Better attendee named Kevin (we’re writing about him today with his consent). He said our conference helped him and his wife Laura maintain a positive, intentional mindset as they struggled and grew through one of the most difficult periods of their lives. Certain sections of his email nearly moved me to tears:
“As I mentioned to you at this year’s Think Better, Live Better conference, after injuring my back, losing my job because of it, being evicted from our apartment, moving in with Laura’s parents, nursing my five-year-old through a nearly fatal bout of strep throat, I was stuck in a tragic mental and emotional rut for far too long. And I was sitting on the front porch feeling sorry for myself, yet again, when my old college buddy called me crying and said, ‘Mel-Mel-Mellisa, my baby girl just died in a car wreck.’ And suddenly I felt like the lucky one.”
THE LITTLE THINGS IN LOVE THAT MAKE ROMANCE BETTER
Love and romance isn’t just about splurging on expensive gifts or jet-setting on luxurious vacations. What really holds true love together are the little things in love, the little acts of love that really count.
Why are little acts of love so important to keep that warm buzz of love and that glow alive?
There are times in your life when you just sit down and watch the rain pitter-patter against the window pane.
At times like these, you wish you could do so many things for your lover.
BE A LITTLE MORE OPTIMISTIC: 6 THINGS OPTIMISTS DO DIFFERENTLY
If the grass looks greener on the other side…
And START watering the grass you’re standing on!
Truly, the most powerful weapon against daily stress is our ability to choose one thought, or response, over another. I was reminded of this today when a course student named Sarah sent me the following in an email (I’m sharing this with permission):
MARRIAGE IS HARD WORK!!!
Dr. D.K. Olukoya
Many years ago I interpreted the saying “Marriage is not for small boys” to mean small boys in terms of age, until I visited a female mentor that has been in marriage for 47 years.
I asked her, “So what is the secret of your over 47 successful years in marriage?”
Beaming with smiles, she retorted, “My son, the expectations you bring into marriage will spell either its doom or success. I married my husband without expectations of enjoying his money or him buying cars for me but, with time, my patience, hard work and God-fearing attitude yielded results of getting cars, houses, taking care of our children and all that.