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Dare To Say The Most Difficult Things For Improved Communication

We often think that we talk enough, sometimes even too much, but communicating isn’t just about talking. It’s saying things, passing on a message that has to be well received. And that is what’s important, the way a message is interpreted. That’s why saying things clearly, even if they’re difficult to say, is crucial for healthy communication.

Why Do Couples No Longer Fight To Save Their Relationships?

Seeing the number of couples who divorce or separate around us, a legitimate question arises and that is; do we fight less than previous generations to save our relationships? At the first sign of trouble, many of us seem willing to give up and move on to fresher pastures in the love department, that's right, we tend to believe that the grass is greener elsewhere. Is it because we were never truly head over heels for our partner? And, is it naïve to think that love can be everlasting?

I’ve Decided, I’m Going To Stop Complaining At Work

Let’s face it, there are many reasons to complain at work: the boredom, the lack of motivation, the stress of not finishing on time, the unpleasant remarks from your boss, the never-ending meetings and now added to all that, having to wear a mask all day. To be perfectly honest, yes, there are reasons to complain. Does it do any good? No, not really. Moaning doesn’t help at all and worse, it puts us in a bad mood for the day. It's time to stop complaining at work and instead rise to the challenge of being positive!

7 Things That Hypersensitive People Are Great At

When an emotion is a little too intense, tears will inevitably run down my cheeks. Yes, that’s right, this is one of the traits that constitute to me being hypersensitive. I feel everything more deeply than other people and often feel like I'm overwhelmed by my emotions. Now, that can be guilt-inducing, especially in a society where showing sensitivity is frequently perceived as a weakness. However, this is what makes me, myself and those like me such special human beings. Indeed, we are emotional superheroes, whose qualities deserve to be known and celebrated.

Professional Recognition

When I was still a student doing an internship, I will always remember something my manager told me: “At work, you don’t need your boss’s recognition. As long as they pay you, it means you’re doing your job well, and you don’t need anything else.” At the time, this sentence made complete sense to me. Several years later, I’ve experienced a boss who paid me but who also spent all day humiliating me, putting me down and yelling at me… I understood that a salary wasn’t enough. Professional recognition is an essential part of life and well-being at work.

I’m Very Modest; But Is My Bashfulness Just A Barrier?

The truth is I’ve never ever been the type of person who throws everything out there. I hate talking about my feelings, relationships and personal life and will always try to deflect these questions! For me, modesty is a barrier that I’ve always chosen to put up in order to keep people at arm’s length. The bottom line is, I want to keep things private and don’t believe that everyone needs to know absolutely everything about me. I like to closely control what I put out into the world, but where does my modesty come from? Fear of judgement? Shyness? Mistrust? Let’s explore all of these possibilities and get to the bottom of this conundrum.

Performance Obsession

I never leave my computer, I stay up late to double-check my presentations, I compare myself to my work colleagues… Help! I think the need to be the best at work is making me crazy! This obsession with performance and wanting to be number 1 affects a lot of people. Why do we have this desire to perform the best we can? What makes us behave like this? What if we simply stopped wanting to be perfect, wouldn’t that be nice? Let’s take a closer look at this behavior.

Why Are Women Always Expected To Smile?

I have a problem, which in reality isn’t one. I don’t smile naturally. It’s normal, I’m a human being with emotions and thoughts which don’t necessarily make me want to smile. However, men have already asked me to smile. If there’s something that makes me want to burn everything, it’s when I receive such a request. I can’t stand this injunction to women any longer. We have to stop being told to smile! And why do women always have to smile? We’ll explain all about this sexist mechanism.

What Are The Causes Of Sleep Paralysis?

I wake up and can no longer move… I’ve experienced this very frightening phenomenon several times! This feeling of being paralyzed and having a horrible presence approaching me and terrorizing me. This is what we call sleep paralysis! Now I’ve identified the causes of this disorder, I can escape it. But how can I understand them? What causes sleep paralysis?

Is Alternate Fasting For You? - Should You Try It?

We hear about it everywhere: alternative fasting is super trendy at the moment! Presented everywhere as a way to lose weight and purify yourself, is it really so miraculous? Beware, there are mistakes to be avoided to reap the real benefits. Let’s take a look at the advantages and drawbacks of alternate fasting!

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The Temperamental Type

I’ve never described myself as temperamental. But I’ve never had a problem associating that word with my father. As I get older, I’m afraid of becoming like him, so will I adopt the same behavior as him? In fact, how can we define a temperamental person? How can we recognize one? What are their origins? So many questions that I asked myself and for which I found my answers that I’ll share with you. Let’s explain.

