Sunday November 23rd 2014

‘Healthy Attachment’ Archives

Why It’s Taking Too Long To Get Back Your Ex – Pt. 2

Why It’s Taking Too Long To Get Back Your Ex – Pt. 2

Continued from Pt. 1. When you take full responsibility for how you reacted in the past, you are also holding yourself accountable for how you will respond in the future. Those two go together. If you just keep beating yourself up for your past mistakes, and don't do anything to make sure you do not repeat those mistakes, you will find [...]

Help! My Ex Is Afraid Of Getting Close To Anyone

Help! My Ex Is Afraid Of Getting Close To Anyone

Question: Yangki, my ex is emotionally damaged and afraid to get close to anyone. She had a rough childhood with an alcoholic mother and father who wasn't around. When she started pushing me away, she said she was scared I'd leave her. I told her I love her and wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. But then I found out she was seeing [...]

‘I Love You’ May Not Always Mean ‘I, Love You’

‘I Love You’ May Not Always Mean ‘I, Love You’

Just mere semantics, right? Not so fast. According to relational communication expert Sean Horan, an assistant professor at DePaul University in the College of Communication, affectionate behaviour is not all that it seems. "Gestures such as hand holding, kissing and cuddling could be indicators that your partner is mad at you," explained [...]

How Soon Is Too Soon To Say “I Love You!”

How Soon Is Too Soon To Say “I Love You!”

The exchange of the words "I love you" mark a big milestones in any relationship.  But both men and women sometimes find it difficult to say "I love you" because they are afraid of what the other might say. A client told me he had tried many times to say the words but somehow could not bring himself to say them. When he finally said "I love [...]

Do Women And Men Communicate Differently?

Do Women And Men Communicate Differently?

I’ve stated here on my blog and in many of my articles that I do not buy into Men Vs. Women thinking, mainly because I do not believe it helps us understand each other better. Yes, there may be some psychological and psycho-social gender-biased differences, but I do not believe they are big enough to separate us into two opposite species... Men [...]

How To Tell If He/she Loves You Or Just Needs You?

How To Tell If He/she Loves You Or Just Needs You?

So many of us use the word "love" when we really mean "need". I have many of my clients who come to me with a broken heart, "I really love him/her" but when we analyze what he or she really means, the person realizes that what they really meant was, "I really need him/her" What's the difference? Have you had crush on or "fallen in love" with [...]

Why Advice On Getting Your Ex Back Is Not Working

Why Advice On Getting Your Ex Back Is Not Working

Some of you asked me why my advice doesn't work for you. Others have asked me if is really true that people do get back together after a break-up. I've been honest -- sometimes too honest. Not everyone gets their ex back for a number of reasons, some of which I've shared in many articles. Even the very best advice can only do so much. In [...]

3 Key Behaviours That Earn Your Ex’s Trust – Pt 3

3 Key Behaviours That Earn Your Ex’s Trust – Pt 3

Continued from - Pt. 2 3. Consistency I always advice my clients not to be too concerned about whether an ex responds to a text, email or call immediately or responds a week later, but to look at the consistency of their positions as this is a better indicator of whether you are making progress - or being played. Whether or not someone [...]

Does Someone Using “No Contact” Love You?

Does Someone Using “No Contact” Love You?

Anna Wrote: I am a little confused about one part in your article. In one of the paragraphs you say that people who use 'no contact' are not using it because they love you... Yet in the same paragraph you also say that these people are not out to hurt the person they love, which implies that this would be done to a person they love... So then, if [...]

8 Simple Rules For Dating Your Ex

8 Simple Rules For Dating Your Ex

Dating your ex again isn't the same as dating someone new. You have a romantic history together and that changes the whole dynamics of approaching, asking for a date and entering into a relationship. One of the hardest things to do is figuring out which behaviours are proper and which are potentially damaging. Here are 8 simple rules that can [...]

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