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What Signs Are Most Susceptible To Having Friends Sabotage Their Relationships?

It’s common to see women who have friends who sabotage their relationships.  A woman finds a man she likes. Her friends all weigh in to say he’s not good enough for her. I’m not talking about women in their 20’s. … Read More... Continue reading What Signs Are Most Susceptible To Having Friends Sabotage Their Relationships? at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Psychology, Friendship, Dating, Jealousy, Astrology, Real Life, Relating

Trust in Friendships

Hello. My issue is about friendships and the aftermath of my toxicity. I’ve been friends with a girl X for so many years, but I noticed this summer that she seemed to be with someone else, which IS normal. However, I can conclude that her random annulment of our get-together was canceled to be with that person. I still was trying to be as nice as possible to X, but eventually, it felt like I didn’t know her anymore. That’s when my other friend J told me everything. She was there telling me of ho...
Tags: Relationships, Friendship, Rumors, Trust Issues, J

For Valentine’s Day, Try Being Nice to Yourself

Sending love to others is easy. Being kind to yourself can be surprisingly difficult.
Tags: News, Friendship, Empathy, Buddhism, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Psychology and Psychologists, Mental Health and Disorders

What to Do If You're Rejected on Social Media

The nuances of managing relationships on social media can give anyone a headache. And while I hate invoking the KonMari phrase, you shouldn’t have to put up with things (or people) that don’t spark joy in your digital gathering grounds. We’ve given you lots of tips on how to purge your online life of stupid,…Read more...
Tags: Friendship, Social Media, Relationship, Rejection, Lifehacks, Fight

How to Dump a Friend

A few years ago, one of my best friends from college broke up with me. “I think it might be healthier if we took a step back from constantly talking to each other,” she wrote in an email. “Maybe one day we’ll see eye to eye, but for now this feels unhealthy.”Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Friendship, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Friend Breakups

The secret to making this your Best Valentine’s Day

Your Best Valentines Day! From the days when we gave paper Valentine’s to our schoolmates, to the years we longed for a special note from an admirer, and from the hype that the commercial world puts on February 14th and having someone special … there’s a lot of memories and expectations around Valentine’s Day. We might even fantasize about our Best Valentines Day … the perfect gift, a thoughtful card, a wonderful romantic dinner … (as Elaine used to say in Seinfeld “yada, yada, yada” – here’s...
Tags: Life, Friendship, Valentine, Valentines Day, Self Love, Don, Elaine, Judi, Girlfriend Gifts, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Best Valentines Day, Sonya Parker

National Day of Encouragement – What Girlfriend(s) will you Encourage Today?

Do you encourage your girlfriends? Do you encourage your children or others around you? Thoughts on this National Day of Encouragement … “There are high spots in all of our lives & most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else.” George M Adams The National Day of Encouragement was the idea of a few high school students attending the National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Ark in June of 2007.  The students were challenged to come up with what they believe to be the biggest p...
Tags: Life, Friendship, Don, Searcy Ark, Encouragement, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Girlfriend Advice and Reviews, Greeting Cards, Encourage, Jacqueline Wales, Encourage A Friend, National Encouragement Day, Send A Card, George M Adams, Tell Others Tweet Facebook

Why toxic relationships are so draining. And when to break them off.

Wanting to be a "nice person" often stops people from establishing the boundaries they need to protect their mental space from toxic people.For Shaka Senghor, self-pity and pessimism are two traits that turn relationships toxic. Consider that people may not know what they are doing: "[T]hey're just repeating the cycle of hurt people hurting people," says Senghor.It takes courage to confront a problem head on, but an honest conversation is often the best way for things to change – and if nothing ...
Tags: Relationships, Love, Friendship, Happiness, Communication, Empathy, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Pain, Shaka Senghor, Senghor

The Four Kinds of Friends We All Need

I was a first-grader. It was a warm spring day, so all of the kids had stripped off their heavy coats at recess and left them in a big pile. As I walked past the pile, I heard voices. The voices belonged to two girls in my class — girls who I thought were my friends. From underneath the pile, they were calling me horrible names. I was heartbroken and spent the rest of recess hiding behind the evergreen trees on the edge of the playground, wiping tears away with my sleeve. I wondered if maybe my ...
Tags: Friends, Friendship, Inspiration, Encouragement, Holley Gerth

Pursue Deep Friendships (What I’ve Learned in 15 Years of Pastoring, pt. 7)

In this series, I’m considering some things that I’ve learned while pastoring over the last 15 years. You can check out the previous posts and a series introduction here: Part 1: Not everybody will like you, and that’s okay. Part 2: Pray for people and let them know that you’re praying for them. Part 3: Discipleship is easy, yet hard. Part 4: Encourage your wife to serve where she feels led Part 5: Make your vision, purpose, and mission to lead people to love God and love others Part 6: Keep you...
Tags: Relationships, Church, Religion, Friendship, David, Christianity, Faith, Jesus, God, Christian, Christians, Christ, Timothy, Ministry, PAUL, SBC

How to Talk to a Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health

When a friend is trying to open up to you about their depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue, it can be hard to know how to respond. We’ve come a long way, but there is still considerable stigma to admitting that you’re coping with mental health issues. If your friend is talking to you at all, they’re…Read more...
Tags: Friendship, Support, Mental Health, Depression, Lifehacks

Forget Your Network. Make Friends.

