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
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
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?
Pregnancy can mean a lot of changes for your relationship Expecting a new little one is an exciting time in a relationship. Whether it was planned or was a surprise does not matter when both parents are joyfully awaiting the birth of their new baby. However, pregnancy has a way of changing a lot of things, especially for first-time parents. There … [Read more...] about Growing Pains: Common Relationship Changes during Pregnancy
Online dating is now mainstream, but are you feeling overwhelmed by choice? Online dating is no longer a fringe activity—people young and old use online dating services and apps to meet up because they are fast, cheap, and easy. Also, online dating has developed over the years from something sketchy to mostly legit. People who post fake photos or … [Read more...] about 4 Quick Tips for Dealing with Dating Overwhelm
Can a happy relationship save your life?If you've ever been in a bad relationship, you probably know that relationship problems can cause you mental anguish and emotional stress. So it only makes sense that being in a relationship where you have high levels of disagreements and conflict can also lead to physical health problems.Not … [Read more...] about STUDY: Unhappy Couples Die Younger
Conflict is a sign your relationship needs to grow. Conflict is not inherently bad (or good), and neither is anger. Conflict is a necessary part of any relationship, and can move a relationship out of a stagnant state. It’s healthy when it helps people see their own strengths and weaknesses, and all couples experience conflict at one time or … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Reduce Conflict in Your Relationship