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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.

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Stonewalling in a Relationship: When Your Partner Refuses to Communicate

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

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How to Incorporate the Quality Time Love Language into Your Relationship

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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