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Managing Toxic Relationships

Toxic people tend to create toxic relationships, which can have serious consequences for our lives. Here’s what to do about it. “Toxic” can be defined as “anything containing poisonous material capable of causing sickness or even death.” Toxic people tend to create toxic relationships, which can have serious consequences for our lives. We need to set boundaries against harmful relationships in...

Words of Encouragement: Hope for Damaged Relationships

Sometimes I’m inspired to write something but I don’t have a computer with me nor do I feel like writing an entire blog post. Still, it’s like I have to get this thought out of my mind and onto “paper” because it escapes. I’ve been posting these random messages of truth and encouragement on my Instagram account so I...

Commodified Relationships And Friendship « Samir Chopra

When relationships are commodified, can friendship survive? This old, plaintive question has not lost any of its urgency. Once we meet and greet our fellow humans our interactions are quickly  transformed into the transactional because that is the context within which they function. To be with our friends, to spend time with them, to engage in all manner of...

Real Relationships in a Virtual World

How to create deeper connections in a virtual workplace. I retired from teaching a number of years ago and now work with a non-profit organization where everything is done in a virtual environment.  This was a new experience for me.  I knew from the beginning that the technical aspects of the virtual workplace would be challenging.  I had a lot...

As states consolidate, customer relationships matter more

‘Consolidation and optimization’ of IT systems has held a spot on the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ top ten priority list since the first edition, but as state IT becomes more consolidated, other priorities move closer to front of mind for state technology officials. “Customer relationship management moved up onto the list for the first time,” Doug Robinson,...

5 tactics for cultivating media relationships

Launching a pitch and wishing for coverage is like tossing a stone in the air and hoping to hit the moon. Instead, try these approaches for enduring partnerships with journalists in your niche. The story is the cornerstone of every good pitch. Journalists get hundreds of pitches each day. Most pitches are ignored, even when they’re well-written. They’re like banner ads; the sheer...

Marketing Agency Perspective: Automation Grows Your Client Relationships

As a marketing agency, our primary focus is maintaining existing client relationships while finding new ones. It actually costs 7 times more to acquire a new client than to retain one – all the more reason to follow this business blueprint. At the end of 2014, our efforts were being diluted by constantly having to implement manual and repetitive...

Texting in a new relationship tips: How much is enough? | Well+Good

I have strong gut reaction to many—maybe even most—dating inquiries. For example, I’m a firm believer that you should wear what makes you comfortable on a first date, you should always be forthcoming with what you’re looking for in a relationship, and you should never sleep with someone who is iffy about using protection. But when people ask me how...

10 Relationship Tips For Traveling Couples

It’s often said that you don’t really know someone until you travel with them, and for the most part—it’s true. Exploring a new environment, language and culture is an exciting experience that can push a couple out of their comfort zone and into each other’s arms. Take it from me—all of my partners have been long distance for the past...

Unhealthy Social Norms for Relationships

Everything, down to our lives’ paths have an expected route. We’re supposed to leave home, go to college, get a job and start a family. And it doesn’t end there. When we go to a party, there are a set of expectations. Is it a birthday party? Better bring a gift. A family member’s in the hospital? You better...