Staying Together
Follow
Find
541 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Marriage Articles
onto Staying Together
Scoop.it!

Couple Who Met in Nazi Camp Still Married

Couple Who Met in Nazi Camp Still Married | Staying Together | Scoop.it
An elderly Toronto couple's unlikely love story continues to prove that the strongest of romances can be forged even in the darkest of times.

Via Stu Gray
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

What a beautiful love story! Can you imagine the bond these two share? Wow!

more...
No comment yet.
Staying Together
The scoop on staying together ... about loyalty, commitment and love.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

Ten Reasons NOT To Get A Divorce

Ten Reasons NOT To Get A Divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Ten very good reasons not to divorce, from someone who's been there. If you have a choice, consider the cost before you make this life-changing decision.
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

This is an an article my husband asked me to write, to encourage couples NOT to divorce, by considering the cost. He suggested it because he wanted others to avoid the pain he had gone through in his divorce. As a divorcee, myself, I also was aware of the pain of the breakup of a marriage. 

 

The article has received a lot of feedback since its writing two years ago. Many were thankful for the insights, but some were offended by the straightforward message.  I am was glad to be part of an article that seemed to affect many people. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Healthy Marriage Links and Clips
Scoop.it!

Why I Believe My Marriage Is Perfect

Why I Believe My Marriage Is Perfect | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Via billcoffin
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

A marriage is perfect ... because it is a covenant ... and that makes it perfect. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Healthy Marriage Links and Clips
Scoop.it!

Families That Eat Together Are Thinner: Study

Families That Eat Together Are Thinner: Study | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Here's fresh scientific evidence that the family dining room may be the healthiest place in the house: New research shows families that eat meals together - without the television on - and stay seated until everyone is finished are more likely to...

Via billcoffin
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

As a society, we used  to always eat together. Then we got too busy. Now, a new study confirms we really are too busy, and eating together would help us fight obesity. It only makes sense  that being part of a family, and acting like a family would be good for our health! 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

8 Heartbreaking Divorce Drawings

8 Heartbreaking Divorce Drawings | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Kids' Turn, a divorce education program located in San Francisco, encourages children grappling with their parents' split to express their feelings through art.
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Truly heartbreaking ... 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Healthy Marriage Links and Clips
Scoop.it!

Why Home Economics Should Be Mandatory

Why Home Economics Should Be Mandatory | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Forget stereotypes about training girls to be good wives.

Via billcoffin
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Excellent post on how important home economics really is ... we all need to learn to cook, and keep our houses clean. Man or woman, old or young ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

6 Simple Reasons New Relationships Fail to Launch - Glamour (blog)

6 Simple Reasons New Relationships Fail to Launch - Glamour (blog) | Staying Together | Scoop.it
6 Simple Reasons New Relationships Fail to Launch
Glamour (blog)
“There are so many reasons why relationships fail to take off,” says Shari Goldsmith LISW, a life and success coach for women.
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Unrealistic expectations and social media can stop a relationship from getting off the ground. Some good advice for getting to the steady part of a relationship. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

Worried about cancer? Just get married - Bend Bulletin

Worried about cancer? Just get married - Bend Bulletin | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Worried about cancer? Just get married Bend Bulletin Controlling for demographic factors such as age, race, education and household income, researchers who analyzed records of more than 730,000 cancer patients found that married patients did...
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

A very interesting study finds that being married, apart from any other factors, makes a huge difference in how someone recovers from cancer. The reasons are not 100% known, but this author concludes that it is the steay presence of another person in the person's life that makes the difference. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

The Real Love Stories... and Why There Really Are No Blurred Lines

The Real Love Stories... and Why There Really Are No Blurred Lines | Staying Together | Scoop.it
It was the music pumping through the speakers at the optometrist's that made me see you clearly for who you are.

The lyrics kept thrumming loud when I was standing there with my thick glasses, waiting for the receptionist.
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

There are no "blurred lines" in real love ... instead a love is "carved, not found. Beautiful post. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Do NOT Work

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Do NOT Work | Staying Together | Scoop.it
I recently read an article published by the Huffington Post: Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Work. I think the notion that working moms works, is a myth sold to women by a self absorbed society
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

An article on the benefits of staying home with your children, if it possible to do so. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from This Gives Me Hope
Scoop.it!

Human brains are hardwired for empathy, friendship

Human brains are hardwired for empathy, friendship | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Perhaps one of the most defining features of humanity is our capacity for empathy -- the ability to put ourselves in others' shoes.

