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What to do when your partner disagrees with you? [1]

You want a new car, but your husband thinks the old clunker you have is just great; he’d rather save the money to start that “business” that has been talked about for years but has never happened. You want your mother to live with you, but your wife says she’d rather have pepper spray in […]

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NEVER base your life on a popular saying

  “A mother’s love is the only true love.” IS THAT REALLY TRUE? Then, try saying this to children who’ve been abandoned and are now living on the streets, to daughters who have been sold into prostitution, or to children who suffer abuse with their mothers’ consent. No, I don’t mean to pick on mothers […]

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I’m not happy with myself

  When you’re not happy with yourself, there’s an anguish that constantly blames everything that’s wrong in the world for your unhappiness. It’s people who don’t understand you. It’s things that are not as they should be. It’s injustice that makes you angry… Too many wrong things! A feeling of helplessness takes over; sheer anguish. […]

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Lessons to be learned from the end of a marriage

  Brazil’s most popular TV anchors, Wiliam Bonner and Fátima Bernardes, have recently officially announced their break-up after being married for 26 years. No further detail or official motive has been disclosed by the couple. It’s not up to us to speculate, since a separation in itself is already painful for obvious reasons, let alone […]

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Hatred, grudge, and forgiveness

  Hatred is a form of cancer that slowly kills its victim. The healing is free and simple: forgiveness. Yet, the patient wrongly thinks that revenge is the cure. Forgiveness is simple. Note that I didn’t say it’s easy. It is simple because it only depends on one’s decision. Deciding to forgive is not complicated […]

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A winner’s secret

  We cannot live by encouragement or discouragement. Living this way results in a life of ups and downs—more downs than ups, actually. How many times have you felt like not getting out of bed in the morning to go to work or school but you did? At that moment, you overcame the feeling of […]

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To those who don’t believe in love anymore

  Not believing in love is the same as not believing in God, for God is love. A person who doesn’t believe in love can consider himself an atheist. Just as most atheists do not believe because of disappointment, those who don’t believe in love do so because they’ve never experienced love or have had […]

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Jealousy: whose problem is it?

  TITITI – Are you jealous of each other? How do you deal with it? Renato – We have a bit of healthy jealousy [laughing]… I think that zero jealousy is not good. At the beginning, she was more jealous due to her insecurities, but she overcame that when I changed some of my behavior. […]

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The greatest revelation in 25 years

  TITITI – What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your 25 years together? Cristiane – There are many… but what I said concerning using intelligence was the top one! Learning that I had to ignore how I felt and use my head instead was a revelation. I overcame insecurity, jealousy, and the need for […]

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A tip to find true love

  TITITI* – You talk about relationships… but what tips would you give those who want to find true love? Cristiane – If you want to find true love, first you yourself have to be lovely [laughing]. Many people are worried about finding someone to love, but first, they themselves have to be happy. The […]