Am I An Empath?

The best analogy my creative, or perhaps not so creative mind (I’ll let you be the judge of that) can come up with regard to empaths, is that they are emotional sponges. That’s right, these people are a complete breath of fresh air in an often cutting world, although this sadly exposes them to intense manipulation, and emotional abuse. Their inherent need to care for those they love means that they see the world differently, and also go above and beyond for their nearest and dearest. Do you often find yourself putting others first? Well, if that’s the case, you could be a true empath too! If you want to find out for sure, read on to confirm this intriguing hunch.

Is Taking A Break In A Relationship The Secret To Saving It?

Sometimes a relationship is a long quiet river, and sometimes it's a rocky disaster from start to finish. Although, when things hit a rough patch and don’t go the way we wanted them to, we might consider taking a break in order to smooth things out. The idea of taking a break was probably made famous in Friends with Ross and Rachel’s tumultuous relationship, but is it actually the solution? Is taking time apart from the one your partner the secret to crossing your love crisis, or will it push you further apart?

Should I Stay Friends With My Ex, Or Cut Them Out Of My Life?

At a time when people’s love lives are multiplying by the second, we sometimes find ourselves with exes that we don’t really know what to do with. Which category should we assign them to? For some this situation is a source of intense pain meaning blocking and deleting them become our only option, however, others prefer to remain in contact and even go on to become good friends. Everything really depends on how things ended and if anyone was at fault. Although, even if you ended up being betrayed, can you possibly get over these feelings?

Should I Come Clean About Cheating On My Partner?

Um, now this is definitely a very tricky subject. Recently, I slipped up and let my desires and libido get the best of me. Yes, that's right, I gave into the passion and ended up cheating on my partner and the problem is I don't know what to do about it. If, like me, you are in this awkward position, the question is what do you do now? An affair is serious business and isn’t to be taken lightly. Should I come clean and confess my unfaithfulness or, should I take the silent road and keep this mistake to myself? Let’s take a look at both options. Plus, let's interpret what dreaming about cheating means!

Why Do I Feel Guilty All The Time? And, What Can I Do About It?

Are you the type of person who constantly feels the need to apologize without having done anything wrong? Would you for example feel bad about being late to a meeting if your car broke down on the way? Do things that are totally out of your control make you feel terrible about yourself? We all perceive guilt differently, and some of us are far more susceptible to feeling culpable than others. We reveal where this tendency comes from and what you can do to learn to shake it off. It's time you freed yourself from these self-imposed shackles of guilt!

Why Am I An Attention Seeker? - I Want All Eyes On Me!

Do you have an annoying habit of being constantly over the top just to get other people to notice you? Do you love being in the spotlight? If you've answered yes to the previous questions, you are definitely one of those people who live to attract the attention of others. At work, whilst out with friends or on social media, you no doubt always need to be front and center. And, even though this excessive behavior tends to harm you, you just can’t help yourself! This begs the question, where does this need come from? And, how can you rectify it before it’s too late?

Are You Scared Of Success?

Amid the fear of failing hides another fear that is less often spoken about, and that's the fear of succeeding. Doing well isn’t necessarily the key to happiness, that’s why there may be times when we fear it. Although it might seem strange, when we start to achieve our personal goals, we open ourselves up to a wave of new emotions that aren't exactly always easy to deal with. When we are caught off guard by our results, we often go into panic mode and struggle with this concept, however that's not to say we should let this hold us back.

Is Flirting Cheating, Or Just Harmless Fun?

The question of faithfulness and the boundaries regarding this notion often crop up in relationships, and aren't just exclusively reserved for new couples. We all have different opinions on what constitutes betraying our partner's trust, but does flirting really make the list? After all, we all like a few spicy thrills in our lives, regardless of whether we're taken or not. Making eyes at George, another parent at my kid's school, when I drop them off in the morning is part of my daily routine, so is that really classed as being unfaithful or not? The answer is simple: it depends!

7 Sex Tips for Women - Transform Your Love Making

Sex should be enjoyable and sensual, not something we do reluctantly to please our partner every so often. It needs to be something that makes us feel good as well as satisfy our desires. Many of us struggle to enjoy those complicit moments beneath the sheets because we are battling body image issues, for example, or aren't 100% comfortable in ourselves. Our advice will help you overcome your sexual barriers, because after all, everyone deserves amazing climatic experiences in the bedroom.

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