Understanding Relationships

Trading Aloneness for Togetherness

To get the Benefits of Living with Someone, you have to give up some of the Benefits of Living Alone. Robert Jorrie

Scars and Life

Of course, everybody we meet has emotional “scars” … for Life is a Difficult Path … full of emotional collision with others that are just as frightened as we are … just as unfullfilled … just as “screwed up; and that gives us all scars. So everyone this age has big scars … its unavoidable. […]

Grieve in Advance

When you recognize that a Loved One is approaching Death, perhaps it is better to say your mental “goodbyes” while they are alive, and begin to adjust to getting along without them in your life, so that when they get closer to dying, that you will be less emotional, and thus better able to be […]

Greedy People Are Predictable

One of the nicest things about Greedy People is that their Greed is Absolutely Predictable … they are ALWAYS Greedy. Robert Jorrie

On Givers and Takers

My Corrolary to Sawtelle’s Contract for Friendship: Some people believe that the General Population is divided into “Givers” & “Takers.” But I have noticed a strange Phenomenon: Some of the people that I view as a “Giver” or a “Taker,” are viewed by others as the Exact Reverse of how I see those people. I […]