At the end of the day, women who become mistresses are our daughters, sisters, aunts, mothers, wives, and neighbors. Here are 5 things you may not know about being a mistress...
It is important in a relationship to be able to read the signs. If you think your partner is using illicit drugs, how can you know? Here are five signs that your partner is using illicit drugs.
What happens when you're discarded by a narcissist? Why do narcissists discard people in the first place? Read on to find out.
Do you suspect your husband is tracking you? Watching your every move? Monitoring your computer and phone? Find out how to deal with a snooping husband.
While most women dodge narcissists, some are actually attracted to them and even marry them. Find out the characteristics of women who fall for self-absorbed men and the impact it has on their lives.
Discovered by a psychologist, the Love Code explains what is the true basis of "I love you but I'm not in love with you.
This article discusses my own personal experience in recovering from a toxic relationship with a narcissist. In it I offer advice to others seeking relief from a destructive relationship.
A lot of women believe that the intense possessiveness and isolation an abuser smothers them with is just a flattering way to express devotion and admiration.
There are ten universal signs gay men need to pay attention to if they suspect their boyfriend is cheating. Some signs are obvious, others are not. Do you know if your boyfriend is cheating on you?
Tips for what to do, and what not to do, if you are thinking about divorcing a psychopath, sociopath, or Cluster B personality disordered individual - narcissist, borderline, histrionic.
While both men and women are responsible for their own piece of a successful relationship, they are each also responsible for the actions they take that can damage an otherwise healthy marriage. Below are the top twelve things women do to hurt their marriage.
Are you wondering why your man seems unable or unwilling to commit to you? Do you think it's about time? Here are some of the reasons he may be resisting.
Emotional abuse is subtle and you may be unaware that it is even happening, as no physical injuries are inflicted. Yet, the psychological damage is far worse, causing depression and suicidal thoughts.
There are few better ways to apologize to your partner than to write a short 'I am sorry' message or text that touches the heart. Find ideas here to incorporate into your own heartfelt apology.
Sexless marriages can have many causes. Madonna-Whore complexes are one of the most challenging and hardest to treat. This article examines what it is, and what it means to people who are in a relationship affected by it.
The silent treatment is a common pattern of conflict in committed, romantic relationships. It can be damaging if left unaddressed, but there are constructive ways to break this communication pattern.
While searching for a partner single folks realize what they do not want in a relationship. These are referred to as deal breakers...
Tired of the endless fights and arguments with your woman? Want to end the hostility in your relationship and get back to lovin? Check out this hub for some help and some humor.
Are you worried that your husband is cheating on you? Spying to find out is also a betrayal of trust. So what should you do? Here are expert clues to spotting infidelity in your marriage without betraying that trust.
It is natural for victims to ask why the narcissistic relationship has come to be, but it's more productive to ask how.
Chronic relationship anxiety is harmful to our mental and physical health. It can also destroy our relationships. Here are a few causes of relationship anxiety and strategies on how to deal with it.
Here is some relationship advice, outside of marriage counseling and couples therapy, to help you avoid a breakup or divorce.
Manipulative relationships can be hard to identify but are toxic to the victim's mental and physical health. Find out if you're in a manipulative relationship and what you can do to protect yourself.
Have you been having dreams that your partner is cheating? Are you ready to get to the bottom of these nightmares? Take a look at what might be causing them.
Today, the label "narcissist" gets thrown around to describe anyone and everyone who's self-absorbed. How do you know if you're dating someone who's just annoying or someone who's potentially destructive to your emotional well-being?
It can be impossible to solve even the simplest everyday issues experienced by most couples in a passive-aggressive relationship. Learn about 7 common passive-aggressive behaviors, and how to cope.
Learn to identify if commitment issues are the cause of your relationship problems and how to overcome them. Help your partner understand and overcome these issues while growing closer as a couple.
Is it ever acceptable to spy on your partner? What circumstances would warrant snooping? Would you be willing to lose everything by spying on your spouse?
Are you worried that you may be in a controlling relationship? Look at these warning signs and get some insight on what you should do.
Research conducted by marriage relationship expert, John Gottman, suggests that if there is a certain balance between negative and positive interactions during conflict, marriages are likely to last.
