Your Relationship Needs to Change: Now What?

When someone says to you, “Our relationship needs to change,” what do you do next? There are a lot of right responses. However, there is only one response that is

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When one person is always giving and the other is always receiving, the imbalance keeps the relationship from being a true partnership.

always wrong: “No, it doesn’t.” Unfortunately, that’s the response most of us give. Not out loud, but in our heads. We can feel threatened and full of fear when the other person asks for what he needs – a change. There is a better way to respond to that kind of statement than to set your mind to maintaining the status quo.

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Have You Watched Enough Sunsets?

When the sun comes up tomorrow, will you be here to see it? I ask, because statistically, 822 people who get up this morning, without a single thought about the length of their lives, will not get up tomorrow. Tuesday was that morning for a friend of mine. Like my friend across the

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Have you watched enough sunsets? When your life starts to flash before your eyes, what precious moments will you see?

country, they won’t see the end coming. It’s an ugly truth: you can’t count on enjoying your life later. So, ask yourself a few questions today: Have I smelled enough roses? Watched enough sunsets? Or am I too busy?

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Have Fun! Experience the Pleasure of Being Alive

How often do you have fun? If you’re like most adults, it’s probably been a while since you took a step back from the busyness and responsibility of your life and did something

Experience the Pleasure of Being Alive Brad W. Smith photographer, D’Anne Hotchkiss, trust, Love Yourself, Victory Chimes, Maine

This is me, sitting on the deck of the Victory Chimes, with my head buried in my laptop. I was writing, instead of enjoying the fun of sailing.

just for the pleasure of it. Maybe you shy away from fun because you think you’re too busy. Maybe your reluctance to have fun stems from the false belief that fun is something that is reserved for children.

Perhaps its time you were reminded that when you have fun, you experience the pleasure of being alive.

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