Via Cathryn Wellner
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Fascinating research that tells us that we are biologically wired to be empathetic. Our brains identify with those that we feel empathy with them. Thus proving the words of Jesus, "love your neighbour as yourself."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from marriage
Scoop.it!

How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage? - Huffington Post

How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage? - Huffington Post | Staying Together | Scoop.it
How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage?

Via Brenda Elliott
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Excellent, practical advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of a second marriage, and the stepfamily that often accompanies it. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Healthy Marriage Links and Clips
Scoop.it!

Redeeming Marriages

Redeeming Marriages | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Redeeming Marriages -- How to be friends with your spouse. 


Via billcoffin
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Great advice on how to be friends with your husband or wife. You do things with a friend that keep the friendship going, like being honest, and not criticizing too much. 

more...
Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:27 PM

Nice explaination of how to build a better friendship with your spouse. 

Michael Wiener's comment, August 17, 2013 2:52 PM
Marriage is a never ending courtship. I have figure it out when I was in my 20s by observing why many marriage people tend to be happy with their partners in the long run. I have also observed, during courtship or dating stage, couples are very affectionate that made the relationship very colorful and meaningful.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Healthy Marriage Links and Clips
Scoop.it!

Study: Having More Siblings Might Protect You From Divorce

Study: Having More Siblings Might Protect You From Divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
On Tuesday morning, three sociology professors from Ohio State University presented an intriguing result at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association:

 

Having more siblings reduces your chances of getting divorced as an adult.


Via billcoffin
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Interesting study that shows a connection between having more siblings and being less likely to divorce. It actually makes sense, because you are more open to dealing with a wide variety of people and personalities. You also have more experience in conflict resolution. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

Beautiful Post on Forgiving Our Parents

Beautiful Post on Forgiving Our Parents | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Today, an author, friend, another mama of 6, living not off land, but sea, a woman of deep wisdom and whom I hold in the highest esteem — Leslie Leyland Fields is on the farm’s front porch with a needed story on forgiving our parents:   My father...
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Beautiful post on forgiving our parents ....  and seeing them as people who have suffered as we have, and have reasons for doing the wrong things that they may have done. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Introverts Life and Business Guide
Scoop.it!

Lessons from Sandy Hook Parents

Lessons from Sandy Hook Parents | Staying Together | Scoop.it

How tragedy can strengthen or sever a relationship.


Via Pat Weber
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

A feeling of quiet understanding can go a long way towards keeping a marriage strong. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Healthy Marriage Links and Clips
Scoop.it!

'Honey-do-list' may save your life

'Honey-do-list' may save your life | Staying Together | Scoop.it
A new study shows older adults who perform "do it yourself" home activities have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

Via billcoffin
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

The infamous "honey-do" list can actually keep an older man healthy! Apparently, fixing the car, and changing the lightbulb are more important than we realized. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

Parental Divorce Negatively Affects Later Parent/Child Relationships

Parental Divorce Negatively Affects Later Parent/Child Relationships | Staying Together | Scoop.it
When children experience parental divorce, they are more likely to have insecure relationships with their parents once they grow into adults.
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

When small children experience the break up of their family, they are effected in a traumatic way, losing the trust they have in the world as they know it. A new study confirms this truth, putting to bed the lie that kids just "get over it." No they don't! 

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

How to Stop Being Defensive in Close Relationships - Huffington Post

How to Stop Being Defensive in Close Relationships - Huffington Post | Staying Together | Scoop.it
How to Stop Being Defensive in Close Relationships
Huffington Post
Most of us are defensive in close relationships. If we're not, we have to interact with people who are.
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

It is ironic that protecting ourselves by being defensive, only ever makes us feel worse -- and doesn't protect ourself at all. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

You Can Be Right or You Can Be in a Relationship: Lessons to Learn From the ... - Huffington Post

You Can Be Right or You Can Be in a Relationship: Lessons to Learn From the ... - Huffington Post | Staying Together | Scoop.it
You Can Be Right or You Can Be in a Relationship: Lessons to Learn From the ...
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

The drive to be right often gets in our way of having the humility and grace we need to love. Great advice! 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Mediocre Me
Scoop.it!

Communication: How to Understand Others' Feelings for Relationships

Communication: How to Understand Others' Feelings for Relationships | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Communication is difficult. If you don't understand others' feelings, you can't a have relationship. Here's how to ask questions, listen, and get real.

