Happiness

Why Women Leave Men They Love: What Every Man Needs to Know

As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous issues. While many situations are complex, there’s one profoundly simple truth that men need to know: Women leave men they love. They feel terrible about it. It tears their heart out of them. But they do it. They...

Strong Women Would Rather Be Alone Than Waste Time with Assholes

Even though strong women are likely able to handle assholes better than most women and men on Earth, they shouldn’t have to do this—and they’ll almost certainly be happier if they don’t bother. Dating can easily be the best use of your time and energy, but it can just as easily be the worst use of your...

The One Thing No One Tells You About Finding Your Life Partner

There’s so much relationship advice out there about finding your life partner. Do that. Do this. Say that. Say this. Text him this. Call him then. Kiss him after…and on and on and on. Don’t do this and don’t do that. The litany of advice continues from the pages of Seventeen to Cosmo to Your Tango to every...

The Rabbit Hole of Stuff: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to Happiness

“Happiness can only be found if you free yourself from all other distractions.” ~Saul Bellow  When I was twenty I bought my first serious piece of furniture. It was a sofa covered in a nubby sort of fabric, a creamy shade of white with tan and light brown threads woven through that made the modern style...

What It Means to Be Loyal to Yourself and Why We All Need to Do It

“This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” ~William Shakespeare A little while ago, a friend gave me a compliment that stopped me in my tracks. “I really admire how loyal you are to yourself.” In time-honored self-questioning...

Where True Happiness Comes From: How We Gain by Having Less

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.” ~Chuck Palahniuk Small is the new big. That is to say, minimalism and living with less is becoming a growing movement in America and it’s starting to catch on over here in the UK too. With...

10 Things Alpha Women Need In A Relationship

Alpha women are strong of mind and independent in every sense of the word. They are used to taking charge and can intimidate some people. They are confident and ambitious and not afraid to tell people what is what. That kind of power can be off-putting for some partners who are either overly competitive with...

11 Relationship Tricks That Make You Fall In Love Again

All romantic relationships take work to make it work; ask Angelina and Brad… oh wait! While we should not laugh at another’s failed relationship, let us talk about how to improve our own. Both parties need to keep watering the plant of love on a daily basis; otherwise, that plant will wither and die. Your question...

10 Things To Tell Your Partner When Your Relationship Is Difficult

Things are tough at home right now and have been for some time. Do you press the eject button or do you press on? Before throwing your partner’s things in a bin liner and calling a divorce lawyer, let us take a trip to the beautiful islands of Hawaii. From Wooloongabba, Wyoming or Warwickshire, the...

4 Habits of Couples That Last

In a lasting relationship, couples demonstrate their love by doing things every day to support each other. Although a loving, committed couple can make a relationship look easy, it actually takes a little bit of work. Linda and Charlie Bloom, authors of Secrets of Great Marriages, write about lasting couples that over time ‘the experience of...

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