Sunday February 1st 2015

‘Healthy Attachment’ Archives

Toxic Niceness — Are You Are Being Played?

Toxic Niceness — Are You Are Being Played?

Have you had someone say very nice things about you and instead of it making you feel "good', you feel really uncomfortable and even feel like throwing up? There's a name for it. Toxic nicenesss. It starts with a flattering compliment, usually telling you what a great individual you are, how different you are from anyone else and how much [...]

Born – Again Christian Men Are Boring

Born – Again Christian Men Are Boring

One of my friends just returned from Afghanistan. I love this friend so dearly, but he is really getting on my nerves. Every sentence he says has the word "Afghanistan" in it. Afghanistan this... Afghan people that...in Afghanistan they... blah, blah, blah. All the things he says are positive, interesting and educational, and there is no [...]

Tips For Giving Him/Her The Space He/She Needs

Tips For Giving Him/Her The Space He/She Needs

    Having enough space or privacy in a relationship is more important for a couple's happiness than having a good sex life, says a resent US study on marriage. So why is space so important in a relationship? "When partners have their own set of interests, friends, and time for self, that makes them happier and less bored," [...]

Is It Okay To Contact My Ex Everyday?

Is It Okay To Contact My Ex Everyday?

Question: My situation is complicated because my ex and I work for the same company and see each other everyday. I'm just worried that it will affect my chances of getting her back since she can't miss me. Also she and I were best friends before we became romantic and we are still each other's best friend. We broke up because things fell into a [...]

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 [...]

Why She Doesn’t Want To Talk To You

Why She Doesn’t Want To Talk To You

One of my very favourite pastimes is watch people interact with each other. The other day, I was at a party and saw this really gorgeous woman flash an enticing smile in the direction on a group of guys looking at her as she walked in. A few minutes later, a well-dressed guy, a drink in hand, sauntered over to the woman and said “Hi”. I was [...]

Who Has More Power In Your Relationship?

Who Has More Power In Your Relationship?

Does it make you angry and frustrated that your ex has "more power" in the situation than you do?  If it does, you need to read this -- to the very end. According to a new study recently published online in the National Communication Association's journal, Communication Monographs, people's thoughts during a conflict situation reflect and [...]

3 Key Behaviours That Earn Your Ex’s Trust – Pt. 1

3 Key Behaviours That Earn Your Ex’s Trust – Pt. 1

Getting your ex to emotionally open up, especially in the initial stages tends to be the most stressful part of the process for so many people trying to get their ex back. A good number of men and women go straight into "let's try this again". They pour their heart's content in an email thinking that if only they can show their ex how sorry they [...]

She Loves Me But She’s Not Over Her Ex

She Loves Me But She’s Not Over Her Ex

Question: I'm 54 and she’s 42. We had an immediate attraction and talked on the phone a few times, hang out with each other and after a month or so ended up in a physical relationship. At the time she was separated from her long time boyfriend so we had no expectations and no strings attached. Four months into the relationship she told me she [...]

The Risk You’re Taking With Low Or Limited Contact

The Risk You’re Taking With Low Or Limited Contact

Continued from: LC Hurting Your Chances... In my previous article I made it very clear that whether to do "no contact, "low contact", "high contact" and whatever else is your choice, and yours alone. Your relationship. Your heart. Your life! So please don't bombard me with passive aggressive "what do you have against giving your ex space?" [...]

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