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Marriage challenges and solutions

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There is no simple formula to a perfect marriage. Over the years, there are some trends and principles that can help us better understand what set a sustainable and loving marriage apart from one that ends in separation or divorce. Positive and life-affirming relationships bring great pleasure, but unhealthy relationships can bring deep pain and sorrow. In order to make your marriage last and thrive, you need to ensure that mutual respect, trust and love are always present in your partnership.  You need to show respect no matter what. Even in the heat of an argument, there should still be respect for partner. Don’t insult or degrade him or her. You have made a vow to support and love your partner in good and bad times. So practise your lifetime vow every day. Express grace and forgiveness after a heated argument and dispute.  Reaffirm your love and praise your mate’s character and strengths. Use words of affirmation to describe your mate to others. The more you and your partner focus on positive common grounds and successful goals that you have achieved in your partnership so far, the more likely you’ll be happy in your relationship.

So how can you protect your marriage and shield it against the risk of divorce? It’s very important to understand the needs and wants of your partner. Most people have same basic needs to be valued, respected and loved. For most women, they need to be listened to, cared for, and made to feel attractive and wanted. For most men, they need to feel that they are the leader of the household, and the provider and protector of the family. Obviously, they need the full support of their mate to assume this role. In order to understand and know the specific needs and wants of your partner in life, you have to ask him or her. There is no other way. Therefore, open and honest communication is essential. Poor communication leads to unhappy couples more than almost anything else.

Discuss your financial issues in an open and honest fashion. Ensure that you both spend money and the family budget responsibly. Most importantly, inject and embrace fun and friendship in your couple’s relationship. Have fun and enjoyment together by going out for a walk, dinner, a movie, on a weekend trip, on a week vacation, or a ten day cruise. Have quality time together whenever you can, not only on special occasions. In addition, maintain strong friendships outside your relationship. Various surveys show that happy couples have numerous friends and hobbies outside their relationships. They love to try new things on a regular basis, and have fun with their friends. The correlation between fun and marital happiness is high and very significant.

Marriage is a give and take partnership. You need to forgive stupid stuffs and ignore the little things that sometimes drive you up the wall. Work together to build a real partnership and teach your values to the children you bring into the world. Most of all, no matter how long you have been together as a couple, don’t let a day go by without doing a little something for your partner: a touch, a smile, a kiss, a gift or a chore. Let your spouse know your appreciation and gratitude for sharing your life’s journey. Many people think marriage means you belong to each other. The truth is marriage is a true partnership, and you have to work hard to keep it so.

Excerpt from my book: In Pursuit of Relationships

http://www.kintue-fee.com

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Live and let live

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The right way, the correct way and the only way to live does not really exist. You are living your life in your way. I am living my life in my own way. And that’s just fine.
 
I am now 66 years of age. I try to live my life with respect, compassion, kindness and love. I minimize my stresses, worries, doubts, sadness, confusion and anger from my mind. Most of the time I am calm, grateful       and loving. I learn from my mistakes and to try to not make the same ones a second time. I ensure that I offer my best to the world.
 
A key factor for me is that I have devoted the past thirty years to become my best in all aspects of my life. I read and learn about the art of living which in my opinion is simply personal and professional development and growth.
 
I have thus been able to eliminate financial stress from my life at age fifty, mainly by investing in residential properties. With my financial independence, my wife and I were able to enjoy travelling and discovering new places and countries.
 
I wrote books about my research on personal and professional development and human relationships.  I retired from work at age sixty.  I continue to write and conduct seminars on subject matters relating to my books and real estate investments.
 
Many people have told me that I changed their lives with my advice, coaching and mentoring. Although it is nice to hear, especially for my ego, I know that I really changed nothing. I only reminded them of something that they already knew and had not paid sufficient attention to. They did the change themselves because they were motivated and disciplined enough to put in the effort.
 
We are all part of the human race – man, woman, white, black, brown, straight, gay, poor, rich, young, old or whatever else. We all breathe the same air on planet, Earth. We all are on different paths and stages in our lives by choice and by circumstances. Let’s try to assist each other in any way we can with respect, trust and love.

Success, happiness and prosperity

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On the 13th April 2018, I presented my speech on “How to live peacefully and happily, and prosper in the next 50 years” at the China-Africa Peace and Development Forum at the Intercontinental Resort Hotel at Balaclava, Mauritius. It was organized in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the independence of Mauritius.

I talked about vision and purpose, closed relationships and service to others as they relate to peace of mind, happiness and prosperity respectively. When you develop your vision and purpose in life in alignment with your humane values, integrity and ethics you will inevitably enjoy peace of mind. Take all the time necessary to visualize your success and reflect on your purpose in life.

Harvard University Happiness Study studied over 750 people for over 75 years to understand adult development and what keep them happy and healthy as they go through life. The conclusion of the Harvard Happiness Study was that close relationships keep people happy and healthy. We all need to love and be loved by our family, friends and loved ones. So spend your time nurturing close relationships with your loved ones.

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Robbins and Ma, owner of Alibaba, all earned their massive financial wealthy from serving others with products and services that people need. So don’t chase after money, rather look for opportunities to serve others in need of your skills, talents and expertise. The more people seek your products, services and expertise, the more will prosper in the next five or even fifty years.

In order to live a successful, happy and prosperous life, you should develop a vision and purpose and closed relationships, and provide service to others.

