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.
How do you heal from narcissistic abuse? What can you expect after your relationship ends? Read on to find out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abuse is not always obvious. It can be more subtle than outright physical abuse. Find out 5 important signs to watch out for...
It is natural for victims to ask why the narcissistic relationship has come to be, but it's more productive to ask how.
Could you be a victim of gaslighting? Gaslighting is an insidious form of emotional exploitation that makes you question your own sanity. Spot the signs and discover if you are being manipulated.
People who are highly empathetic tend to attract malignant narcissists like flies to honey. Here's how to break free of these toxic bonds.
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.
Single women empower themselves and their married friends by respecting the marriage boundaries. Why not think first of our sister before we think of making her husband happy?
One of the hardest parts of helping a mentally ill person is by enabling them. This article explains the importance of boundaries.
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.
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 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.
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.
No matter how right each person in a relationship thinks they are, neither one really wants to stay mad forever. For most healthy couples, making up after a big fight is preferable to divorce.
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.
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.
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.
Learning how to stop fighting with your significant other is much more than going to 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.
Find out how to recover from loss of self-esteem after discovering that your partner has cheated on you.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Is your boyfriend suffocating you and you're not sure why? Consider these 7 possible reasons why he's being so clingy.
She said no. Now what? Learn how to approach the difficult time that occurs after someone rejects a marriage proposal.
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.
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 . . .
I know that relationships can be complicated, and that everyone’s relationship is completely different. But sometimes we make mistakes, be it small or very big ones, that we may regret.
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.
Jealousy is a deep rooted emotion that can break up even the strongest of relationships. This post talks about how you can calm her down and deal with her insecurities in a mature way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Do you feel your relationship is lacking something? This will help you communicate about the issues and learn what you both want.
"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!
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.
Do you wonder if your partner is cheating? There are many different ways to cheat, and here you will find some of the signs that may indicate your partner has strayed from the relationship.
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.
Are you worried that a friend is caught up in a bad relationship? Find out how to recognize the subtle signs of relationship abuse so you can help someone you know who is being abused by her spouse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here it comes. Another month has gone by, and you know the monster is about to arrive. Everyone take cover!
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.
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.
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.
A malignant narcissist has many things in common with a sociopath. Some psychologists think these distinctions are different manifestations of the same disorder.
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.
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.
A malignant narcissist will seize upon personal information and use it to damage your career and your relationships.
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...
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.
Intimate relationships are hard and Communication breakdown is a frequent problem. Use this communication tool to help you get your relationship back on track.
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'.
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.
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.
In this article, I break down some of the reasons as to why so many people get wrapped up in adulterous affairs.
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.
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?
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)
A personal reflection on dating a narcissist. Why you can't be comfortable with a narcissist and how relationships with them will ultimately end.
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.
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!
Read on as this post outlines tips on how to stop being jealous in a relationship, followed by a quiz to find
What happens when you're discarded by a narcissist? Why do narcissists discard people in the first place? Read on to find out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.