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.
Sociopathic women are nothing to be afraid of. So long as you understand some basic principles about how they operate, you should be able to get along with them without harm or trouble- you might even be glad to know them!
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.
Depending on the type of man you're with, you may occasionally experience periods where he behaves like a total ass, withdrawing normal contact, eschewing his normal sweet nothings and instead ignoring you. This will normally occur after a...
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.
Is your relationship is in a rut? Is there too much arguing and not enough fun? Read on to see if your relationship is in trouble and what you can do about it.
If we're being honest, most of us women will admit there are certain words and phrases that trigger us. When men tell us to "just calm down," suggest we smile, or accuse us of having "daddy issues," it's bound to make us angry and tap into our deepest insecurities.
Are you cheating on your partner or spouse? Are you afraid of being caught? Do you want to stop but don't know how? Discover how to stop cheating and become faithful again with this easy 7-step guide.
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?
Have you ever been with a guy who seems to nitpick about everything? I have. He points out your flaws—both physical traits and personality characteristics—as if you didn’t know they already existed. We may be oblivious to certain perceptions...
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.
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.
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.
Arguing too much can't be good for your marriage. But not arguing can be bad for your marriage, too. Learn how to disagree with your spouse and strengthen your marriage with these communication tips.
The phenomenon of being in love with more than one woman at the same time comes from the fact that no two women are the same.
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.
One of the most interesting aspects of an illicit affair is the perspective of the "other woman." Most of us have a hard time feeling pity for the woman who plays the role as the "other woman" in an affair. Many wives choose to blame her for the...
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.
It is not the absence of conflict but how you and your partner handle it that will result in a healthy and happy relationship.
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.
A personal reflection on dating a narcissist. Why you can't be comfortable with a narcissist and how relationships with them will ultimately end.
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?
What are some of the things that cause couples to fall out of love in a marriage? Read on to find out.
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...
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.
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?
Do you wonder whether your husband is selfish? This open discussion helps define what selfishness looks like in a husband and some helpful tips to deal with it.
How to recognize and identify the emotional design of the narcissist and escape narcissistic abuse, which is the most damaging, undercover, covert and insidious form of mental/emotional abuse.
Here it comes. Another month has gone by, and you know the monster is about to arrive. Everyone take cover!
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.
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.
Women need to stop treating their boyfriends like children, and Men need to step up and take care of themselves
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.
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!
A small proportion of the population has what is commonly referred to by psychologists as a dismissive-avoidant attachment style. Learn what this means and how to deal with it.
There is no such things as the "perfect" partner or the "perfect" relationship. Here are 10 behavioral signs that your partner may not be the right person for you.
A diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder does not have to mean the end of the relationship. Learning as much as you can and employing certain strategies can lead to a successful relationship!
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.
Is your man suddenly sending you mixed signals? Are you wondering if and how he might be playing mind games with you? Well, these are some of the things he might do.
Samples of apology letters for cheating to help you write your feelings and ask for forgiveness from your significant other. A list of dos and don'ts for saying sorry. Save your relationship and help your partner heal, too.
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.
Intimate relationships are hard and Communication breakdown is a frequent problem. Use this communication tool to help you get your relationship back on track.
Malignant narcissists are dangerous people who will destroy your health, your livelihood and your other relationships.
“I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.” - Henry Miller
When a guy is not emotionally over his ex, this will definitely become an issue...for you. The problem with most men is that they will deny, deny, deny that they still have feelings for their ex—even when you ask them directly. Here's a tip, a...
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?
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.
If it is one thing I have learned through my unfortunate and unpleasant experience with infidelity, its that cheaters are either one of two things: either sloppy cheaters, or extremely secretive cheaters. Don't get me wrong, there is also a host of...
What is verbal abuse in marriage? Is verbal abuse emotional abuse? What constitutes emotional abuse versus verbal abuse?
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.
My ex and I still love each other 6 months after we broke up. We split because of his busy schedule and my inability to deal with it. Should we try dating, but not being exclusive?-Haley Haley, I am answering this assuming that his "busy schedule"...
Excuses and the lack of proper communication cause Relationship issues to crop up.. here are some of the commonest excuses men give in relationships and what they could mean.
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.
Find out how to tell whether your girlfriend is texting another guy or your boyfriend is texting another woman.
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.
When I first met my husband, he was a single guy living in a studio apartment. He would go to work, come home and eat cereal for every meal while playing video games on his computer or video game console. When he played video games, he wasn't...
Find out how to recover from loss of self-esteem after discovering that your partner has cheated on you.
Being in a relationship with someone who is narcissistic, or who suffers with the full disorder, can be a long and painful path to bear. They are certainly not easy people to deal with...
Sometimes the best way to say sorry to your wife after messing up is by writing her a letter. Find out how to ask for forgiveness from the woman you love when you've made a regrettable mistake.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're dating with children, it's important to know that your partner is ready to make them a part of their life. Here are some ways to tell if your new girlfriend or boyfriend is not on board with your kids.
We all experience it at some point in our lives: Things seem to be going well, then suddenly he seems to lose interest. Don't worry, you're not alone.
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.
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.
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.
Is there someone in your life who just seems to drain all of your emotional energy? Do they poison everything you love and cause drama all the time? You might be dealing with a toxic person.
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.
Here is some relationship advice, outside of marriage counseling and couples therapy, to help you avoid a breakup or divorce.
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.
People who are highly empathetic tend to attract malignant narcissists like flies to honey. Here's how to break free of these toxic bonds.
