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

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:57 AM

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 2:51 PM

Peace and joy begin with self-care

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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
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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. 

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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.
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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! 

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How Just One Night's Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship

How Just One Night's Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Study tracked couple's sleep and their arguments to reveal how the damage was done.

 

"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open." —George Bernard Shaw

 

People are usually at their worst after a bad night's sleep, but what does that do to their intimate relationships?


Via PAT NOVAK
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Just one bad night's sleep can lead to relationship problems -- just one night! This is pretty amazing information, and for any couples with chronic sleep problems, it does help to explain a lot. 

 

 

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Second Marriage Guide: How To Stay Together

Second Marriage Guide: How To Stay Together | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Here are ten very useful tips for keeping your marriage together, in spite of the challenges. This gives some honest down-to-earth, based on experience, and offers hope.
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I wrote this article from my own experience as a person entering  a second marriage. Some practical advice on making it work. 

 

One tip: say "I love you" at least once  a day! 

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Living together before marriage harms women - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Living together before marriage harms women - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune Living together before marriage harms women Minneapolis Star Tribune In fact, male cohabitors “broadly report lower levels of relationship intensity than female cohabitors” on all measures the paper assessed, including...
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Marriage advocates have been saying this for years. This is not new news, but if it makes people sit and pay attention to the fact that living together ain't that great, then I am all for it!

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5 Ways to Stop Feeling Insecure in Your Relationships

5 Ways to Stop Feeling Insecure in Your Relationships | Staying Together | Scoop.it

When I was younger I often felt inadequate and “not good enough” to be friends, lovers, or business partners with certain people.  Sometimes I simply couldn’t understand what others saw in me.  I was very insecure.

 

I ended many promising relationships because of my insecurity.  In my mind, it felt easier for me to end it before they did.  Walking away rather than risking the heartbreak of rejection was how I justified my behavior to myself.  But after awhile, as I grew emotionally, I began to realize that I wanted and needed the comfort and support of long-term relationships.

 

So what did I do, and what can you do if insecurity is damaging your relationships?


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Ted Thomas's curator insight, July 2, 2013 4:12 PM

Feeling unworthy is always a problem...

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Six Words You Should Say Today

Six Words You Should Say Today | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me. Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family. But this one did. It was not from Henry Thoreau or some renowned c...
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Six words you can say to anyone you love ... to let them know you love them. 

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Happy Fatherless Day

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As marriage declines, fewer fathers will have real relationships with their children.

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Marriage is the still the very best way for fathers to have a relationship with their children. A valid argument for marriage if I ever heard one! 

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Is Your Family Choosing Money Over Time?

Is Your Family Choosing Money Over Time? | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Following up on the last post suggesting we “underachieve” so that we have time to achieve with our family, you might ask whether not putting most of your energies into career and financial achieve...
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16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage | Staying Together | Scoop.it
I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But don't blow it advice? I've got plenty.
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Love this advice! 

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Coalition For Divorce Reform — Increasing awareness of the negative impact of divorce

Coalition For Divorce Reform — Increasing awareness of the negative impact of divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Increasing awareness of the negative impact of divorce
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This organization helps to make people aware of the negative consequences of divorce. 

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Learn to Love Your Husband—Again: Our marriage changed when God gave me the grace to choose my husband each day

Learn to Love Your Husband—Again: Our marriage changed when God gave me the grace to choose my husband each day | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Our marriage changed when God gave me the grace to choose my husband each day

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Redeeming Marriages

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


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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. 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:27 PM

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

Michael Wiener's comment, August 17, 2013 5:52 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.
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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.


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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. 

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Jillian Kay Melchior - The Blight of Blinged-Out Weddings

Jillian Kay Melchior - The Blight of Blinged-Out Weddings | Staying Together | Scoop.it
The wedding industry had mushroomed to toxic proportions, while fewer and fewer marry.
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These days, getting married is an excuse to spend tens of thousands of dollars on one day. My husband managed to get married for under a thousand dollars, but this is very much an exception.

