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  • Toxic Relationships

    Even the best of matches and most compatible of people will have their downfalls. People aren’t perfect, so naturally neither are relationships. However, when the bad starts to outweigh the good and when we start to see real incompatibilities that are hard to reconcile, we may wonder, “Am I in a toxic relationship?”

  • 5 Strategies for Dealing With Your Partner’s Fear of Intimacy

    Although relationships can feel like a tug of war with one of us struggling to pull closer while the other resists, engaging in the blame game is never the solution.

  • What’s Wrong With Infidelity?

    Studies show that between 30 and 60 percent of married individuals in the United States will cheat on their partner at some point in their marriage.

  • How to Fix a Relationship

    Relationships are full of imperfections and misuses of those close to us, and they are made all the more complicated by the pressure we put on ourselves to merge identities with another person.

So many couples find themselves asking “what went wrong in our relationship?” Answering this question often means looking inward. By gaining a better understanding of ourselves, why we choose the partners we do and what dynamics from our past are influencing our present choices and behaviors, we can learn healthier ways of selecting and relating to a romantic partner.

Why Relationships Scare Us

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know that we cannot live within.” – James Arthur Baldwin The pursuit of love is a great motivator of mankind. Love is universal in that it’s something most ...

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Who’s the Boss in Your Relationship?

How common power dynamics destroy our closest relationships At a recent dinner party, I witnessed a group of friends teasingly ask one another who was in charge in their relationship. The question was meant to be playfully provocative, with most ...

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7 Behaviors That Ruin a Relationship

How can you avoid the patterns that destroy a loving relationship? The question of why love fades or why people grow apart in their relationships is one of life’s great mysteries. What prevents us from maintaining the passion, attraction, admiration ...

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Can We Change in Our Relationships?

It’s possible to break free of bad habits when it comes to relationships. “Can a person really change?” This is a question I hear a lot when people are talking about struggles in their relationships. They wonder if their partner ...

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How to Deal with Jealousy

jealousy and jealous feelings

No one enjoys feeling jealous. Yet, jealousy is an inevitable emotion that pretty much every one of us will experience. The problem with jealousy isn’t that it comes up from time to time, but what it does to us when ...

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5 Ways You’re Rejecting Love

Most people don’t naturally think they reject love, but the question really isn’t whether we do or not, it’s how much we do and why. I’ve talked a lot in previous blogs about the reasons so many of us are, to some ...

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