Category Archives: Relationships

Being a new mother

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Being a new mother and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be challenging at times. Let us not forget, there is also time to allocate for studies (if you’re taking any sort of classes for training/school), and spending quality time nurturing friendships and extended familial relationships, as well as, giving yourself some quality alone time. […]

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Individuation from Family of Origin

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Families build their own systems with customs, values, beliefs, implicit and explicit rules, as well as, perceived acceptable/unacceptable behaviors. We develop within this culture, adapt to, as well as, adopt these family system dynamics. When we leave our family of origin and enter the world, we often respond to the world through the lens of […]

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Setting boundaries, Saying “No.”

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It is a beautiful thing when you are physically, emotionally, mentally, or professionally present and supportive to others. After all, we are innately built to be compassionate social beings. However, it is possible that too much generosity can lead a person to feeling depleted, lost, and emotionally exhausted. We remain captive prisoners in our mind and […]

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Practice Self Care: Approve Yourself.

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As humans, we all have a sense of belonging. For much of our lives we live seeking the approval of others, often using it as a barometer of how we approve ourselves. Many people spend the bulk of their lives trying to please others and engage in much self sacrifice and martyrdom just for the […]

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Choosing Your Marriage Everyday

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Choosing your marriage everyday. Union in a marriage means choosing your partner and being chosen. Being chosen is applicable to many areas in a relationship and is really the atoms and molecules of a successful marriage. Two commonalities I see among the strong couples I know that are still in love are: Unity and Teamwork (and […]

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Anger Management 101 (Tips to deal with anger)

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People tend to shy away from anger due to the misconception that anger is unnatural, destructive, and dangerous. However, anger is actually a normal and healthy emotion that serves to communicate in your body when you’re compromising yourself, when needs are going unmet, or when your boundaries are being crossed. Anger is a neutral emotion- […]

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Family Life Cycle Transition Issues

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Whether you start a new job, have a new baby, start college, get married, or begin your retirement and any new phase of life, there will naturally be an increase of stress(eustress/distress). Most problems typically occur at the transitional points in the family life cycle, in other words, the developmental changes in the life cycle. […]

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How We Choose Our Life Partners

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There are a multitude of surface reasons we fall in love with our mates- their characteristics, personalities, careers, humor, physical appearance, and so on. The neuro-chemicals in our brain are stimulated and excited when we first experience love and go through what people coin “honeymoon stage”. Passing the initial stage of a relationship, and throughout one’s […]

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Make Deposits in Your Marriage

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Metaphorically, marriage is a joint bank account. When you open a bank account, you are required to open with some sort of contribution. When you continue to individually and mutually make deposits to the foundation of your joint bank account, you will accrue more money in the bank and your joint account can also accumulate […]

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Advocate for Your Partner and Marriage

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Marriage partners are a team. Marriage is a partnership. Lifetime partners are meant to deal with conflicts in unity. Couples must maintain healthy clear boundaries around their marriage to protect from external intruders. However, couples must start by not being their own negative influences, learn to turn to one another with compassion, and show up […]

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