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COMMON REASON PEOPLE CHEAT 2

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Last week we talked about the loss of bond as one of the reasons people cheat.

But you may have seen or heard of couples that are happy and yet one partner strays. The revelation of such affairs can be hurtful to the betrayed partner, sometimes leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The reasons people could cheat despite being happy … Read the rest

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THE ZEIGARNIK EFFECT

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A newlywed young Jewish woman; Bluma Zeigarnik sat in a café in Vienna and watched as professional waiters listened and took large orders from a good number of people without writing anything down. Then she watched as the waiters hurried from table to kitchen to table remembering everything the customers asked for.

However, when she interviewed the waiters after they … Read the rest

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AFTER THE HONEYMOON

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Often, the honeymoon phase comes to an end when the couple begins to become more aware of each other’s weaknesses.

This phase which I will like to refer to as ‘the disenchantment phase’, partners begin to get irritated by the very attribute about their partner that once attracted them. Quiet and patient begins to look more as ‘lily-livered’ slow—fun and … Read the rest

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PARENT-CHILD CONTROL DRAMA

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My earlier days with getting my daughter prepared for school and dressed for the cold often went something like this;

Me; Eta the weather is cold, wear your cardigan

Eta; I am not feeling cold, I don’t need the cardigan

Me; please take your cardigan

Eta; No

Me; You are not leaving this house without if you are not wearing … Read the rest

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GRIDLOCKED CONFLICTS

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Do you and your partner have issues of which you have not been able to find a compromise?

Does it feel like talking makes the situation worse?

Does this conflict make you feel rejected by your partner?

When you talk about it tempers flare, and you both end up hurting each other.

Have you noticed that over time you have … Read the rest

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ARE YOU THERE FOR ME?

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During the holidays as part of our intimacy building activities, my husband and I spent some time discussing our differences and how it has impacted our relationship both positively and negatively.

The exercise reminded us of how different we both are, and yet these differences hadn’t driven us apart. Most of our difference had never featured in our conflicts. I … Read the rest

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CAN WE TALK LIKE ADULTS?

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The second reason people may have a challenge handling their conflict is their conflict resolution styles. There are three kinds of conflict resolution styles; the fighter, the avoider, and the resolver.

THE FIGHTER: The fighter is that person who would generally have a screaming match. They say what they feel like they feel it, and may or may not use … Read the rest

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VULNERABLE AND NOT AFRAID

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Mary and her husband, David, are having another fight. Mary had only recently resigned her job to become a stay home mother to their two young kids; this was a decision she was happy-making, but the transition has not been smooth.

She has become very irritable lately, and David frustrated with their many fights. As Mary greets David on arrival … Read the rest

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WHEN SORRY BECOMES RESPONSIBLE

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During the very first year of our marriage, we were out with other family members, and my husband made a joke that everyone laughed at but me.

 When we were finally home I told him I wasn’t happy with the joke he made because I  felt it put me in a bad light, he was shocked at first and then … Read the rest

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THE SECRET WEAPON OF RELATIONSHIP MASTERS

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Ever so often, couples have quarrels or conflicts where they say mean things to each other, criticise each other and are defensive.

These words could hurt the partners and gradually destroy the relationship from within.

But successful couple know how dangerous these words said in anger can be and what exactly to do about it least it takes its toll … Read the rest