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Letting Others Decide Your Fate

letting others decide your fate

Letting Others Decide Your Fate

RHYTHM 0 – 1974 :     m a r i n a . a b r a m o v i ć | 1946 . performance artist . belgrade . serbia

This is the account about Marina Abramovic regarding her performance of Life Art piece where she stood naked from the waist up in silence and without moving for six hours. This is what happens when letting others decide your fate. Continue reading

Setting Boundaries with Friends

setting boundaries with friends

Setting Boundaries With Friends

Have you ever had a friend that no matter what you told her, she always came up with a better way to do the thing that you want to do? Or she has a different option about what you should buy to what you have said you’re about to buy? Or she has another choice about where to take your life which is opposite to the direction that you want for your life? Nothing that you ever say seems to be right for you according to her….nothing ever satisfies her – she always knows better than you do. Abuse doesn’t only occur in relationships, it occurs in friendships too. Continue reading

Let Me Be Myself

let me be myself

Let Me be Myself

A short story about saving yourself.

Lying on sofa, eyes on the roof, I looked back on my life. Am I what I meant to be? A daughter, sister, mother and a wife or simply a necessity needed to complete the cycle of life? Do I stand somewhere? Or is my sigh of grief not heard by anybody else, not even God? Please, let me be myself! Continue reading

Story of a Woman

story of a woman

He: I am sorry I hit you. Believe me I didn’t mean to be so harsh! How could I do that to the one I love?”

I: “But you did hit me, and you think that saying sorry will erase all the pain I went through!  How could you be so barbaric?”

He: “Believe me baby, I didn’t intend to do that. It just came involuntarily; I am extremely sorry.”

Saying this he held me closely and by kissing my forehead, he smiled and requested once again to forgive him. I had to…. after all he was my all and all in this world! Continue reading

Learning to be Assertive

Learning to be Assertive

Learning to be Assertive

“I want something from you, and if you don’t just automatically say yes or give it to me, then you’re in trouble!” Does that scenario sound familiar to you? Learning to be assertive is essential for women, because even those who aren’t abused and who didn’t grow up with abuse need to learn how to use it in their daily lives. Continue reading

Peer Pressure – an article for Teens

peer pressure

Peer Pressure

written by JL ©

Every day teenagers and young adults are been tempted to do a lot of things that they don’t want to do, however, because of peer pressure and the fact that many of their friends are doing the thing that might not be so good for them, young teens who are seeking acceptance by their peers get involved in it also. So here is a short story of how a young girl is also tempted by her friends. Will she give in to them or will she fight for her own independence? Well let’s get started and find out. I do hope you enjoy my first article on this site. Continue reading

Try These 3 Things

try these 3 things

For a richer experience of life, try these 3 things ……

Then you need to be aware of how your thoughts, words and actions are contributing to (or working against) your peace of mind and how they contribute to the degree of success that you achieve in life. Continue reading

Don’t Justify his Behaviour

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Don’t Justify his Behaviour

authored by MR ©

I was recently witness to a woman who was still involved with a man who had smashed her face in to the point where his blows had collapsed her eye socket, and I listened to her justifying his behaviour to me when I confronted her with the fact that she was allowing herself to be abused. More importantly, I emphasised that she was allowing her children to see her being abused and she wasn’t doing anything about it. I said to her “Don’t justify his behaviour.” She continued to do so, so I parted ways with her because she wanted me to accept her choices while she set a bad example for her daughters and put all of her children in danger. Sorry, but that goes against everything I stand for. Continue reading

Forgiveness in Marriage

forgiveness in marriage

Forgiveness in Marriage

written by AB, editor MR

Is your spouse careless and inconsiderate? Does he or she hurt your feelings by doing or saying anything that you do not like? Due to the fact that women are naturally nurturing and caring, men need to learn how to become just as caring because naturally they aren’t usually that way. Unfortunately, because it requires a rather large effort to learn, they often don’t bother to do so. Continue reading

Resolving Conflict in a Relationship

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Resolving Conflict

Communication is the key for a healthy relationship. When two people in a relationship communicate well, they understand each other in a good way which makes the relationship healthier and stronger. If you have been resolving conflict, then you have the ability to develop a healthy and mature relationship successfully. Actually, what is conflict? Well, when we say there is a conflict in a relationship, it means a verbal disagreement and arguments between the two partners. Conflict occurs whenever both partners disagree over their perceptions, expectations, ideas, emotions, intentions and motivations. Continue reading