Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for 40 days. Shasta Nelson, CEO of cybertime.ru and author of Friendships Don't Just Happen writes a weekly post about strong and meaningful.
Did you see Timothy today? Yes, briefly. We went to our first couples therapy session together. I go to therapy on my own, and have always enjoyed it. Life passes by so quickly, and I friendships dating blogspot com having an hour a week to reflect in an attempt to learn and grow from it all. Did anything interesting happen?
But mean it. Don't just say, "Nice shoes, Gladys. Find something nice. If it's painfully difficult to come up with something that you sincerely like about the person, you shouldn't be out with them in the first place.
Thank the other person for the date - always, without exception. Good manners are still in style. Well, not necessarily good manners - but common sense. Human kindness. That sort of thing is always in style. Focus on the Other Person - pay attention to your date. No wandering eyes. Don't push your friends to "find a man" in order to feel happy. When you need a man to make you happy, you will meet the wrong kind of man -- one who is likely to make you miserable. With your friends, be each other's support rather than pushing each other to desperately find someone to complete them.
Do not talk poorly behind a friend's back. If you have a problem with a friend, speak with them directly. If you are angry, hurt, concerned, annoyed or fill in the blank , go directly to the source. Nothing can be solved if you're talking to the wrong person. Take the high road and refuse to speak behind their back. Friendships can be one of the most significant relationships in your life. They have the power to influence you that no other relationship can.
Be sure that you surround yourself with people whose influence will be for your better, not worse. Hold yourself to that same expectation.
Be supportive not competitive. A true friend celebrates another friend's success. Women continually try to downplay their successes with one another so other women don't feel upset or jealous. Downplaying your success is crazy. Be proud of each other and encourage one another to go even further. Hands off significant others. Although this should go without saying, I'm going to say it anyway. Stay away from your friend's partner.
After some awkward glances, we both admitted that we do find each other attractive. Tim immediately rattled out numerous reasons: He loves the freedom of the single life. He sees it as a weakness that I love love. Did you learn anything new about Timothy? I learned early on that money does not make me happy.
There are actually statistics that show that salary increase only make people happier until basic needs of food and water are met. Did you learn anything new about yourself? Tim seems extremely overwhelmed by the idea of having to see me every day for this project. He almost had a panic attack when I sent him a list of date ideas for the next week!