Relationships

What is the Difference Between a Healthy or Toxic Relationship?

What is the Difference Between a Healthy or Toxic Relationship?

To become authentic love, the early stages of romance require a fundamental condition beyond that strong sexual attraction: choice. To transform ‘erotic love’ or lust into a mature, authentic love, we’re required to choose to love from the centre of our being (be it the essence, spiritual self or soul, whatever resonates most with you). We must decide to see, sense, feel and connect with the other person through their own essence in a conscious and mindful movement. In that space, as Eric Fromm explains, we are all the same. And from this principle therefore, it doesn’t matter who we love because love should be a conscious commitment, an honest choice and a mindful action. I’d also add that authentic love begins as a desire and perseveres because of choice.

Divorce, an Act of Authenticity or Escapism?

Divorce, an Act of Authenticity or Escapism?

There was a time when married couples would stay together for life. Despite a lack of happiness in the relationship, often rooted in unhealthy co-dependency between two partners, marriage wasn’t easily dissolved. People would choose to stay ‘glued’ together in the name of a commitment they made many years before. Often because it was financially more comfortable. Other times because they lacked the courage to take a leap of faith and enter the unknown. And more times than not, because they were used to conforming to the expectations of a hypocritical society.

An Intro to the Mother-Daughter Relationship

An Intro to the Mother-Daughter Relationship

In this particular article, as I talk about mother-daughter relationships, I write addressing the group of women whose painful childhood relationships and experiences with their mothers have gone on to warp their adulthood in ways they may not recognise.

An Intro to the Father-Daughter Relationship

An Intro to the Father-Daughter Relationship

The importance of a father’s role in our lives is not as widely discussed and invites a lot of different conversations, so I’m going to continue unpacking it bit by bit, starting by focusing on the relationship between Fathers & Daughters.

Are They Right For Me & is Love Worth the Risk?

Are They Right For Me & is Love Worth the Risk?

Does a right man/woman exist?
Is there a right or wrong friend/colleague/partner?
Is there a right or wrong love?
When do I know it’s the right time to take the risk of loving?

Will this love make me happy again?

Types of Damaging Fathers and How They Influence Who We Are

Types of Damaging Fathers and How They Influence Who We Are

Types of unavailable fathers and how the father figure impacts who we become and the choices we make.

The Purpose of Addictive Relationships

The Purpose of Addictive Relationships

Through my own studies and life experience over the years, I came to realise that we can be compulsive and addicted to any kind of relationship, even one with a friend or colleague. The most detrimental reality is that often we don’t or can’t recognise it and can live a life going through toxic relationship cycles until we die.

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