Spreading Good News (Post 609 – EXCERPTS FROM MY BOOKS: The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go [among other things])

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CONSTANT QUOTE

 

 

IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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KEEPING YOUR WORD IS ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAINING YOUR SELF-RESPECT.

~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

It’s Wednesday!!  Time for “Excerpts From My Books.”

The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go (among other things)

by Joyce Fields

REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE FAULTS, TOO
What is a “fault?”  Well, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, a “fault” is “Something that prevents perfection.”

When women get together, if the discussion turns to male/female relationships and men’s behavior and faults (and it almost always does), I have never heard a woman make any statement relative to the fact that her man has to put up with her faults.  From listening to women, you’d think that females don’t have faults.

Just as women can say, “He would be perfect if it wasn’t for this, and this, and this, and this,” obviously, men can say, “She would be perfect if it wasn’t for this, and this, and this, and this.”  We all have faults that can range from slightly funny to downright hilarious, as well as slightly irritating to nearly intolerable.

Many women could learn more about themselves if they would ask their men what they (the men) see as their (the women’s) worse faults.  Typically, we can’t clearly see our own.  Men or women.  It’s all about tolerance and communication—if either of you can’t take living with the other’s faults, you’ve got to talk about it.

But remember—it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.  And you have to give specific examples.  I always say that we are obligated to tell each other what we see that we think is not right or not healthy for the person or the relationship.  The other person is obligated to listen carefully.  But, we have to remember that no one is obligated to change.

Many times the behavior will improve because you both are aware and watching. But you can’t get mad if no change is made. You did your part; the rest is up to the other person.

 

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 609 – EXCERPTS FROM MY BOOKS: The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go [among other things])

  1. rumpydog says:

    Jen says the older she gets, the sillier she knows she acted around relationships.

    BTW, have you heard from BLISS lately? I haven’t and I’m a bit concerned.

  2. Sandra says:

    Often we don’t ask about our faults because we don’t want to admit that we have any. Your piece is a great reminder that we do and that we can’t change anyone but ourselves.

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