8 Areas of Conflict in Relationship Due to Cultural Differences

There is a popular belief that romantic or marital relationship fails because of personal incompatibility. People who fall in love eventually separate due to irreconcilable personal differences. Many say that the incompatible personalities between partners is often the cause of  break-ups. But one can rarely hear from these people blaming the cultural incompatibility between partners …

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Signs that Your Partner is Lying about your Relationship!

Hello to all my followers, subscribers, and members of my online community of this blog! Allow me, first of all, to welcome and to thank you all my friends for joining me in this blog. This blog would not persevere without your support. The goal of this website is  to help people understand the complex …

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Age Implies Control in a Relationship

Age does matter in a relationship whether one likes it or not. Although there other personal and social factors that can affect the social interaction of couples in a particular society, age definitely has an effect on the way partners relate with each other. Age is an informal social norm that somehow affects social interaction. …

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The Limits of Material Happiness: A Christian Reflection

  It has been said that happiness is a state of mind and a relative term. Our views on happiness are determined by our mental frames which are reflections of our own cultural orientation as members of a particular community. For Christians, happiness is not only limited to material happiness. The Christian concept of happiness …

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8 Areas of Conflict in Relationship Due to Cultural Differences

There is a popular belief that romantic or marital relationship fails because of personal incompatibility. People who fall in love eventually separate due to irreconcilable personal differences. Many say that the incompatible personalities between partners is often the cause of  break-ups. But one can rarely hear from these people blaming the cultural incompatibility between partners …

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Some Signs that Your Partner is Lying about your Relationship! (Part I)

Hello to all my followers, subscribers, and members of my online community of this blog! Allow me, first of all, to welcome and to thank you all my friends for joining me in this blog. This blog would not persevere without your support. The goal of this website is  to help people understand the complex …

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Who has more Satisfying Social Relationships? The Young or the Old?

Age does matter in social relationships. It is assumed that older people experience more negative experiences in life compared to younger people because of loneliness and detachment from relatives and friends who are either sick, dead, or migrated to distant places. Although it is generally true that older people, especially the retired and senior citizens, …

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How to Overcome Societal Traps

Once we are born in the material world and become members of society, we are thrown into a sea of social norms. These norms can be laws, rules, regulations, customs, traditions, and other forms of behavioral regimes. Social norms when effectively enforced can be coercive to people. Each norm carries with it sanction and punishment. …

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Is Taking a Selfie a Selfish Act?*

Introduction In the Philippines, House Bill 4807 or the Anti-Selfie Bill was once debated in Philippine Congress or legislature: whether or not it is proper to penalize people who take selfies without the consent of the people concerned. Thus, one wonders: Is taking a selfie that dangerous and self-centered that needs legislation and punishment? One can often …

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In Courtship, Don’t Just Rely on that “Angelic Face”!

         It’s not true that one’s character is shown on one’s face. If it’s angelic and beautiful, then he or she is probably Mr. or Ms. Right or one's long-lost soul mate or destined partner in life! Social science research has shown that there is no dependable association between facial features and personality …

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