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Toxic Relationships

5 Ways to Stop Attracting Toxic People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

A while back I found myself in a conversation with someone about the topic of being around toxic people -- or, as I prefer to call it, people who exhi...

5 Ways People Die Before They're Actually Dead

Shola Richards | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Shola Richards

Sadly, many people die thousands of little deaths before they finally make it official, and that is not the life that I want for my two little girls. That's why I am sharing this gift with them now.

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...

4 Ways To Effectively Fix A Toxic Friendship

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Hanging out with friends does a person good. But if you're a woman and your female friends make you fee...

4 (More) Early Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Em & Lo | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

The silver lining to dating someone who is emotionally and physically abusive is that they've set the bar pretty low. In contrast, everyone else you ever date will seem like Princess Charming. Of course, this silver lining is simultaneously a potential problem.

If You Have (Or Had) a Toxic Relationship of Any Kind, Read This Now

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

Stop staying with toxic people. Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.

There's No Such Thing As "The One," From Dan Savage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.05.2014 | MarloThomas

Dan Savage, Host of Savage Lovecast, had valuable advice for couples regarding the importance of ending toxic relationships and finding “the one." ...

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...

Are You Willing to Let Go?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

One of the joys of writing is simply trusting that an article, a movie, or even a snippet of a conversation can be the spark to ignite the creative im...

3 Signs Someone Is Toxic (and 3 Ways to Keep Them Out of Your Life)

Kathy Caprino | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Those with healthy boundaries know their limits and are able to express themselves with quiet strength and authority.

15 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Brenda Della Casa

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.

Think You've Found True Love This Valentine's Day? 12 Signs It's Endless Love (and 10 Signs It's Gotta End)

Avril Carruthers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Avril Carruthers

There are no guarantees for any relationship. You can't know for sure that it will last a lifetime because we're not static beings, but living, growing individuals.

How to Talk to a Friend About Her Not-Awesome Relationship

Akirah Robinson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

It's not easy to tell a friend that her relationship concerns you, but don't let that stop you from being the caring friend that you are. Instead, consider these five suggestions.

5 Toxic Personalities and How to Break the Bad Dating Pattern

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

You've been dating the same type of guy or gal for years -- controlling, dominating, manipulative -- and you can't seem to break the pattern. Your friends are constantly asking: "Why are you always drawn to these type of people, when they make you so unhappy?"

7 Steps To Freeing Yourself From Toxic Relationships This Year

Avril Carruthers | Posted 03.07.2014 | Women
Avril Carruthers

Often, we find ourselves inadvertently repeating the habitual relational patterns of our family of origin. Being aware of this can allow us the space to make different decisions about how we want to be. But it's hard work. Old emotional ties can make this a sticky process.

Would You Know If You Were in a Dysfunctional Relationship?

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

This is the basic recipe for a dysfunctional partnership.

Shadow Roles: When Gay Men Fall Into Detrimental Patterns for Love

Wilson Knight | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Wilson Knight

Why is it that we gay men allow ourselves to be subjected to secret relationships with closeted men? I've gone through so much self-inflicted emotional anguish because I wanted to be with someone who, quite frankly, didn't care enough to want to be with me.

7 Toxic Friends You Didn't Know You Had

Posted 08.20.2013 | OWN

These friendships aren't as healthy as they might seem

When To Let Go Of A Toxic Person

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Spirituality is not about becoming the person that you are supposed to be, or about doing the "spiritual" thing. To be spiritual is to compassionately welcome your truth -- what you actually feel -- whether you like that truth or not.

Is a Toxic Relationship the Source of Your Weight Gain?

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Health and Fitness
Will Aguila, M.D.

The cycle of overeating and obesity can be broken. Those trapped in it know what it feels like, but putting our heads in the ground and wishing it would go away will not work -- anybody who has lost weight only to gain it all back and then some knows what I mean.

If You Were Moving To Another Planet, Who Would You Take With You?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Life is a journey meant to share with those close to us, and if we want the quality of our daily experiences to be as good as they can be, we need to decide who is most worthy of sharing our life with.

7 Tips: The Dos and Don'ts of Toxic Friendships

Janice Taylor | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Negative people often do slow us down and drain our energy, as well as create stress and anxiety, none of which is useful or helpful. What to do?

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.

For the Love of God, Just Break Up with Him Already!

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

We are so overly focused on fixing our relationships that we have become completely blind to the fact that we're in terrible relationships

Strindberg & Helium: What Can a Cartoon Show us about Unbalanced Friendships?

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

I've always wondered how you could be a good friend, set boundaries, and still be connected meaningfully to the people you care for -- even if they have a tough time caring for themselves.