Archive for the 'Manipulation' Category
 

Selfish vs. Selfless: What’s the Difference?

Mar. 12th 2012
Neither selfishness nor selflessness is good or bad. In fact, the two concepts are inextricably linked, not opposites, as their definitions seemingly imply.

Should I Help Raise a Child I Didn’t Want?

Feb. 25th 2012
Whether to have children is a very big (and very personal) decision. And it can really get complicated when factoring a partner’s desires into the equation.

Are My Saggy Pants Really Hurting You?

Jan. 16th 2012
Do you use condemnation as a way to manipulate others into doing and behaving how you think they should?

A Perspective Against “Manning Up”

Dec. 27th 2011
Only you can determine what you value in life and/or how you behave in order to be "a man” or "a woman.”

Rape or Regretted Sex?

Oct. 5th 2011
There is a difference between regretted sex and rape.

Abuse or a Learning Experience: You Pick

Sep. 17th 2011
If you can learn and grow from an experience, it isn’t abuse. It is a learning opportunity.

Having Less Pain in Your Relationship

Aug. 13th 2011
Has your mate ever done something that hurt you? A new study suggests that it probably wasn’t as painful as you remember.

Get More Done at Home Without Hurting Yourself or Your Relationship

Jul. 29th 2011
Sometimes, it takes a village to run a household.

A Tip About Relationship Dynamics

Jul. 21st 2011
"Social appreciation” is not a “tip.”

The Manipulative Nature of Public Proposals

May. 27th 2011
If you're going to pop the question in public, be pretty sure about the answer.

Men and Women: We’re in it Together

May. 15th 2011
There are no "women's issues" or "men's issues," because what affects you affects the ones you love.

How to Abuse Yourself and Blame Others

Apr. 24th 2011
“Abuse” is term that is thrown around pretty liberally in our society. But do you abuse the word “abuse”?

How to Be a “Powerful Person in a Partnership”

Apr. 12th 2011
Who is powerful in your relationship?

Clichés: Are You Saying What You Mean?

Mar. 16th 2011
When expressing our romantic thoughts and feelings, we can be far more effective (and genuine) if we skip the cliches and get a bit more creative.

Which Comes First – the Relationship or the “Relationship”?

Feb. 14th 2011
"What's the point in putting a label on your relationship?"

“We” May Not Be Representative of Me

Jan. 11th 2011
Please consider speaking only for yourself, even when you are in a relationship.

Negotiate “Nothing” in Your Relationship

Dec. 28th 2010
Consider avoiding the imposition of emotional, financial and other debts upon your mate.

“Your Partner’s Feelings Do Not Matter…”

Dec. 7th 2010
Be honest with yourself and your mate about who you are. And be clear about what your own wants, needs and desires are before considering anyone else's.

Men: I Have No Problem Committing, But To What?

Nov. 22nd 2010
"Commitment" is not what individuals fear. The fear or trepidation is related to what someone else wants them to commit to.

Relationship Space: The Final Frontier?

Nov. 15th 2010
Space may be just what your relationship needs...one way or the other.

Sacrifice: A Tool for Manipulation in Relationships

Oct. 4th 2010
The concept of "sacrificing for others" is one that is used to manipulate people into doing what we want them to do.

You Cannot Trust Your Man

Sep. 5th 2010
Typically, when we profess to trust our mate, we are either lying or misusing the term. Most likely we are lying with an intent to project some virtuous responsibility upon our mate, with the hope that s/he will continually protect our feelings and make us feel safe.

Assumptions, Judgments and Lack of Imagination – Part II

Aug. 8th 2010
Do not assume that you know what the agreements between two people in a relationship are. Relationships can be very unique. I hope that your's is.