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A Powerful Tool To Stay Peaceful In A Bad Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Some lousy relationships we just can't quit. And often we don't know where our partner begins and we end, which can create pain and chaos. If our partner criticizes or walls himself off or lies or cheats or mopes or is just generally shitastic we often think it's our fault.

When You Realize a Relationship Is Toxic and It Needs to End

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 03.17.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

You know who treats you poorly, you know who tears you down instead of building you up. What you may not know, is how to remove these toxic people from your life.

Is Your Boyfriend Toxic? Answer These 10 Questions

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There are a lot of fantastic relationships out there where partners treat each other with love, dignity and respect. Having a romantic relationship that provides a safe haven from life's ignominies isn't too much to ask.

I Never Knew My First Boyfriend

Ian Oriol | Posted 05.26.2015 | Teen
Ian Oriol

The first month was bliss, and I truly mean it. Your first love blinds and cripples you. Everything is seen and done under a shiny filter and eerie carnival music; and you don't realize how fake the memories are until when the memories are all you have left.

Just Look At The Evidence -- America Is Like A Bad Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy

They come crawling back for you every four years. Your best friends can usually spot a bad boyfriend a mile away. He reads all your emails and text...

Heartbreak: The Club You Never Wanted to Be In

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Jenna Amatulli

In becoming a member of the club, there's suddenly solace. It's like an enormous billboard indicating: "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." And, truly, isn't that what we all want to know? We are not the broken, irreparable beings that we sometimes think we are.

12 Red Flags That Could Spell Doom For Your Relationship

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Divorce

It's only natural that you're overcome with lovey-dovey feelings when in a new relationship. But as time goes on, little red flags may start to rear t...

9 Breakup Texts That Just Might Test Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.16.2014 | Divorce

Being single sure does have its perks. For instance, you can sleep in the middle of the bed rather than picking a side, you can blast whatever mus...

How To Spice Up Your Marriage When You Absolutely Hate Each Other

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Divorce

When you've been in a terrible relationship for years and years, how exactly do you find a way to keep that spark of hatred alive? If you're the co...

4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I recently had a friend who was feeling stuck reach out to me to ask if she should start seeing a therapist. After our call, I thought that it would be useful to share some of these ideas with others who are considering "the talking cure."

9 Reasons You're Still With That Jerk

Posted 03.31.2014 | Divorce

Written by Kiri Blakeley on CafeMom's blog, The Stir Sometimes it's hard to know why you're still with someone who isn't good for you. Intellectu...

Why Do Good People Stay In Inadequate Relationships?

Kim Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce
Kim Rosenberg

Why do we stay in relationships that are unhealthy and sometimes harmful? I often hear, "We tried four times to make it work," or, "The relationship was over two years ago, but I just couldn't leave." Otherwise very healthy people regularly stay in relationships for the wrong reasons.

What To Do When You've Outgrown Someone

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

This may come as a surprise, but toxins aren't just found in air pollution or your poor food and drink choices. To really feel that desired sense of relief, clarity and glow, you have to look at all parts of your life.

If You Don't Relate, Then You're Lucky

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2013 | Women

Everyone loves the beginning of a relationship. You know, that honeymoon period filled with rainbows and stars, hearts and bliss? Unfortunately, s...

No Holding Pattern

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Examine what holding patterns you may be settling for. Tell yourself the truth and examine the options. When two people are making skillful relationship choices, there is no limit to where things can go.

18 Reasons To Stay Relationship-Free

Posted 05.09.2013 | Divorce

What's the one quality you won't tolerate in a post-divorce relationship? On Thursday, tweeters used the trending hashtag #CantBeInARelationship a...

Are You Valentine's Day Challenged?

Carole Lieberman, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Lieberman, M.D.

For those who are in relationships, Valentine's Day acts like a magnifying glass, illuminating and enlarging flaws that signal they don't measure up to the version of perfect love we've been sold -- from fairytales to films, and greeting cards to giant billboards.

Diary of a Mad Gay Man: Bruised But Not Broken?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victor M. Feraru

The man I loved, the person who was the cornerstone of my life, who said I was the cornerstone of his, had moved on after a small argument. I needed some kind of validation for all the time, energy and money spent, hope and promises made.

Escaping a Toxic Environment

Natalie Thomas | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

While unhealthy intimate unions can wreak havoc on the psyche and may inform the way in which we treat others, it's usually an insular thing. Group dysfunction, however, is far-reaching and often much more dangerous.

Journal Entry Of A Mad Gay Man: Do We Think That Differently?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Watching all the people crowding into Chick-fil-A made me look at my journal. How many of those people have experienced the feelings I've logged? At the end of the day, what is specifically gay-related, and what is human?

Sure, Sleep With Him, But Don't Expect To Change Him

Juliet Jeske | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Juliet Jeske

Sexual prowess will not convert him, your never-dying devotion will not turn him around, nothing will change the man he is fundamentally.

WATCH: Will Romance Novels Ruin Your Relationship?

Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

Reading romance novels has always been a guilty pleasure of sorts, but recently psychologists have warned that indulging in them may be damaging to re...

Signs That Your 'Loving Relationship' May Be An Addiction

Suzanne B. Phillips, Psy.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzanne B. Phillips, Psy.D.

Addictions, be they to drugs or people, are transformative. They are a "fix" for negative feelings. The problem is that the fix doesn't last. It can't.

100 Signs You're In The Wrong Relationship | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

1. These days, you can barely muster the energy to punch each other. 2. Your engagement ring is made of calamari. 3. Your friends refer to you as "B...