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Why Do People Find It Difficult to Give?

Wed, 04 May 2016 07:31:02 -0500

It is said that it is better to give than to receive. Yet most of us find it difficult to give. Can I tell you why?


Loving Yourself When You Feel Rejected

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:28:30 -0600

Do you know how love yourself when you feel rejected? Start learning how now!


Relationships: Why Do Some People Always Shame Others When They Open Up?

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:10:05 -0500

In order for someone to experience intimacy, it will be important for them to open up to others. However, this is not to say that they should simply open up to anyone, and this is because doing so would lead to problems.


Relationships: Are The People Who Rescue Others Healthier Than The People They Rescue?

Tue, 31 May 2016 06:32:26 -0500

While someone could be in a position where they have saved a number of dogs from drowning, it could go even further than this. Perhaps they also work in the fire service, and have then stopped a number of people from losing their life.


Do You Have Patience?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:17:40 -0500

Has having patience been a challenge for you? Discover an underlying cause of impatience.


Emotional Compatibility Matters

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:44:39 -0500

Have you ever put time, effort and love into a relationship but still it fails? Try as you may nothing you do seems to rekindle the hopes you had invested in the partnership. This is a common situation which may prove very confusing and leave you feeling inadequate.


Everything in the Law Code Sums Up to Love

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:44:49 -0500

Death and destruction are on rampage, from town to town, city to city and from country to country. Switch on to any news channel, you are informed of one chaos or another; one tragedy or another. People gather face to face, on social media or phone calls discussing: "What is going on? Death is on the loose like never before"


What Can Happen When Someone Is No Longer Willing To Put Up With Other People's Projections?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:09:43 -0500

Although some people have the tendency to take responsibility for what takes place within them, there are others who don't. Due to this, it can be normal for someone to believe that what is taking place externally has nothing to do with what is going on internally.


Why Do People Really Want to Get Married - Or At Least Be In A Relationship - In Despair?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:30:15 -0500

Some people tend to become desperate in finding for their other halves - "hopeless romantics" as they say - to the point that their situations become worse than expected. Going loco over having as spouse, or at least a boyfriend or girlfriend, has its own aspects similar to that of a human being. Whether a certain reason is good or bad depends on the specific aspect it is connected.


Diagnosed or Undiagnosed Personality Disorder Might Harm Your Relationship(S) - What Should You Do?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:49:54 -0500

If, in spite of your many attempts to develop a good intimacy you fail time and again, it might be that you behave in your relationships in self-sabotaging ways (such as: having unstable moods; extreme reactions; often being too angry, making irrational decisions, etc.). When these happen, you might blame your partner for "making you" behave that way. However, if you exhibit the same behavioural, emotional and attitudinal patterns time and again, unwilling to see your part in sabotaging your relationship(s), it might mean, among other, that you might suffer from some (diagnosed or undiagnosed) personality disorder you don't seem to be able to control, which causes you to behave in these self-sabotaging ways. Learning what it is that causes you to behave the way you do will enable you to take control and become able to (finally) develop a healthy and successful intimacy.


Do Some People's Childhood Set Them Up To Feel Smothered When They Experience Intimacy?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:36:46 -0500

When it comes to intimacy, it could be said that there are at least three types of people. There can the ones who want to experience it, the ones who do experience it and the ones who do everything they can do avoid it.


Five Dog Trainer Principles to Use With Your Boyfriend

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:58:40 -0500

Some of the tips that you might hear from a dog trainer would also be applicable to relationships. Keep these five ideas in mind for use with your boyfriend.


Relationships: Should Someone Look At Their Childhood If They End Up In Abusive Relationships?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:32:03 -0600

When something works, there is generally going to be no reason for someone to take a closer look at it. One example of this is that when one has a car that works, they won't need to take a look under the bonnet, for instance.


