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Person to Person: How to steer clear of manipulators

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Do you realize that there are basically just two types of people? There are "truth tellers" and there are "manipulators."

We heard this at a party recently, and it kind of shook us up. We had never stopped to consider what one of our friends was pointing out. We'll call him Roger.

"People are either strait-laced truth tellers, who uphold ...Read more

Person to Person: How to take care of yourself as a caregiver

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Are you struggling to care for elderly parents, a relative with a major illness, or small children that require most of your free time?

Many people today are juggling jobs, their families, and impossible situations involving loved ones who can't possibly care for themselves. This can leave caregivers feeling drained and depressed.

"I stayed ...Read more

Person to Person: How passion can help relationships thrive

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Whether you're trying to build a new love relationship or keep a civic group moving forward, your own attitude will make a huge difference. There's nothing like having passion for life to energize those in your circle.

Why? Emotions are catching, psychologists say. People pick up on your vibes.

All great accomplishments are triggered by ...Read more

Person to Person: Why dressing well can help relationships

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

If you think fashion is a frivolous topic, think again. How we dress makes a huge statement concerning how we feel about ourselves.

For example, if you dress well for a job interview, you'll come across as someone who is taking the opportunity seriously. Looking appropriate for a job interview or a date means you have one less thing to worry ...Read more

Person to Person: The secret to long marriages

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Have you ever wondered why some marriages last a long time? Were these people great judges of what would work? Did they magically find their ideal prince or princess?

We all question the success of marriages that endure for 40 or 50 years or longer. We wonder what kind of luck came along that spared these folks from divorce.

A friend of ours, ...Read more

Person to Person: How to deal with people who drain you

Life Advice / Helping Yourself /

Do you have individuals in your life who pull energy out of you? Do they park their problems at your feet or ask too many favors?

It's true that most people either feed your spirit or drain it. However, most of us have people in our lives who do both.

If you're a nice person, you likely have several relationships that cost you a lot of energy....Read more

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