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Why do relationship counselors, speakers and authors say repeatedly that your relationship depends on how well you communicate with each other? Because marriage is a partnership and to create teamwork, you need to keep each other informed, and keep yourself aware of your partner’s ideas, wants ... Views: 45
When you were growing up, you probably learned that lying was wrong.
Remember the old adage, "Honesty is the best policy"?
However, chances are that those same people who told you not to lie often told a few non-truths themselves. And today, the mantra of "do not lie" may be one you repeat ... Views: 57
All marriages should be all about the fairy tale, but this is not always the case. Obviously, reality is hardly ever that way. Money and raising kids are often tense issues a lot of couples fight over which can be rather challenging. Issues that couples fight over are common everyday issues. ... Views: 37
Dear Dr Romance:
I hope you will be able to provide me with an insight.I was in a relationship with a man I genuinely loved and wanted future with. Our relationship was lovely to start with but after a few months problems started to emerge: another woman told me he was in a ... Views: 171
Who would you be and how different your life would be if you could embody a state of absolute self-love? That means loving ALL about yourself: the past, the present, your shadow self, your thoughts (including those you are grateful no one knows about), your mistakes and your emotions.
There ... Views: 115
So many couples are now separated part- or full-time because of military deployment and/or work travel and schedules, I get a lot of questions about faithfulness. Your marriage vows may have said, “'til death do us part” but no one said anything about what happens when a military career or ... Views: 178
Dear Dr. Romance:
How can one get over the nervousness of dating again when its been quite a few years since their
If your last relationship lasted for a while, dating again can be a scary proposition.
These guidelines can help:
Dr. Romance's ... Views: 159
p>Dear Dr. Romance:
Several years ago I met this man. it was instant attraction for both of us. we fell instantly for each other but he had a girlfriend. I gave him the space he needed and we both agreed to just be friends. we tried it once when they broke up but it was difficult. ... Views: 181
Even healthy couples can certainly make some of the most common marital mistakes. However, the good news is, they are avoidable. Also, for couples who have already fallen prey to some of these most common mistakes, they can certainly take action to remedy them.
Disregarding Your Spouse’s ... Views: 203
A friend once told me that "Compatibility on many levels (physical, mental, emotional, lifestyle, goals, etc.) is more likely to create a lasting relationship than compatibility on only a few levels." I want to thank that friend for saying this and influencing this new blog post. I will not say ... Views: 157
Sometimes (not often, I must admit), I’m speechless. I really don’t mind losing my voice to the indescribable beauty of a sunset. Or when, surprised by a visit from one of my children, my grin speaks louder than words. I DO mind, however, when I am in a situation that requires me to speak, ... Views: 131
When a Constellation is “set up,” we always try to start as small as possible. After you state your issue to the group, which generally consists of 15-20 people, I then check in with you about how you are doing. When you are ready, I tell you who needs to be represented in your Constellation. We ... Views: 150
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are so pervasive that about a third of Americans have someone close to them who has the problem. This means legions of people have relationships that are stressful at best, and damaging at worst. If your spouse is an alcoholic then alcoholism is bound to affect you ... Views: 204
I just want to give you a short quiz on what you think love is. A, Do you think that love is about reciprocity? B, Do you feel that love is about openness, honesty, and sharing? C, Do you feel that love is about calling someone ten to twenty times a day, monitoring their Facebook page like it ... Views: 143
Family Constellation therapy or better said Family Constellation work (as it is properly named) is a therapeutic process that was developed in the second half of the 20st century, by a man named Bert Hellinger.
