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Relationship advice & inspiration to help build marriages and romantic partnerships!
Relationship advice & inspiration to help build marriages and romantic partnerships!

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"I finally understand this difference between us. I can let him dream and even sometimes chime in because I know he won’t choose a dream over my safety and security." #couplesresolvetension #resolvetension #oppositesattract #dreamer #pragmatist
The Dreamer and the Pragmatist
The Dreamer and the Pragmatist
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5 Red Flags that indicate you should NOT get married! Sometimes an ideal relationship is defined in terms of marriage. At other times, an ideal relationship needs to be defined in terms of friendship or in the space and distance necessary to end the relationship. In a comment section below I'll post a link to the article but here are the 5 Red Flags in short order:

1) If either of you has reservations about getting married. Emotionally and monetarily, it is cheaper and easier to cancel a wedding than it is to end a marriage.

2) When you're getting married to save face - personally and/or professionally - because it will feel so shameful to admit your mistake.

3) One or both of you has been physically violent at any time during your courtship or engagement. (I would add emotional and psychological abuse as well.)

4) If a family member or friend pulls you aside at any time, especially seconds before you walk the aisle, and reassures you that you don't have to go through with it...That is not normal behavior, meaning there's a serious issue you're blind to.

5) Money. This one the author states very strongly. She says if money is a problem before marriage, it will be the reason your marriage comes to an end.

Sandy Malone is a Wedding Planner. Her Huffington Post article is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandy-malone/5-signs-you-shouldnt-be-g_b_6939280.html
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If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us.

~ Albert Camus #relationships   #love   #lovequotes  
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How and why to eat the frogs in your relationship! "Especially in those moments where the next thing you’re going to do or say is going to blow it, 'eat a frog' can be a signal that helps you skid to a stop with the opportunity to do something different. Even if it means you stop reacting long enough to do nothing and let some space breathe between you, giving you enough time to sort through thoughts and feelings before speaking or acting." ~ New blog entry up at IdealRelationships.com ~ #relationshipadvice   #relationshipgoals   #communicationskills  
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Having experienced Valentine’s Day as both a single woman and as a married woman, one thing I know for sure: like Christmas, the day comes with high expectations. When those expectations are met – it’s great but there can be a let-down at the end of the day, just like the let-down that follows the last Christmas gift being opened. And when those expectations are not met, our inner child hurts with a woundedness that isn’t easily soothed. #valentinesday2015   #valentine  
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If it seems you do all the giving and he or she does all the taking, here's what needs to be considered: 1) Is it an accurate perception? 2) Can the relationship tolerate open and honest communication about the imbalance? 3) Have you allowed yourself to become a doormat and, if so, are you willing to value yourself more so that continuing to tolerate the imbalance is no longer an option? Sometimes it is to the benefit of both parties for healthier boundaries to be set, even if it means the relationship comes to an end. Tough Love isn't just for parents and children...it sometimes needs to apply to spouses or committed romantic partners. And, sometimes, being vigilant about growing your own self love and sense of worthiness is the toughest love of all!
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I just saw a Robert Frost quote that reads, "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." But I wonder if this is true? Rather I think infatuation is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. And so love is the culmination of mutual irresistible desiring being met and multiplied.
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I just saw a Robert Frost quote that reads, "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." But I wonder if this is true? Rather I think infatuation is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. And so love is the culmination of mutual irresistible desiring being met and multiplied. ~ Sarah Elizabeth Malinak
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Are you tearing your marriage apart or building it up? Some destroy their relationship and don't even realize it until it's too late. This essay sheds light on the problem and the solution.

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Are you tearing your marriage apart or building it up? Some destroy their relationship and don't even realize it until it's too late. This essay sheds light on the problem and the solution. (It's the new blog entry from us at Creating Ideal Relationships, LLC)   #marriagetips   #marriagebuilders   #relationshipadvice  
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