When Relationships are a Puzzle Over time in a relationship, you become comfortable with each other and flow along with shared interests and activities. At some point, though, circumstances change, and fireworks – or an argument – arises. The relationship moves into a dangerous time of conflict.
Entries Tagged as 'Problem Solving Strategies'
July 1st, 2010 · No Comments
Tags: Adaptive Action · Choice · Comfort Zone · Communication · Conflict · Expectation of change · Habits · Improved relationship · Preparing for Uncertainty · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship patterns · Relationship puzzles · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review · Stretching your relationship · Thriving
April 7th, 2010 · No Comments
Looking for a guarantee – on the rosy relationship path? The truth is, you cannot anticipate possible shocks to the relationship. You cannot control the free will of your partner. In essense, the future is unknowable.
Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Adaptive Action · Choice · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Fixable Marriage · Goal Setting · Marriage Enrichment · Preparing for Uncertainty · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship patterns · Relationship Review · Reverse Stress · Rosy Relationship · Worst relationship fear
March 17th, 2010 · No Comments
Or is Your Marriage Good Enough… Paul Amato, Ph.D., professor of sociology, demography, and family studies at Penn State, conducted a 20-year study on 2,000 subjects who started off married, and says 55 to 60 percent of divorcing couples discard unions with real potential.
Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Anger · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Emotional withdrawal · Fixable Marriage · Good Enough · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship inventory · Relationship Review · Uncategorized
March 11th, 2010 · No Comments
Giving the Gift of your Attention in 3 Steps Think of all the requests for your time, attention, and focus. Do you give yours away, wasting this precious resource? We all feel it – the constant demand for our attention, the feeling of not having enough time. We risk feeling overloaded, distracted, or […]
Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Choice · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Keep it Simple · Precious Resource · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship Review · Reverse Stress · Synergy & Focus
March 3rd, 2010 · No Comments
Where do Relationships fall on the Worry-Meter? In a recently conducted LHJ.com poll, they found that 18% of readers worry about their relationship. http://www.ladieshomejournal-digital.com/ladieshomejournal/200908?pg=47#pg47 Now maybe that doesn’t sound too earth-shattering. After all, 46% worry about their job. (Another good reason not to mix romance and work – it ups the worry-anti to 64%)! But […]
February 24th, 2010 · No Comments
3 Challenges in the Relationship Olympics! Watching the Olympics’ is always uplifting – you see such dedication and persistence — Such commitment to a particular goal. And teamwork that is unparalleled. Sounds perfect for the Relationship Olympics…Take the Challenge!
Tags: Common Goal · Divorce Prevention · Effective Listening · Love Olympics · Marriage Enrichment · Persistence · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship mistakes · Synergy & Focus · Teamwork
January 7th, 2010 · No Comments
Keeping It So Simple in your Relationship Planning for 2010! Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places. Can you get Relationship Planning ideas from Business planning? I have a friend who shared a blog/website about a company who helps understand human dynamics in business. While perusing a blog on Complicated versus Complex, it suddenly popped into […]
Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Communication · Complex vs Complicated · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Goal statement · K.I.S.S · Keep it Simple · Marriage Enrichment · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship inventory · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review · Romantic Challenge · Romantic Resolution
December 30th, 2009 · No Comments
How are your Romantic Resolutions? Like any New Year’s Resolution you have made in your life, you’ve experienced the forcefulness in wishing to make the desired change work. And you’ve experienced how it can be lost in the blink of an eye as you find a) real life gets in the way; b) negativity steps […]
Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Marriage Enrichment · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship inventory · Romantic Challenge · Romantic Resolution
December 11th, 2009 · No Comments
A Great Relationship I do believe there is a secret to keeping your relationship strong. Many of you may doubt this? Well, admittedly, there are probably many amazingly unique and great relationships. And undoubtedly they have many similar factors. And you would probably agree they include the ability to: Communicate Empathize Dedicate time to the […]
December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments
Where do you fall on the Romance Meter? Are you the Ultimate Romantic? No gesture is too corny, no whimsy to be denied. You take chances, and are open to ideas from any romance source, real, cinematic, or literary. You’ll be the one who dangles rose petals to create a boudoir tent in your bedroom, […]