What God Taught Me at School Today

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:01:45 -0500

As I shovelled mulch into the wheelbarrow I had four young male students engage me in the finer points of the work. One was Indian, another Caucasian, another African American, and the final boy was Asian. I was captivated more by their unity of friendship than their curiosity for my work, even as I did explain the benefits of mulch for gardens and how to move the product.


Relationships: Do Some People's Childhoods Set Them Up To Expect Too Much From Others?

Mon, 23 May 2016 06:31:04 -0500

If one was to go shopping and they were to speak to someone who works in a store, it is highly unlikely that they will expect them to treat them like a close friend would. In fact, they might not know what to expect from them.


A Power We All Wield, Yet So Often Don't Understand

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:30:39 -0500

OH HOW much power we each have! We don't know or realise, most of the time, just about every given moment, our influence. Without even trying, we, 'the powerless', wield such great power. Power of the tongue, influence through action and inaction, the choice of acceptance and rejection, actors for impact every interactive moment of our lives.


What Is More Important, Your Device or Your Relationship?

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:36:39 -0500

What is more important, is your your Device more valuable than your Relationship, Marriage, and your Children? Do you lose connection in the relationship and use the Device to Replace your Partner? What do you call it when you gave your Device all your attention and none to the family at home or none to the relationship that is so longing for your attention, love and affection?


Relationships: Why Do Some People Always Criticise Their Friends?

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:33:30 -0500

While someone can spend time with people that they appreciate, they can also spend time with people who irritate them. As a result of this, not everyone is going to feel the same when they are around their friends.


Independence You: How to Free Yourself for a Successful and Loving Intimate Relationship

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:38:41 -0500

It is when you free yourself and your approach to intimacy from a strength, rather than from a weakness (i.e., driven by fears and needs), that you stop letting yourself fall into relationships which are not for you, and become able to develop a successful, loving relationship.


Relationships: Are You In A Relationship With Someone Who Is On The Rebound?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:56:46 -0500

When someone starts a new relationship there is a strong chance that it will be their intention to be with someone who is available. In this case, one is in a position where they are ready to share their life with someone else.


Can You Emotionally Connect With Your Family Of Origin?

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:19:16 -0500

Do you have major challenges in emotionally connecting with your family of origin? You are not alone!


How Getting Close to People Forces Us To Grow

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:10:07 -0500

PAULINE and Geraldine met at church one day. They seemed immediately to have much in common. Both had a baby and another child each under six. And their respective husbands, Brice and Doug, seemed to get along together as well. Both families spent much time together over the ensuing five years, at church, in each other's homes, serving others for Christ together, and serving and loving each other. Both couples were active in their serving within their church, much to the extent that between the four of them they were nearly three fulltime equivalent pastoral roles (senior leaders) on the church staff. Each couple was not only an ideal complement for each other, but both couples were an ideal complement for their church. Everything worked so well. And, best of all, the church was growing in reach into the community, and in spiritual depth.


Meeting Today Your Teacher of 30 Years Ago

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:51:50 -0500

Google is great. Made a search of my high school physical education teacher who was my cricket club captain, my coach, and mentor.


5 Qualities To Look Out For When Looking For A Long-Term Relationship

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:50:15 -0500

When young, most of the people are only interested in how a person looks and how he/she makes them look when in public places. When they get older and looking for life partners, many people look for other qualities other looks. If you are at that stage where you feel that you are ready to settle down, here are the qualities that you should look out for in a partner:


Relationships: Why Are Some People Only Attracted To People They Can Overshadow?

Wed, 25 May 2016 06:20:57 -0500

While some people end up with people who on a similar level, there are others who end up with people who are not. As a result of this, not everyone is going to be drawn to people who are as developed as they are.


