Thursday April 17th 2014

‘Healthy Attachment’ Archives

Experts Are Wrong About Giving Your Ex Space

Experts Are Wrong About Giving Your Ex Space

Question: Yangki, I've read many of your articles and you seem to advocate not giving your ex space. Why is that? Almost all experts say giving someone space is healthy for all relationships. I just wonder what you base your advice on? The Love Doctor's Answer: If you read my articles more carefully, you will actually see that I'm all for [...]

No.1 Reason You’re Not Making Progress With Your Ex

No.1 Reason You’re Not Making Progress With Your Ex

If you have been reading my articles for sometime now, you know that I believe that there is nothing more important when it comes to relationships than EMOTIONS and feelings. You could even describe all my body of work as about "emotions". Now, we can argue all we want about "rational" thinking and how it's more important than emotion, but at [...]

Men Reveal What Makes A Woman Less Than Ideal

Men Reveal What Makes A Woman Less Than Ideal

According to a survey published in the Mirror, blokes who reckon their partners are ideal are just 67%. The study publisjed November 23, 2012, listed a bad temper and an obsession for cleanliness as some of the major characteristics that make most women less than "ideal".  A dislike of sport, overreacting, criticising driving and an [...]

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 You Should Forgive Already

Why You Should Forgive Already

Forgiveness has been on my mind lately. No, I am not hurting. And I have forgiven all I need to forgive, and hopefully have been forgiven for all the wrongs I've done to others. Hearing about and seeing so many relationships destroyed by emotional hurt and so many good and loving people kept apart by the struggle to forgive the other, may be the [...]

How Many Times A Week Should I Contact My Ex?

How Many Times A Week Should I Contact My Ex?

Question: Yangki, my ex broke up with me over six months ago because he said I was needy and clingy. I worked hard and have filled my life with things I love, and I'm very busy most of the time. We started chatting again a month and half ago, and things were great in the beginning. But for the last couple of weeks he's been telling me he feels [...]

Are Men Funnier Than Women?

Are Men Funnier Than Women?

We've all heard that men are generally funnier than women, but is there some substance behind the stereotype i.e. are men actually funnier than women or are they simply perceived as such? In their work that appears online in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,  Laura Mickes and her team, from the University of California, and Robert Mankoff [...]

A Simple Way To Tell Your Ex Still Trusts You

A Simple Way To Tell Your Ex Still Trusts You

Getting back your ex is not as easy as it seems. Getting back an ex who doesn't trust you is even much harder. First of all, you have to earn their trust again, then you have to get them interested in giving the relationship another chance. But that's if you even know that he/she doesn't want you back because he/she doesn't trust you. Most exes [...]

On-And-Off Again Relationship – Time To Give Up?

On-And-Off Again Relationship – Time To Give Up?

I receive email questions from men and women, young and old, and from all walks of life who are in a relationship that on-again and off-again. Both people are in some ways hurting each other but the attraction and chemistry is so strong that they can’t imagine life without the other. It is as if they're locked in what I call “madness for [...]

What To Do When Your Ex Is Playing Mind Games

What To Do When Your Ex Is Playing Mind Games

A client asked me the other day, “What would you do if your ex was playing mind games?” The “Love Coach” in me wanted to go straight to “advice mode” but then I remembered that I wasn’t always a love doctor. There was a time in my life when I did some things that were not so “loving”, and I write about this in my Dating Your [...]

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