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Are You A Sucker For Guilt?

Here are 13 points to consider in preventing you from getting pushed around and becoming someone’s doormat: 1) Beware The Guilt Trippers. Guilt trippers may not even realize what they are doing or how wrong it is to manipulate others with their guilt tactics. They often are too focused on getting the outcome they desire. If someone tries to make you feel guilty about your decision, then you need to be alerted. This is also true if someone tries to get you to do something that works for them but…

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Put An End To Griping and Complaining

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”    ~ Benjamin Franklin The average person complains between 15 and 30 times a day.  Most of us are so conditioned to complain that we don’t even notice how much we gripe and complain about our lives.  We complain about things we cannot control such as weather and traffic.  We complain about our boss, our parents, our children, and anyone else who comes to mind.  The possibilities are endless. When you speak negatively about people, places or events and don’t…

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Recapture The Chemistry You Once Had

Have you built walls around your heart in order to protect yourself?  It is rare that I will meet an adult who has not done so.  Most adults have a list of names of people who have hurt them.  Eventually they become some sort of island fortress.  They strive to not allow themselves to feel anything too strong for another person.  Perhaps the person you are involved with now is the one who pushed you to put the final brick in the wall.  If you have learned to shut your…

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What The Heck Is She Saying

Learning To Understand The Words That Are Coming Out Of Her Mouth “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” ~ Oscar Wilde “I do so much for you, yet you are always ignoring me. All you care about is yourself and your fishing boat.” Before Elizabeth could continue, Jamie reminded her, “I work hard.  I have a right to relax on my days off.” Elizabeth jumps back in with, “Meanwhile I do everything around here!  This family would fall apart if it were left to you to…

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Don’t Let Your Fear Of Rejection Keep You Stuck!

Many people are afraid to say and do what is best for themselves out of a fear of rejection and abandonment. If you are sacrificing who you are to hold your relationship together or to keep others from disapproving of you, then you are leading a lonely life.  If these people truly care about you, they will want you to achieve success in your life. I have seen so many individuals give up hobbies, career goals and other areas of interest to gain the approval of their partner and/or their…

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Secrets for a Wonderful Start to Marriage

Sometimes couples have unrealistic expectations about what marriage should be like for them. These needs are everything from provisional to emotional. Trying to meet these expectations can be quite a task. Presupposing these expectations will be met can be disastrous. When your expectations are not met this sets you up to be unhappy and to complain. This can quickly frustrate even the happiest of newlyweds. Strengthen your marriage with a solid foundation. Make sure you start off with the right tools. Remember that it is an adjustment to being together….

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