Change Brings Its Own Demands

Source: Rawpixel/Pixabay Throughout our lives, conditions inside us, around us, and in the larger world can demand that we change in response to shifts that occur.  Such changes present unique challenges to love relationships. Read my 51st post in "52 Ways to Show I Love You" on "Life, Refracted" at PsychologyToday.com by clicking here.

2018-01-31T21:03:54+00:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Life, Refracted, Psychology and the bigger picture, 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|

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|

Honoring the Irreplaceable Moments

Source: MichaelGaida/Pixabay Moments that change our perspective, our mood, our behavior, perhaps even our lives, can happen so quickly - yet their impact can be enduring.  To read a reflection on what makes a moment so special, how it affects us, and how it can be an expression of love, read my post in "Life,Refracted" at PsychologyToday.com by clicking here.

2018-01-31T21:03:55+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Life, Refracted, Psychology and the bigger picture, Transformation|

Differences Sometimes Demand Accommodation

Source: janeb13/Pixabay When differences resulting from limitations or preferences, wants or needs, or simply the extent of intimacy desired, present challenges to people who love each other, accommodation can be called for. Dealing with them with sensitivity and care can show love in a powerful way. To read my "Life, Refracted" post in PsychologyToday.com about this topic, click here.

2018-01-31T21:03:55+00:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology and the bigger picture|

Sometimes the Best Way to Show Love is to Just Pitch In

Source: AGuen/Pixabay Sometimes a person is dependent on others for whatever needs doing.  Whether a crisis, an ongoing commitment, or a one-shot opportunity, pitching in allows unique expressions of love that show, rather than tell, your love.  For more thoughts on this topic, read my Life, Refracted post on "52 Ways to Show I Love You:  Pitching In", just click here.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Recognizing the Relationship

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Recognizing the Relationship Understanding and honoring the "we" transcends meeting individual needs. Source: takazart/Pixabay On February 26th, the film La La Land, nominated in 14 categories, won six Academy Awards. Musicals have always been my favorite film genre, watching dance my favorite spectator entertainment. From Busby Berkeley through Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron to Gene Kelly and now Robert Fairchild, I feel the thrills of freedom and yearning in a dancer’s movements as I watch, [...]

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