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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.

How to Deal with Rejection

How to Deal with Rejection

Rejection is an almost unavoidable aspect of being human. No one has ever succeeded in love or in life without first facing rejection. We all experience it, and yet, those times when we do are often the times we feel ...

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What Is Your Role in Your Relationship?

Conflict between a couple can often feel convoluted and layered in ways that are hard to make sense of. But, there is one dynamic that may be a bit easier to wrap our heads around. Very often, couples get into ...

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Take Control of Who You Are in Your Relationship

I often speak to people who are in distress over the way their romantic partner treats them. They believe that they want to be close, but that their partner is preventing it by being “condescending”, “critical,” “irresponsible,” “distant,” or “rejecting.” This makes ...

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Fear of Abandonment

fear of abandonment

Many people grow up with fears around abandonment. Some are plagued by these fears pretty consistently throughout their lives. They worry they’ll be rejected by peers, partners, schools, companies, or entire social circles. For many others, these fears aren’t fully ...

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Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Relationship?

Smartphone dependency is on the rise. According to Dr. James A. Roberts, “the typical American checks his or her smartphone once every six-and-a-half minutes, or roughly 150 times each day.” When one of these frequent phone checks interrupts a conversation ...

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