55 Rules For Love – Rule #30 – Instead of Power, Aim For Balance

Power Vs Control My first thought on this rule is what is the difference between having power over someone vs having control over someone? Google’s definition of power is, “the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.” Google’s definition of control is, “the power to influence…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #29 – Don’t Compromise Your Morals And Values And Don’t Expect Them To Either

This Might Be Tough…. If you or your partner are rather rigid in your morals and values and they differ from the other, causing conflict within the relationship. I’m thinking religion, money issues, raising children or politics here. These issues can be deal breakers. It might also be tough when your spouse has morals and…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #28 – Trust Your Instincts, But Don’t Be Paranoid

Took me a long time… …to trust my instincts because I didn’t trust that I could properly interpret what my instincts were telling me; my own issues were in the way. My lenses were worst case scenario at all times – he’s cheating. He’s hiding something. He can’t be trusted. I grew up believing men…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #26 – Don’t Condemn Each Other’s Family and Friends

Need Some Yoda Wisdom This rule requires some serious Jedi wisdom, as navigating each other’s family and friends can, at times, be challenging. Photo credit – Pinterest Everyone Has An Opinion Yes, we do. But are my opinions of my husband’s family and friends based on loving acceptance or from the lenses of my own…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #25 – Don’t Try To Change Each Other

Opposites attract. The differences that draw a couple together can become a source of many disagreements later in the relationship, if these differences are not embraced. However, there always has to be space to grow and learn as a couple embraces their differences along their path of personal growth and mutual respect. Complacency is certain…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #23 – Don’t Manipulate To Get Results

Manipulation Means? According to Dictionary.com, the definition of manipulation is: “…influencing or attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of others for one’s own purposes: a manipulative boss.” Psychology Today Canada defines psychological manipulation as one person is used for the benefit of the other – there is not a constructive give and take in…