Posts tagged Relationships
8 Rules For Having The Hard Conversations

These conversations are necessary from time to time. Yes, they can be difficult, they can be painful, and could end up with one or both people crying, yet in the end it is better for all parties involved to have them.

Here are some tips on how to make having these conversations a little easier and a little more productive.

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6 Key Areas Of Personal Development

The purpose of personal development isn't merely to live or even to thrive, it's to strive – you should always be pushing yourself grow a little bit more. While there is nothing wrong with being happy with your lot in life, there are always different areas where you can make an improvement, even if they seem small.

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The Road To Inner Peace Runs Through Forgiveness

When you genuinely forgive people, you will let go of the anger and tense feelings towards them. They no longer have the power over you that they had when those feelings welled up inside of you. Of course, you can’t pretend to forgive them only to still be angry at them. You need to truly let it go, which is not easy for most people to do.

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Dear Men - Find Your Tribe, You Need One

A 21st Century man surrounds himself with other men who are honest, vulnerable, and committed to continually growing into the best versions of themselves.

Men need community, a tribe, to be vulnerable with, to be accountable to, and to lean on for advice and help when things get rough. Accountability essentially means 'being held responsible for the things you do'. It's essentially a form of responsibility that basically means 'the buck stops with you' and it's actually incredibly important.

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Relationships 101: When The Complaining Stops, Your Relationship Is In Trouble

When a man is still interested in a woman, he will usually try to talk things out or work on things.  

It's when he stops trying to talk things that that you have to worry. Some will take the silence as a sign that the objection has been handled. 

Unless the complaining has shifted to words of appreciation for taking him seriously, the silence means he's checked out.

Once he's checked out, it won't be long before his needs will begin being met elsewhere.

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Relationships 101: The Trap Of Expectations

When appreciation turns into expectation your relationship is in danger. By expecting instead of appreciating, you're robbing your partner of their ability to impress you and setting them up for failure. Your partner wants to show you what you and your relationship means to them and to be appreciated for doing so. When it turns into expectation, it's easy to be disappointed and your partner will feel you're disappointed in them. Eventually they may give up trying to show you appreciation because they feel no matter what they do it's not good enough.

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5 Ways To Lose The 'Perfect Guy'

Being vulnerable isn't easy for a man, any man. It's scary and fraught with emotion and not usually something that comes naturally for him. When a man allows himself to be open and vulnerable with you, he's exposing a part of himself that is very delicate. I'm not saying he has to be handled with kid gloves, but he does have to be handled with care. These are just a few things that can cost you the 'perfect guy'. A man who chooses to be vulnerable with you, who chooses to give his heart to you, is a man to be treasured and appreciated.

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Is Your Partner Sabotaging Your Success?

A man driven to reach success needs his partner to be supportive. He'll stumble, fall, and get frustrated along the way and if his partner continually sabotages him, he'll become filled with resentment. If you're a guy who feels like your partner is sabotaging you, there's ways to know and ways to handle it.

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