How much empathy, self-control, and personal responsibility are you showing in relationships? (self-test)

It is human nature to see our own perspective as right and justified. It is also human nature to doubt ourselves and to wonder if we’re wrong in what we’re doing.

So how do you balance the need to act with confidence in yourself and your actions with the need to see conflict from someone else’s perspective and to admit when you’re wrong? How do you know when you have done enough to resolve conflict and when you still need to do more? Read more

How to tell him you’d like to be more than friends

If a woman expresses strong feelings for a man she is not dating she is likely to make him feel less, not more, for her.

Define-the-relationship conversations often make a person look needy and makes the other person feel a tremendous amount of pressure. Additionally, analyzing one’s feelings when under pressure is rarely effective. The person needs time to think about their emotions rather than respond in the moment or they might say things they don’t mean or simply run away. If they have time to think it over and then respond they’re decisions will often be more lasting.

Thus, instead of encouraging define-the-relationships conversations Read more