Today Hellinger is known as the father of phenomenological psychotherapy. ... Views: 133
Just rewind back to when you were a child and you used to play with Barbie and Ken dolls. If you were a boy, you probably played with small action figures like He-Man and GI Joe. You put so much imagination into those toys. After all, you needed to bring them to life. Each toy had a story ... Views: 187
There are many people we trust in life but once that trust is broken how can we trust again? To be honest I am not sure we can but in different types of relationships there are different levels of trust. If a partner lies to you and you find out how do we deal with that? If adultery is the trust ... Views: 212
In this world there are two kinds of people; takers and givers. Takers are the type of people that will take anything from you. Takers will take something material from you, or they will simply drain you emotionally. Takers only care about themselves. Takers do not care about your ... Views: 247
Being able to trust is an important part of life. And this not only relates to trusting other people, it also relates to trusting oneself. Having trust in life, is another expression of this. This could be trusting in some kind of god for some and for others it could simply be a sense of trust ... Views: 278
Dear Dr. Romance:
I read "Letting Go Takes Love" and it really spoke to me. I am in a situation and I was wondering if you could give me quick advice. I feel the need to let go of someone because he basically doesn't know what he wants. We have been going back and forth with the issue over a ... Views: 364
The Mindset Train
There are times when our thoughts and actions do not necessarily fall in line with what would be to our greatest advantage in life. Instead of being proactive toward living a better, more fulfilling life, many of us go through times when we inadvertently limit our actions, ... Views: 396
Decision making is very complex as many concepts play their role to make it happen. For most of the time, we don’t know which concept is leading ourselves towards an immediate decision. These are hidden concepts that make our background to work within our brains. Here, I am least interested in ... Views: 179
Do you Feel like your Relationship has Become a Battle Ground?
Does Your Relationship Seem More Distant Each Day?
How Is It Possible to Change-Conflict-Into-Intimacy?
You might be scratching your head wondering "How is it possible to turn ... Views: 349
When we begin a relationship we start off by revealing parts of ourselves, our likes and dislikes, what I like to call our preferences. These include things such as politics, religion, our favorite movies, the food we like, basically our thoughts, views and beliefs. If we agree, like and accept ... Views: 465
There are two most common elements that hinder us in reaching our goals. These two come together and block our roads to the life that we want. When we learn to overcome them, there’s no way that we will not land to the path that we wanted to travel.
Worry and Fear come together and are our ... Views: 343
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
When you're stuck in a situation you can't control, how do you handle it?
Really think about that.
When you have to sit in traffic on the highway for two hours because a truck overturned up ahead and there's no way ... Views: 428
When it comes to building trust and rapport, there are seven basic principles that we have found to be key. The first of those is as follows:
Avoid Criticizing and Complaining
Any behavior that is negative will inherently go against the spirit of building trust and rapport with someone. ... Views: 303
To have a happy dating and marriage with the girl you meet, communication and chat Russian women is the key to the successful relationship and happy marriage. Everything about relationship, love, marriage, trust and more is realized by means of good communication with your lovers.For the purpose ... Views: 550
“The Most Expensive thing in the world is trust… It can take years to earn and just a matter of seconds to lose”
I am sure that you have experienced how trusting relationships are simply easy and flowing, whereas ones without trust require much more work and involve conflict and power ... Views: 419
When the essence of your life, which is consciousness, connects to something like another person or your work, a commitment is formed. A superficial level of commitment happens when your consciousness connects to the thoughts of something and you are just left committed to your own mind. The ... Views: 196
Does it seem like every time you start to get close to your partner, she or he finds a way to prevent you from connecting on a deeper level? If so, your partner may be struggling with fear of intimacy.
WHAT IS INTIMACY?
In order to understand fear of intimacy, it is necessary to understand ... Views: 521
For most of my life, I assumed there was something deep, dark and shameful about myself that would make people recoil in horror from me, if they really got to know me. This belief was unconscious, and it actually took a lot of work for me to admit this to myself. It was necessary, because I kept ... Views: 392
“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”
Sir Josiah Stamp
Self-responsibility, — a concept by which individuals assume responsibility for their own choosing.
