Relationship Posts on Just Plain Living

Face the Pain to Let Go (Day 15)
It is important to face our pain and hurts and fully understand what we must forgive before we can continue on the journey.
Forgiveness Is a Decision (Day 12)
Forgiveness is a decision, a choice that we must make daily. It is not an emotion, even though it does an affect on our emotions.
Talk It Out (Day 23)
Often – not always, but often – misunderstandings are at the root of our anger and pain. Sometimes we are just having difficulty understanding and seeing their point of view. Sometimes we feel misunderstood and ignored.
The Mystery of Giving – Prosper through Generosity
Consider sharing your time and money with others. You’ll be surprised by the benefits you receive by sharing your resources. 
Dealing with Holiday Tension When the Family Gets Together
Stress, togetherness & personal differences can make tempers fly during the holidays
Focus On The Growth (Day 28)
Yes, the end goal has been increased peace of mind and happiness, but to get there, we had to wade through all the ugly stuff first and work hard at forgiving it.
Starting The Process Of Forgiveness (Day 16)
Now that you understand the basics, it's time to start the process of forgiveness
Are you THAT Friend?
When things go wrong, we all need that friend who will listen and be supportive. Can yours trust you to let them be less than perfect?
Finding Peace in Challenging Times
It's difficult to find peace when life is chaotic and rough, but that is precisely when a peaceful mind and soul are vital.
The Connection Between Forgiveness & Depression (Day 6)
Forgiveness and depression - when we steadfastly choose not to forgive, we put not only our mental health at risk but also that of those around us.
Count Your Blessings (Day 25)
Amazing things happen when you start to count your blessings. It's so difficult to be angry and unforgiving when you see everything that is good in your life.
What Is Forgiveness? (Day 2)
Define your terms - I say this all the time because it's so important before you start something new. Before we can understand and implement forgiveness, we must agree on a definition. What IS forgiveness?
Take Responsibility For Your Own Part (Day 27)
Seeing the situation from the other’s perspective can help us understand when we might not have a monopoly on being right.
Forgiveness Really Can Be A Daily Choice (Day 20)
Forgiveness is a matter of habit, as strange as that might sound. You need to practice it daily and consciously for it to become an ingrained, habitual part of your life.
Prayer Can Help You Forgive (Day 21)
Both prayer and meditation, especially when used together, can clear your mind and focus your thoughts. Those who make these a regular part of their lives have better health and more happiness.
How to Recognize an Abusive Relationship
Here in Canada, there were 88,000 reported cases of domestic violence in 2013. Canadian police say only about 1/3 are reported.
Why It’s A Bad Idea To Ignore Forgiveness (Day 5)
When we choose to ignore forgiveness, we set our minds down a path of unhappiness. No matter the causes behind your hurt, choosing to ignore forgiveness is never the right answer.
Treat Them Like Adults
So many women complain that their husbands are "just another child to take care". Guess whose fault that is?
This Is What Forgiveness Is Really About (Day 14)
So exactly who is forgiveness all about? Well, it’s not about THEM! It’s not about that horrible boss, or your ex-spouse, or your abusive parents.
Forgiveness Is A Process (Day 13)
Forgiveness starts as a decision, but it's a process. Learning to forgive can take a long time and a lot of tears and work. But it's worth it.