Are you living a successful, happy and prosperous life on purpose and by design? Your comments are appreciated.

Choosing your partner in life

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Choosing the right partner is probably the most important decision of your life. You are trying to find a companion, a sexual partner, a father or mother of your children, a financial partner and a spiritual soul mate, all wrapped in one person. Finding your soulmate is much more than just chance, physical attraction and chemistry. It’s a combination of self-knowledge and understanding each other’s needs and priorities. A great deal of luck is also involved when choosing your partner in life since you have to meet him or her in the first place.

Who is your dream partner anyway? Your dream partner is a person who loves himself or herself first of all. He or she has a healthy mindset, confidence and self-esteem. Your ideal partner is a soulmate who welcomes all of you, including your flaws and imperfections. Ideally, he or she truly wants your happiness more than his or her own. He or she has the emotional maturity to understand that happiness is really an inside job and is not dependent on you to make him or her happy.

In my opinion, a physically attractive person with no substance is no match to a person with a lovable personality and ethical character. It’s always better to find someone with positive and loving personality and character who is willing to support and share his or her life with you. So what does a person with a great and loving personality and character look like? He or she has to have a passion for life, smart career and professional goals, humane core values, great communication skills, confidence, humility, compassion, and most of all respects and loves you for who you are. When choosing a partner in life, you need to be able to answer this vital question: would I still want to be with this person when he or she is old and weak? If the answer is a resounding yes, then there is a good chance you’ve found your partner in life.

How did you choose your partner in life? Please share your comments as I always appreciate hearing from you.

If you want to learn more about how to choose and manifest your partner in life, check out my new book: In Pursuit of Relationships. It will be published and launched in mid March 2018 in Mauritius. To pre-order my book, please contact me directly at kintue-fee@rogers.com.

In Pursuit of Relationships

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In Pursuit of Relationships.frontMy new book, In Pursuit of Relationships, is just over a month away – to be published and launched in mid March 2018 in Mauritius.

Life consists of a series of relationship. Flourishing and enduring relationships are essential for your wellbeing and happiness. In Pursuit of Relationships addresses all aspects of the complexities of human relationships, including its many challenges and potential solutions. The author, Kin Tue-Fee, have strived to provide you with powerful and practical tools for making your relationship work, like how to:

·       Improve and strengthen your relationship

·       Revive your relationship by effective communication

·       Choose your partner in life

·       Support each other’s growth and success

·       Create better connection with your partner

·       Collaborate effectively to resolve conflicts

·       Live in single splendour

·       Reignite your sex life

To celebrate its publication, I have a pre-order free giveaway for Mauritians only.

For the first one hundred people who pre-order and pay for my new book (Rs550), I am giving away a copy of my book: Realisez votre plein potential (Value -Rs480). It is the French translation of my best-selling book: Become your best, available at all Bookcourt stores and Le Cygne.

I am excited for you all to read my new book and look forward to seeing you at the book launch and seminars in Mauritius in March and April 2018.

To pre-order and find out more, contact me personally via LinkedIn or at my e-mail address: kintue-fee@rogers.com

Be more human

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“Once you’ve accepted your flaws no one can use them against you.” – Tyrion Lannister

Yes, you were born as the winner of your sperms race. You are special and unique. There is nobody like you in the whole wide world. Yet remember that you are just human after all. You are allowed to make mistakes and learn from them.

In the pursuit of success and happiness, you may be trying hard to be highly effective and to become an over-achiever. This inevitably tend to result in high stress and disappointments. In life things are not always as you like them to be. You are not totally in control of all aspects of your life.

Why not be more human, instead of trying to be superman or wonder woman? Be satisfied that you are doing your very best under the circumstances. Sometimes the results are not spectacular. Sometimes they are just average. Sometimes you even fail miserably. Don’t criticize yourself and undermine your self-esteem and self-worth. Accept your flaws and weaknesses. Focus more on your strengths, talents and skills.

Regardless of your circumstances and past failures, your attitude and grit will be the keys to your success and happiness. On your way to your success and fulfillment, remain humble, kind and loving. Offer your help and be of service humbly to other fellow human beings who are in need. That’s what being human is all about.

Please share how are you trying to be more human?

 

What gives meaning to your life?

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Most effective and successful people know what really matters most in their lives. They can tell you in details exactly what gives their lives meaning. The average person pays little attention to the above fundamental question because he or she thinks it’s kind of obvious. On the other extreme, there are millions of people who could not care less. No wonder they are not happy and successful because they never make the most of their potential.

At this stage of my life, my answer to the above question is the following: my family, relationships, to love and being loved, God, kindness, caring, becoming my best, serving others in need, writing and mentoring and coaching others. If you take your time to reflect about it, you too will find your unique and specific answer to your search for meaning in your life.

So what are you waiting for? Answer this existential question and ensure that you spend time and attention on them. Pursue your search for life meaning like your life depends on it.

Why is it so important that you know what gives you meaning in your life? Simply because knowing your purpose and what matters most for you means that you can live more purposefully and deeply. The more you spend time on what gives meaning to your life, the more you will be happy, content and fulfilled. After all is that what we all want: happiness, contentment and fulfillment in our lives? When you can make life better for yourself and your family you become truly alive.

Please share what gives you meaning and what matters most in your life.