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9 Ways to Improve Communication in Your Relationship

Communication is key to a harmonious and healthy relationship. All too often, couples have difficulty expressing how they feel, which can lead to misunderstandings, disagreements, and even toxic behaviors. Understanding how to improve communication with your partner is not only helpful for those whose relationship is under strain, but can protect an otherwise healthy relationship from problems later on, too. In this article, we will…

January 5, 2022

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How a Healthy Sex Life Can Help Minimize Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

Sexual behavior and activity vary from person to person. Some people wait to have sex, whereas others may be on the asexual spectrum. Those who have sex or are curious about the health benefits of sex, however, might wonder what the advantages of sex are and how they work. So, how can sex benefit your mental health, and how do you establish a healthy sex…

December 2, 2021

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Always There for You: Can Exes Be Friends?

If you ask a group of people whether they would want to stay friends with their exes, you’ll likely get answers at both ends of the spectrum. For some, staying friends with an ex is an absolute no-no, but for others, being friends after a breakup can be the healthy next step in your changed relationship. In this article, we will look at when and…

November 9, 2021

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Playing with Fire: How to Know Your Partner Is Having an Emotional Affair

Emotional affairs are on the rise in the USA. In the past, affairs were conducted in person or during snatched moments on the phone. Today, technology makes it easy to meet someone virtually, or communicate discreetly with someone you know in real life. Unlike a sexual affair, your partner could be sharing themselves with someone else at any time of the day or night, even…

October 19, 2021

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The Impact of Bullying on Your Mental Health

As we connect on web platforms around the world, we get the opportunity to interact with people we might never have gotten the chance to meet pre-internet. When it comes to bullying, that’s both a blessing and a curse. While connections made across the web can foster a sense of community and combat loneliness, they can also create breeding grounds for cyberbullying. Bullying can happen…

October 13, 2021

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How to Deal with an Emotionally Sensitive Partner

Knowing someone with an emotionally sensitive personality can allow you to have one of the deepest and most meaningful relationships or friendships you’ll ever experience. However, their sensitivity can also lead to some challenges. Here we will look at how to have a healthy relationship with someone who is emotionally sensitive, in a way that will ensure you both remain happy and understood. What’s Great…

September 16, 2021

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How Men Fall in Love and How Their Brain Responds

When we think of love, we think of the heart, but love really happens in the brain. As you go through the stages of love, certain neural activity occurs. Love is very much a process, but interestingly, the process differs slightly between men and women. How men fall in love is not the same as how women do. And that’s what we’ll be looking at…

September 16, 2021

How to Cope When You Are Lonely Relationships

How to Cope When You Are Lonely

Feeling lonely is normal because social connections are one of many intrinsic human needs. When you are physically or emotionally isolated from others, you are likely to crave companionship. Although everyone experiences loneliness from time to time, it is a passing feeling that one can overcome. But when it becomes chronic and interferes with your ability to go about your daily life, you should do…

August 31, 2021

Support Someone Relationships

How to Support Someone after a Difficult Diagnosis

When someone you know receives a difficult diagnosis, it can be hard to know how best to support them. Here are our simple but effective steps to supporting someone during this challenging time. The Difficult Diagnosis Many of us will be faced with the upsetting situation of finding out that a family member, friend or coworker has been diagnosed with a serious health condition. The…

August 31, 2021

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Interesting Facts about the Psychology of Attraction

Love is an intense feeling. If you’ve been in love before, you can attest to the fact that it seems like a roller coaster ride. One day all you want to do is to stare into the eyes of your significant other, and the next, you’re afraid of life without them. Unfortunately, sometimes love comes with disappointments and ultimately heartbreak. Going through these intense feelings…

August 17, 2021

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When Honesty is the Best Policy: How to Stop Lying in a Relationship

We learn to tell untruths when we’re as young as two and begin to lie regularly at around the age of three when we understand that adults don’t actually know everything. Dad said I could. If you let me (blank), I’ll never ask you for anything again. He started it! We begin to tell “white” lies at around the age of seven. These are lies…

August 3, 2021

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What to Know About Relationship Abuse and How to Get Support

