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Miscommunicating and Making Assumptions

Isn’t life a series of interactions with others? That being so, it makes getting along with people of primary importance. After all, if our interactions are pleasant, we’ll have a happy life, but if they …

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Gaining Control over Your Life

I’m all in favor of kindness and service to others, but not when it means allowing others to manipulate us. Refusing to allow others to walk all over us is not about being selfish or self-centered, …

When a Good Relationship Turns Bad

What do you do when a good relationship turns bad? Do you work hard to save the relationship? Do you ignore the problems? Or do you    separate? What follows is a dialog between two people: …

RELATIONSHIPS: The Source of Happiness or… Troubles

  Your relationships could be a great source of health and happiness, or a great source of… problems. Your relationships with your spouse, children, family members, friends and co-workers, deserve love and respect, and no …

Love and Marriage

One of our readers is a 29-year-old male, Muslim, born and raised in the Indian subcontinent, studied in Europe, moving to the Middle East after his studies to work in management, and later moved to …

Building Better Business Relationships

Although the focus of this article may be on business relationships, much of what follows applies to all relationships. The subject is an important one; after all, if we treasure our possessions, job, reputation, or …

If You Would Have a Good Wife, Be a Good Husband

I. The Problem A 34-year-old engineer from India asks about a marital problem. I will call him Aastik, a name that means “who has faith in God.” Aastik writes, “I have been married for nine …