One of the things I continue to notice in my relationship with Paul is the importance of small gestures, the kind that, at first sight appear to be trivial but that, cumulatively, check all the important boxes. These are the gestures that, though small, have an impact which is out of all proportion to the effort it takes to make them. … [Read more...] about And the answer to what creates emotional closeness is…
This new approach about looking at quotes about all kinds of subjects when I’m trying to figure out what to blog about this week is working out really well. I just came across this great quote by Albert Einstein: … [Read more...] about How to keep enriching your life
Sometimes I come across a quote and it makes everything fall into place. The one below had that effect on me: "Just because you're right doesn't mean I'm wrong. You just haven't seen life from my position." I often read or hear something that sheds new light about why the way Paul and I relate to each other works as well as it does. This one really struck me because it's one of the most important principles in my relationship with him. … [Read more...] about Why you should welcome differences of opinion
When I decided to write something about persistence I looked around for a suitable quote and this one sounded the most like me. “Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose.” … [Read more...] about Why do I persist when it would be easier to give up?
You’d think making choices is easy: what to have for breakfast, whether to have a pizza or try out a new recipe, do you choose to watch the telly or go for a walk, go to a party or stay at home, go out with this man because he asked you or choose to meet your best friend instead. … [Read more...] about Are you making the right choices?
As the time before Jim and I were about to part company forever reached the count-down stage, I was feeling good about myself for having got that far without any serious mishaps. D-day was only a week or so away when it happened. … [Read more...] about What do you think is more important: to like your partner or to love them?