Understanding Why Forgiveness Is So Misunderstood

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:45:40 -0500

Biology and physiology, experience, culture, and beliefs, in the way that they differ from one person to another, produce within each person unique perspectives, such that even brothers and sisters, parents and children, very often do not and cannot see eye to eye. We all see things differently.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Try Hide Their Partner From Their Ex?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:29:11 -0500

When a relationship comes to an end, one can decide to take a break and to spend time by themselves. Through doing this, it can allow them to process the pain that they are experiencing, and then to gradually settle down.


Private Vs Sneaky - What Is Your Character?

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:31:58 -0500

I am a very private person. I dated a man that claimed that he was a very private person as well. The only difference that separates us when talking about privacy was our character. Character is often explained so clearly as... "it's what you do when you think no one is looking." I can honestly say that there is really nothing that I did while we were together that I could not openly discuss with him. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for his actions during our eight year relationship. Private to him is having many "secret" relationships (many were sexual too), not-disclosing or even acknowledging his relationship status on Facebook (eight years, not a picture of me and him insight anywhere), establishing online dating accounts and online relationships (every time we get into an argument), etc. I do not have a name. I do not exist. If you are truly in love, would you not profound the love of your life? Today's social media makes it difficult to have a one-on-one relationship. You are in constant competition of the "likes" and as a woman, I can not compete with your 1,879 FB friends. And when caught, it's the "I am a man" excuse. Because you are a man gives you the right to have sexual relationships and make it excusable?


How to Move On When You're Hurt?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:09:43 -0500

Have you ever been hurt? Have you ever waited for an apology that never came? Have you ever felt that someone needed to say "sorry" to you but they didn't do it? Let's say a friend throws a party without inviting you, or a co-worker misses a deadline that's crucial for your favorite project or your partner / spouse really hurts you. You may be gracious enough to forgive if you receive a sincere apology, but what happens if the other person refuses to say the words you long to hear?


Loving Yourself As An Introvert in Groups

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:35:07 -0600

Do you often feel out of place and like an alien in some groups? Discover how to love yourself in group situations.


Do You Love Your Partner to Bits and Pieces, Just to Find Yourself Heart-Broken and Alone - Again?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:40:23 -0500

In today's uncertain world it is comforting to be with someone, have a a relationship, feeling psychologically and financially secure. But then, if the endless need for love drives you to sacrifice yourself, "fall in love" time and again only to be left alone, once more, feeling depressed, tired, disillusioned and disappointed, you may want to ask yourself what's going on.


Pretending Not to Be "Who You Really Are" Sabotages Your Intimate Relationships Time and Again

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:27:11 -0500

If your relationships fail time and again, isn't it time for you to begin to understand what's going on here? Could it be that your present yourself as "loving" and "caring" person, but these behaviors have become so exaggerated to the point of neglecting your own needs within a relationship, a fact that makes others not appreciate and respect you? Could it be that you are driven by needs and fears (of which you might not be aware) which control you and cause you to sabotage your relationships time and again?


Humans Are Naturally Selfish, Study Finds

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:13:11 -0500

It's an undeniable fact that all humans have a selfish side whether they accept it or not. Psychological data obtained from previous researchers suggested that humans tend to be selfish because they like the attention. Altering the Prisoner's Dilemma which is a classic matchup theory, selfish strategy, somehow, proved to be more productive.


Relationships - How to Make Your Honeymoon Last Forever

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:47:02 -0500

Love is a beautiful thing. We must be careful not to over-think it. Love and relationships are experiments and it's wise to accept that right from the beginning. There are no secret formula that are going to prevent or immunise you against pain. If you don't want pain, then you don't want love.


3 Ways to Move on From Toxic Relationships

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:34:57 -0500

You can always focus on the better future you want, but you won't get over the relationship if you run away from the bad feelings you have in your body and emotional brain. These bad feelings need to be felt, experienced and released.


Intimacy: Why Do Some People Open Up To People Who Will Shame Them?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:50:34 -0500

While one can share their life with people who support them, they can also be in a different position. As a result of this, the people they are closest to could be the ones who hold them back.


