Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

Communication is the Connection of Life

Communication skills determine how we connect and relate to those in our world.  Have you ever felt exasperated because what you said was not what you actually communicated? When those with whom you were in dialogue repeated their perception of the conversation, you were left wondering, “How […]

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Co-dependency is the Enablement of Life

Co-dependency is the contemporary term used to define an age-old problem. It is assuming responsibility for the dysfunctional conduct of another person.  People, who have been victims themselves, usually feel that anything that goes wrong is their fault.  If you take the blame, you will automatically think […]

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Compatibility is the Conformity of Life

Compatibility is the ability to get along with each other.  All of us know people who are challengers.  If you say something is black, they will say it is white.  Antagonistic people can’t even get along with themselves.  They are not capable of living in a peaceful […]

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Friendliness is the Congeniality of Life

I believe friendliness is an important key to success.  We all know people who automatically notice every person they meet on the street and acknowledge them with a smile, nod, compliment, or greeting.  Others are too shy, afraid, selfish, self-absorbed, task driven, or arrogant to give others […]

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Intimacy is the Disclosure of Life

One explanation of the word intimacy is “into-me-see.” For some people that is too close for comfort.  We risk being hurt when we allow others into the innermost chambers of our heart.  We tend to hold people at arms length, until it feels safe to disclose our […]

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Cooperation is the Teamwork of Life

John Maxwell states that, “Teamwork makes the dream work.”  The synergy of cooperation is not simply principles of addition, but rather multiplication.  This truth is illustrated by the fact that when oxen are yoked together their strength potential is not just doubled, but actually multiplied.  Even the […]

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Interdependence is the Quilt of Life

Interdependence means to connect by mutually depending or relying on another person or persons for support.  Instead, sometimes people withdraw from society physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally because of fear, insecurity, and wounds from abuse.  This reaction will not bring resolution.  It only magnifies the pain and […]

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Conflict is the Struggle of Life

Conflict cannot be avoided because we all have uniquely different opinions.  If you ever hear of a couple who claim they have never had an argument, either they are living on opposite sides of the country, or one is doing all the talking and the other is […]

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Communication is the Connection of Life

Communication skills determine how we connect and relate to those in our world.  Have you ever felt exasperated because what you said was not what you actually communicated?   When those with whom you were in dialogue repeated their perception of the conversation, you were left wondering, “How […]

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Trust is the Adhesive of Life

Trust is the essential ingredient for any successful relationship.  Trust acts as a double-sided adhesive to hold the relationship together in these trying and tumultuous times.  Trust is the substance that cements us together when the world endeavors to pull us apart. A relationship cannot survive without […]

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