Category Archives: Friendship

Depression: 7 ‘Insider Secrets’ – Why It Isn’t What It Looks Like!

Here is a brief insight into my personal world of the battle with depression.  We are all different but I hope this will help you get inside our sometimes scary & seemingly out-of-control world & realise that you can, through … Continue reading

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When Did Relationship Become Personal Ambition?

Do we need to tackle the current obsession with personal wealth, personal success & personal gain? Friendships & relationships are much more than just ways to get where we want & get what we need. They are two-way & often costly in time, money & energy. Is it really all about me? Or is it also about you? Continue reading

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Standing On Top Of The World Can Be A Lonely Place

The view from the top is beautiful, but be careful that in striving to get there we don’t arrive alone: it can be a very lonely place. Take care until next time …

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Friendships Are Like Flowers

Friendships are like flowers … Plant them in fertile soil, feed regularly, add a few ‘special ingredients’ to help them develop &  grow, then give plenty of attention & care. The result us a strong, colourful, beautiful flower that can … Continue reading

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The Drama Triangles: Childhood Experiences Affecting Adult Life

    Have you ever been on the receiving-end of help & then, for no apparent reason found it all too much, too invasive, too personal & become highly defensive or aggressive towards the person helping you? Have you ever … Continue reading

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Keep It Real: 3 Simple Steps To Better Friendships

Here are Three Simple Steps To Better Friendships (from my own experiences): Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say – Be careful that we are honest with each other. If you disagree, then go ahead & disagree. Don’t pretend it’s … Continue reading

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Thank You – The Cement of Relationships & Friendships

Relationships & friendships revolve around a two-way connection: You to Me & Me to You. Connecting with another person can bring such a sense of fulfilment. But it will also bring us heartache & challenge. That is not an if; … Continue reading

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