[Audio] Are your expectations ruining your relationships? Here's how to tell (Part 2)

[Audio] Are your expectations ruining your relationships? Here's how to tell (Part 2)

Expectations are often discussed in a way that makes them all seem equal, and I've come to believe that that is so often at the root of relationship problems. We group expectations together and only ask whether or not to have them, and debate that singular question as though the problem with expectations lies only in either having them or not.

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[Audio] Are your expectations ruining your relationships? Here's how to tell (Part 1)

[Audio] Are your expectations ruining your relationships? Here's how to tell (Part 1)

Are you feeling constantly let down by the people in your life?  I used to face disappointment after disappointment- especially in my romantic relationships, but with friends, too. Let down after let down, I started wondering why I couldn't seem to attract the kind of people into my life who put in adequate effort, who were thoughtful and generous, who aimed to please- people like me! 

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How to Be Comfortable Asserting Your Needs in a New Relationship

How to Be Comfortable Asserting Your Needs in a New Relationship

I’ve seen it happen time and time again- the fear of rocking the boat and disrupting the perfect harmony at the start of a relationship means you keep quiet and don’t express how you really feel or ask for what you need.

As time goes on, this obviously causes a disconnect- your partner thinks everything is going fine and you have a growing frustration developing inside due to unmet needs and unexpressed feelings. Sound familiar? Don’t beat yourself up, we’ve all done it. But at some point it’s important to realize the following  things, and vow not to keep repeating this pattern anymore...

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The 17 Promises of Happy Love

The 17 Promises of Happy Love

We all spend quite a lot of time, prior to meeting our mate, thinking and talking about what we want in our perfect partner. We make lists and insist on certain characteristics, traits, and circumstances because we want someone who will love us and treat us right.

We seem to automatically see ourselves as good partners, but how many of us take the time to contemplate and list the things that make us so?  How do we make sure we will live up to what that special someone we seek is searching for in another?

If you can make and keep the following 17 promises to your partner, you can rest assured...

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Are You a Love Warrior? (hint: you totally are)

Are You a Love Warrior? (hint: you totally are)

Today I watched this incredible conversation between Marie Forleo and Glennon Doyle Melton. That means that today I am way more courageous than before, and today I recognize myself as a Love Warrior. Are you a woman? Love Warrior. Are you a strong, benevolent person who cares about the pain of others? Love Warrior. Tune in for more delicious insights and inspiration by clicking the link and joining the conversation between Marie and Glennon. 

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How To Get Someone To Change

How To Get Someone To Change

He doesn’t like that she works so much and it drives him insane the way she leaves her makeup all over the bathroom. She wishes he wouldn’t spend so much money on clothes and so much time on the web. They both wish their teenaged son were more outgoing and ambitious. He wishes they’d all talk about something other than schedules, lists, and plans and just slow down from time to time.

They also all really love each other.

As we get to know people, we will notice things about them that, according to our own standards and preferences, aren’t ideal. They will likely notice similar things about us, as they critique our ways of being through the lens of their own standards and preferences.  What happens next has the power to make or break a relationship.

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