Relationships & Social Life

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Some advice on how to establish social connections, build relationships with other people and communicate effectively

5 Signs You Have a Fear of Intimacy (and What Could Be Hiding Behind It)

By | 2018-02-21T23:38:38+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Inspirational, Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

People often pin the failure of a relationship on a fear of intimacy. But what does this actually mean? Fear of intimacy is often mistaken for the inability to be close to a romantic or sexual partner. However, a fear of intimacy is actually a social phobia and anxiety disorder where you are afraid of being close to another human being - be it a partner, friend or family member. Defining a fear of intimacy is one thing, but working out if you suffer from

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Anxiety in Children: What Causes it and How to Recognize the Early Symptoms

By | 2018-02-19T22:45:03+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |

Does your child seem to stress and worry about everything? Well, anxiety in children can be more common than you think, and it might be happening in your family. I never realized how anxious I was as a child until I grew older. Considering my anxiety was something I endured from as long as I can remember, I never noticed an onset of the illness. Anxiety in children can be that way. They can grow up thinking their worry and stress is normal. It sometimes

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5 Reasons Trust in a Relationship Is Important (and How We Can Cultivate It)

By | 2018-02-19T21:44:17+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

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

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What Causes Workplace Conflict and How to Resolve It in Six Steps

By | 2018-02-15T00:20:59+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Career, Lifestyle, Social life|Tags: , , |

When employees of various backgrounds join one company, workplace conflict is nearly inevitable. Although they have a shared business purpose, they also have different approaches to getting things done. Workplace conflict may occur, but it should be managed and resolved in the best way possible. Emotional stress takes over and quickly diminish the employee value proposition some workers appreciated about working for your company. Resolving conflict – or avoiding it altogether – can occur if steps are taken in the early stages. Common Causes of

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You Have Found Your Life Partner If You Can Relate to These 8 Things

By | 2018-02-12T21:19:05+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

The journey to finding a life partner can often be challenging. There are highs and lows, heartbreaks and often lots and lots of first dates. But despite the ups and downs, the search for a life partner is often seen as the most important task in our lives. We sacrifice a lot to find ‘the one’ and we will go to extraordinary lengths to make relationships work. Unfortunately, most people have experienced thinking that they’ve met their true life partner only to be disappointed later

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What Is an Emotional Affair and How to Recognize If Your Partner Has One

By | 2018-02-08T21:48:54+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

An emotional affair can be just as dangerous and destructive to a relationship as a physical one. It is a sign that your partner feels unfulfilled in the relationship as it currently stands. There are, however, distinct differences between an emotional affair and a physical affair, which is the reason that people react to them differently. Many see emotional affairs as simply a symptom of a problem within the relationship rather than actually cheating, but either way, it means there is an issue that needs

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What is The True Definition of Love According to The Buddha?

By | 2018-02-07T14:33:47+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

The word love is used lightly in so many different circumstances. However, the true definition of love challenges us to dig deeper. I remember so many levels of understanding in life while I was searching for the true definition of love. I thought about the young love that I experienced as a teenager and wondered how much I had changed since then. Then, I think about love throughout my twenties and thirties and I recognize the differences between how I felt then as opposed to

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5 Signs Getting Married Is More Important for You Than Genuine Happiness

By | 2018-02-06T20:32:29+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Many people dream of getting married from a young age. There is still a huge societal pressure to tie the knot, whether you're single or in a relationship. Could the idea of getting married be getting in the way of your happiness? If you're single and heading towards thirty, you'll know it's near impossible to attend a family function without someone inquiring about when you're getting married. But is marriage more important to you than being genuinely happy?  Are you worried that if you remain single

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