Are you are in a relationship that you feel is heading for a break up? What do you intend to do about it? If your aim is to remain with your boyfriend or husband then you need to work on preventing the break up from happening before things get beyond your control. A little prevention now can save a lot of heart break latter on. You will avoid the hurtful arguments and the time needed to recover if the break up occurs. So what can you do you avoid a break up from occurring?
One major challenge men and women must conquer is communication. For example when a woman says something to a man it may be heard or understood different from what she wished-for. This miscommunication can trigger difficulties in a relationship that really do not need to exist. When your man incorrectly picks up what was said, this can cause a communication problem that can be hard to overcome if it occurs on a regular basis. As you can see, having the capacity to communicate with your partner is very important.
Also, learning to understand how you can express your feelings in comparison to how your partner is able to express theirs can help save the two of you from misunderstandings, fighting, and disagreements. Think of all the heartaches that could be avoided with a little understanding. Not understanding what your partner meant when they said something to you can lead to some problems.
When someone has trouble understanding the communication from someone like their partner it can be difficult at times to accept love from them. It can drive a wedge between you while creating feelings of confusion and inadequacy to the point you feel alienated.
If you can accept your partners love in the manner they are able to express it while at the same time being able to show them love in a way they can accept it, that would be an important skill to have. This skill could be called lone language.
Possessing this ability is important but it does require some time becoming skilled at to be effective. If you have time to work on this to save your relationship before a break up happens put it to work for you. If you are in a bind and need a quick fix this may not help so seek out other methods to save your relationship but do not forget this skill for the future.
“People are mainly friends with those who share similar values and interests. They tend to interact with them the most, a phenomenon called homophily,” said Catherine Grevet, the Georgia Tech Ph.D. student who led the study. “But that means they rarely interact with the few friends with differing opinions. As a result, they aren’t exposed to opposing viewpoints.”
“Designing social media toward nudging users to strengthen relationships with weak ties with different viewpoints could have beneficial consequences for the platform, users and society,” said Grevet.
Grevet will present the study in February at the Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing conference in Baltimore. Her advisor is Eric Gilbert, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing, who has recently studied office gossip and successful phrases on Kickstarter.
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Conventional wisdom holds that gossip and social exclusion are always malicious, undermining trust and morale in groups. But sharing this kind of “reputational information” could have benefits for society, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Robb Willer, an associate professor of sociology at Stanford University, explored the nature of gossip and ostracism in collaboration with co-authors Matthew Feinberg, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford, and Michael Schultz from the University of California-Berkeley.
Their research shows that gossip and ostracism can have positive effects, serving as tools by which groups reform bullies, thwart exploitation of “nice people,” and encourage cooperation.
“Groups that allow their members to gossip,” said Feinberg, “sustain cooperation and deter selfishness better than those that don’t. And groups do even better if they can gossip and ostracize untrustworthy members. While both of these behaviors can be misused, our findings suggest that they also serve very important functions for groups and society.”
The researchers divided 216 participants into groups, asking them to play a game and make financial choices that would benefit their respective groups.
Researchers commonly use this public-goods exercise to examine social dilemmas because individual participants will benefit the most by selfishly free-riding off everyone else’s contributions while contributing nothing themselves.
Before moving on to the next round with an entirely new group, participants could gossip about their prior group members. Future group members then received that information and could decide to exclude — ostracize — a suspect participant from the group before deciding to make their next financial choices.
‘Invest in the public good’
The researchers found that when people learn about the behavior of others through gossip, they use this information to align with those deemed cooperative. Those who have behaved selfishly can then be excluded from group activities based on the prevailing gossip. This serves the group’s greater good, for selfish types are known to exploit more cooperative people for their own gains.
“By removing defectors, more cooperative individuals can more freely invest in the public good without fear of exploitation,” the researchers noted.
However, there is hope for the castaways. When people know that others may gossip about them — and experience the resulting social exclusion — they tend to learn from the experience and reform their behavior by cooperating more in future group settings. In contrast, highly anonymous groups, like many Internet message boards, lack accountability and thereby allow antisocial behavior to thrive.
“Those who do not reform their behavior, behaving selfishly despite the risk of gossip and ostracism, tended to be targeted by other group members who took pains to tell future group members about the person’s untrustworthy behavior,” Willer said. “These future groups could then detect and exclude more selfish individuals, ensuring they could avoid being taken advantage of.”
