Relationships can be challenging. It’s not all long stem roses and candle-lit dinners. It’s two completely different people trying to blend together to become one. Differences that can and most likely clash at some point. There have been different upbringings, more than likely there are different beliefs in all sorts of things, and you both will probably have different ideas of how certain things should be done.
We’re all human. We all tell lies, but when is it a “little white lie” that’s “harmless” and when is it a lie that can utterly destroy the trust in your relationship?
Right after she had discovered what I had done, she was devastated, angry, and sad. It was like looking on helplessly as your eyes follow the trajectory of a beautiful Ming Dynasty vase falling to the ground. In slow motion.
How many different hats (roles) do you wear in your relationship? On this Valentine’s day, on the way to drop my daughter off at school this morning, I was hit with the realization of just how many roles we play in our relationships. In our relationships we are lovers, best friends, business partners, parents (to …
Who the heck has time for date night with all the other things I have going on in my life? Right?!?! That’s what you’re thinking, and hey, I hear ya. I totally get it. Hello, mother of four awesome kids here plus two great, amazing stepsons. So trust me when I say I know how hard it is making time to take a shower much less having a date night.
Effective communication is a big key in maintaining healthy relationships with the people in our lives, whether it be our significant other or our bosses. If we can’t or don’t get our point across in an effective and respectful manner how are we to expect to get the results we desire to achieve? We can’t and won’t.
What makes a strong, healthy, happy relationship? Is it communication? Well … that’s a big part of it. What about respect? Yeah … that’s definitely important. Honesty? You betcha. Loyalty? Commitment? Compromise? Patience? Fun? Yes. All of those are key components in making a happy, healthy relationship, but they’re only a part of it. Please don’t think I am trying to undervalue them because I definitely am not at all. They are all huge, important factors, but they are all components that come together to make up the most important thing of all … trust.