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.
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 hardest parts of helping a mentally ill person is by enabling them. This article explains the importance of boundaries.
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.
A malignant narcissist will seize upon personal information and use it to damage your career and your relationships.
What happens when you're discarded by a narcissist? Why do narcissists discard people in the first place? Read on to find out.
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.
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.
Dealing with psychopaths, narcissists, borderlines, and other bullies can be exhausting. When you can't walk away, here are three essential tips to help you keep your cool.
Want to know how to tell if your man is a narcissist? In this article, you will find 25 signs your man is a narcissist. Read the list of typical signs and behavior of those suffering from narcissism.
If you suspect that your boyfriend is trying to control you, check these signs. Then you have to make a decision - should you stay or should you leave?
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.
You try to defend yourself, but it always seems to be misunderstood. This is typical when dealing with a narcissist. Read on to find out why this is—and what you can do instead.
A personal reflection on dating a narcissist. Why you can't be comfortable with a narcissist and how relationships with them will ultimately end.
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.
While most women avoid dating narcissistic men at all cost, others are actually attracted to them. What makes these gals fall in love with such self-absorbed guys? What happened during their childhoods that make them partner up with someone who will surely bring nothing but grief in the long-run?
Micro-cheating is a nuanced concept and can be very subjective to each person, so how can we tell if it's happening in our relationship at all? Here are a few common signs of micro-cheating to keep an eye out for.
In today's world, we are told to follow our hearts. As far as adultery is concerned, the less our hearts have to do with it, the better. This article is to help you get your head out of the clouds and back in the game. Adultery is never the answer and has too many risks.
Feeling loved and accepted is a universal need, especially in marriage. So what's the best way to handle a spouse who criticizes you all the time? It takes understanding from both you and your mate, plus a willingness to face the issue head-on.
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.
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.
The Little Shaman sheds light on the infamous "Jekyll & Hyde" dynamic in narcissistic personalities.
One of the hardest things some of us will ever experience is watching a loved one—be it a family member or friend—stay in an abusive relationship. Here's a look at why adults stay in toxic relationships and the various ways in which we can help them.
Gaslighting is a serious domestic abuse problem. If you think you might be gaslighting your wife, girlfriend, or partner, look at this article to learn the signs of this emotional abuse designed to drive another person crazy. If you think you are a victim, look here for signs of emotional abuse.
Today, the label "narcissist" gets tossed around to describe anyone and everyone who's self-involved. How do you know, though, if you're dating people who merely like to focus on themselves or those who are potentially destructive to your well-being?
A Defend/Attack occurs when discussions become emotionally heated, and value-loaded behaviours are used. The result, whether one is defending or attacking, is the same - negative and destructive.
Intimate relationships are hard and Communication breakdown is a frequent problem. Use this communication tool to help you get your relationship back on track.
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.
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.
Is my boyfriend cheating on me? I think my boyfriend is cheating on me. How can I be sure? How can I find out if my boyfriend is dating someone else? I am worried that he is seeing someone else but how do I confront him? Even the best of relationships break apart when either of the partners allow their libidos to get the better of them. This post lays bare some of the classic signs of a cheating boyfriend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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." Learn more about it in this article.
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 . . .
Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.
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.
Suspect your man is cheating? Maybe you know a man who wants to cheat with you. Here are some common reasons why a man might decide to cheat on his partner.
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.
Here is a realistic approach to the things that you should remember if you decide to confess having an affair or cheating on your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, or husband. Plan your apology if you want to save your relationship from a breakup or divorce.
Are you in love with a married man? Being a mistress is a thankless task that will only end in tears and heartache. Discover 11 brutal reasons why you should dump your married lover and stop wasting your life.
Betrayal is heavy. Dealing with feelings of betrayal has a lot to do with the closeness of the individuals and the level of trust that was broken. Sometimes, family or friends do unpredictable things. Sometimes people let each other down in relationships. Here's how you can heal.
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? Read on to learn what to do.
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.
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. Here, you can find ideas to incorporate into your own heartfelt apology.
Though you love your spouse, you may not love their former partners. Here are some tips to help you navigate this often complicated relationship.
Most of us will agree that at one point in our life, we loved the wrong person. We got hurt, yes, but there is one kind of person that we should never ever get involved with...the married one.
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?
How do you keep loving an addict, without losing yourself and letting them totally destroy you during their fight with addiction? Learning to loving with emotional detachment can help you to continue to support your loved one while also letting go.
Needy people can drive you nuts. We either run away from them or we are drained by them. But can we help them? Yes!
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?
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.
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.
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?
Sometimes relationships hit rough patches. Here are 10 signs that you relationship is in trouble. In addition we will attempt to go through some solutions to solve your relationship problems.
Why are men afraid of commitment? Commitment phobia in men can be a result of many reasons that are deeper than what meets the eye. From lack of trust to lack of maturity and from fearing an end to freedom to not wanting to fall in love - here's an in-depth look into why modern men can be commitment phobic even when it comes to being committed to their long time girlfriends or partners in a live-in relationship.
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.
Don't freeze up. Use your head and emotions to improve your life after you are rid of your personality disordered ex.
Before you jump to conclusions about the affair your husband is having, you should take the time to completely analyze the situation so you can decide why he's cheating and who really is to blame.
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.
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.
Any girl who has experienced a same-sex relationship will know that they are magical, exciting and liberating. However, the unique dynamics present between two women can also lead to some bizarre and undesirable outcomes. Here are five problematic things that gay girls must avoid doing.
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.
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)
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.
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.
What's it like to live with a passive aggressive partner - the doubts, the frustrations, the soul searching? Find out what might possibly help to reduce the destruction.
If you have found yourself in a relationship with a married man, you must protect yourself and weigh your options. Don't become a victim of a married man. Either move on or beat him at his own game.
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...
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.
Last fall my husband was fired from his job. Here's how we coped with his job loss and stuck together to get to the other side of a bad situation without completely freaking out.
A guide to domestic violence with the reasons victims stay, the challenges victims face after leaving an abuser, and how Christians can help them.
Find out how to recover from loss of self-esteem after discovering that your partner has cheated on you.
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.
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.
Why some people reject, question or dismiss compliments & affirmations from a partner and what each partner can do about it. Essential reading for this love language.
Learning how to stop fighting with your significant other is much more than going through a checklist or flipping through a manual. Let's take a look at tips that will help you stop arguing and fighting with your partner and throw light on how you can save your relationship.
Is your significant other a narcissist, borderline, or psychopath? If you notice any of the following ten behaviors happening on a regular basis, then the answer is most likely 'Yes'.
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.
The holidays can be especially difficult for adults with narcissistic mothers. This article discusses those who still go home for the holidays and those who stay away.
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.
What kind of problems can destroy a relationship or marriage? Some problems are solvable. But here are 10 that usually are not. These are the top 10.
Do you feel your relationship is lacking something? This will help you communicate about the issues and learn what you both want.
Find out how you can deal with your man's selfish ways with heartfelt conversations by not replying to his texts and many more everyday solutions to a serious relationship problem.
10 signs that your relationship might be falling apart: Quick love and relationship advice for those who are wondering, "Are we breaking up?" or "I feel like my relationship or marriage is falling apart."
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!
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.
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.
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.
If you find yourself stepping outside of your primary relationship to explore the unknown, these simple steps will help you not get caught. When you don't want to lose your main squeeze, but you want to explore other options, you must exercise caution and discretion. This article will help you.