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Someone with low self-esteem can be limited by beliefs that they do not even know are in their way. These beliefs may have been your "normal" for so many years, that they seem to be the absolute truth. However, there is no absolute truth. There is your truth, my truth, his truth, her truth; ... Views: 127
If one had the chance to get something for free, they could either take what they need or they could take as much as they could. Another way of looking at this would be to say that they can act with grace or they can act with greed.
When one only takes what they need, it ... Views: 262
If one was to use social media, not only could they see what their ‘friends’ have been doing; they could also see what certain celebrities have been doing. What this comes down to is that their news feed is going to be filled with updates from people they now and from people they don’t know.
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Unique New Year ideas
So it is the end of another year, and an onset of new happenings, new happiness and new joys. This is exactly the way you must be witnessing the coming year to be. Whether you belong to a small city in a quaint town or is an inhabitant of the metro culture, it is a very ... Views: 69
It should be fun meeting new people over the holidays, but socializing can be stressful for many people.
So develop a strategy first and do your homework: assess your own ‘things I like to do’ list and know which activities and personalities that best support your energy.
Whether you are ... Views: 122
Nobody -- whether single, in a long-term committed relationship or anything in between -- is completely immune from that often-painful feeling of loneliness. That is, however, until you can see it for what it is: an attitude that's completely within your power to change.
Merely being alone ... Views: 146
When it comes to the people one has on their friends list, there can be the people they know and there can also be the people they don’t know. As a result of this, just because someone is classed as a friend it doesn’t mean that this is actually the case.
The Same School
For example, one ... Views: 161
Have you tried to get your ex back but nothing has worked? the fact is almost all breakups can be resolved even will you feel you did the unthinkable nobody will ever forgive you, becoming victorious in winning your Ex back is as easy as knowing your alphabets. All you need to do is get the ... Views: 199
If one was to treat someone with respect, there is the chance that they will get a certain response. Whereas if they were to treat someone with disrespect, there is the chance they will get a completely different response.
When it comes to the first example, one might expect another person ... Views: 215
If someone was to go and watch a film, not only would they watch the screen, they would also pay attention to what is being said. On one hand, they will have paid to watch it, and on the other hand, it will be something they want to see.
However, if they were to take ... Views: 198
Bullying remains a dark reality for hundreds of people. It doesn’t just impact the 6 out of 10 students who say they are victims of bullying on a daily basis but also a growing number of adults in the workplace. Technology has extended the reach of bullying beyond the confined spaces of school ... Views: 197
In existential terms, for us to transcend dysfunction, we must accept the anxiety generated by the awareness of the nature of existence as inherent to our lives and learn to live with it as authentically as possible. The authentic self, which is both grounded in and aware of its transient ... Views: 177
Dr. Romance writes: There are people in my life who are easy to be around, and others I love who are more difficult for me. It’s not that they’re bad people, others get along with them fine, and, actually, so do I. It’s just that I have to work a little bit more to ... Views: 231
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have a number of people I would consider friends - two in particular, that have lately become acquaintances, rather than friends, per se. One, in particular, my ex-girlfriend (who was a good friend 12 years prior to romance), no longer contacts me: calls, notes in the mail, ... Views: 175
If one made a mess somewhere, they could either clean it up or they could leave it where it was. If they were to take the first option, it might take them a while, and this may mean they have to put something else on hold.
However, if they were to take the second option, it might allow them ... Views: 188
While there are some people in the world who always try to see the best in others, there are also people who always try to see the worst in others. In their eyes, the outlook they have could be seen as best one to have.
Through having a different outlook, it is likely to mean that their ... Views: 148
While a relationship can last a lifetime, there is also chance it will only last for short amount of time. It could also be said that there is a greater chance of one staying friends with someone for a lifetime than there is of them being in an intimate relationship with someone for the same ... Views: 188
Millions of Americans live their lives with low self-esteem. Teenagers learn it from one or both parents. Others choose it by comparing themselves with movie stars. Many young women mutter to themselves, “I’m not good enough…I’m not as pretty as Becky the captain of the cheerleading squad…I’m ... Views: 107
Where Has Our Ability to Empathize Gone?
Excerpted from August 2, 2012 show on A Fine Time for Healing, Is Our Ability to Empathize Eroding?
Empathy is the ability to emotionally put oneself into someone else’s shoes—the capacity to share and understand the feelings, emotions, and ... Views: 138
When I was a girl, growing up in the small township of Rockland, New York, there was a tiny post office, which was a small room with a separate entry in the house next door. Rockland’s official postmistress was Clara Weiss, who seemed very elderly even when I was a very small child. She ... Views: 167
Most of us know someone who accuses us of wrong-doing whenever we ask that they do what they should have done. For example, you may have a colleague who should have finished some work by a certain deadline, and your part of the work depends on their finished work. And when you ask for their ... Views: 213
It is often said that one’s friends are the family they choose, and this is why someone can feel as close to their fiends as they can to their family. In some instances, the connection one has with their friends could be greater than the connection they have with their family.
When this ... Views: 173
Dear Dr. Romance :
I am a 20 year old college student. I have been going out with a man for almost 2 years, I feel he is the one I want to marry but now we are having problems and I don't know how we are going to stay together. I made the mistake of telling him about my ... Views: 159
There are times when one will meet someone without knowing anything about them and then there are other times when this won’t be the case. In this instance, one will have heard about the other before person they have even met them.
When this happens, one can feel as though they already know ... Views: 208
I read somewhere that if there is a way of living that you would like to accomplish, a goal that you have set for yourself and haven't gotten there yet, the best way to magnetize it would be to pretend you are already there. So in essence you would create a circumstance that has you doing (even ... Views: 206
Whilst there are some people on this planet who have relationships that are life-affirming, there are others who have relationships that are the complete opposite. They are then living on the same planet, but the experience they have on this planet is going to be radically different.
