14 Articles & Excerpts
Men Cannot Think Clearly When Around Women
It has not been a secret that some men at times get confused in the presence of women and hardly can find any words to say, but now Dutch researchers claim that men experience a decline in mental performance when interacting, or even just thinking
Women Feel Happier With Empathetic Partner
Women like it when their husbands or partners show emotions and talk about their troubles, suggests a new research by Harvard Medical School. In other words, according to the new findings, to keep their wives or girlfriends happy and satisfied
How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships
You know the feeling: You meet someone for the first time, and it's as if you've known each other all your lives. Everything goes smoothly. You know just what she means; she knows just what you mean. You laugh at the same time.
Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy
Changing the Way You Talk to Yourself Mark Twain was considered one of America's wittiest writers and lecturers, but when it came to talking, even he didn't always know what to say. During a long-awaited meeting with General Ulysses S. Grant, Twain found
Gratitude Expressed Differently By Men And Women
Gratitude, thankfulness, or appreciation is a positive emotion or attitude when individuals acknowledge a benefit of receiving help, depending on their interpretation of the situation.
What Are You Trying to Say?
How to Speak Your Spouse's Language: Ten Easy Steps to Great Communication from One of America's Foremost Counselors
Make the Most of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication. You're at a social gathering with a group of friends. You're listening to a newcomer talk on and on. During a lull in the conversation, two of you excuse yourselves, and as you walk away you ask, 'Di
Loved Ones Live On Inside Us
The Four Things That Matter Most : A Book About Living
'Please forgive me' and 'I forgive you' can be the toughest two of the Four Things to say. And yet few of us will live a full life without the need to say both. The need to forgive and be forgiven simply means that we're not perfect. If we listen to our h
Boundaries; Where You End and I Begin
It's always a problem in a relationship if a person holds one strict view and can't take in an alternative perspective. It's comfortable to believe there's only one way to look at things and that nothing beyond that view exists.
Secrets Among Parents, Grown Children and Adult Siblings
On a cold march day in 1985, I opened my office door to meet seventy-four-year-old Carrie Allenby and her seventy- five-year-old husband. George. Rather than sitting next to each other, in the way my consulting-room chairs are normally arranged, both quic
New Relationship Communication
I met a guy at school and we have been seeing each other for two months. We relate well and have fun together. He's a full time student and also works for his dad on Saturdays. I work full time and am a part time student. We live 50 minutes apart and see
The Seventh Principle of Intentional Communication: When All Else Fails, Tell the Truth
As a speaker and trainer of communication skills, I often have participants in my workshops who are in pain somehow, struggling to right relationships or stand up for themselves or change their circumstances. Over and over, I am asked: How do I tell
The Sixth Principle of Intentional Communication: Nothing is Personal
Several years ago, while we were enjoying a year in France as the guests of my husband's employer, my husband and I took a Sunday stroll through a quaint, 16th century village. While we were looking up at the magnificent gothic spires, and taking
The Fifth Principle of Intentional Communication: Listening for Results
A lot has been written about listening in the past few decades. Most of it has to do with the doing of listening. Active Listening, they call it. Does this sound familiar? I don't know about you, but I can spot when somebody is active listening me
Communication is Choice: The Third Principle of Intentional Communication
Webster defines to choose as to pick out by preference from what is available; to decide or prefer or think proper. To choose implies the exercise of judgement in settling upon something offered or available. Choice is defined as the right, power