The very threat of ostracism frequently deterred selfishness in the group. Even people who had been ostracized often contributed at higher levels when they returned to the group. “Exclusion compelled them to conform to the more cooperative behavior of the rest of the group,” the researchers wrote.
The study reflects past research showing that when people know others may talk about their reputation, they tend to behave more generously. Where reputational concerns are especially strong, people sometimes engage in “competitive altruism,” attempting to be highly pro-social to avoid exclusion from a group. The same appears to hold true for those returning from “exile” — the incentive is to cooperate rather than risk more trouble.
“Despite negative connotations, the pairing of the capacity to gossip and to ostracize undesirable individuals from groups has a strong positive effect on cooperation levels in groups,” Willer said.
Looking ahead, Willer and his colleagues are conducting field experiments on how the threat of gossip and exclusion affect behavior in real-world settings — in one study, for instance, they’re calling car repair shops for estimates, with one group of callers stating they are active users of Yelp, the online review service that can make or break reputations.
As Willer points out, whether one calls it gossip or “reputational information sharing,” as sociologists and psychologists do, this behavior, along with ostracism, seems fundamental to human nature.
People pass on information about how others behave in workplaces, student workgroups, business and political coalitions, on the Internet, in volunteer organizations and beyond. While much of this behavior may be undesirable and malicious, a lot of it is critical to deterring selfishness and maintaining social order in groups.
“I think it does speak to the mechanisms that keep people behaving honestly and generously in many settings and, where behavior is entirely anonymous, helps explain when they don’t,” Willer said.
Jan. 8, 2014 Even before babies have language skills or much information about social structures, they can infer whether other people are likely to be friends by observing their likes and dislikes, a new study on infant cognition has found.
The results offer a new window into humans’ earliest understanding of the social world around them. It suggests that even nine-month-old infants can engage in reasoning about whether the people they observe are friends or not.
“This is some of the first evidence that young infants are tracking other people’s social relationships,” said Amanda L. Woodward, the William S. Gray Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and a co-author of the paper. The study “Friends or Foes: Infants Use Shared Evaluations to Infer Others’ Social Relationships,” was published online by Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
In this study, 64 nine-month-old infants were randomized into groups and then watched videos showing two adults. The adults each ate two foods and reacted in either a positive or a negative way to each food they ate. In some videos the adults shared the same reactions, while in others they reacted differently.
“We depicted evaluations of food because food may provide particularly salient social information,” noted co-author Katherine D. Kinzler, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. “Eating with family and friends is inherently social, and so infants might be particularly inclined to use eating behaviors to make inferences about social relationships.”
To investigate whether infants linked food reactions to social relationships, the experiment examined how the infants responded to subsequent videos, which showed the same adults acting either positively or negatively toward each other. In the video showing a positive interaction, the adults greeted each other with smiles and said “Hi!” in a friendly tone of voice. In the other video, the adults turned away from each other, crossed their arms and said “Hmp” in an unfriendly tone of voice.
The research team assessed the infants’ reactions to the videos by measuring the amount of time the babies focused on the paused still screen at the end of each video. Two sets of trained observers coded the infants’ attention. Researchers have found previously that the duration of a baby’s gaze is related to how familiar or unexpected a situation seems to them. “When babies see something unexpected, they look longer, “explained Woodward. “It’s out of place for them and they have to make sense of it.”
The infants’ responses to the videos suggested that they were surprised when adults who liked the same foods behaved negatively toward each other. They were also surprised when adults who disagreed about the foods behaved like friends.
The study’s implication is that even at the early age of nine months, babies know that adults who agree with each other tend to act in a friendly way in other contexts. Infants in the study predicted that people who reacted similarly to the two foods were likely to be friends and were taken off-guard when the videos showed something different.
“This study raises questions on how babies think about who gets along and who doesn’t,” said lead author Zoe Liberman, a doctoral student in the University of Chicago Department of Psychology. “Parents will be interested to know that babies are keeping track of what’s going on in the world around them and are making inferences about social interactions that we previously were not aware of before this study.”
“I was surprised to find that babies at this age showed such strong responses,” Woodward said.