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.
How do you know when someone is going to be a destructive force in your life rather than a healthy influence?
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.
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."
What is considered cheating in a relationship? Why do people cheat? What should you do if you or your partner cheats? Read on to find out.
Don't let the strife with the mother of your boyfriend's child ruin your relationship. Learn the root causes and develop a plan to live a drama free life.
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...
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.
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.
Many women are concerned with their husband getting angry and lashing out at them for no reason. In this article, I go over some common causes and some solutions for dealing with an angry husband.
"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!
While searching for a partner single folks realize what they do not want in a relationship. These are referred to as deal breakers and they are not good things to have in a relationship.
Getting revenge on the people who have wronged you is one of the best feelings in the world, but it comes at a price. Read on to find out more.
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.
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.
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.
Have you done something you regret? Did you say something to upset your wife? Do you need to apologize to your husband? Here are some ways to say sorry when you've made a mistake and seek forgiveness.
Are you wondering if your boyfriend is jealous, but aren't sure what to look for? Here are some signs that he is hiding his jealousy from you.
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.
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.
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.
What do you expect in your relationship? Here are some healthy habits to build for expectations in a relationship to help you make your relationship better, happier, and more fulfilling.
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.
Is your boyfriend suffocating you and you're not sure why? Consider these 7 possible reasons why he's being so clingy.
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.
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?
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.
Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder may come across as ultra-confident, but they are emotionally fragile bullies requiring constant validation from others.
Many victims of psychopaths, narcissists, and borderlines can't afford to work with a therapist to help them during their recovery from abuse. Books are an inexpensive way to empower yourself and begin the healing process.
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.
Many women wonder, "Why did my husband/boyfriend cheat on me with her?!" Even though you can't see the appeal of the other woman, there definitely is one to your cheating man.
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.
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.
Needy people can drive you nuts. We either run away from them or we are drained by them. But can we help them? Yes!
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.
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.
Causing someone you care about pain and heartache can be deeply distressing. If you need to apologize to a loved one for a mistake you made, here are some tips for offering a sincere, honest apology.
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.
The answer may surprise you. Most cheating husbands get involved with someone their wives know. For some reason women give cheating men more credit than they deserve when it comes to choosing someone to cheat with. One woman, during the course of...
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.
Don't freeze up. Use your head and emotions to improve your life after you are rid of your personality disordered ex.
Partners or spouses can make you miserable in public and private or steal your money no matter how smart or educated you are. But leaving would mean you've failed.
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.
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.
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 humorously helpful tips.
What happens when you're discarded by a narcissist? Why do narcissists discard people in the first place? Read on to find out.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Do you know what to do when your boyfriend or girlfriend sends you mixed messages? Avoid problems by recognizing how to interpret what is really happening.
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.
I've had many women contact me who have been confused by men who were all into them—initiating communication, making time to see them, as well as opening up and having the "future talk," and then out of the blue ended up disappearing out of their...
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.
In this article, I break down some of the reasons as to why so many people get wrapped up in adulterous affairs.
Here's how get your lover or friend to forgive you. How to kiss and make up after a fight. Here's how to get your lover back after a fight.
When men lose interest in a relationships, often they will never tell you. However, there will be subtle changes in their behavior that signal their love has gone somewhere.
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.
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.
Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.
Are you in a bad relationship? Learn more about some of the warning signs that your relationship is harmful to your physical and emotional health and well-being.
She said no. Now what? Learn how to approach the difficult time that occurs after someone rejects a marriage proposal.
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.
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.
The sooner you are able to recognize the personality traits of a cheater, the closer you will be to protecting your heart from their selfish ways.
Why is it that some guys are just chauvinistic bastards that still, in this day and age, feel the need to disrespect women and express to the world their disdain for them? There are at least a few reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to end the cycle of arguing with your spouse all the time. Begin to live a more peaceful co-existence. How to stop arguing with your husband or wife. Quick tips and an Argument Prevention Model.
Why do men cheat on their unsuspecting, supportive wives? Why do women flock to the beck and call of a married man? What do you do when it all comes crashing down around you, and the fun and games are over? An honest look at infidelity and the lure of a taken lover.
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.
One of the hardest parts of helping a mentally ill person is by enabling them. This article explains the importance of boundaries.
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, Psychotic Mood Shift, Puffy Mid-Section, Perpetual Munching Spree, Pass My Snacks, Potential Murder Suspect or very simply PMS. These very initials often send a shiver of dread down the spine of any male over the age of 12. ...
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.
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 . . .
Could you be a victim of gaslighting abuse? Do you think you're going crazy? 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 by your partner or loved one.
What can you do to help you trust your spouse again if they have had an affair, or betrayed you in some other way?
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.
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.
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)
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.
How do you cope with being in a relationship with someone who can't say "I love you?" Before you give up on him, these tips might help you find out what's really going on with the man you love.
Yes, it is perfectly normal to fight with your significant other. But did you know that the occasional argument is a sign of a healthy, positive relationship?
Before a person you care about gets caught up in the cycle of a toxic relationship that may potentially ruin her life she should look at these eight warning signs to see if the man of her dreams is really a toxic nightmare.
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.
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.
Knowing the difference between love and obsession can mean the difference between a long and healthy relationship and a potentially damaging and controlling one. If you question the status of your relationship, read on for more information.
Do you feel your relationship is lacking something? This will help you communicate about the issues and learn what you both want.
Read on as this post outlines tips on how to stop being jealous in a relationship, followed by a quiz to find