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Dear Diamonds, I have been in a relationship with my current girlfriend
for 3 years now, and we are starting to drift apart from the goals we initially set for ourselves as a couple. I love her very much and hoped that one day we would be married. We have been experiencing some changes in our relationship for the past several months, and I am not sure how to cope.
Man of Love
Dear Man of Love, Relationships take time to develop; experiencing
change is only natural. Keep in mind that as situations in your life change, so may your priorities. If you are beginning to sense or experience distance between you and your girlfriend take the time to find common ground with which you may reconnect. This could be a favorite pastime that you once shared or an activity that you both enjoy. Following this time you and your mate should make a list of things that are bothering the two of you and one issue at a time discuss what changes should be implemented in order to have a more pleasing relationship. Don’t wait too long to handle simple issues: save time, energy and happiness by solving them up front. If through all of your efforts you still find that things have not improved, it could be that you and your mate have simply grown apart. You may have to move on to find true happiness. Remember communication is key -discuss openly and honestly with each other.
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Learning to listen is key - Communicating respectfully and effectively with your mate is vital to a healthy relationship. Let each other know how you truly feel about issues
that may arise. Although
voicing your thoughts and opinions may be important to you, it is more critical to gain understanding from your mate as to how they are feeling.
Orderliness and respect is vital -
Relationships can be difficult to maintain, but with a true understanding of your mate’s personality and needs you can examine which qualities you love most about each other. Adjust your expectations and stay open minded to all
things. Try to remember that
people behave differently based on their personal beliefs and past experiences. Find commonalities and goals that work best for the both of you.
Violence is not an option - Learning about signs of abuse is the best way to stop any current issues and prevent new problems. Understanding what types of abuse you may be involved in will help you and your mate resolve each problem. Signs of domestic abuse come in many forms; however, they all are wrong.
Emotions are to be embraced –
Remember that it takes time and dedication to build a strong relationship. Assess the time that you both currently invest in the most important aspects of your life. Remember that spending quality time together will allow you and your mate to continue learning about each other. These shared experiences will help you to develop a lasting friendship necessary for any successful relationship. Try using positive, fun and inexpensive leisure activities to make intimate times more valuable.
Mumble Jumble: Word Scramble Game Unscramble the words to the left to form the phrase below. “When times get tough…”
Poor Man’s Syndrome You can also be
creative in putting finding
things you enjoy doing that have the potential to earn extra income. Try
talents, skills, or hobbies
Pastime activities such as sewing, drawing, or music are great ways to get started.
Just by staying creative and understanding the needs
of your community can help a great deal in finding the right venture for you. However, if you lack the time or motivation to pursue any additional commitments try
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When the day is done, Onto the night when the feelings come You won’t have to wait for long, When the day is done. When the night is here, Suddenly everything becomes so clear When the night is here Finally I find the right words to say, That have eluded me throughout the day, The complex transforms to ease, At the end of the day When the day is done onto the night When the dreams come You won’t have to wait for long As night continues on From the darkness is born light’s reality There’s no reason to be sad you see Reason’s tragedy is no mystery Only the truth when the day is done As night goes on and on Suddenly everything becomes so clear I know that I love you my dear But only when night is here The light is creeping in So now it’s back to the lies again my friend As the day begins….
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that can be reduced or eliminated to ease your financial hardship. Continue to manage and budget funds
expenditures. Even when you are down to your last dime, stay positive, strive for the impossible, and never doubt anything because there’s always an avenue out.
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