Relationships: Is It A Form Of Indirect Revenge When Someone Always Criticises Others?

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:44:24 -0500

If someone was to think about what their friends are like, they may start to think about how supportive they are. These are then going to be the kind of people who are life-affirming, and it could then be said that that they have the right people in their life.


Pros and Cons of Dating and Marriage

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:04:51 -0500

Someone likened dating and marriage to a road trip! The reasoning is obvious; planning and execution are needed to make a success of any venture. While dating it is necessary to be cautious and careful giving considerable thought and attention to where it leads, it is the same with marriage, being well-informed, prepared and aware of the pros and cons is absolutely vital.


A Childhood Prayer

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:09:55 -0500

Maybe it's because of my age. Maybe it's because of the complexity of my life. Maybe it's because I'm more God-centered than I was forty or fifty years ago.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Only Know Who They Are When They Are In A Relationship?

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:39:36 -0500

While some people can find that they can function whether they are with someone or if they are by themselves, there are others who are not in the same position. In this case, one can find that they struggle when they are not with someone.


Relationships: Is Someone Displaying Real Empathy When They Rescue Others?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:53:54 -0500

While someone can be there for others from time to time, this can also be something that consumes their whole life. It is then not going to matter what is taking place in their life, as they will be only too happy to put it to one side.


Relationships: Does Your Partner Try To Stop You From Seeing Your Friends?

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:49:48 -0500

When one is in a relationship, they are likely to have less time to spend with their friends. This is because when they are with someone, they are going to spend a lot of their time with them.


Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination - Live Out Loud!

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:21:12 -0500

Life is a journey and not a destination. The goal in life is not to rush to the finish line, but to enjoy every step of the journey as much as possible along the way.


Forgiveness - As Simple As Forgetting About Right and Wrong

Thu, 19 May 2016 11:37:57 -0500

Some time ago I learned a painful but fruitful lesson - people, all people, are sinners, and I cannot expect perfection from any of them, even of those who are mature in the faith. I cannot even expect them to behave 'morally' (it's impossible to settle on an ethic that could be fairly and agreeably applied). We're all corrupt. And this is wonderful news; we're all benefactors of God's gracious forgiveness as an example of the forgiveness we're to graciously bestow.


Relationships: Can Someone Make Other People Feel Worthless To Avoid How They Feel?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:11:42 -0600

While there can be people who one enjoys spending time with, there can be others who they don't. What this will come down to is that they won't feel the same around everyone, and this will be the result of how these people behave around them.


Forgiveness - Cheque, Savings, or Credit

Fri, 20 May 2016 06:08:49 -0500

Dealing with conflict can be as simple as thinking through how to pay for the trouble conflict brings. We might think, "Why should I need to pay? I did nothing to create this mess I'm in." Whether that's true or not is irrelevant - this situation of conflict is what it is, and there's no skirting around it as if we could pretend it wasn't there. It's there, and it's up to us to sort it out. If we won't nobody else will do it for us.


Relationship Expectations Kill Forgiveness

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:33:07 -0500

The higher the pedestal we place people on the further they fall in our estimation. This hurts both them and us; them, because they have no recourse to remedy when they've disappointed us; and us, because we keep at arm's length the powers of forgiveness we could otherwise access.


What a Success

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:58:37 -0500

It was good to see the Hairy bikers organizing "old school", what a great idea to bring together youngsters and senior citizen. How they both benefited, both gaining confidence, the elders feeling needed and the vulnerable youngsters feeling support and caring. Both gained from giving and receiving.


Why Is Forgiveness So Hard?

Thu, 12 May 2016 10:06:37 -0500

LIFE teaches us various lessons, and it's in our best interest, albeit it's an inconvenient truth, that those lessons aren't learned easily. The best lessons are tough lessons.


How to Show Love - Giving to Those That Which You Wish to Receive

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:58:29 -0500

It doesn't hurt to be the first one to give. Dare yourself to start the cycle of showing love to others. There is so much joy in giving rather than receiving.


