When it comes to relationships of any sort, the aspect of investing and reciprocating effort is a vital one. It is difficult for a relationship to bloom and grow when effort is only being exerted from one half of the two people involved, and eventually, efforts are eradicated as a result of frustration. I am … More The significance of knowing when to move on
Relationships are something a majority of us are affiliated with. Because there are so many forms of relationships, for example, romantic, familial, and friendship (to name a few), we don’t always dedicate a tremendous level of consciousness to the fact that relationships, in all forms, are subjective and personal. Everyone experiences relationships differently, and ultimately, … More Why do we make other people’s relationships our business?
Friendship is a concept I sincerely hope all of us have been privy enough to experience at some point in our lives. It is a wonderful thing to be great friends with people who are important to us, and even more gratifying is having friendships that have been in existence for an extended period of … More Figuring out failed friendships
My family and I have become great friends with some neighbors that moved into our area a few years ago. Over time, we have gotten to know their family (they have two adorable boys), and in a way, they’ve sort of become a part of our own family. This neighbor stopped in to see me … More The beauty of judgement-free conversation
As you may have guessed from the title, the topic of today’s post is how to deal with people who don’t like you. Personally, I find it a lot easier to deal with people I don’t like, rather than deal with people who don’t like me. If I don’t like someone, I don’t necessarily have … More Dealing with people who don’t like you
A couple of nights ago, I spoke on the phone with a good friend of mine from high school. I haven’t seen or spoken to her for quite some time because we’re both busy, so we agreed a phone call was needed. We chatted for just about an hour on the phone about all sorts … More Genuine Friendships
I have composed a handful of blogs discussing elements of friendships, and over the course of my life, I feel as though I have come to a concrete understanding of what makes a good friendship, and consequently, what makes a poor friendship. Healthy and beneficial friendships require commitment, dedication, effort, understanding, patience, give, and a … More It’s Time to Say Goodbye to One-Sided Friendships