Relationship Advice: Sometimes Silence in Golden

Whether you have just begun dating or you are celebrating a Golden Anniversary, most partners are aware that communication is a crucial component in relationship happiness and satisfaction. Most self-help books extol it, and most experts working with couples encourage and facilitate improved communication.



Warning Signs You Overlook in An Addictive Relationship

There is a striking comparison between the DSM-V Diagnosis of Substance Dependence, a synonym for addiction, and the patterns of use, impairment, increased tolerance, and withdrawal found in addictive relating.

As with other addictions, it is difficult to self-reflect and recognize the dependence trap when you are in it. Here are warning signs that you may overlook if you are in an addictive relationship.

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Five Ways to Avoid Overreacting in Your Relationship

Anyone in a relationship knows that partners have the uncanny ability to bring out the best and worst in each other. Accordingly, whether newly married or celebrating many years together, partners can find themselves overreacting in a way that rarely happens anywhere else in their lives.

“He got me so upset that I was screaming in front of the kids.”
“ She doesn’t stop until I walk out and slam the door.”
“ How does he...

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Redefining Happiness – Making It Possible

The definition of happiness most agreed upon by neuroscientists, psychiatrists, economists, positive psychologists and Buddhist Monks is not of happiness as the state of bursting with glee but of happiness as a sense of well being, contentment, the feeling of living a meaningful life, of utilizing one’s gifts, of living with thought and with purpose.

Researchers like David Lykken and Sonjya Lyubomirsky have informed us that happiness is a “ many factored thing.” From their research with genetic twins they report that...