Are you and anyone you know caught up in cycles of abandonment? Why do people keep repeating the same patterns over and over? What can they do to bre...
Reading Gas Money by Troy Lewis is like sitting with him on his Aunt Jenny's front porch in Middlesex County, Virginia, while he unwinds the stories of his life, and what a storyteller he is.
The only nonverbal behaviors that are universal throughout the world are facial expressions -- the expressions of anger, happiness, sadness, disgust, surprise and fear are basic to all humans. However, the rest of them are specific to certain cultures.
I can't speak for other couples, but I can share my own experiences and what this first year has taught me about my relationship, myself and marriage in general.
Ken and Amy got in touch with their individual issues, and the things that they caused in the relationship to destroy it. Maybe it could have worked, but neither one of them had the power to do what was needed at the time. Now reality is forcing a life change.
Long-distance relationships suck. You may eventually discover some positive aspects, but on your "bad days" you will curse each mile separating you. Yet, if you ask me, "Is it actually worth to get into LDR?" Absolutely. Every. Single. Minute.
Are you doing work that you absolutely love? If not, why? There are as many answers to this question as the number of people who are asked. So, instead of focusing on the reasons why you are not doing.
I never once preached my beliefs to him or share with him anything that he didn't already express some interest or curiosity in. And if he wanted to debate religion and spirituality I simply set a boundary stating that I didn't want to talk about it.
Modern dating has proven to be confusing to everyone. Rules that guided our behavior no longer apply. All the factors surrounding how we meet, date and mate have changed. In a time of no rules, what's the right (and wrong) approach to take when meeting a prospective partner?
Unwanted or not, there they are. Your ex has re-entered your life - on your phone, right next to you. Maybe they're a past hook‐up or perhaps they are your long-lost high school sweetheart. Whatever the case may be, the relationship ended for a reason. But now, here they are again.
As a therapist, and general lover of humanity, I'm both hopeful and excited to see us all head in the direction of our shared acceptance of one another because we are all born out of the same darkness. It's from this dark place that comedians teach us to find the lightness of our being.
On our second anniversary, we left the country. And as we drove down I-96, over the Ambassador Bridge, from Detroit into Ontario, we fought all the way. We argued over which way to go, when to leave, the best radio channel for 1990s grunge hits.
One of the main internal struggles that many people face in their relationship at times is the inability to love and understand their partner when they are dealing with their own intense emotions, racing thoughts or even the physical discomfort when their own needs are not being met.
Often, when people complain about mess, they have come from one of two possible upbringings: one where cleanliness was highly prioritized, or one which was embarrassingly messy (or even hoarded). Generally, people who very upset by messes are those who tend toward anxiety.