Romantic Love

What Motivates Those Who Threaten Your Relationship?

Source: cocoparisienne/Pixabay When a third-party behaves in ways that challenge your couple, begin by considering possible motivations that may have set their behaviors in motion.  To consider several of the most common ones that can result in destructive responses, read this post from PsychologyToday.com's "Life, Refracted" by clicking here.

2018-01-31T21:03:54+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Romantic Love|

Why You CAN Marry the Right Person!

Alain de Botton wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the New York Times “Sunday Review” on May 28, 2016, Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person. The article sparked a slew of letters in response.  Because I am convinced that I married a man who was and is very much the “Right Person”, I want to add my own voice and reflection – along with a song by Linda Worster – that captures my own dissenting opinion. Mr de Botton makes [...]

Mysteries of Communication in Long-Distance Loving

When David and I began our long-distance romance in March of 1996, neither of imagined that our future would knit us and our lives ever more closely together.  Like vines that learn to grow around each other, we have brought each other new people, pleasures, passions, and processes for dealing with conflict, and we have  grown closer as the years have passed. Perhaps the most astonishing thing that we have brought to each other, or a gift that has been [...]

2018-01-31T21:04:45+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Categories: Human-Animal Bonds, Intimacy, Romantic Love|Tags: , |