John Karter

Introducing Psychology of Relationships

Anna Kozlovskaiahas quoted4 years ago
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.
Selena Ramirezhas quoted7 months ago
To know someone fully and deeply, to understand their emotional make-up, and their positive attributes, as well as their foibles and fears, usually takes years.
Selena Ramirezhas quoted7 months ago
only person who can complete you is yourself. Nobody else, no matter how loving, understanding or caring they are, can fill the emotional void inside you,
Selena Ramirezhas quoted7 months ago
Only you can heal yourself
Selena Ramirezhas quoted7 months ago
affection, respect and validation
Selena Ramirezhas quoted7 months ago
success in relationships almost invariably correlates with the amount of sustained attention, effort and, occasionally, self-sacrifice that each partner is prepared to bring to it.
Selena Ramirezhas quoted7 months ago
the more you put into relationships, both in terms of effort and understanding, the more you get out of them.
ginesasalinashas quoted3 years ago
When couples are suddenly able to see what lies beneath their ‘locked-in’ behaviour patterns it can mark a turning point in their relationship.
Lanadelcheihas quotedlast month
Being in a successful relationship means different things to different people. For many it involves the kind of merging and ‘full-on’ togetherness talked about in the previous chapters. In pursuit of this desired state of oneness with a partner, some people try to build an exclusive private world in which they live a kind of sealed existence with their partner, doing virtually everything together and, as far as is practical, shutting out the rest of humanity.
Lanadelcheihas quotedlast month
You will never be fully content in a relationship until you are happy being alone with yourself.
Lanadelcheihas quotedlast month
Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends.
Lanadelcheihas quoted2 months ago
Blaming your partner for failing to ‘fix’ you is a common cause of conflict, and can only be resolved if the person doing the blaming is prepared to take a long, hard look at themselves and admit that it is their problem.
Lanadelcheihas quoted2 months ago
Most of us are so focused on what we expect to get, based on romantic ideals, cultural norms and media propaganda, that the qualities, standards, values and emotional input we actually need to be happy and fulfilled within a relationship are ignored.
Lanadelcheihas quoted2 months ago
Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”
Lanadelcheihas quoted2 months ago
Like so many things in life, the index of success in relationships almost invariably correlates with the amount of sustained attention, effort and, occasionally, self-sacrifice that each partner is prepared to bring to it.
Lanadelcheihas quoted2 months ago
Meaningful, lasting relationships are incredibly complex, multi-faceted psychological structures that are not built in a day and do not happen purely by accident.
b2819127864has quoted5 months ago
Make a conscious effort to recognize your needs and communicate them to your partner early on in the relationship.
• Be realistic in your expectations; no one can fulfil their partner’s needs completely and continually.
• People’s needs vary, so try to allow for the fact that you and your partner’s needs will be different.
• Remember that discussion and compromise are the key when one partner feels their needs are not being met.
b2819127864has quoted5 months ago
• Make a list of the needs you had when you entered into your current or most recent relationship. Try to be as honest as you can with yourself.
• How many of those needs have been met either in full or in part?
• How many of them have not been met at all?
• During the course of the relationship, have you recognized new needs and/or discarded some of the original ones?
• What do you think your partner’s needs were/are? Do you think he/she feels those needs have been met?
Selena Ramirezhas quoted6 months ago
other words negativity breeds negativity, so lack of proper communication leads to even worse communication or none at all.
Selena Ramirezhas quoted6 months ago
In other words negativity breeds negativity, so lack of proper communication leads to even worse communication or none at all.
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