Via Garth Sanginiti, John Michel
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

One of the main blocks to communication is believing that we have communicated, when we actually have not. Awesome article on getting real with each other, and paying attention to feelings. 

more...
John Michel's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:16 AM

If you want to understand others, you need to get beneath the surface.  If you fool yourself into believing the surface story, you’re missing invaluable data.

Ken Donaldson's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:13 AM

Understanding people's emotional states creates deeper relationships.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:32 PM

Communication is difficult. If you don't understand others' feelings, you can't a have relationship. Here's how to ask questions, listen, and get real.

Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

Don't try to understand spouse

Don't try to understand spouse | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Don't try to understand spouse
News Sentinel

 

Billy Joel sang, "I Love You Just Way You Are," in 1977 but apparently he didn't love her just the way she was; they divorced in 1982. Every husband and wife has things he doesn't understand about his spouse, but ... 

Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Caring for your spouse is MUCH more important than understanding your spouse. Even if you don't agree with their way of thinking, you can honour their desires. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Healthy Marriage Links and Clips
Scoop.it!

The Health Benefits of Gratitude

The Health Benefits of Gratitude | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Sondi Bruner explores the health benefits of practicing gratitude, and shares ways to incorporate more into your daily actions.

Via billcoffin
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

My Mother always told me I had to learn to be more grateful. Well, she would love this article, because it outlines out gratefulness helps us in so many ways, making us less stressed, a better attitude, and improved relationships. I am grateful for this article! 

more...
Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:09 PM

Being grateful is good for your health. 

Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage ...

Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage ... | Staying Together | Scoop.it

"My advice after a divorce following 16 years of marriage," by Gerald Rogers.

 

Obviously, I'm not a relationship expert. But there's something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I ..."

Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Beautiful advice for a man,on how to treat a woman. 

 

This is the ideal. I don't think any man could live up to this completely, but any man who even comes close to living up to these, would make a woman very happy. 

 

Incuded: "always see the best in her," and "be silly" and "fill her heart everyday." Wow! Beautiful! Idealistic but so beautiful. 

more...
April Reynolds's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:01 AM

This is the most beautiful writing I have read about love, divorce, marriage. Thank you for writing this J.R. - just one question - are you single? ;D

April Reynolds's comment, August 23, 2013 9:02 AM
Be the kind of husband that your wife brags about...
Michael Wiener's curator insight, August 24, 2013 3:17 PM

Very interesting. You should read it...

 

Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS
Scoop.it!

4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

4  Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries | Staying Together | Scoop.it

"Have you been feeling a little emotionally drained lately? Have you been finding yourself responding to the emergencies of others as if they are your own?

 

Perhaps you have been allowing someone to invade your space even though you are not quite comfortable. Maybe it’s time to look at whether you have healthy boundaries.

 

Boundaries are the limitations we set for ourselves and others. They can be both physical and emotional."


Via PAT NOVAK
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Some good simple tips for setting boundaries. These are good, and could be applied to any relationship. 

more...
Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:57 PM

interessante riflessione sull'importanza di metterre dei "sani" confini tra noi e gli altri. È una delle cose piú difficili da fare perché pressupone il riconoscere i propri bisogni prima di tutto ma, per cultura, siamo stati abituati a proiettarci all'esterno piú che all'interno....

 

Eppure saper mettere i sani confini è essenziale per evitare di accumulare frustrazione e rabbia e per poter vivere una vita serena, a beneficio nostro e di chi ci sta intorno!

 

ulteriori spunti di riflessione su www.thaatt.com

Juliana Ericson's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:51 AM

Peace and joy begin with self-care

Rescooped by Sharilee Swaity from Sacred Sexuality
Scoop.it!

5 tips on how to keep your sex life rockin' after kids come knockin'

5 tips on how to keep your sex life rockin' after kids come knockin' | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Lots of couples have difficulty balancing their family life with their sex life. Family just seems to take more priority and time.

 

It IS possible to hard to find. Here are some tips to help fit sex in, even when it seems impossible. 


Via Dr. Amy Fuller
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

Great tips for couples with kids, or even couples who are just super-busy! Make time for making love, even when time is very limited. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharilee Swaity
Scoop.it!

How I Planned My Wedding In A Month for Under $1000

How I Planned My Wedding In A Month for Under $1000 | Staying Together | Scoop.it
I planned my wedding in a month. I never bought into the wedding hype and believed that a perfect wedding should be relatively stress-free and inexpensive. I am sharing some ideas with you about how to plan a simple, quick wedding for under $1000.
Sharilee Swaity's insight:

This is my story of how my husband and I got married for under a thousand dollars, and planned our wedding in under a month. It is possible! 

more...
No comment yet.