Friendships

In a Divided World, We Need to Choose Empathy – Happiness Article

As I dialed the number, my palms began to sweat. The person on the other end wasn’t a loan officer or angry lawyer; he was an old friend and we were about to catch up. This should all be mildly pleasant but was instead nerve-wracking. You see, I had reached out to him because we had a problem.  Over the years, my friend’s politics and my own had taken incompatible turns. On social media, I saw him growing reactionary; he…

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People Come into Your Life For a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime – Self Improvement Article

We stumbled across this poem yesterday and fell in love. It’s by an unknown author, so we don’t know who to credit, but whoever it is has captured something so meaningful when it comes to the relationships in our lives. We thought the message was so powerful that we wanted to share with you here. Enjoy. People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what…

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If These 50 Toxic Traits Remind You Of Your Friends, You Need To Mute, Block, And Delete

If these toxic traits from Ask Reddit sound familiar, you need new friends. 1. She challenged literally everything I said with something worse that happened to her and would say rude things just claiming to be honest. 2. Emotional vampire. She unloaded all her problems on me and never listened in return. Nothing is ever her fault. 3. They used me as a “rain coat” meaning they barely acknowledged me while their “actual friends” were present. They asked me to stay with them after…

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What Are Your Top Relationship Intentions This Year?

While personal growth and new goals are top of mind this time of year, don’t forget that so much of life happens in community—with family, friends, partners, co-workers, neighbors, roommates, running buddies, baristas, you get the picture. And when we intentionally choose to nourish these relationships, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential the interaction, amazing things happen. Click here to print out our connection intentions card, jot down your own, and spread the love. Here’s an example! This is only…

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