We're definitely not cats, but curiosity can often kill us when it comes to exes. And not to harp on our feline friends (although the truth is, I'm m...
While the phrase itself has been rendered impotent from ridiculous overuse, there's a dark side to you-go-girl mentality that could be seriously sabotaging your love life.
There are several types of men who have difficulty committing and while they vary in intensity, they all have common fears and similar characteristics with different ways of expressing their phobias. No matter what type the Commitment Phobe may be, their behaviors are equally devastating to the women who love them.
How many of us walk around being weighted down by the baggage of our journey? You can't possibly embrace that new relationship, that new companion, that new career, that new friendship, or that new life you want while you're still holding on to the baggage of the last one.
I think that yogis are also relationship gurus. I guess I should let my boyfriend actually attest to that, but regardless, I think that if you practice yoga, you automatically become better at relationships. Don't believe me? Take a deep cleansing breath and read on.
You get along simply as friends, naturally and easily. Even when you do disagree, it's clear that you're working towards the same goal: each other's happiness.
The past decade has been a time for personal reflection and growth. I've learned many important lessons and gained new insights, probably more so than in any other decade. I often find myself saying, "If only I knew then what I know now."
Can we talk seriously, just for a moment, about weddings. Like, really have a serious conversation about weddings and why they're one giant, annoying, unnecessary, selfish, Ponzi scheme. Yes... a Ponzi scheme.
A happy, intimate and successful love relationship is based in each person being fully supported, loved and respected with forethought and consideration in all decisions individually and collectively.
Mental health professionals are like any other kind of professionals. Some are excellent; some are poor. Most are somewhere in between. You start with a leg up if you find someone who is well-trained in a kind of psychotherapy that has a very strong evidence base. Don't get discouraged if the therapist you're seeing isn't helpful enough. It just means you haven't yet found the right person.
Conflicts are an inevitable facet of relationships that can become magnified especially in relationships. They arise out of difference of needs. In a relationship, we need to feel comfortable, supported, and understood by the person with whom we are most intimate in the world.
Much of my life has centered on finding a new way to live. Even in childhood I was looking for a different path, a way to escape a life that felt cold and unaccepting. Those early experiences were profound in forming the adult I grew to be, and I still struggle with overcoming long-ago lessons learned.
Dating can be very frustrating. You spend time, money and emotional energy trying to find "The One" and most of the time you wind up being disappointed. Then, you have to go back to the drawing board, hoping that the next one will be better.
For single parents, the stakes are a little bit higher. You don't want to just bring anyone around your kids. You only want to introduce them to viable candidates -- people you can see yourself in long-term relationships with.
Are you in a lukewarm relationship? One that's neither great, nor bad? It's not too hot to burn you, but not too cold to cause discomfort. One where you know your partner isn't your ideal choice but they'll do for now?