Browsing articles in "Relationships"
Sep
3
2011

Love

Pope Benedict XVI on his recent visit o London said: We were made to love… We were made to receive love… We were made to give love. You and I need to be reminded of this frequently.  Where do we find love in our daily lives? Love is found in the patience of parents when their children are acting up.  It is found in the kindness shown to a sick friend.  Love is present when […]

Aug
30
2011

Personality & Temperaments

There are five key ingredients that determine whether or not two people have the right chemistry: Self-confidence- the degree to which a person feels comfortable with him or herself.  People that are high in self-confidence tend to be assertive and competent in both their private and public relationships.  People that are low in self-confidence tend to be reticent and somewhat anxious. Family Orientation- the degree to which a person supports and values the family.  People […]

Aug
20
2011

Fullness of Time

I am amazed at how busy we all are.  Our days are packed with obligations and we seem to be constantly on the go.  Times flies by so quickly.  In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. Pope Benedict offered us much food for thought when he spoke about two approaches to time.  One approach is to see time as the solar cycle which is used […]

May
10
2011

Barriers, Challenges, And Opportunities To Making Friends

Each person has a unique definition of friendship and positive social relationship. Some characteristics that are part of the definition of positive relationships include: interests or desire to participate; perception of each other as valuable; reciprocity. Friendships also have characteristics of intimacy and frequency. In order to have opportunities to have relationships, people must experience integration, inclusion, and proximity. Stigma is often experienced by people with developmental disabilities. Overcoming stigma can be accomplished by encouraging […]

May
2
2011

Questions To Ask In Understanding Your Man

Stop trying to make sense of what a man does, feels, and says from your perspective…and start listening and opening who and what he really is. Giving, understanding, and seeking to first understand, and then be understood really does create more and more understanding in return. Do you understand the mode or way of being that the man in your life lives and thrives in, and that gives him his greatest sense of self? And […]

Apr
20
2011

Waking Up Passion

Couples who complain of a stalled sex life are far from uncommon these days. For many, life in the fast lane has meant passing right by passion. Half of all marriages are troubled by some form of sexual distress ranging from disinterest and boredom to outright sexual dysfunction. Why bother about sexual problems? Sex is healthy. It helps us sleep better and feel less stressed. It is a health requirement. A fountain of youth? Researchers […]

Apr
13
2011

The Golden Rule Of Friendship

When you have a friend, the world suddenly looks different; what was commonplace yesterday is filled with magic today. Friends make us feel good-about ourselves, about life. Friendship makes it possible to share play, exercise, or sorrow with somebody else. Friends can even help keep us healthy. People with more social contacts-whether from marriage, close friends, relatives or church-were two to five times more likely to outlive people with fewer contacts. People in less developed […]

Feb
11
2011

Youthful Folly, Joy, Careful Affection, and Mutual Attraction

From I-Ching:  Hexagram 4, Be on guard for careless or rebellious attitudes characteristic of youthful inexperience.  Just as youth requires instruction, this is a time to focus on learning your lessons from a patient teacher or life experience.  Is there a circumstance in your life, which you have failed to comprehend completely, perhaps because you have failed to appreciate its inherent complexities?  Be respectful of anything or anyone who has something to teach you right […]

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