Abuse is not always obvious. It can be more subtle than outright physical abuse. Find out 5 important signs to watch out for...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you worried that you or someone close to you is being controlled by their partner? Learn the 13 most obvious traits of a controlling relationship and help break the cycle today.
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.
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 your husband is cheating on you, you may think it is your fault. If so, you are wrong! This article explains why.
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 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...
Here is some relationship advice, outside of marriage counseling and couples therapy, to help you avoid a breakup or divorce.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
What happens when you're discarded by a narcissist? Why do narcissists discard people in the first place? Read on to find out.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Here it comes. Another month has gone by, and you know the monster is about to arrive. Everyone take cover!
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.
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.
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.
Find out how to recover from loss of self-esteem after discovering that your partner has cheated on you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A malignant narcissist will seize upon personal information and use it to damage your career and your relationships.
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.
Don't freeze up. Use your head and emotions to improve your life after you are rid of your personality disordered ex.
Emotionally manipulative individuals take advantage of others for a number of reasons. They look for certain traits in potential victims. Four of those traits are discussed here.
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.
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.
A personal reflection on dating a narcissist. Why you can't be comfortable with a narcissist and how relationships with them will ultimately end.
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.
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.
She said no. Now what? Learn how to approach the difficult time that occurs after someone rejects a marriage proposal.
Jealousy is a large problem in relationships with narcissistic people. Why does it happen? Where does it come from? The Little Shaman answers those questions right now.
I'm not attracted to my husband sexually. What can I do about this? This is a common problem many women face. In this article, I will discuss the ways in which you can work through and solve this issue.
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.
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.
"I am attracted to people who are broken and I want to fix them." Sounds familiar? Then you may be a Fixer. Don't worry - I am one, too, and I've learned how to deal with it. You can, too!
Needy people can drive you nuts. We either run away from them or we are drained by them. But can we help them? Yes!
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
Malignant narcissists are dangerous people who will destroy your health, your livelihood and your other relationships.
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.
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)
One of the hardest parts of helping a mentally ill person is by enabling them. This article explains the importance of boundaries.
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?
It is natural for victims to ask why the narcissistic relationship has come to be, but it's more productive to ask 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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article, I break down some of the reasons as to why so many people get wrapped up in adulterous affairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you feel your relationship is lacking something? This will help you communicate about the issues and learn what you both want.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.