The findings provide the first evidence that the roots of a critical aspect of social cognition, reasoning about other people’s social interactions based on those people’s likes and dislikes, can be traced to infancy, according to the authors. They plan future research to look at what other types of cues help infants make these social inferences.
Dealing with people in ways that are kind,
Is one thing that God makes sure we find;
When we allow people to kindly save face,
There’s a blessing known, and that is God’s grace.
Intelligent people deserve the kind of respect that exemplifies God’s grace between two people. When we are in the position of mentoring or leading someone or a people – and these people or persons have sufficient moral intelligence as to relate with us as real people, nothing held back – we are obligated to deal with them gracefully.
Dealing with people gracefully is about allowing them to come to their own conclusions, as we journey with them conversationally. There are no rules in relationships, but there is plenty of space for reflection – where thoughts may be shared aloud; as thoughts. There are very few situations where we will need to play hardball, and playing straight down the line is more likely to separate close friends than to draw pleasant enemies. Why would we exasperate what God has not yet finished with – the relational dynamic that is us and them?
This is where reverse psychology comes in. When those seeking our advice ask for an out, we can cooperate with them and imagine what the experience would look like once they are out of the situation. Or maybe they want to do something they probably shouldn’t do; what is our advice then? We imagine the experience with them and consider the possible consequences. We use questions. We try to be encouraging and sufficiently upbeat.
We tackle this from the aspect that it isn’t our life we are living; it’s theirs.
There is no common trickery in using reverse psychology, because we are simply journeying with the other person as if they were having a conversation with themselves, as two people uniquely fitted and capable of determining a good course of action for the one person.
That is the biggest favour we can do as we interact with them: to treat them in such a dignified fashion that our own material – yet, not God’s wisdom – is no barrier to their decision-making. We want God’s wisdom to emerge, so we offer ourselves in such a way as to be surrendered to God as a vessel for his wisdom through which to flow out into the conversation.
God’s grace in relationships is about allowing people to save face when and if we disagree. We are not always gifted with the perspective we need. Sometimes God reveals things to us over time. Reverse psychology and God’s grace go together when we get our opinions out of their way, and we can see life from theirs and God’s perspective.
© 2014 S. J. Wickham.
Feb 5, 2014
Regardless of how well your life is going, when the man you love breaks up with you, nothing feels right again. You could have a job you love, loads of friends, and your life can be otherwise fulfilling. Without him though, everything seems dark and difficult. Most of us have gone through this experience at some point in our lives. Our dating relationship ended and we are still crazy about our ex. Your sole purpose in life at the moment is to get back your ex boyfriend. You can do it. It’s actually easier than you may think.
One important fact that you may lose sight of when you want to get back your ex boyfriend is that at one time, not that long ago, he really loved you. You’re likely worried that he’s going to meet a new woman and those feelings will then belong to her. He’ll love and adore her and you’ll become a distant memory in his past. That doesn’t have to be the case. If you understand how to appeal to him emotionally and psychologically, you can get him back for good.
First before you do anything else you have to apologize to your ex. Even if the break up was completely his idea, you need to own up to whatever you did during the relationship that caused friction. Don’t put on a Hollywood production to say sorry. All you want and need to do is call him up, say you’re sorry and leave it at that. This one move will lay the foundation for a reunion between the two of you.
The next step to get back your ex boyfriend is by far the hardest. You’re going to feel panicked while doing this and you’re going to ultimately worry that he’ll meet someone and fall in love with them. Push those concerns to the back of your mind. What you absolutely must do if you truly want a future with him is stop contacting him for several weeks. You have to literally drop out of sight completely. Most women take the opposite approach and they call their ex repeatedly looking for another chance. If you do this you are actually pushing him farther away. Instead, get busy focusing on your own life and friends. Do whatever it takes to resist the urge to call him. This will work to ensure he misses you and has time to reminisce about the good times you two shared. If you create a void in his life where you used to be he’ll want that void filled again by you.
Jan 10, 2014
They say that all’s fair in love and war but they likely never were dumped by the man they adore. Being in a relationship and then suddenly losing that person is devastating. You feel alone, confused and scared. Often, it’s hard to see the break up coming until it smacks you in the face. Then you’re faced with the excruciating choice of moving forward and trying to rebuild your life without the man you love or figuring out a way to get him back. The choice really shouldn’t be that hard if you truly believe he’s the guy for you. You need to try and win back his love. There are several ways you can do this but they all focus on one main approach. You need to show him how unhappy and unfulfilled his life is without you. Learning how to make your ex boyfriend miss you is the key to getting the man back and in deeper in love with you.
