Relationships

Your Journey to Happiness

Happiness is a worthwhile thing to pursue. So say the Dalai Lama—the purpose of life is to strive for happiness—and the U.S. Constitution—every citizen has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But what constitutes happiness? Let’s just say it’s easier to capture a moment of fleeting happiness, like the rush of pleasure you get from an…

Make Resolutions You Can Keep

Have you been saying you want to workout but you just don’t have time? Or you want to learn another language but there are not enough hours in the day? Whatever it is, if it’s important to you, you’ll make time. You’ll make it a priority. How you spend your time is a demonstration of what is truly important to…

What makes a good marriage?

Chances are, if you’re like most people, you fell in love and couldn’t imagine life without your partner. So you got married. Simple, right? Except you are binding yourself to a person for a lifetime and after awhile you begin to wonder. Yes, you’re happily married. Yes, you’ve endured, taken the good with the bad. The really great moments when…

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Person

If you suspect a friend, co-worker, family member or partner is behaving in a passive aggressive manner, it’s time to take stock. Is your relationship with this person worth the aggravation you’re going to suffer? It’s possible you should give them another chance. Maybe their complaining is harmless and not designed to making you miserable. Or maybe they are going…

Lasting Love: How Do You Do It?

Falling in love is easy. It’s getting up, brushing yourself off, and making an effort to sustain a relationship that’s the hard part. Yet it’s so worth it because lasting love is its own reward. There is nothing sweeter than a committed relationship that stands the test of time. But all relationships go through peaks and valleys. And sometimes they…

How to Break with a Friend

When a friendship causes you more pain than joy, when it drains you of energy instead of enhancing your life, then consider what you are doing. If it’s just a temporary rough spot, and all relationships have them, then hang in there. But if you are still in a relationship because you hate conflict and don’t want to face confronting…

6 Signs It Time to Break with a Friend

People come in and out of our lives. Not everyone is meant to be a bosom friend forever. And that’s okay. Sometimes a friendship serves its purpose and we hang on just because we find it hard to end it. Make new friends and keep the old, as they say. But the old don’t always deserve our undying loyalty. As…

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