No one deserves to be abused or threatened. Yet, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in three US women and nearly one in four US men have experienced violence at the hands of a partner. While there is a global predominance of male perpetrators of abuse against female partners, the truth is, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities can…

June 30, 2021

Gaslighting Relationships

What Is Gaslighting? How to Spot It and Stop It

“That never happened. You must be going crazy.” “It’s just your imagination.” “Are you sure? You never remember things accurately.” If your partner repeatedly says things like these to you, they may be using an insidious technique that mental health professionals call “gaslighting.” If that happens, your experiences, words, and emotions are twisted and used against you, so you may even start questioning your thoughts,…

June 18, 2021

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Stonewalling in a Relationship: When Your Partner Refuses to Communicate

We all need to feel heard, especially by those we love. So, when your partner goes quiet and refuses to acknowledge what you say, it hurts. Stonewalling can be intentional or unintentional. Either way, it is hurtful to the recipient and may severely damage a relationship in the long run. What Is Stonewalling? The term “stonewalling” was popularized by John Gottman, a relationship researcher. It…

June 8, 2021

Time Love Language Relationships

How to Incorporate the Quality Time Love Language into Your Relationship

Although you may already know that one-on-one time is incredibly important within a relationship, you may not realize that quality time is one of the 5 love languages. Quality time is often seen as a way to strengthen a relationship. Giving each other your undivided attention can be a great way to communicate, focus on your relationship, and even avoid conflict. But when life is…

May 28, 2021

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How to Navigate Difficult Family Relationships

Occasional disagreements or misunderstandings are a normal part of family relationships. However, if you have a difficult relationship with one or more family members, it can start to impact your mental health. Taking steps to navigate disagreements or disputes is vital to looking after yourself. Here we will look at how to deal with difficult family relationships. What Makes Family Relationships Difficult? Human relationships and…

May 28, 2021

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How to Recognize Verbal Abuse

The harmful effects of verbal abuse can be just as devastating as other forms of abuse. But sadly, it’s not always easy to recognize. People of all ages can suffer from verbal abuse, and it can happen in any social setting, including among friends, family members, partners, peers, classmates, and work colleagues. It can have short and long-term consequences, affecting people’s mental health, stress levels,…

May 25, 2021

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Are You in a Codependent Relationship? Here’s How to Overcome Codependency

Being codependent in a relationship is more than being “needy.” It is “setting yourself on fire” to keep your partner warm because you believe you would not be okay without them. You probably sacrifice your comfort just to get them to stay in the relationship. Unconditional sacrifice might be your way of expressing love — and you might not know it yet but it is…

May 25, 2021

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How to Feel Better About Being Single

Movies and TV shows often push the narrative that a person is not “complete” until they find a romantic partner. It’s an idea that many of us grow up believing thanks to fairy tales we read in childhood. Meanwhile, being single is portrayed as a state of loneliness that must be endured until a person meets “The One”. Unfortunately, these stereotypes are extremely damaging –…

May 19, 2021

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Words of Affirmation: What are They and How to Use Them in Your Relationship

Everyone has a different way of expressing and receiving love. While some equate this feeling with spending time together, others prefer physical touch or receiving gifts. Some people, meanwhile, like it when their partner offers help in any way they can or showers them with compliments or words of encouragement. The concept described above is referred to as love language, developed by author and pastor…

May 19, 2021

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Acts of Service Love Language: How to Use It in Your Relationship

When it feels like something is wrong in your relationship, it is normal to find yourself in a time of extreme anxiety, stress, and worry. A healthy relationship relies on openness, communication, and trust, and if any of these begin to dwindle then you may start to feel like a distance is forming between you and your spouse or partner. Noticing that something isn’t right…

May 12, 2021

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The Five Languages of Love and What They Mean

One of the biggest challenges faced by people in relationships is how to express love in meaningful and intentional ways to those they care about. We all have different preferences when it comes to things that make us feel loved and cared for. So how to make sure that you are communicating your love in the way your partner wants to receive it? Keep reading…

