Managing Feelings'

Do Not allow your personal stress to affect your relationship

Do Not allow your personal stress to affect your relationship

Life blesses us with many challenges some of which are very stressful. Whether the stress is about difficulties or special events, it is important to solicit your partner’s support rather than have him/her be the brunt [...]

Pleasing your partner need not be at your expense

Pleasing your partner need not be at your expense

Couples are encouraged to accommodate each other’s needs as much as possible. This sage recommendation work well when followed, however, for some people caring for the mate is equated with self-abandonment. So how does one balance [...]

Couples can initiate a new beginning

Couples can initiate a new beginning

The celebration of a new year often brings joy, excitement, and hope. The joy is about the completion of another year, the excitement is about new things to come and the hope is the anticipation of [...]

How you can benefit from your regrets

How you can benefit from your regrets

Regret is an uncomfortable emotion. It contains loss, missed opportunity, self-reprimand and even grief. The thought of “If only” may spiral you into a painful and even hopeless emotional state. Yet, regrets may also be a [...]

Dealing with the post-wedding blues

Dealing with the post-wedding blues

As though we needed one more subcategory for depression, recent news reports reviewed a new syndrome, “the postnuptial depression”. Last week’s BBC reported that “It has been estimated that for one in ten new spouses, the [...]

How to deal with a partner who collects hurts

How to deal with a partner who collects hurts

One of the most frustrating relationship issues occurs when one partner repeatedly reminds the other of his or her prior misconduct. When past hurtful behaviors are not apologized for or forgiven, the pair becomes immobilized by [...]

How to recover from mild social upsets

How to recover from mild social upsets

Everyone, at times, witnesses or encounters embarrassing, uncomfortable or awkward moments in a social setting. Once that occurs with a particular individual, a mild unease is associated with that person in future meetings. How can you [...]

The unhealthy pleasure of keeping a grudge

The unhealthy pleasure of keeping a grudge

Repairing painful feelings between partners should be a welcomed process. It is sad to see some individuals who relish having been wronged more than they do restoring peace. Ideally, when one partner feels wronged by the [...]