“Hi, I don’t want to live anymore”.
Sometimes these are the first words people say to me when they connect to the online psychological crisis line where I volunteer for the last 3 years. Continue reading “5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to People in Distress”
The question of “being ready for marriage” can’t be detached from the question of the partner. You can be ready for marriage only with the right partner. Otherwise, the question is void of meaning.
Also, I don’t think it’s helpful to approach a question of marriage with the mindset “I’m looking for a person to be with to the rest of my life”. This sets you up for unreasonable expectations.
So I’m transforming the question, into “having a serious partner, how do I know if I should marry him/her?” Continue reading “How Do You Know You Are Ready for Marriage?”
Marriage, as a meaningful relationship between two loving people can be a solid foundation for personal satisfaction and happiness. But we also all know that it is a lot of work. So now, after a period on the job, I’m back to report what I learned. Continue reading “3 Things I Learned About Marriage… The Hard Way”
Choosing a life partner isn’t easy, is it? Emotions, expectations, unconscious patterns, memories from previous relationships – an endless choir of voices, telling us what to do, contradicting each other of course. So where can we get the clarity needed to make the right choice concerning our life partner? Let’s discuss two common mistakes, and a simple perspective that might help. Continue reading “2 Common Mistakes in Choosing a Life Partner”
Having been in different romantic relationships over the years, I have came to notice that relationships usually go through stages, and that they end when one of the partners, or both, are unable to provide the necessary qualities needed to move into the next stage. Continue reading “4 Stages of a Relationship: Growing from Strangers to Partners for Life”