Category Archives: Relationship

Your Character—and Your Reputation—Is Your Calling Card

Your business card is a useful item: It identifies you at that first meeting. After that, it probably does you no good at all. It might not even survive the day. But your actions at a first meeting, and all … Continue reading

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Don’t Try to Change the Other Person

We cannot change any other person; we can change only ourselves. As we grow to accept this fact, we will find our lives unfolding far more joyfully. We will also feel more successful knowing that we can change ourselves! Continue reading

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Break Bread

When  you’re  sensing that a relationship could be better, find a reason to break bread with the other party. There is something about food that just brings people together and softens their defenses. Sales professionals know this technique very well, and … Continue reading

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The More Love You Give, The More You Get?

If you have a valuable view of love, and want it in abundance, the execution shouldn’t be measured in how much love you throw out there, it  should  be measured in how much love you let in. Continue reading

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Criticize with Kindness

It is wise not to cause unnecessary tension by picking at minor mistakes. If something is frustrating you—cat food in the kitchen sink or a toilet seat left up, wait until you are calm and centered to mention it. Think of all the compliments you have for your lover before you make a critical suggestion. Continue reading

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Always Look Toward Solutions

When it comes to relationships, you have look toward solutions that move them forward – and not the problems that keep them stagnant Continue reading

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Don’t take everything personally

it’s vital to remember that your partner’s feelings don’t solely revolve around you and that there are myriad reasons for fits of the blues or grouchiness that may have nothing whatsoever to do with you. When this is the case, probing and fussing over them and fretting about what you can have done to cause this are no help at all. In fact, the more you show your concern, the more it may seem like you’re nagging them and that could exacerbate their bad mood. It might also activate a pernicious cycle of control if they see they have the power to manipulate your emotions so easily. Or it might simply add worry about the effect they’re having on you to the weight of their current low period. Continue reading

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