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Addiction

Breakdown to Breakthrough or Breakup Part 1

LindaBetrayal has to do with a violation of a promise that causes a breakdown in the level of integrity in the relationship. Betrayal is defined as disloyal, treachery, bad faith, faithlessness, falseness, duplicity, deception double-dealing, breach of faith, breach of trust, stab in the...


Attraction

Clearing

LindaClearing is a term that describes the process of coming to terms with our own anger without ever speaking to the other person. By developing methods to free ourselves from carrying the anger, we feel lighter and our relationship improves. One method of clearing...


Conflict

Why Winning Doesn’t Work

Although arguments generally can’t always be avoided, it is possible to create arguments that produce productive, rather than destructive outcomes that result in greater understanding, trust, and mutual respect. Bringing about such an outcome requires that we begin with an intention to do so....


Commitment

Needs

LindaA need is anything that is an essential component to promote well-being in our lives. Although these needs are not essential to your survival, they are essential to experience happiness. You can’t have a high level of well-being unless all these needs are being...


Attraction

It’s Crucial to Keep Agreements

Integrity is about being a man or woman of your word. Having your life be an embodiment of your deepest values, in other words, walking your talk. Keeping agreements is an important part of integrity. Integrity is the foundation of good relationships and a successful life. If you don’t keep agreements it will damage and seriously diminish your level of integrity. You can honor your values through your words and actions to live in a...


Attraction

Keep the Flame Burning Bright Part 1

You may have heard that long-term relationships eventually and inevitably become flat and boring. Many people believe this idea to be true, which is unfortunate because it’s not. At least not according to many long-term married couples (including ourselves) with whom we’ve spoken, The danger in believing something that isn’t necessarily true is that in doing so you are likely to act accordingly, and risk creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Getting to be right about something isn’t always...