Why Forgiveness Isn't About Justice At All

Mon, 16 May 2016 06:16:12 -0500

Relationships do not work on principles that can be weighed. There is rarely the point of right or wrong in relationships. There is no black and white in relationships, only myriad shades of grey. It's because of perceptions... and points of view... which are all different... and differing values mean we apply differing weights of importance to the same matters.


When the Conversation Stops at 'How Are You?'

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:03:17 -0500

Fellowship has its barriers within any community of care. But this could be the chief of them. It begins as the very first words are uttered from the mouth of a would-be, could-be, or sadder an actual, friend. Those words are, 'How are you / going?'


Relationships: When Is It Okay To Call It Quits?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:47:50 -0500

Many of my clients struggle with knowing when it's the right time to end a relationship. Mary asked me: "I married my first boyfriend 36 years ago and I don't think I was ever in love or even knew what love meant. I believe now that I 'escaped' a codependent relationship with my parents by quitting school and following a seemingly confident young man who made me feel special.


Intimacy: Can We Get People To Open Up By Criticising Them?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:48:00 -0500

When it comes to the kinds of relationships that one has with others, they could find that they experience intimacy with some of the people they know. As a result of this, their life is not going to be full of surface level connections.


Relationships: Do Some People Only Help Others Because They Feel Guilty?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:29:04 -0500

While someone can assist others in a direct manner, they can also do this indirectly. As a result of this, it is not necessary for one to work in the helping profession, for instance, in order to make a difference.


Relationships: Does Someone Lack Empathy When They Tell Other People To Smile?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:14:43 -0500

It could be said that there will be moments when one is happy and moments when they are not. And if they were to reflect on their life, they may see that they spend more time in one state than they do in the other.


Relationships: Does Someone Leave Their Childhood Behind When They Leave Home?

Tue, 24 May 2016 08:11:27 -0500

When someone gets on a plain to go home after they have been on holiday, it could be said that they are leaving the country behind. Once they get home, they can carry on with the rest of their life.


The Mask You Wear to Succeed in Relationships Is the One Which Makes You Fail Time and Again

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:46:35 -0500

If you are one of many who have "created" an un-true image of themselves, it is likely that you will have problems establishing an honest and long-lasting intimate relationship. Self-Awareness is the single most important process you can embark on if you truly wish to get in touch with "who you really are", with your escape routes and damaging behavioural patterns and embark on empowering yourself to finally find a partner with whom to develop a healthy, mutual, loving intimate relationship.


Relationship Series Part 2: Stages Of Relationships

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:39:49 -0500

There are stages to every relationship. If we ignore and jump ahead to a relationship stage we do damage to our self as well as other.


Relationships: Why Do Some Women Believe That All Men Hate Women?

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:47:42 -0500

If one was to go online and to look for information on the women's movement, they are likely to come across all kinds of views and opinions. In fact, this could also take place if one was to simply find people who were part of this movement in their local area.


Rakshabandhan - A Ritual of Love Between Brother and Sister

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:09:29 -0500

"Rakshabandhan" or "the tie of protection" is a very pious festival of India. It has been in practice since the ages. This festival helps us to nurture family bonds and our moral duties towards our close ones.


How To Trust Again

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:39:24 -0500

I received the following question about how to trust again: "My husband and I remarried after we both got divorced and went through a number of relationships. I have been hurt a lot but tried to end all the relationships in peace so when I met my husband I felt alive and saw him as my right great man. And he is actually great in many ways.


Work-Life Integration - An Asian DNA

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:23:35 -0500

Work-Life Integration is the millennial rendition of 'Work-Life Balance'. This article explores this concept, and how it has been, quite literally, built into the Asian family unit.


Trust - Difficult to Get and Keep

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:30:36 -0500

Often I hear clients state "I just don't trust him (her)". My response is "To do what?" 1.