Let’s face it. When it comes to learning how to make your ex boyfriend miss you the aspect that most of us struggle with is trying to stay away from our ex long enough that he can miss us. We’re so very different than men are and when we’re thrust into a very emotional situation all we want to do is fix it as soon as possible. That’s why we often resort to doing things like calling our ex several times a day. We want to rebuild a connection and the quickest way to accomplish that seems to be to get him to talk. It’s not though. One important thing to remember when you are trying to get your ex to realize what he’s lost in you is that it’s not going to happen today or tomorrow. You need to be patient and you need a plan. Once you’ve got those two in hand you’ll be unstoppable.
First things first. Sit down and have a pep talk with yourself. You’re going to need to muster up all the inner strength you can find when you are working out your plan of how to make your ex boyfriend miss you. You have to be willing and able to separate yourself from him for a few weeks. Cutting off all communication with a man you desperately love is going to be the hardest challenge you ever faced, but it’s all about the end result. You need to promise yourself that regardless of how weak and vulnerable you feel you won’t reach for the phone to call him and you won’t go over to his place. You need to create distance and that means not talking to him at all for at least a couple of weeks.
There are a few things you can do to make the time pass quickly. Enlisting the help of a few friends is always a great idea. We’ve all been through break ups so your girlfriends will have the empathy you need. They can be your cheering section and they’ll offer support if you ask. Connect with a close friend and explain to her that you may need to call her when you feel the urge to call your ex creeping up. Also, now may be the ideal time to take a mini vacation with some friends or go visit family. Anything at all that you can do to separate yourself from reminders of your ex will be so beneficial to you.
It won’t take much more than a few days for your ex boyfriend to begin missing you. Even after a very difficult break up, when one partner suddenly disappears, the other notices. He’ll at first wonder if you’re just busy. After more time passes he’ll realize that you’re not going to be chasing him anymore, and that’s when the dynamic of the relationship between you two will shift. When he’s confronted with the reality that he may have lost you for good, he’ll start to reconsider whether or not the break up was what he really needed or wanted.
Feb 11, 2014
“I really want to get my ex girlfriend back.” Any man who has said this knows that it’s a challenge trying to reunite with a woman you’re not longer with. When a relationship ends, and one person is ready to move forward, while the other isn’t, it’s heartbreaking. If your ex girlfriend is the woman you believe you are destined to be with, you need to get busy doing whatever it takes to get her back. With the right insight and a proven plan in place, you can get another chance at happiness with the woman you adore.
There are three important steps every man needs to take if he wants to get his ex girlfriend back. If you’re serious about a future with the woman you love, these proven tips will help you accomplish that:
Apologize to her. It doesn’t matter if the break up was your idea or not, you need to take ownership for whatever you did that contributed to the relationship falling apart. Think back to whatever your girlfriend said during your relationship that would give you some insight into what bothered her the most. If there was something you did that upset or frustrated her that could have contributed to her decision to end things. Call her up and say you’re sorry. Keep it simple, short and sincere.
Agree with the break up. This is challenging for almost every man who wants his ex back, but it works. Rejection is a really strong emotion and it’s what is driving you to want your ex back. You hate the feeling and the only way to get rid of it is to get back your girl. That’s why you need to push that feeling back to her. Tell her that you agree with the break up. Don’t be cruel about it or mean in any way. Just tell her that you’ve come to realize that some time apart would be a very good thing. Try and control your emotions when you do this. It will not only surprise her but it will also make her feel that same rejection you are now feeling. In an instant you’ll make her start thinking about getting you back.
Cut off all contact. You’ve really got to pull together some willpower for this but you’ll be glad you did. Although you feel that it’s necessary to continually reach out to her in an effort to get her back, it’s not the best thing for you to be doing. If you can stop talking to her for a few weeks, you’ll completely change the dynamic of the relationship between the two of you. She’ll suddenly want you back because she’ll be missing you like crazy. She’ll also start to wonder if you’ve found someone else when she doesn’t hear from you in so long. It’s a great tactic if you can do it.