We all crave healthy relationships that are based on love and respect, but in reality, many of us face relationship challenges at times. Maintaining a strong relationship takes work, commitment, and willingness to change together with your partner. In this section, you’ll find advice on how to identify issues, resolve conflicts, and build a healthy relationship that will allow you to be your true self.

Men and relationship issues Relationships

Navigating Relationship Difficulties as a Man

Reading Time: 7 minutes We live in a world where gender stereotypes still exist. Even though developed Western societies no longer require a person to choose from two genders only, if you identify as a man or woman, you may still deal with tons of stereotypes regarding what is considered masculine or feminine. There is a big difference between societal expectations about male and female behavior, and when it…

April 22, 2022

Emotionally Unavailable People Relationships

Climbing the Love Peak: Why We Like Emotionally Unavailable People

Reading Time: 10 minutes Here you go again: you feel attraction to someone who’s a hard nut to crack. They exude vibes of mystery and aloofness you can’t get close to. And you can’t help but keep trying to conquer their attention. Or, you seem to have found your soulmate. You both feel emotional and sexual chemistry. And you both see a clear perspective of starting a relationship. But…

April 7, 2022

Relationships

Know the Signs of Emotional Dependency so You Can Recover

Reading Time: 5 minutes It takes a village, as the saying goes. We all rely on other people to get by. And one of the best things about healthy relationships is that they offer much-needed connection and support, especially when times get tough. When you mess up at work, lose out on your dream job, or experience a serious illness, the people closest to you will be by your…

April 5, 2022

Mental and Emotional Issues That Affect Men’s Sexual Health Relationships

8 Mental and Emotional Issues That Affect Men’s Sex Lives

Reading Time: 9 minutes Sex and intimacy are fundamental parts of men’s well-being, no matter their age, relationship status, or sexual orientation. Indeed, sexual and mental health are intrinsically linked — the benefits of sex for mental health are hard to deny. It’s a common fact that underlying medical problems seriously affect men’s sexual life. However, mental and emotional issues play an important role as well. In particular, they…

March 27, 2022

Relationship habits that predict divorce Relationships

10 Relationship Habits That Increase the Chances of Divorce

Reading Time: 7 minutes We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and all marriages have their ups and downs. But researchers have found that there are some relationship habits and behaviors that can increase the chances of divorce. In this article, we will look at the traits of unhealthy relationships and the most common reasons for divorce, so that you can identify if there is anything in your relationship…

March 21, 2022

Valentine’s Day When You’re Single Relationships

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

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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’ll miss out on. Still, it’s just one of the days of the year. While there’s tons of pressure put…

February 11, 2022

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Making friends as adults Relationships

5 Ways to Make Friends as an Adult

Reading Time: 6 minutes Friendships are more important than you think. Having a strong support network can make you more resilient, teach you how to deal with obstacles more effectively, and help you improve as a person and achieve your goals. But to reap the benefits, you have to make meaningful connections first, and it isn’t as simple as it seems. Unfortunately, making friends in adulthood may be quite…

February 11, 2022

How Attachment Styles Affect Romantic Relationships Relationships

Find Out How Attachment Styles Can Affect Your Romantic Relationships

Reading Time: 7 minutes Humans are social creatures, which means we not only crave company but also intimacy and emotional connection. Even though forming social bonds is our biological need, a lot of people struggle with building relationships. While the reason is often difficulty finding someone you click with, in most cases relationship problems stem from how you relate to others. If you’ve ever wondered why some people act…

February 2, 2022

What Is Gaslighting Relationships

What Is Gaslighting? How to Spot It and Stop It

Reading Time: 12 minutes “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,…

February 1, 2022

Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love Most? Relationships

Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love Most?

Reading Time: 5 minutes “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. The psychology behind hurting people that you love is quite complicated. You may do it intentionally or unintentionally. Everyone expects to be treated well by their…

January 30, 2022

trauma bonding Relationships

How to Recognize a Trauma Bond and What to Do About It

Reading Time: 8 minutes In the summer of 1973, a bank robbery occurred in Stockholm, Sweden where four bank workers were taken hostage for six days. Over that period, it’s said that the workers began to develop a bond with the robbers which grew so strong that one of the captives told the Swedish Prime Minister she fully trusted her captors but feared the police might kill her if…

January 25, 2022

What Is Closure and Why Do We Need It after a Relationship Breakup Relationships

What Is Closure and Why Do We Need It after a Relationship Breakup?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The end of a relationship is understandably a challenging time, especially if one partner wanted the break-up and the other did not. Emotions run strong, and if you don’t know the reason for the breakup, it can be difficult to move forward. Closure from an ex can make it easier to process feelings of grief when a relationship ends, and there are psychological reasons for…

January 23, 2022