Love

Understanding your true intentions is one of the most important aspects of both knowing yourself and keeping your relationship healthy. We all have triggers: words, phrases and actions that can cause us to lash out without thinking, losing sight of our true intentions in the heat of the moment. In these heated exchanges, the person we love can be perceived as an enemy, causing us to act in ways that are potentially damaging to the relationship. Generally these destructive behaviours are unintentional, a result of powerful surges of emotion that can be hard to interpret. Love is a powerful emotion. When...

The most important factor to maintaining happiness and peace with someone you love, according to many, is communication. While this may be true, the only way to communicate effectively is through self-awareness. When you share the most intimate aspects of your life with another person, they are going to see you during the most vulnerable, least composed and most raw times. Many of us have a tendency to forget what we are like during these unscripted moments. It's also possible that we simply stop paying attention to our own behaviours when we are within our particular comfort zones. It is during...

Never Mistake Lust for Love: Hearts are not meant for Chains It may seem like simple advice, and to others it may make no sense at all. Though they are both intrinsically linked, the reality of the situation is that lust and love are not one and the same. Please keep in mind that there are also different types of love, the love we are discussing here is the kind of love you feel for your life partner, not the way you feel about your child, pets, or other family members. To keep this brief, let’s just define the type of...