A NEW 2-MINUTE READ THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE TODAY (AND SPARE SOME PAIN)
Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.
That’s the super-short version of our advice for those moments when nothing seems to be going as planned; when everything you want seems out of reach; when you feel utterly stuck.
Yes, just be right where you are, with an open mind.
Let go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and sincerely appreciate it for everything it is.
WHEN THE WIFE WAS ASKED A QUESTION…
Years ago at a marriage conference, a wife was asked if her husband made her happy! Of course her husband stood beside her, beaming with smiles. He was full of confidence, believing he knew what her answer would be!
He thought his wife would say ‘YES,” because they had a happy marriage. On the contrary, she responded with a shocking “NO.”
Hear her: “My husband has never made me happy and does not make me happy! I am happy! Whether I am happy or not is not dependent on him but on me. I am the only person on whom my happiness depends. I choose to be happy in every situation and every moment of my life for if my happiness depended on another person, thing or circumstance on the face of the earth, I would be in serious trouble. Everything that exists in this life constantly changes: the human being, the riches, my body, the climate, my boss, the pleasures, the friends, and my physical and mental health. I could quote an endless list.
15 REASONS WHY YOU’RE BORED WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP
You don’t need to feel guilty if you’re getting bored with your relationship. You just need to understand why you’re bored and do something about it!
Relationships are tricky places to be in.
Sometimes, it makes you feel like the happiest person in the world.
And at other times, it spirals you back onto the ground and makes you wonder if you even want to be in one.
Do you feel like you’re getting bored with your relationship?
THE QUESTION AT THE HEART OF EVERY PARENT-TEEN RELATIONSHIP
His silence is driving me crazy.
For two months, we’ve been dropping him off at the local community theater for rehearsals. He has performed in the theater before, and always the routine is the same. For months, we wonder what sort of role he is playing, and for months, he refuses to even read lines with us. He won’t reveal the show as it is being formed, because he wants us to first experience it when it is finally performed. Maybe that’s a teen thing, but probably it’s just a human thing: at some level, we all wish we could present ourselves to the world finely polished and finally finished.
Now, it’s opening night. The spotlights are on. The seats are full. His mother and I sit in the front row, looking slightly upward at the stage. The waiting, for us, is over. I will finally hear my son speak. The play begins.
3 THINGS YOU MUST GIVE UP TO MOVE FORWARD TODAY
Let me share a new 90-second story and some important life lessons with you…
Recently, Marc and I received a thank you email from a Think Better, Live Better 2018 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.”
10 BIG PROBLEMS IN A RELATIONSHIP AND HOW TO FIX THEM
Relationships can be perfect. But that doesn’t mean it won’t have its problems. Find out the big problems in a relationship and learn how to fix them.
Relationships are one of the first things that all of us take for granted.
We don’t want to take them for granted.
But yet, we forget how much something really matters to us when we don’t stand to lose it.
And it usually takes losing something to realize its importance and value.
10 EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF MIDLIFE CRISIS IN WOMEN YOU CAN’T HIDE
If the signs of a midlife crisis in men are driving a convertible and having an affair, these are the signs of midlife crisis in women.
If a man, starting to go grey, buys a red sports car or starts sleeping with his twenty-something secretary, it can be a major alert that he is having a midlife crisis. But the signs of midlife crisis in women are more subtle.
What is so different between middle-aged men and women?
Often men are looking to make a change. And usually regarding their masculinity or financial success. Women usually get validation from their relationships. Whether as a wife, mother, or even a friend or employee, women see their worth in a different way then men.
INSECURITY IN A RELATIONSHIP – HOW TO GET OVER IT
Insecurity in a relationship can be difficult to handle, especially when your partner can’t understand you and all you feel in love is confusing pain. Find out how to get over relationship insecurities and have a better relationship.
Falling in love may feel like a bed of roses.
But if you find that your love isn’t reciprocated equally, you may end up hurt or feeling insecure about the relationship status.
Understanding and dealing with insecurity in a relationship isn’t easy, especially if your partner doesn’t understand you or what you’re going through.
10 THINGS TOO MANY UNHAPPY PEOPLE WANT MORE THAN HAPPINESS
Once upon a time, a young girl awoke hungry and thirsty. She hadn’t consumed anything to eat or drink for as long as she could remember… and she was lost in a vast desert without food, water, shelter, or any kind of parental care. But she wasn’t scared. She was ready!
For throughout her short life, the universe had been crystal clear with her: while other children were granted easier lives in happy homes with loving parents, Christmas trees and birthday parties, her destiny was very different: it was to know suffering… so she could find ways to alleviate suffering in others.
The young girl’s heart pounded hard as she watched the sun rise over the distant horizon. And she wondered how much more her deprived little body and mind could take. She was struggling in so many ways, yet she let the universe know, as she often did, that if today was the day… it was OK. But she wouldn’t give up without a fight!
12 REAL REASONS WHY COUPLES DRIFT APART OVER TIME
Are you drifting away from your partner? Use these 12 reasons to find out why couples drift apart and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
A few relationships happily stand the test of time.
And many others, well, they start out perfectly, but somewhere along the way, the lovers start to drift away and fall apart even before either of them realizes what’s happening.
Have you ever been in a relationship where you love your partner, but surprisingly, don’t see a future with them?
You’re not alone.