Trust in a relationship is an essential part of any partnership. But if I asked you what was most important in a relationship you would say, love. Of course, love is important. Loving someone makes us feel connected and valued, so where does trust come into it? According to the Relationships Surveys Indicators 2011, lack of trust is one of the top four reasons for relationship breakdowns. Trust is the starting point and basis from which we can build and grow as couples. If we
You often hear the term positive reinforcement when talking about dog training, but this simple method is surprisingly effective with children. Positive reinforcement is the method whereby we ignore bad behavior and praise good behavior. Children can learn all kinds of life lessons through positive reinforcement including social skills and good manners. It can also be beneficial in education. Positive reinforcement makes children feel good about themselves and encourages them to do better. It can be used for short-term solutions or long-term goals. The best
Commitment phobia could be to blame if you struggle to form healthy long-term relationships. Check the signs below to know for sure. Forming meaningful relationships comes naturally to most people, but for some it is difficult. There can be many reasons why some of us find relationships hard to maintain, but if the problem is actually staying in the relationship itself, this is a sign of commitment phobia. Those who have a commitment phobia feel real anxiety about remaining in a long-term relationship. They are
Too much analyzing can be damaging to both your relationship and your mental health. Are you overthinking relationships too much? I have a friend who analyses everything, from conversations, text messages to looks she receives, it’s absolutely exhausting. I understand that as human beings it was extremely important to our survival that we quickly analyzed situations, but let’s face it, this is the 21st century. There are no saber-toothed tigers lurking in the jungle and most of us (thankfully) have what we need in life.
Renowned Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung was the founder of many interesting psychological theories. He also pointed out 5 elements of life and happiness. Unlike other psychiatrists, whose theories and work have been criticised and questioned, Jung’s ideas are widely shared and revered throughout the world, and the concept of 5 elements of life and happiness is one of those. As well as establishing the school of analytical psychology, he was also responsible for proposing the now accepted extroverted and introverted personality types and the collective
We all have certain relationship expectations. We expect to be loved, to be treated fairly, and not to be let down or lied to. These are perfectly realistic, but when these relationship expectations are set unrealistically high, they can affect us in a negative way. Here are six signs that you have unrealistic relationship expectations and what causes them: 1. Your partner can read your mind Expecting your partner to be a mind-reader is not only unrealistic but completely unfair to them. How would you
Not recognizing the traits that all unhappy relationships have could keep us in a partnership that is bad and even damaging for our self-esteem. It is vitally important that we learn to see these traits for what they are and understand why they are present in all unhappy relationships. We ought to know immediately if we are in an unhappy relationship, but sometimes, because we are too invested or involved with the other person, we miss the tell-tale traits. Here are ten traits that are
Could you be unhappy with life without even realizing it? First of all, you need to recognize the signs and explore the reasons for it. Are you generally a happy person, with realistic expectations in life that can be achieved with a little hard work and positive thinking? Or are you secretly unhappy with life, but have no idea what is going wrong or how to fix it? Our attitude and expectations have a huge effect on the way we live our lives. Give yourself