Explaining love

In these posts, we explore the concept of love. What is love, and how do the components of intimacy, passion and commitment influence the love we feel for someone else? How do our dreams, hopes and narratives influence what kind of partner and love we search for?

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Identify and break free from toxic relationship patterns

Navigating relationships isn’t always a walk in the park. We’ve all grappled with the complexities of love, leaving us scratching our heads wondering “What went wrong?” While all relationships are unique, just as we as individuals are unique, there are some common toxic relationship patterns that can be observed in struggling relationships. These behavior patterns […]

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The 5 Questions You Must Ask to Assess Your Relationship

It’s impossible to know what your partner really feels for you. And yet, many of us grind ourselves up trying to figure out the “true” feelings of our partner. Since you can’t know for sure what your significant other is thinking or feeling, what can you do to figure out if your relationship is on

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How to be Happier in Your Relationship (without Involving Your Partner)

In this article, we will discuss ways to make your everyday life and relationship happier without your partner doing anything; and share a number of science-backed tweaks and habits that can have a big impact on your happiness. Every relationship has its ups and downs. In fact, life has its ups and downs. That’s totally

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If you are not looking forward to Valentine’s Day….

Searching in vain for the perfect Valentine’s Day When I was young, I loved paintings by Norman Rockwell.  I spent so much time looking at them. They depicted a lovely Americana that we all wish we remembered. But we don’t remember it—not really–because it never quite existed. It is the stuff that fantasists’ dreams are

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