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Whether he’s happy or not, the mention of couple’s therapy is enough to send any guy running. The idea of airing out his dirty laundry in front of a stranger isn’t exactly what he’d consider a day well spent. But if your long-term relationship is in trouble, and you want to fix it, couples therapy may be just what you and your partner need. With that being said, knowing when couples therapy is a viable option is important. It obviously isn’t for everyone and every situation. Read on to see if couples therapy could end up being the solution you’ve been looking for.
Whether your relationship works out or not – and I hope it does – therapy is a chance and an opportunity to learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the people in your life. This could never be a bad thing. Good luck!
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Did you know that every two minutes an American is sexually assaulted? It’s scary to think about.
RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, aims to bring awareness and help end these victims’ pain. Named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth Magazine, RAINN created the National Sexual Assault Hotline and partnered with more than 1,100 rape crisis centers across the country in order to help victims of abuse. Not only do they work with local rape crisis centers to help those in need, they also inform policymakers and news outlets in order to bring more attention to the issue.
Each year, there are about 237,868 victims of sexual assault in the US. While this number is astonishing, what is even more surprising is the fact that 60 percent of these assaults go unreported. Fear, shame, and depression keep those who have been attacked from reporting these crimes or even sharing their stories with loved ones. RAINN provides the space and confidentiality that these victims need to feel comfortable sharing their stories and working through the issues that their abuser have caused. Since victims of sexual assault are three times more likely to suffer from depression, thirteen times more likely to abuse alcohol, and four times more likely to contemplate suicide, it is important for them to have an outlet like the National Sexual Assault Hotline to provide them with immediate assistance in dealing with these issues.
The work that RAINN does is important and necessary. Ninety two percent of every dollar donated goes to victims of sexual assault and abuse. If you would like to support their mission use the buttons below or tweet at them at @RAINN01!
It's not uncommon for business professionals to spend a large amount of their time attending conferences, business meetings and company events. It is during these times that a person needs to put his or her networking skills to work, connecting with people who can help him or her to grow as a working professional. Thankfully, there are several ways to effectively network at company events. Let's dive in and take a look at six tips you can follow to improve your networking.
Chances are, there will be a speaker or two that you aren't that interested in listening to. During these times, let your feet guide you to a nearby lounge room. You are likely to find other people hanging out in the area. Whether it be a sponsor, company CEO or just another guy or gal like you, mingle among them and let your networking skills shine. Find out why they are there, who they work for, and most importantly, ask how you all can be of benefit to one another. Chances are, all of you can offer valuable advice to one another.
You need to get noticed at your company events. To do this, there needs to be something about you that stands out from the crowd. Whether it be wearing lime green shoes or a blue dotted tie, find your signature style and stick to it from one company event to another. As time goes by, sponsors and investors who attend the events will come to notice you; this can help you land that next investment you need to start your own company.
While it's a good idea to have a handful of business cards on you at all times to give away, make sure you collect them as well. For anyone that you come in contact with who you want to stay in touch with, ask for a business card and offer them one as well.
Chances are the event you’re going too will offer an app for you to download on your smartphone. If you’re the one organizing the event for your company, plan on using the DoubleDutch event app. By doing this you will improve the attendee engagement in ways that they’ll not only retain more of the information they learn, but they’ll have fun sharing it too! Check them out for more info on the features their app offers.
Before you dash off to your next company event, do a little research. Make sure you know who the speakers are as well as who the people are that will be attending. If there is a speaker or other attendee you really want to catch a few minutes of alone time with, schedule a five minute meeting with him or her prior to the event. In doing this, you don't have run around trying to get the person's attention at the conference.
If you act fake and/or arrogant, you will turn people away from wanting to talk to you. You have to be genuine. Networking is all about developing meaningful relationships with other business professionals.
To get the most out of your next company event, make sure that you are both interested in what other people have to say, and do your best to be interesting as well. Take time for each person that wants to talk to you, and better yet, make time to talk to the people you want to connect with.