Peter Williams

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Six Surefire Ways to Lose an Argument

Why can’t we all just get along? Oh, that’s right – because we’re human. Being individuals with our own unique attitudes, ideas, and opinions is …

Jericho - Five for Fighting Music Video

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Don’t Waste Time Trying to Change People

<b>Don’t Waste Time Trying to Change People</b><p>Every day we're mistreated. Every day we fail to receive the fair and just treatment that we know we deserve. And unfortunately, <b>this isn’t going to change in our lifetimes.</b><p>We live in a society of broken, hurt people. Some of these people handle their pain and frustration by mistreating others. We can’t change this. <b>But we can change how we respond to it.</b> <i>Instead of letting their abuse be the basis for choices we make, we need to move past their actions and</i> …

Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover From Lowe's

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How To Build A Deck, Part 1: Design Deck Plans

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How We Feel Love Pain

<b>How We Feel Love Pain</b><p><i>Love can bite.</i> Def Leppard knew exactly what they were singing about in their 1987 power ballad. <b>Sometimes the pain of love really can bring us to our knees.</b><p>When we’re in love and things aren’t going well or when we’ve recently lost love, we can experience some pretty agonizing situations. Here are some examples of love pain:<p>-- <i>Crying Ourselves to Sleep.</i> When things feel hopeless and we’re overwhelmed with hurt, we might spend many nights crying ourselves to sleep.<br>-- <i>Being</i> …

Sometimes When "I’m Fine," I’m Really "Not Fine"

<b>Sometimes When</b> <b>"I’m Fine,"</b> <b>I’m Really</b> <b>"Not Fine"</b><p>We all use the phrase <i>“I’m fine”</i> when we’re not really <i>‘fine’</i> at all. <b>So why do we say it?</b> It could be we don’t want to make a fuss, or it could be that we don’t think others will care.<p>The reality is that most of us are hoping people will hear what we aren’t saying. <b>We want somebody to recognize that we’re not okay and someone to care.</b> But when we don’t let our guard down – when we answer with ‘fine’ – we don’t give anyone the information <i>they</i> need to …

Build Your Relationship On A Solid Foundation

<b>Build Your Relationship On A Solid Foundation</b><p><i>Imagine: A 4.2 earthquake rocks the part of the country where you live and causes property damage throughout your city, including the complete destruction of your neighbor's home.</i> The rest of your neighborhood is fine, but pre-existing termite damage had made your neighbor's house very weak. When it comes time to rebuild, he wants to save money and chooses to reuse all of the lumber from his original home -- both the intact pieces and the damaged …

Chasing Impossible 'Love'

<b>Chasing Impossible</b> <b>'Love'</b><p><b>Many of us spend an awful lot of time chasing love from others.</b> We say this thing, do that thing, buy those things, and wear random things -- all in the hopes of winning someone else's acceptance. <i>Why do we waste our time?</i><p>In this pursuit of love and approval (from ones who most often aren't giving it to us), <i>we lose sight of those in our lives who already love and accept us as we are.</i> With them, we don't have to jump through hoops or stand on our head or pretend we're …

Happily Married Couples Do Things Differently

<b>Happily Married Couples Do Things Differently</b><p>I've seen these things at work in my own parents' 50 year marriage (which we just celebrated in May). While the list could go on and on, in this article, here are a few areas to start for the person who wants their marriage (or relationship) to go the distance:<p>1. Have good conflict management skills.<p>2. Treat your partner with respect.<p>3. Support your partner in achieving their dreams and overcoming their fears.<p>4. Get on the same page about money.<p>5. …

Can You Name Your Fears?

<b>Can You Name Your Fears?</b><p>Do you suffer from <i>alliumphobia?</i> Or <i>syngenesophobia?</i> Any cases of <i>hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia</i> out there? What about <i>porphyrophobia?</i> <b>Do you even know what these phobias are?</b> I certainly didn’t until I looked them up. (See below for the answers.)<p><b>It's amazing all of the things we can find to be afraid of.</b> Mind you, I work with people every day who have legitimate fears about real issues and tangible things, and that’s not what I’m talking about here. Instead, I’m talking …

‘Listen’ For The Love In Your Partner’s Actions

<b>‘Listen’</b> <b>For The Love In Your Partner’s Actions</b><p><i>Healthy relationships can sometimes be hard to find.</i> In fact, at times they can seem downright extinct. <b>But if we want to be in a 'happy' relationship, then the ‘healthy’ part is an absolute necessity.</b><p>There can be times when our partner tells us they love us, but their actions suggest otherwise. They send us love notes with all the right words on special occasions but day-to-day don’t treat us very lovingly with their actions. So how do we put up …

My Wife just Said… #171

<b>“Okay. Honey! The toilet and I just became best friends. Let’s take it easy on the romance.”</b><br>-Elizabeth<p>The flower of romance can bloom suddenly in the …

What Makes Relationships Work Is Being Friends First

<b>What Makes Relationships Work Is</b> <b>Being Friends First</b><p><b>Ever witnessed a false start in a 100-meter race?</b> The adrenaline is pumping and the runners are anxious to jump out of the starting blocks as quickly as they can. <b>In their eagerness to get the quickest start, they can sometimes make a silly mistake.</b> And this silly mistake can be very costly, like Usain Bolt’s disqualification at the 2011 Track & Field World Championships for repeated false starts.<p>The same can be true in our dating life. We're …

Troubled Relationship & Feeling Depressed -- Which Comes First?

<b>Troubled Relationship & Feeling Depressed --</b> <b>Which Comes First?</b><p><b>Few people would be surprised to hear that couples in troubled relationships can also be depressed</b> -- certainly not those of us who've been in such relationships and know how depressing they can be.<p>Frequently, the conflict in these relationships and distress that results can become so overwhelming that any other problems, like depression, are typically hidden from view. A couple I'm presently treating, <b>Jim and Stacey (not they’re real</b> …

Mysterious Swirling Light Patterns Streak Across Beautiful Landscapes

Photographer Martin Kimbell uses long exposures and special lighting techniques to create spectacular light trails set against lovely landscapes. To capture each gorgeous spectacle, the England-based photographer attaches LED lights to a hoop and then tosses it up in the air to document the …

Accepting Our Partner's Good, Bad, & Ugly

<b>Accepting Our Partner's</b> <b>Good, Bad, & Ugly</b><p>The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. <b>It’s not just the name of a Clint Eastwood movie, but also an apt description of what we’re bound to encounter with the one we love.</b> The question is what will we do about it?<p>When we’re first in a relationship, we all are on our best behavior. We're eager to attract and impress our new partner (and to keep them attracted and impressed). So <b>we're quick to overlook any flaws in our partner that might pop up from time to time.</b> …

Partners Don't Always Need A 'Fix-It Guy' (or Girl)

<b>Partners Don't Always Need A</b> <b>'Fix-It Guy' (or Girl)</b><p><i>Are you a fixer?</i> <b>When your partner has a problem that they want to talk about, is your first instinct to offer a solution?</b><p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to fix things, especially for the one we love. <b>But sometimes our partner doesn’t want or need us to, and sometimes we just don’t have the solution.</b> <i>The most important thing we can do when our partner is dealing with a challenge is to listen to them share their heart and then stand beside …

Actors´ Studio - Robin Williams

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