Relationship Advice Tips by Dr. Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. Do what I say or else I will punish you for not proving your love! Obedience versus freedom of choice - what's the criteria for proof of love? If Tim did what Koren asked of him it meant that he really loved her. Obedience to the wishes [...]
Three stage strategy to communicate how you want to be loved and cared for that will make your partner understand what is most important to you and why, so that you get the proof you need of your value.
Declan thought that giving up his passionate hobby was the way to avoid his partner's mocking words, but his self-sacrifice backfired. Relationship quality decreased because he was motivated to take away bad stuff rather than reach for the good stuff. Learn what research tells us about what type of self-sacrifice improves the quality and satisfaction ratings of intimate relationships.
Conversation tips for dating couples to bring the experience alive. Avoid the same old boring questions and answers that make you wish you hadn't bothered. Learn how to ask and respond to each other in ways that assures a connection which makes you both feel special.
Do you have a mini panic attack every time you try to clear out your clutter? Do you have trouble parting with your possessions because it feels like a part of you, then you may be using your material possessions as a substitute for emotional security. If your relationships make you feel empty and let you down, possessions fill the hole. Follow the 4 steps to gain emotional security and your clutter will disappear all by itself!
There are tell tale signs of sincerity you can use to tell if your loved ones mean the sweet words they say! Focus on the "how" and not on the "what" of the words to get a good read.
fatigue caused by stress comes from relationship insecurity. Working hard to win love makes stress worse, makes you more tired binging on junk food for energy. Connecting with your loved ones in ways that make you feel loved and cared for is the best antidote to fatigue, by giving you natural energy that carries you through the day in a motivated and positive way.
you can keep your convictions and get your way without trampling over friends and loved ones, OR giving in and feeling controlled in defeat. There is a magic word that does the trick of making you both feel like winners on the same team.