April 9, 2021

How to Deal with Gaslighting Relationships

How to Recognize Gaslighting and What to Do About It

Have you ever gone through an experience when someone made you feel too emotional or caused you to doubt the things you believe in? Is there someone in your life who presently makes you feel anxious and question your own sanity? If your answer to these questions is affirmative, then you may have been a victim of gaslighting. Gaslighting takes many forms and can occur…

March 16, 2021

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What You Need to Know About Relationship Therapy

Are you considering therapy for relationship issues? This guide will be useful to you. Here, you’ll learn when to seek therapy, how it’ll help, and how to find the right therapist. We also tell you about online relationship counseling, what to expect in therapy, and how to get the most out of it. Let’s get started. When to Seek Relationship Therapy When is the best…

March 15, 2021

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Can’t Stop Thinking About Someone? Do This to Get Over Them

You met someone new. You want to be with them, but they do not feel the same way. Now you can’t stop thinking about them no matter how hard you try. Perhaps your mind is filled with thoughts of your ex-lover. It gets so bad that some days, you can’t get much done. Unrequited love can be frustrating and leave us feeling pain, grief, or…

March 15, 2021

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How Often Do Couples in Long-Term Relationships Have Sex?

What is the average amount of sex that couples in long-term relationships are having? Sooner or later, people came to the point of discussing this question, seeking the ultimate criteria and checking whether they “hit the mark.” And that’s pretty natural. Married, cohabiting, and engaged couples notice that the frequency of sex declines with time. Many are concerned and even ashamed of this fact. They…

March 10, 2021

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Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships: How to Tell the Difference

Relationships are an essential part of healthy living because social connections are crucial for our mental and physical health. From acquaintances to romances, relationships can enrich our lives and make us happier. But at the same time, relationships can also cause discomfort and even be harmful. Healthy vs unhealthy relationships Not all relationships are going to be perfect all the time, and we all have…

March 8, 2021

Signs and Effects of Toxic Relationships Relationships

Signs and Effects of Toxic Relationships

People in a toxic relationship often know that something is wrong, but they never know how serious the implications of such a union are. You might be feeling unhappy in your current relationship but keep trying to work things out because you do not want to leave. You might not define your relationship as toxic because you do not know the signs to look out…

March 3, 2021

I Hate My Boyfriend. What Should I Do? Relationships

I Hate My Boyfriend. What Should I Do?

“I hate my boyfriend.” If you’re currently feeling hatred towards your boyfriend, you may think your relationship is over. However, as many people will tell you, it happens a lot, especially if you’ve been dating for a while. Some days you love him, and other days you can’t stand him because of something he has done. However, sometimes, your feelings may be more serious. Therefore,…

March 2, 2021

45 Best Relationship Quotes of All Time Relationships

45 Best Relationship Quotes of All Time

People encounter different types of relationships over the course of their lives. From being in a romantic relationship to having friends or a long-term partner, interpersonal relationships are important for people’s mental health. Understand that each relationship you engage in brings with it something fresh and a chance to grow. Of course, there will be instances in those relationships when you will feel challenged, questioning…

March 2, 2021

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What Is Closure and Why Do We Need It After Relationship Breakup

According to closure psychology, some people struggle with ambiguous ends to relationships. It is understandable – it’s devastating when someone you love leaves with no clear explanation. You feel hurt, rejected, and confused. You want answers that justify the abrupt breakup. You hope that the answers will help you to make peace with the occurrence. What is the need for closure? It is a psychological…

February 17, 2021

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How to Be Kind to Yourself on Valentine’s Day When You’re Single or in Long-Distance Relationships

Valentine’s Day is associated with love, romance, and enjoyment, and it’s a happy occasion for many. Yet it can be stressful for people who are single or in long-distance relationships. Displays of roses, teddy bears, and couple getaways are all aggressive reminders of how much you will miss out on. Still, it’s just one of the days of the year. While there’s tons of pressure…

February 11, 2021

What Does It Mean to Be Aromantic Relationships

What Does It Mean to Be Aromantic?

