Six Ways Relationships Help You Thrive

How to Be Your Best Possible Self For Relationships

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Research suggests that building optimism about the future increases your happiness and paves the way for stronger and more fulfilling connections. Do you know how to create the kinds of relationships that feel good? Research suggests that building optimism about the future can motivate us to work toward our desired...

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What Makes Couples Stick

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It all comes down to two key efforts: conflict management and avoiding external threats. Why do some relationships go the distances, and others flame out? You could listen to 1,000 songs written on heartbreak and love—one of my current faves is Chris Stapleton’s “Nobody to Blame,”...

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5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People

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↓ Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead. Ah, difficult people. There are passive aggressives—the ones who “forget” and put pork in a vegetarian’s dinner. Then there are the grumpy misanthropes, the abusive yellers, the self-centered narcissists, the Debbie Downers or Woe-Me-ers. If we’re...

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Surviving Infidelity

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* Surviving Infidelity It seems no relationship is safe from the potential of infidelity, whether a private relationship or a public one. Statistics show that somewhere between 30-60% of individuals stray at some point during in their marriage, although exact statistics are challenging due to the secretive...

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3 Mindful Ways to Transform Negative Thoughts

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* 3 Mindful Ways to Transform Negative Thoughts * Recognizing our thoughts and where they're taking us is the first step to changing our relationship to them.  * How we relate to our thoughts has a big impact on how our day unfolds, and also how we approach triggers in...

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12 Ways Successful People Handle Toxic People

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12 Ways Successful People Handle Toxic People The important thing to remember is that you are in control of far more than you realize. * Toxic people have always been a drag, but research shows they can physically harm your brain. In this article, originally published on LinkedIn...

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5 Essential Life Skills: Remember Who You Are

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5 Essential Life Skills, Part 1: Remember Who You Are * This is part one of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills. Through the course of over 20 years of personal and spiritual growth study and my own personal work, I have identified five essential life...

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He (or She) Won’t Change

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He (or She) Won’t Change   * Many years ago when my marriage hit what I call “the wall,” I thought my husband had to change in order for me to be happy. The problems with this kind of thinking are multiple. One challenge is that when we...

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3 Essentials of Happy and Healthy Relationships

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* 3 Essentials of Happy and Healthy Relationships * These are things that, when done over time, create the kinds of relationships you truly desire. Your loving spouse who shares everything with you, that best friend who connects with you like few others do, the people at work who...

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10 Stories to Nurture your Most Important Relationships

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10 Stories to Nurture your Most Important Relationships * During our last 10-day challenge, we explored the topic of nurturing our relationships. From self-love to romantic relationships and from family to community – it’s so very important to constantly expand the way we interact with and love...

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How to Forgive

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* How to Forgive * Science shows learning to forgive can make you happier and healthier.  * Your mom told you to forgive. And most religions encourage forgiveness. Plus, it’s just a nice thing to do, right? People who genuinely forgive tend to be healthier and happier, science suggests. For example,...

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6 Secrets of Happy Relationships

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* 6 Secrets of Happy Relationships * Before the battles begin, we start out believing that being with this person will make us happy. Ironically, that’s the critical mistake… “This isn’t working. Let’s just get a divorce,” Caroline said, as she stormed out of their new house. Wally stopped...

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Sorry, But Opposites Do Not Attract

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* Sorry, But Opposites Do Not Attract * A new study shows humans are drawn to people who are similar to them, whether it’s for romance or friendship. * Yin and yang. Night and day. Opposites create sparks; they make for tension—those dynamic conversations between friends, or, that hot sex...

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