We’ve all experienced conflict in relationships. Something is said or done. Someone is disrespected. Feelings are hurt. Good intentions are forgotten, and good sense goes out the window. You find yourself doing things you know are hurtful and saying things you know you don’t mean. Sound familiar? Destructive conflict [...]
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What is failure? How does failure look and feel to you? Does getting help for a problem equal failure? The truth is we don’t always have the answers. I certainly don’t always have the answers for myself. If you don’t know what to do about an issue and sometimes [...]
My partner had an affair. I’m devastated. I’m overwhelmed. I don’t know if I can move past the betrayal. I don’t think I can forgive the infidelity. But I’m still in love with my partner. What do I do? Recovering from an affair is some of the hardest work for [...]
Have you ever thought – “My partner isn’t attracted to me anymore! She/he never acts excited to see me. Why can’t it be like it was in the beginning?” over and over again? Take a breath. It’s not uncommon to wonder “What went wrong?” in your long-term relationship. Let’s give [...]
Does your relationship make you want to yawn? Do your days blend together? I call it Life Management 101. You and your partner repeat the same things day-in and day-out. There’s a sense of stability in it, right? You know what to expect, even if that means the bar isn’t [...]
What are the signs that your relationship may be in trouble or at the very least, experiencing intimacy issues? In this episode of The Looping Up Show, I share some of the issues and distractors that cause intimacy issues in many relationships. Craving a more Intimate Relationship with [...]
If I asked you how you’re doing, right now, how would you respond? Most of us would respond with this one word, “busy” (two words if we’ve been feeling “crazy busy”). I am right there on that busy train with you. We all wear multiple hats. Chronic busyness leads [...]
Have you ever caught yourself saying these words? “The problem is you’re doing this” or “you’re doing that.” We’ve all done it! We all want change in our relationships, but we have to look for change in the right place. And, it starts with us. Change in your relationship starts when we stop the blame game [...]
Is Your Partner Disappointing You? This Could Be Why. You are not alone! I see this chronic pattern happen over and over again. You want certain needs met and your partner doesn’t seem to make it happen. Then, you find yourself afraid to speak up. And when you finally [...]
What keeps long-term relationships alive? Novelty. New experiences. Stepping outside of your typical box. This does not require expensive gifts! Let love and affection lead your celebration of romance this Valentine's Day. Some of the ideas below are not rocket science. But I guarantee you probably don’t do them. [...]