By: Colin Murphy As I was leaving college and entering the working world, the most common advice I received was, “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.” This maxim emphasizes the importance of networking, but it’s problematic. There are many different levels of knowing, and networking often keeps our knowing at the most surface level. As Catholics we are called to pursue deep, authentic friendships. We must be careful to not let networking, or some such vague idea of pursuing connections mo...
Tags: Friends, Religion, Friendship, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Colin Murphy, Those Catholic Men

Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 2

In Part 1 of the ‘preparing for school’ series, we focused our attention on themes relating to new beginnings and gentle steps towards independence and new friendships. This post will include picture books with beautifully heartwarming sentiments of embracing our own and others’ individuality, uniqueness and personal preferences, what makes us human and advocating for … Continue reading Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 2 The post Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 2 appeared ...
Tags: School, Books, Family, Friendship, Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, Scholastic, Bob Graham, Walker Books, Individuality, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Romi Sharp, Jonathan Bentley, New Frontier Publishing

Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 1

Whether your little one is a school starter or not, undoubtedly, they will need to prepare themselves for a new year of friendships, challenges, opportunities and exciting adventures. There will also be chances to inquire into and discover all new domains, hence raising even more questions about the world than ever. The following picture books … Continue reading Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 1 The post Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 1 appeared first on The Boomerang Bo...
Tags: School, Books, Life, Love, Friendship, Value, Independence, Walker Books, Beginning, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Romi Sharp, Scholastic Australia, Worth, Anticipation, EK Books

5 Ways to Let Go of a Friendship

When a marriage dissolves, there is legal process that involves steps of grieving the end of the relationship. Signing papers, although painful, acknowledges the end of years together and also signifies freedom to move on to a new life. Broken friendships, however, have no process in place. Oftentimes the ending is muddled, with confusion over what went wrong and whether or not there is any chance of reconciliation. The broken bond can be just as traumatic as a divorce, especially if you have ye...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, General, Relationships, Friends, Friendship, Vulnerability, Self-help, Betrayal, Loss, Rejection, Abandonment, Journal, Grief And Loss, Coping Skills, Henri Nouwen

SURFACING: Finding Female Friends Over 50 Can Be Hard. These Women Figured It Out.

“There were meet-ups that were generalized for those in their 20s, 30s and 40s, but there was nothing for older women,” said the founder of a group in Los Angeles. “And I didn’t want men.”
Tags: News, Friendship, Los Angeles, Women and Girls,, Los Angeles (Calif, Dating and Relationships, Surfacing 2018

Tell Me One More Time What to Do About Grief

Accept the lasagna. Do not start reading that Joan Didion book.
Tags: News, Friendship, Death and dying, Joan Didion, Grief (Emotion

My Friend ‘Virginia, From Virginia’

At boarding school, the gift of an unlikely connection.
Tags: News, Education, Virginia, Friendship, Race and Ethnicity

How to spot high-conflict people before it's too late

Here's a fast fact about high-conflict people: life is better when you avoid them. Bill Eddy, mediation expert and president of the High Conflict Institute, describes them not only as difficult but also potentially dangerous. So how can we avoid becoming a target in their path of destruction? First, you have to be able to recognize them, says Eddy. They tend to share these four key characteristics: a preoccupation with blaming others, all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, and extreme beha...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friendship, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Eddy, Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute

New Study Shows Most Americans Are Lonely

If you are feeling lonely, you’re not alone. A recent study involving 340 San Diego County residents of various ages has found that loneliness is shockingly widespread.1 The study suggests that there is a 76% prevalence of moderate to severe loneliness in American society. This is a bombshell statistic. After all, our country has enshrined the pursuit of happiness in its constitution and prides itself on having a high standard of living (twelfth in the world), which apparently doesn’t equate wit...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, Social Media, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Social Life, Spirituality, Un, San Diego County, Loneliness, University Of California San Diego, Mental Health And Wellness

Can relationship anarchy create a world without heartbreak?

