4 Fantastic Ways to Improve Your Relationship

Major responsibilities and busy at work can make connecting with your spouse quite a challenge. Fortunately, it’s not the quantity but quality time spent together that counts. Improve your relationship on different levels by using these 5 tips:- 1. Instead of complaining, whining, or raising your voice, speak softly with clear, concise, respectful, gracious, beautiful and loving language. 2. Create uninterrupted quality time. All relationships are work and to make them work, you have to work on them. If you do not grow your relationships they won’t develop. You need to schedule a date night, movie night or other romantic things with your spouse. 3. Improve how you deal with conflict. When there’s conflict, are you good at working through this together? A good way to measure this is to consider whether the conflict is likely to happen again. There’s no reason to keep having the same conflict over and over again. If that happens, you didn’t really resolve anything. 4. Give your partner romantic kisses instead of pecks. Long hello kisses tell your partner that you are happy to see him/her, long good-bye kisses tell your partner that you can’t wait until he/she returns, long thank-you kisses tell your partner that you really appreciate what he/she did for you, and “hey you, kiss me” kisses tell your partner that you want...

Family Night Ideas

Family activity nights are big deals at our house! Not that we spend a lot of money or anything, but we do keep them a big priority. We know that having regular family activities keeps our family relationships fresh. The night gives us something to talk about and look forward to. Here are some activities which don’t really cost anything: Make Dinner Time Fun Make family nights special by starting off with a great meal.  Add some fun to your family meals by playing family dinner games.  Games add fun to the family dinner, open up family conversation, breakup the monotony of family dinner, and encourage children to eat their vegetables and drink their milk! Family Game Night Multi-Faceted games that combine different kinds of skills. Great for diverse families where everyone gets a chance to shine. For older kids and adults, check out Cranium. Cranium Family Fun, Hoopla and Whonu? work for the whole family. Theme Parties Have a party. You don’t have to be too elaborate. It doesn’t need to cost a lot. Just dress up creatively and have a theme. Go to the Theater A fantastic way to introduce your kids to culture, music and great entertainment is to take them to a theater performance. Whether it’s a traveling show or your local theatre’s quarterly performance, there’s no better way to spend a Family...

Office Romance: How To Make It a Success

The office seems to be a hotbed of romance and a more effective one than dating Web sites or the corner bar. Office is where most people find love these days. The office has turned into the village of the 21st century; where else do you spend 12 hours a day? Here are some tips for successful office romance Be Discreet – If do get into a relationship at office, keep a low profile about your feelings in the workplace. Whatever is done outside of the office needs to stay outside of the office. Set Boundaries – Set boundaries in the starting so there are not any misunderstandings later. Are you going to share lunch with each other? Are you going to tell anyone? Find Other Interest – Find other things you two can share as a couple outside of the office. This will prevent you from only having conversations about work. Avoid E-mail – Don’t send each other emails at work because this leaves a paper trail in which the company will find out about your romance. Work e-mails are viewed by the company periodically. Trust Your Gut – Is your gut telling you that a relationship with him/her is worth the efforts and chances you will be taking if you choose to date him/her. In Addition – Many people are tempted to have an office romance. If you’re a supervisor, resist the temptation to date an underling. If you’re dating a workplace equal, still use caution. Your image and advancement prospects could be at...

How to Overcome Jealousy

Jealousy is one of the least attractive qualities a human being can possess. Ironically, jealousy is most likely to become an issue in relationships that are positive and happy. No one likes to feel jealous, but most of us do feel this emotion at one time or another. However, although jealousy is part of the human experience, it doesn’t have to rule our lives. Let’s take a look at what causes this challenging emotion and see what we can do to overcome jealousy. The steps to permanently end jealous reactions are: 1. Recovering personal power so that you can get control of your emotions and refrain from the reactive behavior. 2. Shift your point of view so that you can step back from the story in your mind. This will give you a gap of time in which to refrain from a jealous or angry reaction and do something else. 3. Recognize the core beliefs that trigger the emotional reaction. 4. Become aware that the beliefs in your mind are false. This is different than “knowing” intellectually that the stories are false. 5. Build control over your attention so you can deliberately select what story plays in your mind and what emotions you...

How to Raise Children to Be Independent and Responsible

The purpose of a parent is to raise children who don’t need them anymore! Isn’t that a refreshing idea? Every Parent wants to raise children who are able to grow into adults who can survive on their own without their help. In order to achieve this goal, we need to foster our independent children. Here are a few tips for raising independent children: Don’t Do Everything for Your Child I know this is tough and hard, however, as a parent; you need to teach your children and let them try it on their own. It may be faster for you to tie your child’s shoelaces daily, but if you never teach them how and then let them try, they will never be able to tie their laces. Teach Your Child to Prioritize When your child starts school, this is the perfect time to teach them to prioritize. Help them make a list of what they needs to do each day. Help them schedule time for homework, chores and play time. Show Them For few days, begin to show your kid that mom and dad carry their own bags, purse, or wallet to work, store, restaurant and friends. Let your children check the bag contents and go over it with them. Every day, ask your children to help you by putting or taking out a needed item into or from the bag. Compliment them on a job well done! You’ll see that they are supercharged with excitement because they are “helping” you. Be a Role Model Be a good role model for the relationship between freedom and responsibility. Demonstrate how...

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