Find out how to recover from loss of self-esteem after discovering that your partner has cheated on you.
When we think of domestic violence, we inevitably think of the physical aspect of this. There is a much quieter and less acknowledged form of abuse that can be just as destructive and traumatic. Is your partner playing mind games with you?
Before I begin this article, it is worthy of noting that all people, men and women, struggle with staying true to one person. This article, however, will only focus on the mentality of men.
Nobody wants to be accused of neediness. It feels like a sign of weakness or desperation. The key is to recognize what it is that drives the behavior and then learn how to soothe it—not suppress it—in order to improve your relationships.
Silent treatment is passive-aggressive behaviour used to punish, manipulate and control partners. Emotional withholding is a tactic favoured by narcissists and symbolises a dysfunctional relationship.
You’ve fallen in love with a married woman. How do you cope with the emotions involved? Do you believe she will leave her husband for you?
Do you feel your relationship is lacking something? This will help you communicate about the issues and learn what you both want.
A malignant narcissist will seize upon personal information and use it to damage your career and your relationships.
She said no. Now what? Learn how to approach the difficult time that occurs after someone rejects a marriage proposal.
Hoovering is a very common phenomenon in narcissistic relationships. What is it, and more importantly, how do you deal with it? The Little Shaman explains.
If you keep bending over backward for him, you'll end up with his disdain instead of his devotion. Discover some simple ways to change course and get your life back.
Expression of feelings of love, affection and self-disclosure are aspects of marital intimacy. However, many marriages go through periods where couples experience difficulties in their relationship.
Abuse is not always obvious. It can be more subtle than outright physical abuse. Find out 5 important signs to watch out for...
Did you recently snoop through your partner's stuff or spy on their activities, and you found out that they're cheating? Here's what to do next when it's time to confront them.
Have your boyfriend's signs of possessiveness progressed into obsessive behavior? Has be become very controlling? Read on for tips and advice on how to deal with a possessive boyfriend.
Staying too long in a toxic relationship can damage the mind, body and spirit. Letting go is the only way to recover, heal, and reclaim your confidence and independence.
Learn why it seems like your man lets his pride get in the way of your relationship, and find out how you can deal with it to effectively resolve your conflicts.
You wish the fighting would just stop. The arguments, the hateful words, the silence, it's all hurting you so much you can hardly breathe. Unless you're one of the rare few that doesn't seem to have any problems, at one point in time, you've felt this way.
Have you realized that your boyfriend is texting another girl and you're not sure what to do about it? While you certainly don't want to overreact, getting to the truth should be your first priority.
When hurt, it's hard to forgive. In marriage we build walls of silence. To renew intimacy, we must be able to apologize and forgive. Let's learn how . . .
Is your marriage over? Here are 7 signs that could indicate that your marriage is coming to an end, and 4 things you can do if your marriage is breaking down.
Your emotions are raw, your pain is high. Your world has been turned upside. You don't know what to think. This article can help.
Learn how to cope with being blamed for something you didn't do with new strategies for dealing with blamers. Discover body language of liars. Learn to identify NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder)
Five books that helped save my marriage: book from Bob Grant, Love and Respect, The Five Love Languages, Laugh Your Way to A Better Marriage, and John Gray's book about men and women under stress.
One of the hardest parts of helping a mentally ill person is by enabling them. This article explains the importance of boundaries.
Cheating is never right in a marriage or any relationship, and excuses are not acceptable. Consequences are devastating for all involved, especially the offended spouse and children.
When someone in a relationship says, "I need to FIND myself," what do they really mean? Are they lost? Is the relationship over? Here are some possibilities, and some tips to help you handle it all.
Practical tips for keeping your man happy at home and happy in bed. Men want and need certain things to keep them satisfied. This article explains some of the things that help him not cheat.
Is your boyfriend suddenly less responsive—like he's ignoring you? Are you having a hard time figuring out why? Let's look at some of the reasons why your boyfriend may have abruptly gone silent.
When we learn that we are involved in a relationship with a pathologically narcissistic person, we may struggle with feelings of confusion and unreality. The Little Shaman explains how to deal with this situation.
