I came across two articles on casual dating lately. One talks about the inherent frustration of casual dating. The other talks about the rules for doing it right. The former is meaningful and long, and the later is quick and right to the point. So I guess that’s fitting. 😂
👉 ‘I Can’t Do Casual’
Interesting letter to oneself about knowing what you want and saying it.
👉 The 5 Rules Of Casual Dating
I think these are true of basically any relationship. 🤷🏻♂️
- Be communicative about your deal breakers.
- Be honest, even when it’s uncomfortable.
- Define the relationship.
- Show up.
- Be respectful.
Whoever said it first, it’s a good quote.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.Maybe Saint Augustine or possibly Carrie Fisher, Nelson Mandel, or Malachy McCourt
Back in the day, I used to think that confidence was about putting on a show for people or just thinking you’re better than other people. I kind of hated the idea of “confidence” because I though it was an act — fake and self-serving. In retrospect, I think I was confusing confidence with over-confidence or arrogance.
I finally understand now that true confidence (and leadership) is about being yourself, having a vision, and lifting other people up with you. I keep running into articles on this topic, and this is one of my favs.
👉 What I’ve Learned from Surrounding Myself with Confident People
I actually had trouble with this idea for a long time: being confident doesn’t make you an asshole. In fact, just the opposite is true. It makes the people around you feel valued and comfortable.
Confident people are flexible and humble.
What separates the truly confident from the overconfident is their ability to seek out advice from people with varying points of view.
They are curious.
Confident people don’t need to control a conversation. They know their own agenda; they want to learn about yours.
They’re not in it for approval.
The truly confident, as Kareem Abdul Jabbar once put it, just want “to play the game well and go home.”
They are generous.
Confident people take real pleasure in seeing other people succeed and recognize the importance of supporting others.
I can’t relate to this article overall so much, but I love this quote.
Love without action is nothing. Love without action is just an empty word.https://psiloveyou.xyz/men-will-say-things-to-you-a246a945db
Great article about building better relationships (of all kinds).
Want a Happier, More Fulfilling Life? 75-Year Harvard Study Says Focus on This 1 Thing
It basically comes down to expressing gratitude towards people you appreciate.
When you think something positive and you genuinely believe it, voice it.
And this habit tends to circle back to you.
When you practice Positive Alacrity, you’re not only uplifting others. Above all, you’re uplifting yourself.
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 science-backed secrets to making a relationship last, whether you’re married for decades or just dating.
— Read on www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/7-secrets-to-a-long-lasting-relationship
Always a great podcast, short and informative, this episode is 13 minutes on how to make a great relationship last.