Make Small Moves To End A Fight Between Friends

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I've got two friends who seem to never be able to end this perennial tension between them. However, they're similar guys and they're good friends. Somehow their personalities just seem to rub each other the wrong way and frequently flareups occur. I see it as a third party observer, and it's easy to tell when tensions are building because the communication will decrease and passive aggressive behavior will increase. Then a trigger event will occur, followed by a fight, then a few days of unease, followed by something to break the tension - usually an external event where both guys lose … [Read more...]

Why It’s Normal To Change Friends Over Time

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Thinking about toxic relationships, got me thinking about one of the hardest toxic relationships to deal with - friendship. Relationships between friends can turn toxic for many reasons. From my own experience, most frequently it occurs when one or both of the friends changes internally. Somebody no longer wants to do something, or act a certain way. Or they choose to deliberately do something else. Somehow, somebody rocks the boat of the friendship. Prior to this, the relationship was steady - as both people knew what to expect from the other person. When one person grows (or regresses) it … [Read more...]

Would You Rather Lose a Pinky Finger Or Your Cell Phone?

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I just learned a new word today. Nomophobia. It means No-Mobile-Phone-Phobia. In a survey: Some 54 per cent of those questioned said they experienced ‘nomophobia’ – the fear of losing signal, running out of battery or losing sight of their phone. According to an author: An increasing number of college students now shower with their cell phone. The average adolescent would rather lose a pinky-finger than a cell phone. Those are damning findings. Other nomophobia findings in the US include - via Psychology Today: Sixty-five percent, sleep with or next to their smart … [Read more...]

What Is A Toxic Relationship?

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Anyone who's had friends, colleagues, partners, or who has just known many people has probably been exposed to a toxic relationship. There's no requirement that a toxic relationship must be with a significant other. You can have a toxic relationship with someone very close to you like a parent or sibling. Toxic relationships are difficult. They are hard because you do get some sort of value out of the relationship - either by choice or by duty (if it's family) and so you want to maintain the relationship but they are completely detrimental to personal growth and wellbeing. They are hard … [Read more...]

Audiobook: How to Prevent and Manage Sibling Rivalry Among Brothers

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Our latest audiobook is available for download now on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. How to Prevent and Manage Sibling Rivalry Among Brothers Audiobook Description: Are you a parent with boys? Are you a brother? It's one of the oldest and most difficult relationship issues since Cain and Abel in the Bible. Why can't brothers just get along? When brothers are united they are a force to be reckoned with. Brothers united can achieve great things together. But with that potential for greatness also rests the potential for disaster. Animosity between brothers can be toxic, and bring down an … [Read more...]