Negative emotions aren’t always unhelpful. Sometimes, they aid survival. They can also be harmful, though, making people narrow-minded and stressed. It’s often difficult to talk to negative folks. Positivity can boost supportive communication and improve your relationships.
‘Be happy!’ Mary Wollstonecraft exhorted her estranged lover and tormentor, Gilbert Imlay, in late 1795. What did she mean? It had been only days since she had been fished from the Thames, having failed in a bid to drown herself.
Together for 25 years and married for seven, Marcela and Rock know the adaptive aspects of love better than most. Participating in a project in which they’ve agreed to honestly answer questions about their relationship, the couple’s complicated past slowly emerges, revealing a relationship that’s survived infidelity, imprisonment and dishonesty.
What makes love thrive or fail? Since scientists began studying romantic relationships, we’ve learned a lot about the ingredients of success. But could your feelings about your relationship change with something so seemingly trivial as the ground beneath your feet?
Have most of your romantic relationships failed? If so, some of your relationship behaviors may be quite toxic. If you’re unaware of these harmful relationship habits, you can’t address them.
Imagine that someone you care about is procrastinating in advance of a vital exam. If he fails the test, he will not be able to go to university, an eventuality of major consequence in his life.
How many times have you heard that communication is key to a happy relationship? Probably dozens, hundreds of times even. It’s such a common answer because it’s the truth. Without sincere, regular, and open communication a relationship can never last.
Women are now the main earners in about one in four Australian households. This increase in female “breadwinner” households challenges traditional expectations of men and women and their roles in family life.
We all make mistakes sometimes. Even the kindest and most thoughtful people still occasionally do something to hurt or offend another person. This simple truth means that apologizing is a skill that everyone must master.
With a worldview formed amid the unfathomable human suffering of the early 20th century, Albert Camus’s writings reflect on the inherent absurdity of the human condition, including his best-known work, the novella The Stranger (1942).