Can you catch a bad mood?
Happify is an organization with experts and scientist who study happiness. They have determined that 50% of how happy a person feels is genetic. However, that leaves 50% up to us to decide. Emotions can be contagious just like the common cold. It’s no secret that certain people can make you feel more joyful and bring out a playful part of yourself that you like much better. In the same way, there are people who make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and bring out a cynical side
When Friends Poison Marriages
Does your partner cringe when you have a girl’s or guy’s night? Do they complain about one of your friends in particular? A recent study following couples in long-term relationships suggests that some friends may be toxic to your marriage. Seven U.S universities collaborated on 16 years of data from 355 couples who participated in an Early Years of Marriage Study. The survey found that when husbands disliked their wives’ friends, accusing them of interfering in the marriage,
Is your friend marrying the wrong person?
Being someone’s friend means you protect each other. You don’t let each other drink and drive or put themselves in harm’s way. You support each other and are honest with your feelings. You build a relationship based on trust and honesty, knowing your friend will be there for the good and bad times. So what happens when your friend is about to say “I do” to someone you absolutely dislike? Should you tell your friend how you feel or just keep quiet and stand by if they need yo
Friends: The Physical and Emotional Health Benefits
A recent article in Time Magazine revealed that friends not only make us feel good but positively impact our health. Socially isolated people are twice as likely to die from heart disease than those with a solid social circle. Strong relationships also support mental health, which ties into our immune functions and reduces stress. With the onslaught of social media, it may seem like making friends is easier than ever before. However, virtual friends do not predict one’s healt
Finding Peace with Unreasonable People in the New Year
It’s a new year and you’re hoping to resolve the past with unreasonable people and work it out. However, that’s not going to happen no matter how hard you try. Unreasonable people are unreasonable and that means you cannot reason with them; but, you can still find peace by changing the way you communicate with them. Below are a few suggestions that will help. These tactics work with co-workers, exes, and family members who can’t see anyone’s perspective but their own. Get ove
You Have Each Other, but You Have No Friends
When you meet your special person it may feel as though the two of you are complete, and you are for a while. But marriage and relationships benefit from having friends. Friends give you support when you’re feeling isolated and their perspective helps you understand your partner more thus making you a better partner. Friends make your relationship more interesting which adds spice to your conversations. Couple friends are difficult to find. Let’s face it, you date a lot of pe