Apologizing seems simple enough, but there's more to it than merely saying “I'm sorry.” An apology is not only an expression of regret. It should also come with the sincere intention to correct one's behavior. When we apologize we should understand clearly what we're apologizing for, otherwise our words will be empty of meaning. If … Continue reading How to Apologize
We have such a tendency to see everything in black and white, as polar opposites, as two sides of the spectrum, while ignoring all the gray area in between. And something I've observed is that many people out there in the dating scene tend to see only two possibilities for relationship. Either you're looking for … Continue reading Casual Romance
The word “compromise” has two meanings. The first describes compromise as a settlement between persons, in which those involved relinquish certain rights and behavior in order to appease one another. The other defines compromise as “to endanger” something. And I find both of these definitions quite fitting, because making compromises is a sure way to compromise … Continue reading Compromising Your Relationship
Often when we’re single it isn’t because we’ve chosen to be. We would like to find a companion, a lover or even a life partner. But it might seem difficult at times to attract the right person. Sometimes it might seem we’re unable to attract anyone at all. Attraction is only partly to do with … Continue reading 5 Qualities of Attractiveness
We don’t always know exactly what we want in a relationship. Sometimes we don’t even think about it. We just get so swept up in the romance that we don’t even step back to consider whether or not this other person is really suited to us, or whether they’re compatible for the long term. Sometimes … Continue reading In Seeking the Perfect Partner
Most of us recognize that we are individual persons, having our own unique experiences, perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and so on. We recognize that, as individuals, we have inherent personal freedom. That is, we understand that no one owns us, that no one has control over how we think or what we feel. Even when it … Continue reading Freedom in Relationships
Building a relationship is like building a house, and if you plan to stay in that house for a long time, you’d better make sure you have a solid foundation. In order to relate consciously with others, we need to first be conscious of ourselves at a personal individual level. The more we understand ourselves, … Continue reading Solid Foundations for Conscious Relations
What is love? Everyone’s searching for it. Sometimes we think we’ve found it. And sometimes we think we’ve lost it. We say that love heals all wounds. We also say that love hurts. And the word “love” is thrown around so loosely in our culture that I often wonder how many of us really understand it. … Continue reading What Is Love?