Relationship Skills

COMPASSION

Compassion is at the very heart of good communication and meaningful relationships. Being compassionate entails imagining being in someone else’s shoes and desiring to ease their suffering. Suffering is the sorrow of having lost someone or something of meaning to us. Paradoxically, suffering is intimately linked with joy…click here to read the article

DO GOOD LOOKS MATTER

It is important to take care of yourself and try to look your best. Letting your looks go or becoming unhealthy and sloppy is unappealing and disrespectful to yourself and those you love. On the other hand, when people focus exclusively on how they look in a vain effort to seek validation…click here to read the article

EDUCATION AND GROWTH

Can Education become a Threat to Marriage?

Suppose Maria decides to take a class or get another degree, John, her partner, may start feeling inadequate and worry about the security of their relationship. He may compare himself to Maria who is learning and growing. As we can see, it is not the learning that constitutes the threat, but John’s fearful perception of the relationship…click here to read the article

IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS

If you have a fight with your husband and think “this relationship is never going to work”, then it probably won’t. If your boredom and lack of desire cause you to wonder “are we growing apart?” you’re missing an opportunity to rekindle your passion. Moreover, you may probably repeat this pattern in your next relationship…click here to read the article

TIME TOGETHER

Love as Action, not just Feeling

It’s important for couples to talk about work, parenting, money issues, and the practicalities of life. Yet, it’s also important for couples to spend time together simply enjoying each other’s company as they did when they first met…click here to read the article