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Fall On Deaf Ears

Oct 5, 2014 11:59:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Friends and Friendship, Mental Toughness, Persistence

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Fall on Deaf Ears
Seven Ways to Detect and Defeat "Dream Enemies"

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12 Easy Ways to Win Every Fight

Jun 28, 2014 10:34:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Friends and Friendship, RELATIONSHIPS - Resolving Disputes, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy

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“Couples are either divided fighting each other
or united fighting someone or something else.”  
-- LBJ

 After 23 years of marriage, resolving countless disagreements, researching partnerships and interviewing numerous guests on the topic of relationships, I consider myself a relationship expert.

One thing I have learned over the years is that there is no “one size fits all” approach to fighting on the relationship battlefield.  Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship can appreciate that fact.  Truthfully, discord is an inevitable and tricky distraction in any union.  Why do you argue in the first place?  Your personality, motives and fighting style determine why and how you spar.

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How To Tell A Friend From A “Frenemy”?

Feb 16, 2014 8:52:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Friends and Friendship, RELATIONSHIPS - Resolving Disputes, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy

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Look around you…

Not everyone you think is in your corner is cheering for you.

You will meet a handful of devoted friends and many fake friends in your lifetime.

Hopefully, the number of true friends outweighs the number of bad friends.

To your dismay, your friend might actually be your “frenemy.” Frenemies are jealous backstabbing saboteurs.  They want something you have such as: a relationship or a career.  They don’t want you to have something they desire.  Their attitude is “if I can’t have it, neither can you!”

It is disheartening when someone you admire and thinks is a good friend turns on you.  Perhaps they were never a friend after all.

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