Can you imagine a world without heartbreak? Not without sadness, disappointment or regret – but a world without the sinking, searing, all-consuming ache of lost love. A world without heartbreak is also a world where simple acts cannot be transformed, as if by sorcery, into moments of sublime significance. Because a world without heartbreak is a world without love – isn't it?More precisely, it might be a world without love's most adulated form: romantic love. For many people, romantic love is the...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Friendship, Trust, Happiness, Communication, Feminism, Innovation, Gender Equality, Nordgren, Dorothy Tennov, Andie Nordgren

The Surprising Meaning of Loneliness and How to Beat it

Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults.   The prevalence of loneliness has also increased over the past few decades. Compared to the 1980s, the number of people living alone in the US has increased by about one-third. When Americans were asked about the number of people that they can confide in, the number dropped from three in 1985 to two in 2004.  In the UK, 21% to 31% of people report that they feel lonely some of the time, and surveys in other parts of th...
Tags: Psychology, UK, London, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, US, Resilience, Loneliness, Connection, Association, Miller, Coping, Cacioppo, Goossens, Masi

A Beautiful Friendship

In those days Mary set out and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judah  where she entered Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth.  When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped inside her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.  Then she exclaimed with a loud cry: “Blessed are you among women, and your child will be blessed!  How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the ...
Tags: Friendship, Inspiration, Christmas, Jesus, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Luke, Gabriel, Judah, Zechariah, Son of God, Holy of Holies, Elizabeth This, Scripture, Mary She

Common Threads of Well-Being: 5 Ideas that Influence and Integrate

The concept of well-being has many facets, yet themes weave through all stages of development and point to critical aspects of how and with whom we spend time. Money can’t buy love, but up to a certain level it is crucial to well-being. Health and relationships matter, and pursuing goals deemed personally worthwhile also impact well-being. While there are no formulas there are fundamentals that, when understood and applied, can improve the quality of being and integrate the roles and activities...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Relationships, Friendship, Generosity, Happiness, Communication, Volunteering, Gratitude, Mental Health And Wellness, Gallup, Simon, Abraham Maslow, MASLOW, Panepinto, Rath

If you lost friends in the 2016 election, watch this

As the saying goes: Diversity isn't rocket science—it's harder. Living in a diverse civil society isn't just about embracing the things we like, says Eboo Patel. That's the 'egg rolls and samosas' view. Diversity means cooperating through disagreements.Have you ever judged someone harshly, ended a relationship or avoided one because of a fundamental disagreement? "Does the fact of that disagreement—voting differently in a particular election, disagreeing on fundamental issues, immigration policy...
Tags: Sponsored, Politics, Relationships, Friendship, Race, Diversity, Society, Innovation, Community, Kkk, Debate, Social Change, Patel, Eboo Patel, Charles Koch Foundation

You Should Write a Year-End Family Newsletter Even if You Don't Have a Family

When I hear “holiday newsletter,” I think, “Here are the life milestones that each of my seven children reached this year!” That’s what the Times uses as their example of a good year-end newsletter. But end-of-year newsletters are for everyone. Especially if you don’t have children.Read more...
Tags: Family, Holidays, Friendship, Communication, Letters, Lifehacks, Times, End Of Year, You Don

How to Tell a New Partner You’ve Been Divorced

It might be a little risky. When a divorce is done and over with, the next thing a new divorcee typically does is meet and date new people — not necessarily to get into another marriage but to find intimacy, companionship, and friendship. After all, everyone gets beat up in the face of the separation, negotiation, and fight. So knowing how to get a guy to like you, a newly divorced woman, can be challenging. And learning how to tell your new boyfriend about your recent divorce — without scari...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Friendship, Divorce, Intimacy, Dating, Publishers, Marriage And Divorce, Yourtango, Companionship

Grace For The Terminally Ill

A month ago I wrote about Visiting The Dying.  The gal’s name is, Mary. She’s double Virgo and we’ve become friends. I met her a few days after they told her she has cancer. She also has COPD.  She’s on … Read More... Continue reading Grace For The Terminally Ill at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Death, Friendship, Virgo, Astrology, Real Life, Transitions, 8th-house, moon-in-Scorpio, Jupiter in Sagittarius

The Psychology Behind Instilling a Sense of ‘Home’

Home can be your childhood roots and the pizzeria around the corner. Home can be the house you grew up in and the familiar sights, sounds, tastes, and smells that are as familiar to you as the sun rising each day and setting each night. It can be the physical place you reside and the community it bestows.  Home can be the conversations with loved ones at the dinner table about anything and everything. It  can be talking with your friends over a cup of hot tea or coffee. It can be vacations w...
Tags: Psychology, Home, Family, Friendship, Personal, Moving, Memories, Penn State, MASLOW, Homesickness, Baumeister Leary