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Major Ways Relationships Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Relationships Can Positively Affect Mental Illness. Mental health is not only the core of human existence, but it also helps individuals thrive in the face of adversity. A lot of factors are affecting relationships positively or negatively, and it has an impact on mental health.  It is a well-known fact that one’s mental health has the potential of affecting relationships …

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Looking After Your Relationships

The relationships that you have throughout your life might be some of the most important things to you, and they deserve looking after. Relationships that make up a lot of who you are, what you do, and how you live daily. A relationship spans across your children, spouses, bosses, co-workers, business partners, and more.  These are all relationships that we …

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The litmus test for relationships in lockdown

Too much ‘togetherness’? Being in lockdown is bound to put a strain on any relationship and too much time together can be a recipe for disaster.  How much of a strain lockdown places on a relationship is down to a few characteristics that some relationships have and others don’t. I have put together a list of what constitutes a positive …

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Understanding Stoicism & How It Applies to Relationships

The stoicism philosophy has been around for centuries. But what does it consist of, exactly? This ancient Greek philosophy aims to teach practitioners self-control through the elimination of destructive thoughts and emotions. The goal is to provide yourself with a neat mental toolbox that helps direct thoughts and actions in a positive direction. The premise is that, although we cannot …

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Why love is becoming harder to find

We all want to find love, that’s a given. The problem is, research is proving that a shift is taking place in the way we look for love as well as how we think and feel about love. Technology has a lot to answer for with regards to why love is becoming harder to find. Online dating offers so much …

Thoughts on marriage and divorce

  Thoughts on marriage and divorce I have never been married. Not that I have ever been against marriage but I have never felt the urge to marry anyone. I honestly don’t believe that marriage strengthens or weakens a relationship – if it is the right relationship, it will last regardless. I am also not idealistic enough to buy into …

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What’s your love language?

  What’s your love language? We all have different ways of feeling loved. Some of feel loved when our partners spend quality time with us, some of us prefer it when our partners do things for us – like cook us dinner or take us somewhere nice…. our preferred love language can cause problems when we automatically assume that our …

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Power struggles in relationships

  Power Struggles in Relationships Relationships are rarely constantly equal as they progress. At times, one person will seem stronger and more in control than the other and this can change further down the line. What causes power struggles and what can be done to maintain as much equality as possible? From what I have seen when dealing with couples, …

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Relationships – nurture them for contentment

Relationships – nurture them for contentment Relationships are the heart of happiness. We all need people in our life, to share experiences and feel connected. Social research has found “rich and satisfying relationships” are the only external factors that will move your happiness score from “quite happy” to “very happy.” A common mistake we make is to get so busy …

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What is love?

  What is love? I recently came across a love report from 2009 and thought I would share some of the interesting facts that have emerged from this report called “Lovegeist”. What is love exactly? Interestingly, the report states that men are more romantic than women and those that have been in love at least once tend to be less …