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Becoming Vulnerable Again After Being Hurt

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

After any "failed" relationship, the time we take to feel and heal afterward will have great effect on how we show up in future relationships.

How Trust Gets You in Trouble: 6 Alternatives You Can Use Instead

Thuy Sindell | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business
Thuy Sindell

"I don't trust you..." It's the sentence we all dread. How can someone not trust me? I'm a good person. Trust is one of those incredibly loaded words. What trust means to one person may mean something else to someone else.

What You Should Know About Really Polite People

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Got any friends who seem a little too polite? You might want to watch out for them. According to a small new study surfaced by Science of Us, super po...

Infidelity -- Looking Beyond the Ashley Madison Scandal

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 08.21.2016 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The words sex addiction get thrown around a lot when it comes to cheating, especially with all eyes on the recent Ashley Madison hack. Society is still trying to understand the difference between sex addiction, an illness, which inspires a certain amount of compassion, and the moral character defect of dishonesty, which tends to inspire condemnation.

Trust and Mistrust

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 07.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

If just about everyone in government is lying or fudging the truth (or so it seems) or taking advantage of their positions, whom can you trust? If ho...

How I Found My Self

Brittany England | Posted 07.09.2016 | Women
Brittany England

Those very old childhood feelings were rearing their ugly head, stronger and louder that ever. I remember waking up the morning I wrote it with a feeling of clarity as to why I had the fear, and believed it was simply a fear, and not my actual reality. It turns out I was wrong.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Uncertain Ground

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

How little trust I have in this body and Cystic Fibrosis after it has betrayed me so vehemently these past months. It is not "if" my body will betray me again, but "when." But I must do it.

On International Women's Day, A History of Lilith. Was She a Demon or the First Feminist We Know?

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Dora Levy Mossanen

My Lilith revealed herself when I immigrated to America and decided to go back to school as a married woman and a mother of young kids, when I became a writer and began creating strong willed female characters with big dreams and the courage to realize these dreams, despite the many obstacles they encountered on their way.

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Someone Give Cicely Tyson An Emmy | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment

This whole recap should just be quotes from Cicely Tyson's starring role as Annalise's mother Ophelia. If we thought Annalise was a firecracker, we kn...

Were There Clues Their Relationship Might Be Toxic (Even On Their Honeymoon)?

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Caroline and Sonny say their nearly three-year marriage has been tumultuous, with plenty of fighting and both sides alleging verbal and physical abuse...

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Students Over Lovers | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

Child abuse. Sibling incest. Relationship lies. The mob. Utter betrayal. And a charred body. And we still have one more episode until the season fi...

4 Unhealthy Ways We Betray Ourselves Everyday

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

I've been unfaithful to myself in so many ways; oftentimes without even knowing it. When we're unloving and unkind to ourselves, and not living our true authentic lives, we're committing the ultimate act of betrayal and self-hatred. Here's how we betray ourselves?

The Only Way To Heal After Someone Has Hurt You

OWN | Posted 12.17.2014 | OWN

Anyone who has suffered a wrong at the hands of someone else -- be it a life-altering betrayal by a trusted person or a critical remark that seems stu...

Keeping A Secret? How A Confession Can Make Your Relationship Stronger

High50 | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty

There's a general assumption that secrets are bad. But there are all sorts of reasons why, sometimes, coming clean may do more harm than good.

Your Child Should Never Be Your Shoulder to Cry On

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Children shouldn't ever be asked to side with one parent over another. Even when parents haven't been the best, children tend to love them and want to stay connected. Their conclusions about their other parent need to be their own.

A Glimpse Into the Dark-Side of Betrayal

Creston Davis | Posted 12.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Creston Davis

The one who suffers from repeated bouts of relational betrayal should seriously consider their part in co-creating the tragedy that continues to befall them. Betrayal in other words, often betrays the one betrayed, and that's the perverse angle one must learn to perceive.

Pouring Salt on the Wound: Psychologists Identify the Effects of 'Institutional Betrayal'

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

The risk features involve power, privilege and prestige, the value placed on group membership, the prioritization of group loyalty, the impulse to protect an image, and an institutional sense of righteousness and entitlement.

Looking for Trust in All the Wrong Places

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships don't begin with trust. Trust is built day-by-day by two people who demonstrate trust-worthiness through their words and actions.

What To Do When a Friend Betrays You

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Last month two longtime friends broke trust. One offered to do something vital for me, didn't, and didn't tell me. Another shared very private information about me with a stranger. I don't know which felt worse. Remember one time when you felt betrayed?

13 Steps to Recover From Betrayal

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Betrayal leaves us at a fork in the road. We can choose to act in ways that either favor or impede personal growth: we can become stuck in a bad moment forever or we can put it behind us for good. We decide our path.

Affairs With Married Men Aren't Always Physical -- At Least, Mine Wasn't

Bustle | Posted 10.07.2014 | Divorce

Though I knew better than to have an affair with him, I'd seen enough movies to know that my break-up with my boyfriend was an ominous sign. My coworkers began questioning our relationship, too. "We're just friends!" I blustered. But on second thought, I suspected we weren't.

Is It Really OK to Deny Your Spouse Sex?

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Do you owe your spouse sex? If you stop having sex with your spouse, is he or she justified in having an affair? Is the denial of sex just as much as a betrayal as infidelity?

Have You Ever Been Betrayed?

Terri Britt | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

Taking a stand may be as simple as speaking your needs or sharing your heart. It may mean taking action with something you want, rather than waiting on someone else to tell you it's okay. Or, it may be a more drastic measure, like walking away from a situation.

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...