16 ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP SIGNS OF A DEVIOUS LOVER
Are you being tricked into living with abuse by your lover? Use these 16 shocking and devious abusive relationship signs to see the veiled truth.
It usually starts with verbal abuse.
Sarcasm enters the picture.
And one day, something gets thrown at you.
An abusive relationship isn’t scary just because it hurts.
It’s scary because you’re usually tricked into it.
18 EMOTIONS YOU SHOULDN’T FEEL IN A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
We go through a range of feelings when we’re in a relationship. But if you’re faced with these unhealthy emotions, it may be time to cut it loose.
A relationship should feel like a support system, a safe haven, and a place to express yourself openly without being mocked or judged. Settling for less than you deserve by staying in a dead end or unsatisfying relationship will only make you feel more isolated and alone.
If a relationship affects your mental sanity, disrupts your inner peace, corrodes your self-esteem, and generally makes you feel more negative than positive, you should either let the relationship go or seek help in improving your relationship. People seek relationships in order to feel happy, accepted, and complete, but when you feel any of the following emotions, ask yourself, “What’s the point of staying in a relationship that’s doing more harm than good?”
HOW TO STAY CONNECTED AS A COUPLE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS
When my kids were younger, one of our favorite summer activities was to have leaf races in the rushing streams near our North Carolina summer rental. We’d strategically drop our leaves in the wider section of the stream, where the water drifted sluggishly, and excitedly watch them pick up pace as the brook bed narrowed and our leaf boats rushed through a collection of rocks.
This is what November and December feel like to me, like time itself is rushing and racing at an ever-quickening rate until WOOSH—the new year arrives.
We no sooner get the Halloween decorations packed away when the sudden onslaught of party invitations, recitals, end of year meetings, travel plans, family get-togethers, decorating to-dos, gift lists, and holiday cards crashes in like a tidal wave.
13 SIGNS YOUR FRIENDS ARE RUINING YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Your friends may seem nice and trustworthy, but are your friends ruining your relationship? Use these traits to find out if they’re bad for your love.
Friends can be the best thing in the world.
But at times, they can be the worst too.
Do you find yourself jumping from one relationship to another all the time?
Do you think there’s something wrong with you?
HOW TO BE MINDFUL ABOUT MONEY
If you’ve read Zach Brittle’s Blog Series, you know that M is for Money. M is also for marriage, misunderstanding, multidimensional and maybe, as in maybe a good thing and maybe not. We are conditioned to think of money as an ultimate goal, a passport to the land of eternal peace of mind, but in the long run we know this isn’t quite true. Most of us have figured out by now that money is not the ultimate answer. It can’t really make us happy and isn’t very good at solving our relationship problems.
It’s tempting and convenient to think otherwise, though. Think of the hassled husband (or wife!) on all those TV shows, eternally retreating into their office to escape the myriad challenges of daily life (most commonly, to avoid facing marital conflict). The pursuit of financial security as strategy for avoiding the complexities of human relationships is a common theme. It doesn’t even have to be a conscious decision at first, but it is a slippery slope! After all, we’re only human, and when faced with a choice between an intractable problem and a lovely distraction… well, we often can’t help ourselves.
Unfortunately, workplace escapism often makes things worse. Even solvable problems can become gridlocked issues when avoided long enough. Falling into these habits only increases the distance between us and loved ones, putting stress on relationships and limiting families’ ability to face challenges together. It takes a conscious effort to change our ways, and we may be helped by a change in perspective.
HOW SELF RESPECT AFFECTS YOU AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP
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.
SHOULD YOU NEVER MAKE SOMEONE A PRIORITY?
Ever heard that line, you should never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option? Well, here’s what you need to know about it.
When you love someone dearly, it’s obvious that you’ll make them a priority in your life.
But what do you do when the feeling isn’t mutual?
Well, that’s where everything starts to go wrong in a relationship.
Misunderstandings in expectations from each other are almost always the biggest reason for bad relationships and friendships.
20 THINGS HAPPY COUPLES DON’T DO IN A PERFECT RELATIONSHIP
There are many things you can do to build a perfect relationship. However, sometimes it’s the things you don’t do that make all the difference.
Achieving a happy relationship with someone takes more than just a bit of good luck. It requires daily exercise in healthy relationship practices that help build a strong bond between two people. While couples do many things to keep their relationships happy—communicating, for example—the things they don’t do might lend more to their happiness as a couple than you may think.
Things you shouldn’t do if you want a happy relationship
If you’re looking for ways to build a happy relationship with someone special, consider the following “don’t do” tips that other happy couples swear by.
SELFISHNESS IN RELATIONSHIPS: 15 TIPS TO DO THE RIGHT THING
Being selfish is okay once in a while, especially in relationships. But is there ever a place for selfishness in a relationship? And if so, when?
Selfishness is one of the negative traits that a person can possess. Although it is a general guideline to not be selfish at all, most people are still victims of their own whims.
The urge to become selfish pops up when you least expect it. Nobody really goes out of their way to be selfish. It usually occurs when someone asks you for something that you don’t want to give. Of course, in order to love someone else, you do need to be able to love yourself; but you don’t want to take your self-love too far. Here are some general guidelines on what selfishness is in the first place, and when it may or may not be okay to act a little self-centered in your relationship.