Entries Tagged as 'Relationships'

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

Your behavior is a little thing that makes a big difference.

In our line of work, Angel and I hear from hundreds of coaching clients every month.  Through this experience, we’ve come across scores of toxic behaviors that push people away from each other.  And we’ve witnessed the devastation these behaviors cause – to relationships, to […]

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

40 Things We Forget To Thank Our Best Friends For

I don’t need a certain number of friends,
just a number of friends I can be certain of.
Some of my best friends are family, some I’ve known since I was a kid, and others are newer friendships that continue to grow stronger by the day.  Although they are all very different, every one of them is […]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

10 Toxic Relationships Mentally Strong People Avoid

All failed relationships hurt, but letting go of a toxic relationship is actually a gain, not a loss.

As youngsters we learn about sex education in grade school, the legality of marriage in our late teens, and perhaps some social psychology in college.  But when it comes down to actually handling the intricacies of real-world relationships, […]

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

11 Old-Fashioned Relationship Habits We Should Bring Back

Love is great when spoken, but greatest when shown.  Do little things daily to show your loved ones you care.

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree.  They rolled down the windows and turned up […]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

25 Things People in Healthy Relationships Don’t Do

Healthy relationships don’t just happen; they take time, patience and two people who truly want to work together to create something meaningful.

What does it take to create and nurture a healthy relationship?  That’s a question Angel and I get asked by readers and coaching clients on a daily basis.  After a decade of coaching individuals […]

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

10 Things You Need to Say Before it’s Too Late

Be brave.  Say what you need to say.  When you don’t speak up, there’s a lot of important stuff that ends up not getting said.

About a decade ago a coworker of mine died in a car accident on the way home from work.  During his funeral several people from the office were in tears, saying […]

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

6 Questions that Will Save Your Relationships

When you don’t ask sincere questions and talk it out, there’s a lot of important stuff that ends up never getting said.

Video Blog Post:

6 Questions (video transcript):
“Hey, what’s going on?” Marc asked.
“Not much,” I said.  “And how was your day?”
“It was OK,” Marc said…
And just like that our conversation would be over.  For the […]

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

9 Things Happy Couples Never Think

“There cannot be a relationship unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is understanding, patience, and persistence.”
―Cornel West
It’s easy to make a relationship more difficult than it really is.  Angel and I work with coaching clients every day who do just that.  But we don’t try to change their relationships, instead we […]

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

18 Reasons to Give Up Trying to Live Up to Everyone’s Expectations

Your needs matter too.  Don’t ignore them.  Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.

A life spent ceaselessly trying to please people who are perhaps incapable of ever being pleased, or trying too hard to always be seen as doing “what’s expected of you,” is […]

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You

Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.

This past Sunday, while we were enjoying an afternoon barbeque at our friend Sara’s house, her 16-year-old foster child, Cody, received a visit from his biological mother – a woman who has been in and out of prison and rehab […]