Most of us will come across people who are drinking too much in social situations. And to be fair, who hasn’t — from time to time — had one (or three) too many drinks at their own birthday party? The summer season is nearly upon us. It’s time for holiday celebrations and barbecues at which keeping the wine and beer flowing is part of being hospitable.
For some of us, however, this season highlights a much more commonplace and personal issue because our close relationships are already overshadowed by the specter of problem drinking. We view celebrations with growing dread as they provide our problem drinker with what they consider to be a legitimate excuse for excess.
The following is a quick guide to managing drunken behavior wisely and minimizing its destructive impact. If you are out at a so
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Isn’t amazing how you’ve always told your friends that you’d never accept anyone who’s cheated on you?
You always said: “He cheats, he’s out!”
Yet, here you are hurting, confused, but still loving him after he cheated.
First, you thought about who he was with and what they’d done together. Then, you kept asking yourself, how could he do that to me?
It’s not like the love was rushing back in right away. First the pain, then the anger. But in the end, you decided that you didn’t want to lose him.
The bigger problem, though, is that you haven’t qu
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Recall those early days of your relationship when your partner could not get enough of you. He or she would call constantly, stay on the phone for hours, talk with you all night.
Now time has passed, and you no longer get butterflies in your tummy when you think of your sweetheart. The spark is gone. You still have romantic feelings for him or her. But you sense that he or she no longer cares about the relationship — or at least doesn’t care as much as you do. You no longer have the upper hand.
It is natural to feel anxious and sad when this happens. Your anguish may lead you to attempt to use various mind-manipulating tactics to get the upper hand in your relationship.
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