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Unhealthy Relationships

4 Powerful Exercises That Make A Toxic Relationship Healthy

Kyle Benson | Posted 12.02.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Love is a dance of connection and disconnection. There are times when you feel compelled by your lover, and other times when you feel the need for alo...

There's No Denying It: 11 Honest Signs You've Lost Your Identity In The Relationship

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 09.29.2016 | Weddings
Charmaine Belonio

Of all the bad things that can happen when you're in a relationship, one of the worst is losing your identity. It's painful AF and you'll carry the after effects longer than you think. Here's how you know if you've already lost yourself or if you're on the way to it:

Short Film Exposes How Subtle, But Dangerous Emotional Abuse Can Be

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women

A new BuzzFeed video depicts the devastating reality of being in an emotionally abusive, unhealthy relationship. Written by and starring Ali Vingiano...

A Simple 'Brain Trick' for Dealing With Mean People

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

So give it a try, when your boss goes off on you, or your mother-in-law criticizes your mothering. Consider that an injured part of them makes them mean. Don't take it personally. Take a deep breath, detach.

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

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 03.18.2017 | 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.

5 Ways Toxic Relationships Are Ruining Your Life

Susie Miller | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Susie Miller

Toxic means poisonous, damaging or deadly. A toxic relationship drains the life from you, damages your self-esteem, or kills your dreams. While this sounds deadly, toxic relationships can be subtle and do vast harm before we realize it.

5 Signs You're In A Desperate Relationship

Hilary Lauren | Posted 11.18.2016 | Divorce
Hilary Lauren

It might take a life-shattering illness nipping at the life you have built for yourself. But once you realize you are in a desperate relationship, it's time to get real with yourself and your goals for the future. Because one fact about desperate relationships endures: They don't.

9 Signs It's Time To Remove Toxic People From Your Life

Amy Morin | Posted 10.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

If you're not careful, toxic people can negatively influence the way you think, feel, and behave. They can introduce unnecessary stress into your life and cause chaos that will drag you down. Here are nine telltale signs toxic people are getting the best of you:

Ending Toxic Relationships

Keith Powell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

Put very simply, if a relationship (whether it be a friend, a family member or a significant other) makes you feel bad, you shouldn't be in it. That's not to say that relationships aren't complex and multifaceted, and not every interaction will be sunshine and rainbows.

5 Fears That Keep Women Stuck in Toxic, Dead-End Relationships and How to Kick Them

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.25.2015 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

If you're in one of these relationships and have been for some time, even though you know you need to get out, these are the five fears that might be keeping you stuck and their antidotes.

Selfish Love

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Instead of looking for love that is unhealthy, or in all the wrong places, or giving in to something that feels manufactured or fake, or simply going the other direction and cynically resisting love altogether, I'm going to try a middle way.

The Lowdown On Breakups: How to Spot a DUD

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.28.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

To understand a DUD (deliberate under-dating) breakup, you have to rewind the story of the person suffering from it -- because behind every person suffering from a DUD breakup, there's usually an earlier breakup that set the stage.

You've Grown as a Person, He Hasn't: What Happens to the Relationship?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Changing and growing as a couple, as well as individually, is a crucial key to a maintaining a strong, healthy relationship. While the safety of familiarity and a certain amount of sameness are necessary and comforting to you both, new ideas and opinions add spice to your partnership and help to keep it fresh and exciting.

The Only Detox You Will Need in the New Year

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Though nutrition is key to a proper detox, what is equally important is whether you are digesting your life or not. Is life nourishing you or eating you alive? Are you satisfied and fulfilled with the life you have created?

When Loved Ones Aren't Very Loving

Judith Johnson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

As adults we are each responsible and accountable for what we create, promote, and allow in our lives and how our behavior affects others -- no matter how justifiable we believe our attitudes and behaviors to be.

6 Warning Signs That You May Be in a Toxic Relationship

Alexis Meads | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

The relationship was a total roller coaster, and it definitely had it's thrills, but the thrills came at a cost. Every time we'd go out I felt pressured to drink more than I was comfortable with. I did it in part to impress them and also to ease the anxiety I was feeling.

Barnacled, Boundaried or Balanced: What's Your Attachment Style?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

"I dated her for a while, but she got way too clingy." "I was interested in him at first, but then he became needy and controlling." "I love my hus...

My Secret: I Was One of Those Girls Who Had Sex With Older Men on the Internet

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Yes, there was something wrong, but it wasn't with me, and my cyber sex was nothing more than a symptom of something bigger. It was my way of showing that I felt out of control and helpless.

Here's Why You Should Talk To Your Partner About Your Ex (Seriously)

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.01.2014 | Divorce

The last thing you want to hear out of a partner's mouth is the name of his or her ex -- but talking about an ex doesn't always signal romantic doom. ...

This Is When It's Okay To Look For Sex Outside Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.06.2014 | Divorce

Imagine this: you've been with your partner for a while, and the initial excitement has faded. Feeling unsatisfied with your sex life, you begin to lo...

10 Signs You're Dating An Asshat

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Asshats. We've all been in love with at least one. Haven't we? If you haven't, do me a service and lie.

An Important Lesson About Abuse

Krista Barth | Posted 07.19.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

Without a doubt, the best lesson I have learned through this life is a simple, yet powerful, truth: "People will do to you in life what you allow them...

The Mystery of Love

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

If you want the love of your life to appear, just tell the universe you're not ready. "Don't send me love!" you should scream -- if you want it. It's the opposite of that book The Secret. "Please, God, don't send me a keeper!" That's when Cupid goes through his Rolodex.

7 Strategies for Dealing With the Narcissist You Love

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

If you've tried a more loving approach to sharing what hurts in your relationship, and the narcissist in your life still won't soften, you truly have done everything you can.

Contemplating the One-Two Punch of Divorce

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 06.20.2014 | Divorce
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Divorce is devastating on many levels. The shot to the heart takes your breath away, and leaves you doubled-over as if you were punched in the gut. And that's just for starters...