March 31, 2023
top trending topics
💟 Cultivate emotional intimacy in your marriage.
👩❤️💋👨 Apologizing matters in marriage, even when you don’t want to.
🤫 Wondering if you have to tell your spouse everything? We’ve got some insight.
🚒 If the romance is dwindling, here are some tips.
tips & tricks for growth
when your marriage needs help…
Truth be told, it would be unusual to be married for any length of time and not have troubled times. It’s the reality of two people coming together, trying to do life together. It’s often complicated. Unexpected challenges can throw you for a loop. The good news? Although perfectly good marriages get derailed, the right help can often get the marriage back on track and moving on down the rails.
If you find yourself in a marriage that feels like it is in trouble:
💛 Surround yourself with people who are in healthy marriages.
💛 Counseling is for sure an option.
💛 Online coaching and experiences.
💛 There are many resources (including some outstanding books) you might find helpful.
narcissism in relationships
Narcissism is one of those words that people use a lot. Have you heard something similar to these statements?
- He only cares about himself. Only doing what’s best for him. He’s so selfish.
- She is so into what she looks like. Did you see all those selfies? She’s such a narcissist.
- Did he really just take all the praise for that project? He didn’t even acknowledge those who helped him.
While many of us may have narcissistic traits, it’s essential to recognize that there are levels of narcissism, and that Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is something altogether different. NPD is a legitimate mental health condition. According to Christina Gregory, Ph.D., “narcissism exists on a spectrum: On one side, it’s craving the occasional compliment. On its darkest side, it can creep into pathological territory.”
So, are you dealing with narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder?
That’s a great question, and being in a relationship with someone who’s a narcissist is not an easy thing to deal with. So, let’s take a look…
let’s get REALatable
It’s time to take things a step further & get a little intimate with a Q&A. What do you say?😉 Learn a little bit about the faces behind all of this relationship gold. This week we’re chatting with Mitchell Qualls, husband of 17 years to his wife Dalet, a dad of 2, and the VP of Operations here at First Things First. Let’s get REALatable💛 & learn a little bit about him:
Q: Would you rather watch a movie or TV show?
A: 📺 Ohh, that’s a tough one. Depends on my options. I love a good movie but there a few shows I’d watch non-stop. If I had to make a choice in a moment, give me “The Big Bang Theory” anytime.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: ⚾️ I really wanted to be a baseball player or work for a Major League team. Sadly, neither happened. There’s still hope though…to work for a team. I’m too old to be out there playing baseball.
Q: Favorite way to workout?
A: 🏃 I really enjoy running. I’ve never been the biggest fan of working out but running has become my go to. It’s a nice mental reset.
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