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The question was: what's an example of a problem you've solved with a creative solution?
The answer I gave went something like this.
A long time ago, my partner at the time and I were having problems with our relationship.
Then I read in a book that you can't change other people, you can only change yourself.
Which I did.
And instantly, like magic, everything changed.
That relationship eventually broke up but, at the time, the solution worked like a charm.
One of the big problems in the world today is that everyone is going around judging and criticising everyone else. I recall one of the greatest philosophers of all time saying, "Judge not lest you also be judged." (Yes, it was Jesus.)
Well now, there's a second piece of good relationship advice. In our media, in television dramas, in real life, everyone is judging everyone else. Stop it and we could change the world - at least our relationships (is there anything else?).
Instead of expecting our partners to change, even though they might well be driving us insane with their behaviour or how they are treating us, just remember that criticising them is not the answer to the problem.
Changing your own behavior is. Even though it may be difficult, even though you may think that they are the problem, not you (which may or may not be true).
Just do it and observe.
It worked for me.
Here's some help in 1,000 ways.
Here's some extra advice in that area, not from me, but from a relationship expert with a proven record of results. It's called The Magic of Making Up.
Don't take too much notice of the title because in this guide to relationships you'll learn the complete magic recipe for love, no matter what your circumstances or where your relationship is at.
What to do right and what you could be doing wrong. How to keep your relationship alive and how to make up for past mistakes. And so much more. In this manual which you can have on your hard drive in a few minutes, you'll have the best relationship advice I've seen.