Beyond Defense: The Curious Path to Deeper Connections in Relationships

Unveiling the Art of Non-Defensive Communication Conflicts with colleagues can be difficult in the complex web of human relationships. Usually, our instinct is to become defensive due to the fear of being attacked. However, what if we changed our mindset and assumed that others are simply protecting their own viewpoints instead of assuming ill intentions? […]

The Passport Predicament: A Lesson in Commitment and Reciprocity

In a recent situation that happened, a pretty simple thing made me think about the details of keeping promises and sharing. It all started when a friend wanted to renew her passport. She sent in her application, but she forgot to include her old passport. The person helping her at the post office didn’t tell […]

The Relationship vs. Outcome Dichotomy

In life, we often find ourselves at a crossroads where we must decide what takes precedence: the relationship or the outcome. This dilemma is particularly relevant in various aspects of our lives, from personal relationships to professional interactions. It boils down to whether we prioritize the journey (the relationship, process, or integrity) or the destination […]

Wondering about Infidelity

Infidelity is a topic that often brings a sense of discomfort and unease. Yet, it’s a reality that many relationships face at some point. To truly address this issue, we must dig deeper into its roots. To really understand this issue, we need to look closely at where it comes from. But why do people […]

Navigating Relationships: The Quest for Truth and Honesty

In the midst of watching “Good Will Hunting,” an hour and seven minutes into the film, I found myself immersed in a profound reflection on human connections. The characters, especially Sean, the psychologist, delve into the intricacies of love and intimacy, laying bare the raw truth behind genuine relationships. Sean’s words resonated deeply with me […]

Consideration Mismatch

My first problem that surfaces in a lot of my relationships is that conflict that comes from my interest in having things done the right way. My primary interest in getting things done is efficient, effective and conservative. A lot of times I notice others don’t put the care and consideration that I would like […]