But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of relationships, we’re given no pointers… or worse, we’re given advice columns in women’s magazines. Yes, it’s trial-and-error from the get-go. And if you’re like most people, it’s been mostly error. But part of the problem is that many unhealthy [Read More…]
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a kind of simplistic article, but makes sense… :)
The first thing they said was that you always have to be thinking of ways to make your partner happy. Little acts of love and kindness that make them feel good, that let them know you’re thinking about them.
you have to consistently be thinking of ways to respect your partner, their ideas, opinions and tastes.
They also said that you should let the hard times bring you closer together, not the opposite.
My personal opinion is that these two people were just right for each other. I think we could all (and are all) capable of doing these things, but it just depends on having the right person to do it with. It’s difficult to be selfless for someone you don’t really love…
We are told that happy marriages are based on good communication, shared values, a sturdy support system of friends and relatives, happy, stable childhoods, fair quarrelling, and dogged determination. But in a survey of 470 studies on compatibility, psychologist Marcel Zentner, PhD, of the University of Geneva, found no particular combination of personality traits that leads to sustained romance — with one exception: the ability to sustain your “positive illusions.”
funny :) illusions are the answer :)
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If your need to please overrides your inner truth, you will limit your own growth and expansion. It is also crucial to understand that you cannot bring someone along if they are not ready to come. You cannot do someone else’s lessons or karma for them.
a good read
a generic article, but quite good.
So it turns out that happiness can be a matter of choice — not just luck. Some people are lucky enough to possess genes that foster happiness. However, certain thought patterns and interpersonal skills definitely help people become an “epicure of experience,” says David Lykken, whose name, in Norwegian, means “the happiness.”
Generation who refuse to grow up: No mortgage. No marriage. No children. No career plan. Like so many 30-somethings, Marianne Power admits she's one of them...
We are the ‘Peter Pan generation’; a sizeable group of 25 to 40-year-olds who exist in a state of extended adolescence, avoiding the trappings of responsibility - marriage, mortgage, children - for as long as possible.
Professor Frank Furedi, a sociologist who has been studying this phenomenon, at the University of Kent…believes there are much bigger psychological factors at play — and that the root of our refusal to grow up is fear.
‘People are scared of thinking of themselves as adults. They cannot see anything good that comes with being an adult; all our cultural values are with youth and the further we move away from that, the more anxious we become,’ he says.
an interesting article
A Harvard researcher’s quest to predict who will act on their self-destructive impulses.
Recently more human beings have been dying by suicide annually than by murder and warfare combined. Despite the progress made by science, medicine and mental-health care in the 20th century — the sequencing of our genome, the advent of antidepressants, the reconsidering of asylums and lobotomies — nothing has been able to drive down the suicide rate in the general population. In the United States, it has held relatively steady since 1942. Worldwide, roughly one million people kill themselves every year.
an interesting article…also read quite many comments - also interesting.
i’m 29 ….”29 years (philosophy+ fear): At 29 years of age, the individual begins to develop a fear about the future. They also begin to feel suspicious about their own stupidity.”
and indeed feeling that i’m getting into 30 (next month)… “30 years (philosophy + feelings): The 30 year old attempts to prove to themselves that they can be happy through their feelings – that they can achieve happiness through the harmony of your feelings.”
not the most scientific theory…but there is something to it :)
The single of Prague could soon find salvation for their loveless woes with the introduction of carriages dedicated to “singles” on the Czech capital’s underground network.
"In the metro you can already read and learn, so why not find a partner?" said Filip Drapal, spokesman for Ropid, Prague’s transport company. "We want to make life more pleasant. People today have no time to meet.
seems like a good idea
there are some good points in this article.
i don’t feel fine, but maybe i should… cause maybe in fact i didn’t waste my 20s… i did quite many things, although now they seem to have no relevance…and i didn’t manage to find myself.