The best way to overcome jealousy in a relationship is to understand it. Learn the signs of jealousy and what you can do about it. If you have a jealous boyfriend or girlfriend, understanding is key.
When you can't completely avoid a psychopath, narcissist, borderline, or other bully, you must use extreme caution around them. Here are some tips for how to remain detached and calm.
A personal reflection on dating a narcissist. Why you can't be comfortable with a narcissist and how relationships with them will ultimately end.
Every day, three women in the U.S. are killed by intimate partners. Learn the forms of intimate partner violence, the risks and tips on what to do.
It's so stressful being in a relationship with a man who has "baby mama drama," even though it doesn't have to be. In this article, I go over some ways that your man can help reduce drama with his baby mama.
Broken trust is one of the most difficult things to repair in a damaged relationship. It will take time and hard work for wounds to heal. Tips to help rebuild trust after betrayal are offered.
Is your boyfriend suffocating you and you're not sure why? Consider these 7 possible reasons why he's being so clingy.
Spotting or identifying a manipulator is hard because they attack secretly.Here,are some early warning signs of a manipulator to help you spot them.
Withholding sex can sometimes be an abusive manipulation. This article describes when it's abusive, when it's not, and how to cope with passive-aggressive people who use this tactic to manipulate their partners.
The following is not meant to be a step by step manual for fixing a bad relationship. Rather, it is meant to be an examination of one's self and the relationship as a method of analysis to figure out what aspects of the relationship need attention if the relationship as a whole is to be fixed.
The internal battle of a victim is often the biggest hindrance in finding freedom from abuse. I will share my personal experience and how I was able to win the war within myself and leave my abuser.
If you are in a relationship with a person who is incapable of considering your feelings, denies you their personal thoughts, or is hypersensitive to what others think of their success, material articles or intelligence, you may be sharing your life...
Whether purposefully saying something to hurt us or simply stumbling upon a wound from our past, there are some words and phrases guys use that trigger a strong negative response from women. Telling us to "calm down," ordering us to "smile," and accusing us of having "daddy issues" are just a few.
Abuse will leave you distraught and broken. The abuser will relentlessly attack you but you can begin your journey out of abuse right now. Always remember that the devil only wins if you don't fight.
Don't freeze up. Use your head and emotions to improve your life after you are rid of your personality disordered ex.
Toxic relationships are exhausting and can do irreparable damage to your mental health. This is what you can do to recover from a codependent relationship.
It's hard enough to deal with your own emotions when you have PMDD, but adding your significant other to the mix can make it even more difficult. Here are some lessons I've learned and am still learning!
Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.
Have you been texting your boyfriend (or just a guy you like), and he hasn't been texting you back? Here are some reasons why he might have decided to ghost you.
Divorce can cause guilty feelings for ex-husbands who have become legally separated from their children. If they and their new wives don't properly address this issue, the second marriage may also fail. This article discusses what happens and what can be done to avoid problems.
Intimate relationships are hard and Communication breakdown is a frequent problem. Use this communication tool to help you get your relationship back on track.
If your husband is cheating on you, you may think it is your fault. If so, you are wrong! This article explains why.
Dealing with psychopaths, narcissists, borderlines, and other bullies can be exhausting. When you can't walk away, here are 3 essential tips to help you keep your cool.
How do you heal from narcissistic abuse? What can you expect after your relationship ends? Read on to find out.
In this article, I break down some of the reasons as to why so many people get wrapped up in adulterous affairs.
Is your significant other an emotional vampire, narcissist, or straight up psychopath? If more than one of the following ten behaviors are all too familiar, then the answer is most likely 'Yes'.
Those who always blame others for their problems are considered blamers, a specific type of negative person. Here are ways to deal with them if you just can't cut them out of your life.
Trust is vital for a strong marriage, and if you and your spouse cannot trust each other, this could destroy your relationship. But you can take steps to build or improve the trust in your marriage.
One of the most toxic relationships ever experienced is the relationship with a narcissist. Why are empaths so often victims of the narcissist? We shed some light on this today.
Has your boyfriend changed his behavior? This article discusses some of the everyday signs that show that he isn't interested in you or the relationship any longer.