How Fantasies and Expectations Sabotage Relationships

How Fantasies and Expectations Sabotage Relationships

DonnaBarnes Lasting Relationship, Advice for Women 4 Comments

When you catch yourself getting all worked up and calling your friends to complain about something you think is going on with your man, stop! Ask yourself what the facts are. Only respond to what is actually going on, not …

Are Your Expectations Ruining Your Relationships?

Are Your Expectations Ruining Your Relationships?

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I think the number one cause of heartache and disappointment in relationships is failed expectations. Expectations are built in several ways: by reading into your man’s behavior, by romanticizing a relationship to be more than it truly is, by wanting …

How to Communicate Better

How to Communicate Better

DonnaBarnes Lasting Relationship 6 Comments

One of the biggest mistakes in love is expecting your partner to know you so well that he or she will instinctively recognize exactly what you want and need. Is your partner psychic? Does your partner have ESP? No! You shouldn’t presume that …

Are You Emotional Junk-Food?

Are You Emotional Junk Food?

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The difference between consuming actual junk food and indulging in emotional junk-food is that with food, at least you usually know what you’re consuming isn’t really good for you. Many people think they know, or at least have an idea of, …