Is being aromantic the same as being asexual? Aromanticism is often confused for asexuality, but these two orientations are not the same thing. And while someone might identify as both (an aromantic asexual), identifying as either identity doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the other. This article covers the topic of asexuality and aromanticism, explaining both concepts and highlighting their differences. We also tell you…

February 10, 2021

Top Romantic Quotes for This Valentine’s Day Relationships

Top Romantic Quotes for This Valentine’s Day

Every day is a chance to reaffirm our commitment and affection towards those with whom we are in romantic relationships. However, on February 14th of each year, people get a chance to honor their love for each other by sending gifts, flowers, and messages of love. The ritual of showing love and affection to those we care about has a long-standing history, originating way back…

February 9, 2021

12 Tips to Keep Your Romantic Relationship Strong Relationships

Effective Tips On Building Strong Relationships

When you’re in the honeymoon stage of your relationship, keeping the flame ablaze is effortless. The mere sight of the person you love is enough to send butterflies to your stomach. However, love is just the cherry on top of the cake if you want a healthy long-lasting relationship. It takes time and effort to build a lasting relationship. Therefore, if you believe the person…

February 9, 2021

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5 Strategies for Dealing with Relationship Crises

Relationships are supposed to be fun and relaxing, helping us to work through challenges and maintain good mental health. However, at times they can be difficult to nurture. At some stage, you could be having an amazing time and sharing wonderful moments. At another stage, little things start to annoy more than usual and arguments persist. People facing relationship crises but are still committed to…

February 2, 2021

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7 Signs You Might Be in an Abusive Relationship

Abuse is not just a short-term argument between two people with insulting words exchanged. It’s a regular behavior pattern by one partner used to obtain total control and power over another one. It not only ruins the relationships but has serious negative consequences for a victim. It affects a person’s health and well-being and can be really devastating for their self-esteem, independence, and dignity. The…

February 1, 2021

Character Relationships

Analyzing Your Character Using Quizzes

Personality tests have been offered for decades, and on the internet, you can access a few decent quizzes at any time. These tests are quite important as they will allow you to self-reflect. After completing these tests, you will know yourself as a unique individual and not just as a member of a community. These quizzes will also make you understand your behavior, and eventually,…

November 18, 2020

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I Love My Friends, But It Feels Like They Don’t Care

Friendships are hard to come by as we get older, perhaps because people get caught up in their adulthood responsibilities, and they can only sustain a small circle of meaningful friendships. You will realize that you are not spending as much time as you used to with your friends during your youthful days. Some friendships may grow apart and become cold, and this is just…

November 2, 2020

Find Out If You’re in an Intimate Relationship Relationships

Find Out If You’re in an Intimate Relationship

The idea of emotional closeness is propagated just about in every media you can think of. However, an intimate relationship isn’t just gazing into each other’s eyes and holding hands. It’s actually much more! What Does It Mean to Have an “Intimate Relationship”? If you have no idea what’s the answer to the question above, don’t worry. Instead, let’s closely examine it. In an intimate…

October 29, 2020

What to Do When You Break Up with Your Girlfriend Relationships

What to Do When You Break Up with Your Girlfriend: Useful Insights

There is no denying the fact that separation can be bitter. That said, most of the time, breaking ups are unavoidable in relationships and can have positive effects. You may be stressed wondering whether the decision to quit was the right one. Although the step may seem scary, please know that you will be fine. It does not matter whether you have been dating for…

October 26, 2020

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Why Do People Hurt Others?

“You’ve been hurt before… hurt people, they hurt people.” These lyrics by the Irish rock band, The Script, seem so relatable. Is it true that people hurt their loved ones because someone hurt them before? Well, yes and no. Why do people hurt others? The psychology behind hurting people that you love is quite complicated. You may do it intentionally or unintentionally. Everyone expects to…

October 26, 2020

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What to Do If You’re Not Happy in Relationships

Most people desire to have healthy and happy relationships. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky to have fulfilling ones. Research indicates that nearly 19% of Americans are not happy in relationships but still prefer to stay longer in them. It means most people are still optimistic their unhappy relationships can turn around for the better, while others are just stuck not knowing how to handle the…

