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You Have the Freedom to Stop Trying When a Relationship is not Working  

I often write about how to improve your relationships with others or with yourself, usually by pointing out when a relationship is not working. You have the

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freedom to stop trying when a relationship is not working. I think that it’s hard to know when to let go of something you can’t have. We’re not quitters. We’re wired to think that we can succeed at anything if we try hard enough. Continue reading

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Your Relationship Needs to Change: Now What?

When someone says to you, “Our relationship needs to change,” what do you do next? There are a lot of right responses. However, there is only one response

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When one person is always giving and the other is always receiving, the imbalance keeps the relationship from being a true partnership.

that is always wrong: “No, it doesn’t.” Unfortunately, that’s the response most of us give. Not out loud, but in our heads. We can feel threatened and full of fear when the other person asks for what he needs – a change. There is a better way to respond to that kind of statement than to set your mind to maintaining the status quo.

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What Does it Mean to be Open?

Today, I want to answer what does it mean to be Open? A couple of weeks ago I wrote about being Honest. Like that post, today I have included a

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Embrace every idea, every person you meet, as an open invitation to explore the abundance and variety of thought available to you. Sample and savor and let your life be enriched.

personal appraisal and check list of things you might want to do if your self appraisal shows you areas for improvement. In a future post I’ll talk about what it means to be True. These topics together form the core of what it means to live a life that is honest, open and true and to use them as guiding principles to loving yourself.

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