Tag Archives: Relationships


"And they lived happily ever after …." the final words of every fairy tale. But a relationship is not a fairy tale. A long and happy life is not a matter of waving a magic wand, but a process of trial and error, to forgive and to be forgiven, to learn and to play, to be annoyed and to love.

This book written by Hal and Sidra Stone explains why relationships actually fail. Why you can turn from totally being in love to total rejection. Maybe you claim that the ideal relationship does not exist or that the passion in every marriage eventually disappears. Hal and Sidra claim not only to the opposite, but they also have many stories to prove that. These therapists have a lot of experience counseling couples and have managed to improve their own relationship by practicing these principles.

According to them these things are very important if you want to maintain a good relationship:

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Last week I had a very interesting and enjoyable conversation with drs Matt Marij van der Wal of www.kleurbekennen.eu and www.eetjegezond.eu. Marij Matt and I have known each other for a while now since we both joined the Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Leidsche Rijn (VOL).

We had a meeting scheduled to learn more about each other as professionals. Why we do what we do? Why we do it the way we do what we do? (still keeping up?) It was a nice conversation especially because we have a lot of similarities in method and backgrounds.

Our combined expertise is treating trauma and so we exchanged our experiences with it. The combination of experiences with customers and experiences from our own lifes is a good basis practice effective trauma treatment. 

Do you suffer because of your own jealousy?

"She can very well conduct a meeting" your husband says while you are sitting at the dining table. He puts down his spoon to take a sip of water. Meanwhile, your fork en spoon tap on your plate while scooping up some macaroni and cheese. "A natural, that's what she is." your man continues. He picks up his spoon again and gets ready for the next bite.
"Everyone loves her. She is articulate and knows how to keep everyones attention during her presentation." He picks up his napkin and wipes his mouth.

At the end of the day, only love matters...

Mankind has to deal with differences for centuries. In this video Andrew Solomon tells us about how we changed our way of thinking about homosexuality, deafness, autism, little people and Down's syndrome throughout the years.

Unconditional love is greater than everything else. Self-acceptance, family acceptance and social acceptance play a major role in developing vertical and horizontal identities.

Andrew has seen during this study "how much love there can be, when everything appears to go wrong." And that creates a beautiful perspective for the future of mankind.

Improve your relationship with these 3 tips !

In September my husband and I will be married for 20 years. And of course there were not always good times in those years. Because … starting a relationship is one thing. Maintaining one is something totally different.

As long as the sun shines and the sails of our daily lives are filled with glorious wind, the boat will keep sailing easily. But when dark clouds appear and the wind blows you into a whole different direction than where you want to go in life  it's a lot more difficult to keep the boat dry.

A relationship is built. In good times as well as bad times.

Does your heart need a boost? So you can hear it better?