Resentment Can Damage Marriage Even More Than Cheating

-Leslie Doares It just eats everything away… Infidelity is the worst thing that can happen in a marriage, right? Think again. While cheating is a devastating betrayal, the MOST damaging thing you can do in your marriage is to give in when you don’t really want to. 7 Last-Ditch Ways To Save Your Marriage (WhenContinue reading “Resentment Can Damage Marriage Even More Than Cheating”

Is Your Partner Really ‘Emotionally Unavailable’ or Is It You?

-Anna Lloyd “He’s just so emotionally unavailable.” This is one of the things I hear most often in my practice and one of the things I heard myself saying most often before I did my own work. I remember being utterly convinced of it. The evidence was in everything my husband did — the wayContinue reading “Is Your Partner Really ‘Emotionally Unavailable’ or Is It You?”

11 Common Problems in Romantic Relationships

-Tarra Bates-Duford, PhD, MFT Most couples will experience challenges during the course of a romantic relationship. However, some couples can navigate the challenges better than others. Couples that have built a strong foundation, maintain healthy communication, and remain committed to their partners as well as the relationship usually fair better than couples with a weakContinue reading “11 Common Problems in Romantic Relationships”

Who Did You Have to Be For Your Father?

-Paul Graves It’s a simple question I heard on the Timothy Ferriss podcast. It was a recent episode featuring Tony Robbins. At first, I thought “Huh?” Turns out Tony uses this question to uncover internal conflicts. To find the things we beat ourselves up for without knowing why. The high standards we yearn to achieve,Continue reading “Who Did You Have to Be For Your Father?”

121 Things Narcissists Say When They Are Gaslighting You

-Awan **TRIGGER WARNING: These are statements made by actual narcissists that were shared by actual survivors of narcissistic abuse. If you’ve ever been involved in a toxic relationship with a narcissist, the following statements may sound pretty familiar to you. I polled the members of my online support group (SPAN) and asked them to share thingsContinue reading “121 Things Narcissists Say When They Are Gaslighting You”

How to Live With Someone Who Isn’t As Health Conscious As You Are

You’ve got your healthy living routine down. You exercise three to five times a week and have a healthy relationship with food. So what happens when your significant other is not as fitness-focused? Can cohabitation work with someone who doesn’t have the healthy habits that you do? With all the indifferences you will face onceContinue reading “How to Live With Someone Who Isn’t As Health Conscious As You Are”

When To Say Enough! 10 Ways To Escape Toxic People

–Támara Hill, MS, LPC How would you know a person is “toxic?” What about them or their behaviors would signal to you that they are toxic? For me, a toxic person is someone who makes you feel a way that you are not, who undermines and mistreats you, and who may come across as kindContinue reading “When To Say Enough! 10 Ways To Escape Toxic People”

Are you the Designated Scapegoat?

-Sharie Stines, PhD When two people get married I don’t think either one of them plans on becoming their partner’s scapegoat. Most people assume that there will be both good times and bad times, and they will persevere through any problems together.  This is reasonable; after all, no one is perfect and life can have challenges at times.Continue reading “Are you the Designated Scapegoat?”

Building a Romantic Connection

By Aaron Karmin When you form a connection with your partner, it means there is an implied understanding of values, a common frame of reference, a series of shared experiences, and a sense that you are both on the same page. These connections form the bonds that foster trust and promote intimacy. Having a connectionContinue reading “Building a Romantic Connection”

Why men are afraid of smart women?

-Jennifer Delgado If you ask any heterosexual man if he’s attracted by an intelligent woman, there are great possibilities that will say yes. If we ask him if he could maintain a relationship with someone smarter than him, probably he will always respond affirmatively. In fact, researchers at the University of Buffalo have confirmed thatContinue reading “Why men are afraid of smart women?”