Relationship Stress

Sometimes the wisest course of action for relationships that cause constant stress is to distance ourselves. The tension created doesn’t just feel bad to us, it radiates negativity into the world. The energy we expend on dysfunctional relationships keeps us...

Improving Relationships

If you want to improve the quality of any relationship, start by working on the relationship you have with yourself. The way you feel about your interactions with others is a mirror of how you feel about yourself. When someone criticizes you for something you like...

The Perils of Superiority

Do you develop friendships with people you tend to judge? If so, you may be drawn to them because noting their inadequacies makes you feel superior. It’s probably not conscious, but cultivating friendships with people you don’t respect isn’t healthy...

Relationship Dynamics

Occasional disagreements and arguments are a normal part of every relationship. Both people think that they’re right and the other person is responsible for the disturbance. Each wishes the other would alter their behavior to suite their preferences. But egos...

Knowing When to Let Go

All relationships have a purpose. Some are meant to be brief and some are meant to span a lifetime. Being able to discern which is which is a sign of wisdom and a healthy self-love. Relationships issues that don’t get resolved cause stress, lower the quality of...

Relationship Balance

Healthy relationships maintain a particular kind of balance that helps accelerate personal growth for each individual. That balance is a result of being neither too merged nor too independent. Overly merged partners can lose confidence in their ability to function...