How do you know if your friendship is toxic? Relationships are one of the gifts of being human—they support you, challenge you, and, in the best cases, show you something about life you would never have seen before.But unfortunately there are some friendships that drag you down. There are some friends that you're just never that close to, but … [Read more...] about 5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Friendship
Have you ever fallen in love with a friend? Falling in love with a friend is one of the harder human experiences to have. It happens to a lot of people and there’s no way to tell at the beginning how it’s going to go.If you think you might be falling in love with your friend, first of all, don’t panic—the friendship is not doomed to failure if … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Falling in Love with a Friend
Are you stuck in a relationship that’s not working? Are fears of being alone, broke, and heartbroken all that are keeping you in the relationship? A bad relationship is not going to suddenly turn into a good one, and at some point, the best thing to do may be to end it. Here are some compelling reasons to end your relationship. 1. There is … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to End Your Miserable Relationship
What stage of dating are you in? When you start dating someone new, the experience can feel wildly different than the last time you dated. This is especially true if you’ve been away from the field for a while.But humans are predictable and our relationships fall into patterns. There are basically four stages of dating, after which you both … [Read more...] about The 4 Love Stages of Dating
In case you’ve not heard this word, ‘gaslighting’ is a manipulative, slightly sociopathic behaviour used to make someone doubt his or her own reality.It’s actually an effective technique—dictators, cult leaders, emotional abusers, certain politicians, and narcissists have all employed it. Gaslighting is kind of a slow poison, brainwashing by … [Read more...] about Gaslighting: Why It’s So Destructive to Relationships
It was great to see Clinton Power + Associates recently named in a list of one of the top blogs for marriage counselling and relationships.I've been regularly blogging about relationship issues for singles and couples since 2009. In that time I've written over 200 blog posts on a variety of topics including divorce, online dating, relationship … [Read more...] about Clinton Power + Associates Named One of Australia’s Top Blogs
Guest post by Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT Feeling betrayed can make it harder to move on after a breakup. Going through divorce or a breakup stirs some very difficult feelings for the majority of people. There are several reasons why people divorce or end a relationship, and based on them you may have a harder or easier time moving on.There is … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help You Heal from a Breakup After You’ve Been Betrayed
More than ever, relationships are being treated as disposable. Cutting off a relationship, especially a romantic one, is not easy for most people. There are all sorts of ways to put it off or cloud the waters, but these methods make things worse for the dumpee, and, in the long run, the dumper.The less you invest in a relationship, emotionally … [Read more...] about 3 Painful Ways to End a Relationship You’ll Want to Avoid
Are you guilty of listening to this bad dating advice? There is so much bad dating advice—from dating sites, books, magazines, well-meaning friends—it’s hard to know what works anymore. Here’s some of the worst dating advice that I’ve found, and some of what works too. "Use a good pick-up line." Firstly, DON’T use cheesy pick up lines. Never … [Read more...] about The Worst Dating Advice EVER!
In the world of emotional affairs, Facebook is a major facilitator. Facebook can easily set up real word affairs too. If you’re worried your partner is cheating on you through Facebook, there are some tell tale signs. Before you read through them below, consider this finding from a 2014 study of online behaviour: a growing number of divorces cite … [Read more...] about Is Your Partner Cheating On You With Facebook?