Now when it come to the ... Views: 346
This is my first web based article. I feel joy as I write it, simply because many of my cob webs are gone and I feel like I CAN... do many of the things my prior life said were not possible. It is my goal to offer you inspiration, hope, and a desire to truly clean up and be free... in other ... Views: 487
What is emotional vulnerability? Emotional vulnerability is when an individual surrenders fully to the joys and sorrows of giving and receiving love. It is when you break open locks and tear down walls—being open and transparent.
The fear of the unknown is what blocks us from giving ourselves ... Views: 750
Everyone experiences ups and downs in relationships. It is normal for there to be rough patches and little problems in every relationship. Most people manage to get through them by talking it through with their partner (or family member, friend, etc.) and coming to a solution. Sometimes the ... Views: 617
Do you ever notice how much time you spend trying to “figure out what’s going on” in your life…and in your relationship, if you’re in one? If it ends up being a fair amount of time, how’s it working for you? When you do get some “answers,” what’s the most common result you get from having ... Views: 483
How to get ex girlfriend back when you live long distance from each other can be tricky. When the relationship ended, she chose to move away, as in a different state or city! Or maybe you’ve always lived long distance and she feels like it isn’t working out that’s why she broke up with you. ... Views: 1658
Special moments are timeless and all of you will love to capture them into immortal frames. There are different incidents in your lives. Life is a long story and so there are many chapters in it. Some of the chapters are so dear to you that you love to remember them forever. These are the ... Views: 287
I attended a lecture tonight on “TRUST”.
It involved a great deal of audience participation. Many people felt that those who didn’t trust others, did not trust themselves. Some were scarred by relationships where infidelity was involved.
I believe trust is the essential ingredient in ... Views: 288
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Moving in together is a financial commitment, and so is marriage, so it’s important to consider the tough issues you’ll face as a cohabiting or married couple. Dr. Romance presents seven things you should consider before entwining yourselves financially as well as ... Views: 661
Fear, worry, anxiety, frustration, and loneliness are all feelings we’ve felt at some point in our lives, if we’re honest. We felt this based on opportunities we’ve had and failed at or opportunities we’ve had and imagined failing. Either way, we choose each of these feelings because they can’t ... Views: 410
Your partners might often see in you characteristics and traits you don’t acknowledge and accept in yourself. The reason being – you reject and depress these in you if you feel they don’t correlate with the person that you want to believe you are. Listening to what your partners ... Views: 333
Effects Of Jealousy
People who allow their jealousy to get out of control often become angry and agitated when the person that they link the jealousy to, jealousydoes innocent things. This ultimately could lead to destruction of the relationship or create two very unhappy people who are ... Views: 278
Wearing precious dresses and looking too smart are the basic dreams of females in this world, while the men are not behind in this race. In current time male and female both communities are greater fond of wearing unmatched, high quality, expensive and beautiful dresses along with a variety of ... Views: 313
Are you currently sabotaging your relationship and don't even realize where you've gone wrong? This is a common mistake of many women who are unsuccessful in their relationships.
Needless to say, you should do something different if you wish to change and improve your relationship. Attempt a ... Views: 591
"We are never so vulnerable as when we trust someone. But paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy." —Walter Anderson
One of the fundamental problems with falling in love is that, by nature, we are so infatuated we have a difficult time tapping into our higher ... Views: 542
Have you ever postponed some thing you really wanted or needed to do until you had a long Wanna-Do List later that never got fulfilled?
Have you ever wished for extra time to sleep a bit more, read longer, or do something different?
After you’ve finally found the time, have you found ... Views: 294
Last month, I received the following letter from an old friend, Lloyd Barnhart.
"A topic I would like you to cover/explore is that curious phenomena which permits otherwise independent women to be dominated…even abused…by males with whom they share some sort or relationship. Why is it that a ... Views: 470
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have been together with my wife for about 3 years now. We have worked on many issues in our marriage and resolved most of them; however, there is still one issue that has not been resolved.
It seems that little mistakes I make, such as not taking out the trash when it ... Views: 708