How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Going Through a Hard Time

How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Going Through a Hard Time

During our lifetime, it’s inevitable that every one of us will face heartache, hardship, loss, and disappointment. Not only us but our friends and loved ones too. But during such times we may feel uncertain of how to support them in a way they really need. Within are 6 practical suggestions of how to support loved ones going through hard times. Plus bonus advice on how to relay to others what you need when it’s your turn to receive support.

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How to Establish Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

Personal boundaries are something usually invisible but become quite noticeable when infringed upon. We all come into adulthood with expectations of boundaries modeled for us in childhood. If not shown healthy examples, we may feel disrespected and stuck when some of our loved ones cross a line time and time again. But by recognizing our own power and space and by creating a thoughtful action plan for change when required, we can enjoy our relationships without the burden of potential overreach.

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How to Deal With 7 Types of Difficult People

How to Deal With 7 Types of Difficult People

There is no escaping difficult people. They show up in the workplace and the family gatherings aside from the rude stranger in the checkout line. In reviewing seven types of difficult people we can better understand who they are, their motives, and how they behave. Then by looking at them in a more objective light, we can employ effective strategies for dealing with them while suffering as little of their bad mojo as possible.

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What Curiosity Does to Your Brain and Your Relationships

What Curiosity Does to Your Brain and Your Relationships

As humans, our drive for knowledge is hardwired into our DNA because it contributed to the advancement of our species. Science has confirmed that having curiosity improves our ability to learn more effectively. But with our present-day information overload, we need to carefully consider the best sources for added knowledge. By being curious about the people in our lives we benefit by learning untold stories, expertise, and wisdom that may enrich us if not totally surprise us.

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How to Get Along with Your Family During the Holidays

How to Get Along with Your Family During the Holidays

The holidays bring mixed emotions. For many, the challenging emotions center around participating in dysfunctional family gatherings. Instead of feeling victimized in such situations, it’s helpful to create a plan. Use objective observation combined with lighthearted humor to regain control of your own holiday season and actually enjoy it.

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