According to the World Happiness Report 2013, the term happiness is commonly used in two very distinctive ways. The first is to describe a combination of positive emotions felt at a specific moment in time (ie. ‘Were you happy yesterday?’).
The old adage, you can’t buy happiness, might not be entirely accurate after all. While it is true that buying things to try and make ourselves happy is relatively ineffective, spending money can increase our overall sense of life satisfaction (the real type of
According to Sternbergs Triangular Theory, there are 6 distinct types of love (plus friendship). Each type of love is characterized by a combination of 3 variables – Intimacy, Passion and Commitment. The infographic below gives you a rough idea of how it all
Have you ever found yourself stuck in an unhealthy relationship, or working a job you hate? You know that you should move on but the thought is equally as terrifying as it is exciting. Breaking up and quitting are scary because they
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on choice, we looked at the decision making process. We learned that having a specific, but not exhaustive, criteria is your best bet at finding a satisfying relationship. So, what are
A happy relationship is all about choice, but not in the way that you’re probably thinking. You’re probably thinking that having more choice will lead to a better result, which will make you happier. Thus, more choice = more happiness.
Not all friendships are created equal. Some are built to last while others fizzle-out as time goes on. You move house, change jobs, have kids, stop playing social sport, party a bit less (or more) – and before you know it,
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