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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When a relationship isn't blatantly abusive, how do you know if you're in a toxic or a healthy relationship? Here are a few key points that will tell you whether your relationship is healthy or not.
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.
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.
In this article, I break down some of the reasons as to why so many people get wrapped up in adulterous affairs.
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.
People who are highly empathetic tend to attract malignant narcissists like flies to honey. Here's how to break free of these toxic bonds.
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.
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.
Most of us try our darndest to dodge narcissists so it's perplexing why some people are attracted to them. My best friend married a narcissist over 30 years ago, drawn in by his charm, confidence, and grandiose plans. Ever since I've been fascinated by those who fall for these self-absorbed types.
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.
An estimated 1 in 25 people have a personality disorder known as malignant narcissism. The use and abuse others. Here is where their victims can find support.
What happens when you're discarded by a narcissist? Why do narcissists discard people in the first place? Read on to find out.
Don't freeze up. Use your head and emotions to improve your life after you are rid of your personality disordered ex.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A personal reflection on dating a narcissist. Why you can't be comfortable with a narcissist and how relationships with them will ultimately end.
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.
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!
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.
Abuse is not always obvious. It can be more subtle than outright physical abuse. Find out 5 important signs to watch out for...
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.
One of the hardest parts of helping a mentally ill person is by enabling them. This article explains the importance of boundaries.
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.
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 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.
Malignant narcissists are dangerous people who will destroy your health, your livelihood and your other relationships.
Toxic individuals (psychopaths, borderlines, narcissists, etc.) thrive on your reactions to their abuse. Provoking tears or outrage from you makes them feel powerful and in control.
All relationships will experience both ups and downs. While you want to commit to the relationship and work through the tough times, when is it time to recognize the signs and walk away?
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 literature is sparse on effective, positive engagement approaches to help ongoing victims in dealing with personality disorders.
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?
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?
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.
Find out how to recover from loss of self-esteem after discovering that your partner has cheated on you.
A malignant narcissist will seize upon personal information and use it to damage your career and your relationships.
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.
Do you feel your relationship is lacking something? This will help you communicate about the issues and learn what you both want.
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?
Intimate relationships are hard and Communication breakdown is a frequent problem. Use this communication tool to help you get your relationship back on track.
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.
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.
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.
While searching for a partner single folks realize what they do not want in a relationship. These are referred to as deal breakers...
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.
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)
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?
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 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'.
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.
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.
A list of five common emotional abuse tactics psychopaths, sociopaths, narcissists, and borderlines employ to gain and maintain control over their victims. Don't let it happen to you.
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...
Trivial disagreements can pop up in even the most perfect of unions. For a greater chance at a timely resolution, it helps to keep your wits, take a little time, and consider the situation at hand. Here are three ways to fight fair, and what to do if the issues are more deeply-rooted.
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.
After a relationship with a narcissist or psychopath, it's common for victims to feel confused and helpless. Many questions pervade their thoughts, including some that have no useful answers.
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.
There are questions you want to address in your relationship but avoid asking. Suggestions for asking ten relationship questions of your partner are outlined, along with common themes and concerns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are five possible outcomes to share with those who are determined to have secret relationships. Hopefully, the outcome for them will be the one that is mentioned last.
Everyone these days is throwing around the term "narcissist" to describe anyone who's self-absorbed. But how do you know if you're dating someone who's simply annoying or potentially abusive?
If your husband is cheating on you, you may think it is your fault. If so, you are wrong! This article explains why.
Are you really happy or just really comfortable in your relationship? Figure out the difference and what to do about it.
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.
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.
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.
Probably the one thing all narcissistic relationships have in common is that the demands the pathologically narcissistic person makes on the other person are unreasonable and unfair. How can you stop this from becoming your life? Read on to find out.
Betrayal hurts, especially when your significant other is the one to break your trust. It's natural to feel angry, devastated, and lost. Here are 9 steps to heal the trust that was broken.
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 ten things women do to hurt their marriage.
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.
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.
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...
Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.
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.