Personality and Burnout

Some personality traits developed in childhood lead to burnout vulnerability. Performance orientation, conditional love, co-dependency patterns, rigid thinking, perfectionism, and lack of flexibility, are personality traits that are crucial factors in determining whether a person will burn out. Striving for goals that are not yours is a quick route to stress, anxiety and burnout. Many children grow up trying to …

Is Your Relationship Healthy?

Markers of a Healthy or Unhealthy Relationship Most people identify frequent unresolved disagreements, arguments, a lack of trust, poor communication, and criticism, as markers of an unhealthy relationship. When asked, most describe the attributes of a healthy relationship using the following terms: A strong and loving bond; Great communication; Exceptional trust; Ongoing commitment to resolving whatever life brings. When the …

Practice Loving

The more you practice being a loving person, the more authentic love you are likely to attract. Intimacy is an aerobic sport. It takes time to achieve results, requires daily effort, and at times, is difficult to keep going. Build your ability to love by: Expressing Yourself: Put positive feelings into words: "Our relationship is really important to me.” "I …

Healthy Love Relationships

Getting and Keeping Them Love is the source of emotional oxygen that keeps humanity alive and well. As long as there are human beings, there will be love. Why are some couples happier in love than others? Although love has often been compared to passionate romance, it is really much more than infatuation. Love can come in many forms, for …

Improving Communication

We recognize when it's happening. There’s invisible light and immeasurable warmth that descends on people when blasé conversation becomes communication. Eyes sparkle with understanding and recognition, brows furrow with concentration, and ideas pass back and forth effortlessly as time seems to have no end. A very small percentage of communication in relationships is verbal. The words we choose are not …