Showing Love to Myself by Honoring a Commitment

Source: sasint/Pixabay As 2017 drew to a close, I contemplated the last of "52 Ways to Show I Love You".  The year had offered opportunities to explore so many facets of love and ways to express it.  I felt profoundly grateful, but also ready to move on.  There were so many other things I wanted to say - about love and loving, about gratitude for a life of living and learning lessons (some of them quite challenging), about [...]

2018-01-31T21:03:54+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted|

Show Love by Getting Ready for Change Together

Source: Kaz/Pixabay   When we or someone we love faces a change of role, of home, or of responsibilities, we can show love by preparing for changes together.  In a unique way, getting ready makes you ready.  Whether you chose an approach that is driven by an ultimate destination or one that evolves organically, you honor your relationship when you navigate the transition collaboratively.  To read more, see my post in "Life, Refracted" on PsychologyToday.com by clicking here. [...]

2018-01-31T21:03:54+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Transformation|

Show Love by Providing Pleasure

Source: Mariolh/Pixabay When we feel an impulse to bring a loved one a gift, heightened consciousness can help us make a perfect choice.  To examine types of gifts your might consider, your reasons for wanting to offer it, and the impact you hope it will have, read this post from "Life, Refracted" on PsychologyToday.com by clicking here.

2018-01-31T21:03:54+00:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology and the bigger picture|

Try these tips when someone threatens your couple

Source: GoranH/Pixabay After discussing what might motivate a person to interfere with your couple or disturb your tranquility (click here), I explored the way that those motives might become translated into behaviors (click here).  To examine how you might identify such a threat and approach dealing with it, see "Learn how to deal with people toxic to your couple" by reading this post from "Life, refracted" in PsychologyToday.com by clicking here.

2018-01-31T21:03:54+00:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology and the bigger picture|

Beware Behaviors that can Threaten a Love Relationship!

Source: Olichel/Pixabay Understanding the motivations of those who may threaten a love relationship is one thing.  Common motives are described here. Identifying behaviors through which those motives are expressed is a separate task.  To review a list of behaviors that can undermine the integrity of a couple, create conflict within it, or derail one partner with resulting damage to the couple relationship, read my post from "Life, Refracted" on PsychologyToday.com by clicking here.

2018-01-31T21:03:54+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Close Relationships of many kinds, Life, Refracted|

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+00:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted|

When Talking to Yourself Can Bring Insight – and Better Loving

Javier-Rodriguez/Pixabay The therapeutic technique of "Interior Monologue" has been around for decades.  It can be useful in many situations, and especially in helping manage a love relationship.  To better appreciate what an interior monologue is and can be, how it might be useful in a relationship, and why it can be so effective, read my latest post from "Life, Refracted", in PsychologyToday.com by clicking here. .

2018-01-31T21:03:55+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology and the bigger picture|

Imagery Can Illuminate Ways to Better Express How and Why We Love

comfreak/Pixabay When we allow our imagination to show us possibilities, we can better see the ways in which we are experiencing love and would like to express it.  All sorts of information is available to us when we tap into the unconscious stream that brings us memories - or even new constructions - of sensory experiences.  Read my latest post for PsychologyToday.cpm, "Life, Refracted", by clicking here.

2018-01-31T21:03:55+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology and the bigger picture|

Remember the Big Picture

pexels/Pixabay When you take a step back and look at your life as a whole - who, how and where you were born, grew up, lived, knew - or what you valued, how you learned, the people whose lives have touched your own and whose lives you have touched - you may well see a thread that is pulling you towards a larger purpose.  Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of who, why and how we love to [...]

2018-01-31T21:03:55+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted|
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