Category Archives: Relationships

“I Love You”

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. William Shakespeare It was Carol’s fiftieth birthday, and Jim had two plane tickets to Hawaii in his pocket. He was going to surprise her. Instead, he was killed by a … Continue reading

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Cannot Love Without Giving

The Rule of Obligation or Rule of Reciprocity says when others do something for us, we should feel a need to return the favor. By ‘evening the score’, so to speak, one is relieved of the ‘obligation’ created by a … Continue reading

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The Source from Which Self-Respect Springs

A relationship without basic trust has no security. Lack of trust creates anxiety. When we can’t tolerate anxiety, we resort to blame. And blame kills relationships. Anxiety is at the core of blame. When we’re upset, disappointed or angry because … Continue reading

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Rules of a Relationship

Five Rules of a Relationship: 1 – Stay faithful. 2 – Make them feel loved and wanted. 3 – Respect your partner. 4 – Don’t flirt with others. 5 – Have time for each other. http://mylovelyquotes.com

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Real and True Friends

Anyone can stand by you when you’re right, but a true friend will stick by you, even when you are wrong. The best friend is the one who, in wishing me well, wishes it for my sake. The best kind … Continue reading

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Always Worth Another Try

A family member posted found this story and posted it on Facebook a few days ago (Thanks Ann). It touched my heart. She married him today. At the end of the wedding party, her mother gave her a newly opened … Continue reading

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A Hasty Word You Can’t Recall

Once in a while a realization comes of how perception was distorted or incorrect. In the times of anger or hurt, things get said one regrets; things that can’t be taken back. And the humbling part of such behavior is … Continue reading

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Letting Go of a Hot Iron

One of the more difficult insights to grasp has been that it is largely pain within a person that causes him/her to hurt me. Long did I believe those who caused me grief without cause, or pain far beyond what … Continue reading

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They Get Better When You Get Older

A Friend by Edgar A. Guest A friend is one who stands to share Your every touch of grief and care He comes by chance, but stays by choice Your praises he is quick to voice. No grievous fault or … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Grace

When getting married the second time, I knew exactly what I was doing. I was motivated by love. In the light of day the internal dysfunction that beat on me constantly could not be seen. And in time it took … Continue reading

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