October 26, 2020

How to Tell That Your Wife Doesn't Love You Anymore Relationships

How to Tell That Your Wife Doesn’t Love You Anymore

Love can’t fade away suddenly. There must have been a trigger that caused it to happen: quarrels, misunderstandings, financial problems. Usually, the main reason is the routine of family life. On the one hand, it’s good to wake up together in the morning, have breakfast, drive to work together, meet in the evening after work, and spend time together watching a movie. Of course, there…

October 22, 2020

Does He Love Me Relationships

Does He Love Me? Clear Signs to Know Where You Stand

You’re past the awkward stage where you can’t seem to figure out whether it’s too soon to call him. He expressed interest in you, and you started dating. But there’s one problem. You’re not sure if he loves you or not. If you’ve only been dating for a while, it can be challenging to know where he stands. It’s even harder if he’s not a…

October 22, 2020

How to Move on Despite Having Strong Feelings for Your Ex Relationships

How to Move on Despite Having Strong Feelings for Your Ex

Before we get started, here are our key takeaways: Moving on when you still have feelings for your ex is hard but achievable. You need a positive mind, plus time to recover and move on after a heartbreak. Moving on requires patience and dedication, especially if you had invested a lot in your past relationship. Many factors make it hard for people to move on…

October 20, 2020

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How to Define a True Friend in Your Life

Friendship is one of the most important things in the life of each person. We all need a good buddy by our side to have fun together, to cry together, to share all the good moments we experience. But who is a true friend? Is there a place in a friendship for disappointments and fights? Can a true buddy abandon you when you need their…

September 28, 2020

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Think Your Girlfriend Hates You? Learn the Reasons Why

Relationships are always evolving. It isn’t uncommon to feel that your significant other’s feelings have suddenly taken an about-turn for the worse. However, when that change does happen unexpectedly, you are bound to start asking some serious questions. Fear not, though. Your girlfriend might not necessarily hate you or even harbor ill feelings towards you. Hate is quite a strong word. Therefore, at this point,…

September 18, 2020

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Discover the Reasons Why Love Is Associated with Sex

Love and sex are dissimilar things. In society, however, there are exist various perceptions of how the two relate. Some view them interchangeably and assume that love will always be present as long as sex is there. This perception can result in challenges in a relationship. Others think that the two aren’t related. They hold an opinion that even if one is absent, there would…

September 17, 2020

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What Is the Definition Of Romantic Attraction?

How do I know whether my relationship will last? Is this the real deal? At one point in life, everyone asks themselves these questions. Getting answers is hard because love is a complex emotion. What?s more, not knowing the definition of romantic attraction throws a spanner in the works. The truth is, there are many different types of attraction. However, for most relationships, romantic attraction…

September 16, 2020

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Getting Mixed Signals? It May Be Why

Here’s a scenario: you met a guy, there was chemistry, sparks flew, you had some dates, then he ghosted. Now you’re wondering what you did to scare him off. You even start to think that maybe he doesn’t like you anymore. A few days or weeks later, he calls you up with the same enthusiasm, and the cycle begins again. What’s going on? Here are…

September 9, 2020

I Need Someone to Talk to Relationships

I Need Someone to Talk to – How to Get Effective Help

Sometimes, life becomes too overwhelming to bear. You lose someone you love or a job or find yourself stuck in a rut and anxious all the time. In such situations, it may feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. It’s worse when everyone around you seems to be having the time of their life. You start believing no one can…

September 8, 2020

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Tips on How to Interact With a Guy You Just Met

Have you just met someone? It feels good to meet a new person and be interested in knowing more about that individual. But what do you talk about? You can’t go and sit awkwardly waiting for the guy to ask you the questions while you give the answers. If you do this, then your date will be boring, and what could have turned into a…

September 4, 2020

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What Should I Do If My Wife Isn’t In Love with Me Anymore?

When you walk down the aisle to marry the girl of your dreams, you can’t help but have a “forever” feeling in mind. It is the person you’re going to share life and grow old with. It never occurs to any couple that the love they share may fizzle out. It happens. Marriage is challenging. As you go through the relationship, you’ll argue with your…

September 2, 2020

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