Successful Relationships Reading Corner
This week, we wrote about why it’s important to be aware of both words and emotions in your relationships. Here are some articles that will help you focus on the emotions and not get caught up in the words.
12 Reasons to Pay More Attention to Your Feelings “Emotions are such an internal and integral part of our lives that it can be easy to just ignore them. Yet our feelings are an expression of our deepest selves that can be very helpful when we listen. From motivation and mindfulness to decision-making and authenticity, much can be gained from simply paying attention to your feelings.”
Emotional Intelligence in Love and Relationships “Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the secret of lasting intimate relationships, largely because it makes us extremely aware of the changes—large and small—that are constantly occurring in ourselves and others. By building your EQ, you’ll have the sensitivity that each of us is always seeking in a significant other. You’ll automatically sense, through active awareness and empathy, the little shifts in the dynamics of your romance that signal a need for action.”
Attachment Styles and How They Affect Your Relationships “Attachment Theory is an area of psychology that describes the nature of emotional attachment between humans. It begins as children with our attachment to our parents. The nature of this attachment, and how well it’s fostered and cared for, will then influence the nature of our attachment to romantic partners later in our life.”