Relationships

Loving relationship tips

From time to time we all need help to improve our relationships. We need to work out how we can fix our relationships so they are better, not just for ourselves but also for our partner. Here are some tips to help you along your way: 1. When your relationship is good, write a list of all the positive things you can think of about your partner. Read it when your relationship is going through a bad time. 2. When you have a disagreement or argument avoid the phrases ‘you never’ and ‘you always’ – they are rarely true. Even if they are, saying them is unlikely to lead to the person changing. 3. Write loving messages in different coloured pens on plain paper, and then use it as wrapping paper for a small gift for your loved one. 4. We tend to like people who are themselves, who don’t pretend to be something they’re not. So, be yourself and be liked. 5. Try the homeopathic remedy ‘Natrum Mur’ if you tend to dwell on …

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women

What’s happened to women?

When I was 14 years old ( in 1961) my mother said: “You can’t help being intelligent, but try not to show it, because no one will want to marry you.” When I was 17, my school science teacher discouraged me from doing an engineering degree on the grounds there wouldn’t be any toilets on building sites for women. When I was 20 and getting married (for the first time), people laughed at the idea that I wanted to keep my family name rather than changing it to my husband’s. Back then, on the rare occasions I gave a thought to the future, I assumed that women would get more independent, less concerned about their appearance and that the sexes would be treated equally. Back then, I didn’t expect people to be saying we should be voting for a woman to be president of the United States simply because she is a woman, without considering the policies she stood for. Back then, I didn’t expect that in 40 years’ time, young women would be posting …

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