friendship

The Positive Impact of Smiles And Eye Contact
friendship / Love and Romance / Relationships

The Positive Impact of Smiles And Eye Contact

Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Actually, it’s two little things that if done combined, will make you instantly seem more friendly and approachable. That’s a big deal when your goal is to make friends and win people over. They are to smile and make […]

When It’s Essential to Get Mad at Your Partner
friendship / love and relationships / Relationships

When It’s Essential to Get Mad at Your Partner

By Amy Kay Cole, PhD and Anne Laptin, MS, LCSW Our clients tend to be very nice. Sometimes excessively so. Most people were raised to be nice. Who doesn’t want to be considered a nice person? About ten years ago, people were driving around with bumper stickers that read “mean […]

Are You “That” Friend? Learn To Accept Imperfection In Others
Communication / friendship / Relationships

Are You “That” Friend? Learn To Accept Imperfection In Others

Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on from time to time. When things go wrong, who will listen to you? Often it’s not who will listen but who is worthy of the privilege to witness your vulnerability. No one is perfect, but not everyone can handle seeing imperfection in others. […]

The Link between Friends and Happiness
friendship / Inspirational Human Interest / Lifestyle / Relationships

The Link between Friends and Happiness

Happiness is a lifelong pursuit. A crucial ingredient in lifelong happiness is connection to others and deep, lasting friendships. Friends are a gift to be treasured, and their role in our lives include the ability to bring us happiness and joy. Here is how your friends and your happiness are […]

Building Strong, Lasting Friendships
Communication / friendship / Relationships

Building Strong, Lasting Friendships

Building strong, solid friendships takes loyalty, trust, and honesty and it can’t happen overnight. Friendships are one of the most important relationships we have as human beings. Without friends, we would feel lonely, rejected, and left out. Even in a marriage, we need friends outside of the relationship to fulfill […]

8 Success Keys to Rewarding Relationships
friendship / love and relationships / Love and Romance / Relationships

8 Success Keys to Rewarding Relationships

All successful relationships have common characteristics. This is true whether the relationship is romantic, work-related, casual, or familial. Relationships are more stable and satisfying when all parties are on the same page. . Practice these ideas in all of your relationships: 1. Accept responsibility. Forget about 50-50. Take full responsibility […]

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