 

There is tremendous pressure to spend so, so much money, if you are a bride. The writer of this article bemoans this wedding culture, and rebels against the pressure she and all other brides feel when they are planning a wedding. 

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The Advice I Needed, but Didn't Get - Room for Debate

The Advice I Needed, but Didn't Get - Room for Debate | Staying Together | Scoop.it
I fought to save my marriage, when some of my friends said I should run.

 

What if more people supported our decisions, instead of judging them?

 

By Beverly Willett.


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When this woman wanted to save her marriage, and forgive, her friends did not support her. She wanted that support. 

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Laura Brown's comment, August 5, 2013 6:54 PM
You can't support a friend when you are sure she is wrong. A real friend can only give the truth as she sees it. The people who just tell you what you want to hear are not true friends.
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Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman - Charisma News

Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman - Charisma News | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman"

 

Charisma News.

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Get this! A Japanese man just recently married a cartoon character ..., you read it right: a full wedding ceremony with a D.J. and a slide show. Is it legal? No, but that didn't stop him from going on his honeymoon. And his parents seem to be in full agreement. 

 

Is this is a sign of our society going too far with computers? The writer of this thought-provoking article says, definitely! 

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For A Better Relationship, Catch Some Sleep | World of Psychology

For A Better Relationship, Catch Some Sleep | World of Psychology | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Skipping out on shut-eye can mean problems at home. Place a priority on sleep for better health.
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Sleeping helps your relationships? Sounds good! Let's do it, people!

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The Secret to a Long, Happy Marriage: 14 Tips from Happily Married Couples | The Plunge Project

The Secret to a Long, Happy Marriage: 14 Tips from Happily Married Couples | The Plunge Project | Staying Together | Scoop.it
a Wedding & Lifestyle Blog

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Tips from the true experts ... those who have made it in marriage -- from those who have been married for at least a quarter century. 

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Ogenki's curator insight, June 24, 2013 6:43 AM

I applaud this - marriage needs to be worked at, but it is not impossible, especially with the right attitude!

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Neil Rosenthal: Romance can fail if a partner doesn't feel worthy of love - Denver Post

Neil Rosenthal: Romance can fail if a partner doesn't feel worthy of love - Denver Post | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Neil Rosenthal: Romance can fail if a partner doesn't feel worthy of love

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Brilliant write! If a peson does not feel worthy of the love they are being given, they will eventually sabotage that love. 

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The Fatherhood Factor

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Walking a child through life tends to make a man less self-centered and more patient, creative and flexible.

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All the awesome things that come from a man being a father ... from having a better sense of humour to becoming more responsible. Some of this seems like common sense, but it's good to hear it confirmed. 

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40% Annoyed, 40% Happy, 20% Love = A Healthy Marriage — The Good Men Project

"40% Annoyed, 40% Happy, 20% Love = A Healthy Marriage " - http://t.co/Zdxdao4Paa

Via Brenda Elliott
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The reality of marriage -- it will being annoyed at your spouse. But then the bliss is unbelievable. 

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Brenda Elliott's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:14 AM

That's about right- totally worth committing your life toward- just not how Hoolywood projects it...

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:57 AM

It's sad, but true...Hollywood lied. 

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7 Thoughts that Will Change Your Marriage

7 Thoughts that Will Change Your Marriage | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Can I change my spouse? Do the kids always have to come first? These answers and more to help you transform your marriage.

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Seven great thoughts to help make your marriage stronger ... starting with "God is your father-in-law." 

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Tova Aronov's curator insight, April 24, 2014 4:22 AM

This article about 7 thoughts that can change your marriage if we really understood them.

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Dogs, cats can teach us about how to commit to a relationship - Baltimore Post-Examiner

Dogs, cats can teach us about how to commit to a relationship - Baltimore Post-Examiner | Staying Together | Scoop.it
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Dogs, cats can teach us about how to commit to a relationship
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We can make commitments if we believe that our offering of love will be met with acceptance, appreciation and enthusiasm.
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