“Relationship Bill of Rights” - article in Psychology Today December 2018 Issue
It seems the author, Rebecca Matthes, has discovered " a fundamental measure of respect that each of us is entitled to in a romantic relationship'.
Accordingly it seems that YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
1) Your partners attention
2) Try to work out differences
3) Share the (household ) load
4)Honesty about sex
6) Have the benefit to the doubt
Grab a copy, read the full article, and decided with the love of your life is it worth a try...Sounds good to me.
“TAKE BACK YOUR JOY” - ESSENCE Magazine July/August 2018
On the way back from vacation at West Palm Beach International Airport I purchased ESSENCE. Janet Jackson is on the cover. Her picture originally caught my attention, but there were words on the front cover that caught my eye TAKE BACK YOUR JOY! Wow, what a statement. While I had originally thought of focusing on one article, it is better served by recommending this issue of Essence to my readers. It is full of articles to lift your spirits, and recommend ways, (i.e. MEDITATE, HAPPY TALK, AFFIRM THE GOOD, CELEBRATE YOUR FABULOUSNESS, etc.). Just remember to take back your joy.
Meditate - Wikipedia or choose your own definition.
“ A practice where an individual uses a technique, such as focusing their mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.”
You can do that…. Get into a comfortable position, close your eyes and focus. Aromatherapy ( a diffuser with scented oils) and /or Zen music can also be useful.