Emotional ability

Do you sometimtes honestly express to others how you feel? How do they react? Are they understanding or do they say: „Oh, it’s not that bad’, „Oh, I experienced much harder things“, „Oh, don’t be like this“, „Oh, why do you cry“? „Lean into your own discomfort and take a moment to acknowledge, not stifleContinue reading “Emotional ability”

Are you interested in others?

    Do you know people well? Are you open with your friends, aquaintances and family? Do you understand them? Do you know why they do the things they do? Are you interested in them? How do you show that you are interested in them? How do you find out if you understand them? IContinue reading “Are you interested in others?”

To understand each other (Part 5)

Paul Tournier writes in his book that in order to achieve understanding we need to accept our natural differences. He says that „instinctively, a very rational man is going to marry a very sentimental woman. Their complementing one another will, at the beginning, elicit an enthusiastic reaction in him. But later on he will wantContinue reading “To understand each other (Part 5)”

To understand each other (Part 3)

Paul Tournier points out that many couples who are married for a few years no longer „really talk to each other.“ And he means REAL talk, not only secondary matters, but „matters that are really essential, intimate, personal. After a few years the „thirst for discovery and for understanding has been dried. The problem isContinue reading “To understand each other (Part 3)”

To understand each other (Part 2)

Here comes the continuation of my summary of the book „To understand each other. Classic wisdom on marriage“, Paul Tournier. I think the author has some interesting and valid points – I think: I am not even married one year, so I am looking forward to read your comments =) I try to excerpt theContinue reading “To understand each other (Part 2)”

Understanding each other

Lately I read a little book about marriage. I saw so many different couples in my life and thought a lot about this topic. It is so sad, that so many marriages fail and the question is why? I thank God that I grew up in a very stable family environment, with loving parents andContinue reading “Understanding each other”

Understanding each other

Did you ever experienced that you said something and the other person thought she/he understood what you were saying – I mean REALLY understood what you meant? I think communication and really understanding what the other person is saying, is not that easy. It can be the communication in a relationship, with a friend, withContinue reading “Understanding each other”