Relationships: Do Some People Only Talk To You When They Want Something?

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:36:52 -0500

Although relationships can be based on give and take, they can also be out of balance. When this happens, one person can give and another person can take, and this is going to lead to problems.


You May Care, But Do You Care Enough to Be Kind?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:50:56 -0500

Recently, a person I've mentored sent me a note on an anniversary of a particularly painful event in their life. Their times have now equalised, and it is apt to praise God. Suffering endured, resilience shown, support received. And it was to this support that was connected kindness - care. I shared the note with my wife because it was addressed to her, too. Immediately what came out of her mouth struck me: "Support isn't support unless it comes with kindness."


Stuck in an Unsatisfying Relationship? Want to Know What to Do About It? How to Find True Intimacy?

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:48:44 -0500

If, for one reason or another, you are stuck in an unsatisfying relationship yet wish to find the way to make a positive change in your life and intimacy, developing Self-Awareness is the most important avenue to tread in order to do just that. It enables you to understand how you have shoot yourself in the foot until now, and helps you to realize what changes you need to go through in order to become empowered to find a successful and satisfying intimate relationship.


Getting Out of Your Own Way: The 3-Step Wardrobe Plan to Have Him Forget the Other Woman

Tue, 17 May 2016 10:48:42 -0500

Do you feel like your man isn't noticing you anymore? Do you walk by him in the living room and his eyes never stray from the video game, Walking Dead episode, or Lakers game? Are you worried that maybe some other woman is catching his eye?


Relationships: How Should Someone Respond When Another Person Is Indifferent?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:00:11 -0500

While one can be friends with people who put in as much effort as they do, there is also the chance that this isn't the case. It could then be said that some of their relationships will be out of balance.


Relationships: Are Friends The People That We Have In Our Life Who Undermine Us?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:49:19 -0500

When it comes to the kinds of relationships that one has with others, they could find that they experience intimacy with some of the people they know. As a result of this, their life is not going to be full of surface level connections.


Why Forgiveness Is All About Justice

Mon, 16 May 2016 06:15:51 -0500

FROM the viewpoint that forgiveness isn't about justice at all, this article takes the mirror image view - forgiveness is all about justice, and nothing else. Because God forgave humankind, showing bearers of His glorious image how to interrelate, we ought to respond in kind.


Resolve or Regret

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:42:34 -0500

So many people have regrets. They feel sad, guilty or disappointed about the way things turned out and blame themselves for doing or not doing something that would have resulted in a different outcome. Their lives are tainted by thoughts of the past and "what if".


Your Grass Is Greener

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:46:15 -0500

Irrespective of how handicapped you are or how bleak the situation is for you right now, truth is; you still are in a 'better' position as compared to someone else out there. Realize this and get committed to making things better rather than brooding.


Georgian and Victorian Intimate Secrets

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:01:11 -0500

The Georgians and Victorians have a stereotypical reputation as being repressed and reserved about their sexuality and sexual lives. This is largely undeserved as I discovered through my research recently.


Relationships: Do Some People Get Back With Their Ex In Order To Avoid How They Feel?

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:05:40 -0500

When a relationship comes to an end, one can experience a sense of relief, and this can mean that they won't feel the need to get back together with the person they were with. Even so, this doesn't mean that the other person is having the same experience.


Relationships: Does Someone Need To Warn Others If They Have Been With Someone Who Is Abusive?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:26:01 -0600

When someone's relationship comes to an end, they can have to the need to carry on with their life. There is then going to be no reason for them to spend time talking about the person they were with.


Has Humaneness Walked Out on Us?

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:45:06 -0500

A human is said to be humane if the human displays tenderness, compassion and sympathy for fellow humans. It is evident from the events and incidences around us that one can be human and not be humane. How and when did some humans stop being humane?


