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.
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?
Having a loved one enter the prison system can be extremely stressful. It's hard losing someone, even when they're still alive. There are strict rules & guidelines around visitation, especially regarding dress code. Your loved one may need you to set-up a phone account or send them money. More than anything else, your loved one needs you to support them. Encourage them to be active in the jail community.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the worst things in life is discovering that the person you love and the person you share a bed with is leading a double life. Cheaters typically give off some common signs that we just don't notice, including spending more time on the phone...
Don't freeze up. Use your head and emotions to improve your life after you are rid of your personality disordered ex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
Find out how to recover from loss of self-esteem after discovering that your partner has cheated on you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 suspect your husband is tracking you? Watching your every move? Monitoring your computer and phone? Find out how to deal with a snooping husband.
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.
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'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.
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.
Practical tips for keeping your man happy at home and happy in bed. Men want and need certain things to keep them satisfied. This article explains some of the things that help him not cheat.
Is your boyfriend suffocating you and you're not sure why? Consider these 7 possible reasons why he's being so clingy.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do narcissist mothers apologize? What are the elements of a sincere apology? What's a non-apology? Should I demand an apology? What about deathbed apologies?
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.
Are you feeling stressed out about your marriage but you don't know why? Here are some common causes of marital tension that could be slowly building up between you and your partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Malignant narcissists are dangerous people who will destroy your health, your livelihood and your other relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is not the absence of conflict but how you and your partner handle it that will result in a healthy and happy relationship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People who are highly empathetic tend to attract malignant narcissists like flies to honey. Here's how to break free of these toxic bonds.
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.
Learn to recognize the signs of an emotionally or physically abusive relationship with a narcissistic woman.
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.
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...
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.
Intimate relationships are hard and Communication breakdown is a frequent problem. Use this communication tool to help you get your relationship back on track.
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.
In this article, I break down some of the reasons as to why so many people get wrapped up in adulterous affairs.
What can you do to help you trust your spouse again if they have had an affair, or betrayed you in some other way?
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...
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
What happens when you're discarded by a narcissist? Why do narcissists discard people in the first place? Read on to find 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!
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.
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?
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.
A personal reflection on dating a narcissist. Why you can't be comfortable with a narcissist and how relationships with them will ultimately end.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A malignant narcissist will seize upon personal information and use it to damage your career and your relationships.
Before I begin this article, it is worthy of noting that all people, men and women, struggle with staying true to one person. This article, however, will only focus on the mentality of men.
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.
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!
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.
Love, as great as the feeling can be can slowly fade away for some reasons. If you suspect your man does not love you anymore, and you still love him, you are in a difficult situation.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Abuse is not always obvious. It can be more subtle than outright physical abuse. Find out 5 important signs to watch out for...
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.
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?
Here it comes. Another month has gone by, and you know the monster is about to arrive. Everyone take cover!
One of the hardest parts of helping a mentally ill person is by enabling them. This article explains the importance of boundaries.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"...
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.
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.
Here's a list of five common emotional abuse tactics used by psychopaths, sociopaths, narcissists, and borderlines to gain and maintain control over their victims.
So you wanna get back at your spouse for "something they did?" Yeah.. that's reeeaaalll mature. (end sarcasm)
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.
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.
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...
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!
Are you and your spouse always arguing about your social media accounts? Excessive use of sites such as Facebook leads to mistrust, infidelity and divorce. Save your marriage with these simple rules.
Sadly, the cliché that you have to kiss a lot of frogs, to find the prince, tends to be true more often than not. But what if all that kissing has led you to a toxic relationship? How would you know?
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.
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.
Here is some relationship advice, outside of marriage counseling and couples therapy, to help you avoid a breakup or divorce.
“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
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.
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."
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?
Find out how to tell whether your girlfriend is texting another guy or your boyfriend is texting another woman.
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.
If your husband is cheating on you, you may think it is your fault. If so, you are wrong! This article explains why.
Trust is necessary for a relationship to work. If your partner is not trustworthy, it's best to recognize it in time.
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.
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.
The person you love is a coldblooded cheater. You have proof but now what? Don't overreact! Here is some advice on what Not to do when you realize you have a cheating spouse.
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?
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.
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.