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 […]
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?
It probably won’t come as a surprise to you that there are many factors that play a role in the success of intimate relationships. One factor that people perhaps do not consider as often as other factors is our thinking styles. Compatibility in thinking styles plays a major role in the success of your relationships!
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
Whether you’re meeting with someone new or you’ve been with your partner for a long time, you will likely question at some point whether they’re truly trustworthy. Can you trust your partner? We all have our pretensions. But some people go beyond normal pretensions and portray themselves as someone they are not. They may masquerade
I was once talking with a friend who was (and still is!) an expert on love. He told me a story that stuck with me. He had been married for many years to the same woman. They had a good and in some ways what he thought was a great relationship. Then one night they
Are you feeling uncertain about the state of your relationship? Should you try to save it, or are you better off just calling it quits? Your decision-making gets even more complicated when you consider children, shared financial assets, debts, as well as your lives, which have been intricately linked over a long period of time
Have you ever been in a relationship where you wondered “Why am I so negative towards my partner?” Or maybe it’s your partner who keeps being overly critical. What do you do when someone only sees the bad in you? The Secret Years ago, I came across Maria (not her real name!) over a couple
In this video, you’ll learn about the value about calming down quickly and being in control of your emotions, discover three easy techniques to calm down in any situation, and realize that, with a bit of practice, you, too, can be more calm and mindful. Before you dive in, there’s a few things I want
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
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