When ... Views: 203
We live in an era of advice overload. I don’t know about you, but my Twitter and Facebook feeds are filled with 101 ways to conquer an interview, find love, lose weight, and even how to clean the shower the right way! I’m just saying;)
It seems there’s a demand for answers. There’s a hunger for ... Views: 239
Greeting cards are not only warm and thoughtful but the best way to convey a massage. Whether it’s Independence Day, birthday, Christmas or any occasion, a card will always do. Normal cards are boring and so most people nowadays have resorted to ecards that are customized to the individual ... Views: 153
If one was to ask a group of people who have been on this planet for over thirty years and another group who have been here for less than twenty years what their definition of friendship is, the feedback they receive might end up being completely different. This could be put down to fact that ... Views: 239
While there are some people who embrace their inherent vulnerability, there are others who do everything they can to come across as invulnerable. This is not to say that these are the only options available, as there are likely to be people who alternate between the two.
There will then be ... Views: 234
When one has a friend who they connect with, it is going to come down to the fact that they enjoy being in their company. This doesn’t mean that they are ‘perfect’, but they are going to be ‘perfect’ for them.
If one was to take a closer look at why they enjoy being in their company, they ... Views: 225
How it feels when you receive a warm message from your friend, brother, sister or mother? certainly, you feel very happy, loved and remembered. Your message for your loved ones conveys your emotions and feelings towards them. A value of beautiful message that conveys love and care cannot be ... Views: 246
I am willing to wager that you have a secret.
Your secret is a story--or many stories--that culminate in a shameful "truth" about yourself and who you think you are. You go through life hoping nobody discovers this truth. It would all fall apart if everybody figured out what you "really" ... Views: 322
There is healing power in the medicine of laughter and play. Living with stress, feeling uptight, being worried, not sleeping, and thinking limiting thoughts, kill the joy in your life—as well as your health and wellbeing.
One of the best anti-stress medicines we have is free, has no negative ... Views: 254
While someone can be by themselves, it doesn't mean they will end up feeling lonely. This is similar how someone can be around others and still end up feeling as though they are by themselves.
What this shows is that it can all depend on how one feels in their own company, and how they feel ... Views: 337
Since co-dependent relationships are not healthy for you, why is it so hard to extricate yourself? Why is it so difficult to get out of a situation that is harmful to you? Well, we all hate change, even if that change may be for the better. And if you’ve been in a co-dependent relationship your ... Views: 425
Research shows that the happiest and healthiest people are those who are well-connected to friends and family, but all friendships are not beneficial. A healthy friendship has mutual caring, mutual respect, mutual responsibility and good communication.
Breaking up with an important friend ... Views: 367
Maybe you grew up in a dysfunctional home in a codependent relationship. In the bestselling book, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls tells of her hardscrabble childhood. Her father was an alcoholic, her mother abdicated her role as caregiver, and the children had to fend for themselves. Walls’ ... Views: 372
Remember Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles? All the lonely people. She kept her face in a jar by the door. We all have these faces, they are our defense mechanism to protect our vulnerable self. The problem is not that we have them but that we don't know the false from the true. We live ... Views: 330
It's so easy to become gullible with words without paying close attention to the actions in the words uttered. This usually happens when a woman has been alone (without a date) for a while.
There's the longing and yearning to be with someone even though it may sometimes be denied. There's the ... Views: 434
DR. BARRY HAMMER
Developing empathy, or experiential insight into the feelings and needs of other individuals, is the key to developing related altruistic qualities such as, genuine caring, compassion, sympathy, generosity, patience, and tolerance for diversity. The ... Views: 391
With half of marriages ending in divorce and so many married couples still unhappy, this topic begs a look. Many might be happy if they kept two points in mind.
This author thought he was happily married when his first wife of 20 years left him. He was in a stressful marriage for 19 more ... Views: 310
How to tell your ex boyfriend you still love him; Has your boyfriend left you for another girl? Who is she and how did she manage to steal Him away from you? Could it be possible she's had her eye on him for some time and decided she was more deserving of him than you? Now you want to get him ... Views: 341
How to get your man back after a break up; If you are thinking about how to use reverse psychology to get your ex back, it is very simple to do. You are just going to figure out things that up front are not anything special but they can have some psychological impact on who you direct it to. ... Views: 286
I want to get back with my ex girlfriend; Do you have an ex girlfriend that you would like to get back? You have probably been struggling to keep your self-control while trying to get over your break up, you will need to get yourself together before you proceed. If you can't calm down enough to ... Views: 300
It’s been a long hard winter of spending many a day inside planted in front of this computer of mine. I love and hate this blessed and cursed place. The warm outside temps that got me to the park for a mid-afternoon walk today further drove home what I have been sensing lately which is that ... Views: 279
Text to get your boyfriend back; If you are trying to get your ex back after having broken up, are you the only one of the two trying to resolve the situation? This can be difficult to do but if you pursue it with confidence you have a good chance of succeeding. The following four steps will ... Views: 240
How do i make my ex want me back; If you feel your relationship is not doing too well, what can you do about it? Is it possible your relationship is too far gone to save it? Or hopefully you are willing to start early to fix things when signs of trouble emerge. If the relationship has gotten ... Views: 302
When one feels close to someone, there are likely to be a number of reasons why. One may know what these reasons are, or it may take them a while to realise why they feel the way they do.
The connection they feel with the other person is likely to have built up over time. This is not to say ... Views: 341
I need my ex lover back; If you find that your ex wants to get back together with you but you are not interested, you may be in a difficult position. You may have no interest in getting back with your ex for whatever reason or may just want to be friends. If your ex is putting pressure on you to ... Views: 533