Recently, a friend confided to me that it sometimes upsets her that her husband barely calls or meets his parents and that his parents rarely visit their own parents in the old age home where they stay. That's considered OK in his family. I asked her as to why this upsets her and she said that having lost both her parents at a young age, she always wanted to be part of a 'close' family set up and that it's one of the things most important to her in life. When it's not the case, she tends to feel ... Read More about How Much Emotional Intimacy Do You Need In Relationships?
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So, you like the guy. You went on a date (or a few) and he seems to fit the bill. Except he doesn't seem to showing even half as much interest in you as you do in him. Nope, it's nothing he said or did, but you just feel it. You have no idea why they're not interested, i mean after all nothing's wrong with you, right? Can i be really honest here? You probably do know. Your instincts do tell you when something's off. You do notice patterns or the fact that they're acting vague and non ... Read More about How Do I Know If The Guy I’m Dating Is Interested Or Not?
Values - you've heard this word before. It's thrown around quite a bit actually. Most of the times, people confuse values with preferences. We often discuss values, but to the average person, it may sound like a la di da (read vague & pretentious) concept and sometimes confuse them. Values are basic guidelines that are based on your essential nature. They help meet your deepest needs and prevent or minimise confusion and self doubt. They give you a sense of what is 'right' or 'wrong'. You ... Read More about How Do I Find Out My Values?
Whether you're dating, in a relationship or just going through a difficult life experience, a feeling of confusion and uncertainty often takes over. During my 20s i was really clueless about a lot of things like the concept of personal boundaries and what sort of behavior is acceptable or not.. and so on. Looking back, i feel like i did not even understand my own needs. Not everyone is lucky to have had a stable life. Some people might have had a tough childhood or adolescence, others maybe had ... Read More about 10 Basic Principles To Follow In Dating, Relationships And Life
Emotional baggage is such a loaded word. It somehow conjures up this vision of a unhappy broken person, who's unable to look after themselves. Maybe that's why people don't like to think much about it. It's a difficult thing to deal with. A lot of people just feel overwhelmed at the thought of letting go of it. The result is that often, they just choose to exist in a familiar 'safe zone', never really facing the difficult emotions that they might have felt. We often form emotional baggage in ... Read More about Getting Rid Of Emotional Baggage