Is this normal?

Why do I feel this way?

What’s wrong with my relationship?

What’s wrong with me?

We spend a ton of time asking questions like these. We seek solace, validation, and comfort through answers. But rarely do we have the patience to listen.

Instead we find ourselves obsessively searching the internet, pouring over other people’s social media pages, gossiping about someone in situation’s worse than ours. When there is nothing to fill that empty hole of the unknown, we get busy, instead of quiet.

This week our bloggers remind us about the importance of listening. Maybe it’s tuning into your marriage, your thoughts, the guilt that comes with setting boundaries or being conscious of how the media may be impacting your happiness. Before you decide to take action, to resolve what feels unresolvable, read each post and see if you can glean insight from them by simply paying attention.

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Happy Marriage Depends on the Husband’s Attitude
(NLP Discoveries) – Could your husband be responsible for the health of your marriage? A study says he may be. Read this and find out where your own relationship stands.

It’s Personal, Part 2: Bad Reporting on Marriage and Single Life
(Single at Heart) – Does getting married turn miserable and sickly single people into blissful and healthy coupled people? What the media reports and the truth may be entirely different things. One expert shares the repercussions on the lives of single people everywhere.

The Power of Subconscious Learning: Transform Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life
(Neuroscience & Relationships) – You may feel stuck, hopeless, and desperate to change your life, but feel helpless to do it. But just as limiting beliefs or toxic thinking patterns can keep you in that state, new, positive and conscious thoughts can transform your life. Here’s how.

How To Deal With Guilt When Setting Boundaries
(Psychology of Women) – Ready to set boundaries, but feel ill-prepared to deal with the guilt that comes with it? If you feel guilty for taking care of yourself, about facing conflict, or setting healthy limits, try this.

Men and Women After Trauma: Coping With Differences
(Healing Together for Couples) – Traumatic experiences exhibits itself in different ways in men and women. This alone could cause tension, misunderstanding and conflict at a time when you need each other most. Here are helpful ways to cope.