In Case You've Ever Wondered

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:19:25 -0500

You know the lights will dim eventually and I knew that would happen to us too. From the very beginning we know things will be temporary but that doesn't mean it makes it less meaningful. It took me a long time to realise that we were probably not meant to be together.


Six Paths to An Outcome

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:32:51 -0500

CHANGE affects us all in different ways, but just the same, we respond to change in much the same way. But our responses are not set for life. Our responses to life's difficulties and disappointments are our responsibility to control. We have the ability to respond well.


Is It A Waste Of Energy For Someone To Try And Find Out Why Their Relationship Came To An End?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:46:46 -0500

If one is in a relationship and it was to come to an end, they might be only too happy that they are able to move on with their life. For a number of weeks or even months, they may have been thinking about how much better their life would be if they were both to go their separate ways.


3 Types Of Men You Should Avoid As A Woman

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:38:36 -0500

Every woman deserves the best man out there. When you are in the dating scene, you need to avoid men that might waste your time and in the process hurt you. Here are some of these men:


Choosing a Partner or Escaping Into the Relationship: The Difference Makes You Happy or Tormented

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:45:34 -0500

There are many who decline and deny - to themselves and to others - that they are with a partner and in a relationship which are not for them. However, even people who are unaware can not cheat themselves (and their partner) all the time; can not continually pretend that "all is right" in their relationship; can not repetitively come up with one thousand and one excuses to justify staying with a partner who is not for them and in a relationship that doesn't bring them happiness. So why do they stay?


Change Can Be a Daring Adventure

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:39:43 -0500

Letting go gives us a lifeline for the most profound shift to happen. Going from the predictable, safe and comfortable to the scary, challenging, uncertainty of the unknown.


If You're Not In It For Love

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:35:32 -0500

There are all kinds of people in all kinds of places who are in relationships and marriages for all kinds of reasons... other than being in love. Why do we do it? Is it comfortable, honest or acceptable? That depends on your arrangements; there may even be a way to make it easier or more pleasant. What are the top 5 reasons we enter into this kind of arrangement?


Presenting a False Image of You Is Counter-Productive for Having a Successful Intimate Relationship

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:46:45 -0500

Many have created a false image of themselves with which they walk around, without realizing the heavy price they pay for doing so. Taking off the mask requires the courage to be authentic and true to yourself and to others. You can then approach relationships with an honest, true image of yourself and become able to develop a loving, caring and mutual intimacy.


Rain, Rain Don't Go Away

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:53:44 -0500

Monsoon, the romantic season. I always find monsoon to be the most passionate and romantic season. Love, romance, passion, crazy thoughts all jumbled together all over my mind. Yes, my inner romance comes out in the form of a poetry or story. I feel like falling in love once again whenever it rains. Falling in love with whom? Of course, the beautiful blue sky filled with luscious dark clouds filled with water. The Peacock spread its beautiful feathers at the glimpse of the dark clouds giving away the message of monsoon. The fresh green grass all over the earth feels like Mother Nature giving birth to the new saplings. The pretty little flowers look charming in the arms of green grass as if made for each other. Obsessed with the beauty of nature my heart goes crazy feels like flying high in the sky.


Loving Yourself When Feeling Engulfed and Controlled

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:26:03 -0600

What do you do when someone is trying to control you? Do you give in, argue or resist? Discover how to love yourself instead of abandoning yourself.


Relationships: Why Do Some People Think That They Always Know Best?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:38:36 -0500

While there can be moments when one is in a position where they do know what is best, there are also going to be moments when this is not the case. It could be said that this is simply part of being human.


Toxic Relationships: Is There One in Your Life?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:28:03 -0500

In spite of our best intentions and efforts to get along well with everyone, not all our personal relationships are good or healthy ones, and some simply cannot be fixed. What is important is to recognize the difference. How do you know if any of your relationships are toxic? You know by how you feel when you are around them.Toxic people drain your energy and leave you feeling drained and depleted. If you feel absolutely exhausted by constantly having to deal with someone's temper tantrums, mood swings, manipulation, complaining, criticisms or demeaning remarks, most likely this person is toxic, at least to you.


