Forgive Your Spouse

FORGIVE YOUR SPOUSE

You never realize the strength you receive once you forgive someone who wasn’t sorry, and accept an apology you never received. Today you must decide to forgive your spouse who hurt you intentionally. Not because they apologized, or because you enjoyed the pain that they caused you, but because your soul deserves peace.
 
Forgiveness is a choice to show mercy. It is a commitment not to hold on to count the offense against the offender.
 
Forgiveness is an expression of love. Just like God forgave you, forgive them also and pray for God’s intervention. Once your heart is sincere and pure, your prayers are heard. That’s when God starts moving into your situation and takes revenge against those who intentionally troubled and hurt you.

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Dating Mythbusters: There Is a Better Half Out There for You

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DATING MYTHBUSTERS: THERE IS A BETTER HALF OUT THERE FOR YOU

Chamin Ajjan

Does your “better half” exist?

We hear it all of the time.  “I am ready to meet my better half?” “You are so lucky that you have found your better half!” “When are you going to settle down with your better half?” This turn of phrase has been used so many times that it has become the way we describe our partners or potential partners. So people everywhere are out there searching for this “better half”. You know, the one person whose presence in your life will not only make you feel complete but will also do so by being BETTER than you are. Wait…WHAT?!

The mere notion that there is a better half out there for you implies that you are not complete on your own. To be happy, you need another person to share your life with who will magically transform your lack luster existence into a life of bliss. The problem is, this will never work! Here’s why:

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Teach your Man to Treat You like a Lady

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TEACH YOUR MAN TO TREAT YOU LIKE A LADY

Team LovePanky

Do you ever wish your boyfriend would just learn to treat you like a lady, without you having to tell him to do things all the time? Try these simple steps to change your playboy into a chivalrous knight.

Do you ever wish your man would just start treating you the way you want to be treated?

Men seem to have evolved physically from the apes, but at times, their chivalry and manners seem to go back to the days of the primitive apes.

Here are a few tips that you could use while you’re with your man to make him learn a few manners himself.

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18 Critical Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

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18 CRITICAL SIGNS OF AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP

Natalia Avdeeva

Even the healthiest of relationships could start to turn bad over time. Use these 18 unhealthy relationship signs to decipher your own love life.

A healthy relationship is every couple’s fairytale storyline.

After all, all of us want our love lives to be filled with bliss and happiness.

But other than a lucky few, most couples lose their way along marital or relationship bliss and end up taking the unhealthy path towards bad romance.

It’s quite sad really, because as lovers, your partner and you do try to make the relationship work.

You may try hard to understand each other and communicate with each other.

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Affairs in a Marriage and the Big Role of Egos in It

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AFFAIRS IN A MARRIAGE AND THE BIG ROLE OF EGOS IN IT

Team LovePanky

Affairs in a marriage are heart shattering, but are you upset about the heartbreak or are you furious because you’re a loser who was kept in the dark?

Talking about affairs and the way they change lives is sensitive and subjective.

Affairs happen for many reasons, but they have to end someday. It has to end in a relationship or end up breaking one.

They always have repercussions.

No matter how tiny the spark of infidelity is or how big, it always leaves a scar.

After an affair, some relationships bloom and get better. And some others, well they just wither and die.

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Should You Confess to Cheating on Your Partner?

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SHOULD YOU CONFESS TO CHEATING ON YOUR PARTNER?

Team LovePanky

At times, we’re all faced with life altering questions and we’re lost for answers. If you ever find yourself cheating, should you confess to cheating on your partner?

Making up your mind on whether to confess or not is one of the most disturbing phases in a relationship.

Well, of course, so is getting into an affair in the first place.

But let’s not pretend like we’re all angels here.

Having an affair is inevitable, and it can happen even to the most loyal of partners.

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7 Reasons Why Empathy Is Important in a Relationship

7 Reasons Why Empathy Is Important in a Relationship

7 REASONS WHY EMPATHY IS IMPORTANT IN A RELATIONSHIP

Lianne Choo

Empathy is one of the most important abilities that help people understand each other. So why is it even more important in your relationship?

It is not uncommon to disagree with another person’s views. Be it politics, religion, or something as silly as whether you should be using paper or plastic at the supermarket. There is nothing wrong with disagreeing with someone. However, it is very important to practice empathy if you want to foster lasting relationships with those around you.

So what exactly is empathy? Not to be confused with sympathy, which is feeling sorrow for someone else’s misfortune, empathy is being able to connect with and understand the feelings of another. In a nutshell, it is putting yourself in another person’s shoes and not freaking out about it.

Whether with your friends, family members, kids, neighbors, colleagues or your favorite Starbucks barista, empathy is very important when it comes to building lasting relationships with others. The most important person you should be empathizing with is, of course, your partner. If you can’t connect with the most important person in your life, then who can you connect with?

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The Real Cost of Divorce

THE REAL COST OF DIVORCE

Written by: seouser

Marriage can be difficult. Sometimes you may feel like you’re at your wits end and the relationship can’t be saved.

But are you aware of the real costs of getting divorce? It’s far beyond just money.

Check out the infographic we put together below about different stats related to divorce in Canada and the United States.

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7 Powerful Yet Simple Metaphors that Will Change the Way You Think

7 POWERFUL YET SIMPLE METAPHORS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK

Angel Chernoff

7 Powerful Yet Simple Metaphors that Will Change the Way You Think

A metaphor is not an ornament.  It’s a necessary lens of perception that allows us to experience and think about ourselves and the world more clearly.  Metaphors have a way of relating to us in the most profound way, by clarifying immense truths and intricate lessons in fairly minimal space.

Marc and I have shared the following metaphors and corresponding stories with our students, readers, and conference attendees dozens of times over the past decade, and we usually get thanked for doing so.  The specifics differ slightly every time we share them, but the core lessons carry forth.

My challenge for you today is to read the first metaphor below.  Then come back tomorrow and read the next one.  Give yourself a little extra perspective every day this week.  See how doing so gracefully changes your thinking from day to day.

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How Self Respect Affects You and Your Relationship

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HOW SELF RESPECT AFFECTS YOU AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP

Alison Ricard

Self respect plays a very important part in relationships and happiness. But can you differentiate the line between giving in and losing your own respect?

We’ve all heard this line before, that love needs understanding and compromise to be successful.

And it’s definitely true.

But love works best only when both partners understand each other and compromise for each other.

If you give while your partner only takes, no matter how compromising or caring you are, you can’t hold on to happiness forever.

And that’s where self respect comes into the picture.

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