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Flashing Strangers

When you get to know someone, it gets harder to expose yourself to them. Strangers, you can flash ‘em and run. You have emotional distance. You can stand in front of them naked easier than you can in front of your brother, sister, father, mother. 227 more words

Streams Of Thought

How to Get On Less Emotionally Distant Train

“The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters most to you.” ~ Unknown

Like this quote says, openness isn’t just about being talkative.

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Relationships & Marriage

Emotional Abandonment: When Your Spouse Shuts You Out

SOURCE:  Dr. Dave Currie with Glen Hoos/Family Life

These nine suggestions will help you re-establish a loving connection with your spouse.

It’s a complaint I hear regularly from people looking for help for their marriages: “I feel distant from my spouse.” “I try to get my husband to open up, but instead he just shuts down.” “My wife just doesn’t seem interested in me anymore. 1,729 more words

Healthy Living

I'm Not Gonna Miss You

Alzheimer’s takes so much away.

The person you knew and loved is not there anymore. You can still see them, but it’s not them. They are there, but they are gone.   260 more words

Mental Health

Goblets of Acrimony

You whisper my name

Under the sheets

Like a long-forgotten poem

But your speech is broken

Washed away

By the goblets of acrimony

We drink together… 38 more words


A Healthy Distance

There are few books that I’ve returned to over and over again to help interpret life more than Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Life Together.” Bonhoeffer the man was fascinating enough even without his profound insights into the Christian life: a resistant German theologian and pastor during the time of the Nazis, a spy, and a participator in a plot to assassinate Hitler are just a few interesting aspects of his resumé. 897 more words