Men, Cursed to Privilege, Blessed to Respect Women

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:30:55 -0500

Dating one of my girls, a privilege for any man lucky enough to have not just one daughter, but three, the concept of privilege came up... white male privilege. I talked about a fact we both knew about - me through burgeoning awareness; her through life experience. Male is the safer gender. Female is the at-risk gender... at risk of violence and ridicule, to name just two. Males more commonly transgress females than the other way around. And men learn as boys interacting with girls how women can be, in many cases, allowably mistreated.


Forgiveness Within a Broken World

Mon, 16 May 2016 06:29:45 -0500

FROM where we've come from, we've spoken a lot about forgiveness being an act of obedience over justice, that it's not about justice at all, and yet that it's all about justice. Those three previous articles have presumed that forgiveness is an-easy-to-understand transaction. To a point, it needs to be. Forgiveness needs to be about obeying God, and not haggling about justice.


Relationships: Do Some People Avoid Relationships In Order To Avoid Themselves?

Wed, 11 May 2016 16:00:10 -0500

If someone was to come across two people who want to be in a relationship, it would be easy for them to assume that they are both in the same position. On one level, it could be said that this is the case; however, if they were to look a little deeper, they might find that there is more to it.


Intimacy: Can Someone Let Go Of Their Fear Of Intimacy By Changing Their Behaviour?

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:09:37 -0500

While there are some people who are able to experience intimacy, there are others who are unable to do so. As a result of this, it could be said that that their relationships are going to be extremely different.


Smallest Gift, Sizeable Encouragement

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:36:24 -0600

Arriving home one flustered day, I was greeted with a clump of unattractive mail, cluttering up an otherwise neat dining room table, set for the evening meal. It had been a profoundly disenchanting day. And the first letter I open was an unexpected bill, and then there was the reminder of a parking fine to pay that we had transferred from my wife's name to mine. I was feeling pretty beaten at this stage, and what with the meal to finish, and our three-year-old son acting his age, my wife was already engaged.


Relationships: Do Some People Only Know Who They Are When They Are Rescuing Others?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:49:54 -0500

When one generally ignores their own needs and focuses on other people's needs, they can be described as someone who rescues others. As a result of this, it is going to be normal for them to neglect their own life.


5 Remarkable Differences Between Right and Privilege

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:13:35 -0600

When I first received my driver's licence I loved to spin my wheels. Doing rollbacks and burnouts on a particular concrete pad in the industrial area of the town I lived in was a pet pastime for me and my friends. That was until the Police caught us. We were hauled off to the Station. In fear of being prosecuted, we responded well to the lecture given to us. What the policeman said that day has stuck with me ever since: "Having a driver's licence is not a right, it's a privilege."


Relationships: Is It The Future And Not The Present That Holds Some Relationships Together?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:28:39 -0600

If one was to think about why they are a relationship with someone, they could begin to list what they like about them. This is then going to be a time when they will go over what they bring to their life.


Relationships: Does Someone Need To Be Careful Who They Let Into Their Life If They Are Sensitive?

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:49:34 -0500

It is often said that it is important for someone to make sure that they don't allow 'toxic' people into their life. And upon reflection, it doesn't take much thought to see why this is the case.


Relationships: Is Your Ex Giving You False Hope?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:42:15 -0600

When a relationship comes to an end, each person can go their own way, or something else might take place. As a result of this, it could only be matter of days or even weeks before they are back together.


Relationships: Do Some People's Childhoods Set Them Up To Keep People At A Distance?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:29:59 -0500

There are some people who are able to connect with others, and then there are others who are unable to do so. When one can do this, there is a strong chance that they are going to be used to having people in their life that they are close to.


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