The simplicity of basic etiquette

Marriage creates a bond or rather fusion of individual identities. In a way, the “we” becomes more important than the “I”, as it should be. It’s a crucial element that strengthens the foundation of the relationship. But by force of habit we tend to take things for granted. I agree, it’s human nature but one…

Should you adjust or compromise?

Life is dynamic with changes happening continuously. Unfortunately, no one likes changes. We may make peace with it, react to it with displeasure or cope with it to the best of our abilities. But it always leaves us feeling unsure, perhaps bitter or dissatisfied with an emptiness within of having lost a way of life. Most…

With due respect (Part 3)

This three part series aims to discuss one of the key cornerstones for any healthy relationship –Mutual Respect. ******************************* Self-esteem reflects a person’s overall subjective and emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself (either positive or negative) as well as an attitude towards the self. Our personal understanding of this…

Honeymoon’s Over!

When planning a wedding, most couples with equal gusto plan for the honeymoon too. It’s as important as the wedding itself – deciding on the uniqueness of the location, the most romantic way to travel, things to do together to make it exciting – these are just some of the considerations to think about. Then,…

Decisions

Marriage is a maze of negotiations and decisions – each with its own impact and rippling effects. You win some, you lose some. Mostly you need to decide what suits you the best. Easier said than done! Why? For one the concept of ‘you’ changes as one ages – from ‘you’, the individual, it moves…