Monday January 26th 2015

‘Toxic Relationships’ Archives

Why Do Men Emotionally Pull Away?

Why Do Men Emotionally Pull Away?

Question: Yangki, my situation is similar to Jillian's. My ex also initiates contact but avoids emotionally difficult conversations. It hurts that he shuts me out of his life. He was never one for emotional conversations. Whenever I tried to talk to him about things that were important to me, he’d say he is going through a lot at work and [...]

8 Signs Your Break-Up Is Making You Depressed

8 Signs Your Break-Up Is Making You Depressed

Anyone who is ploughing through the dating field knows that rejection is very much part of the process. But how can we explain why some people effectively cope with rejection and others have a very difficult time with it? People high in rejection sensitivity anxiously expect, readily perceive, and intensely react to rejection. They have fears [...]

How Do I Start A NEW Relationship With My Ex?

How Do I Start A NEW Relationship With My Ex?

Question: Yangki, I really want to buy your eBook because I love your articles and your approach to love and relationships. Can you clarify what you mean by "starting the relationship with your ex all over". My ex and I were together for 4 years. We've broken up several times but always found ourselves back with the other. I have no doubt she [...]

How To Do Contact Without Scaring Off Your Ex Ex (Pt. 2)

How To Do Contact Without Scaring Off Your Ex Ex (Pt. 2)

In Part 1 (I highly recommend you read it before continuing to Pt. 2), I explained that: 1. There is nothing wrong with wanting to contact your ex, or even wanting to spend time with him/her. 2. What scares off an ex who still wants to be in contact with you is NOT that you are contacting him/her. What scares your ex is the unhealthy and [...]

How to Get Over Your Ex and Move On

How to Get Over Your Ex and Move On

Question: I broke up with my ex more than a year ago but I still think of him. I know that I don't regret breaking up with him because he cheated not once but twice. The second time with my best friend. The first few months after our breakup were particularly hard. I cried a lot and also thought of him ex all the time. he was always in my dreams [...]

When Your Ex Doesn’t Know What She Wants

When Your Ex Doesn’t Know What She Wants

Question: After 1 month of NC and 1 month of limited contact, I successfully got my ex back. We had been broken up for over 6 months. Things were good for about a month but then they started going straight down hill again. She says we just can’t be together and has started dating other guys. But at the same time she says she loves me and cries [...]

Does Acting Aloof Make You More Attractive?

Does Acting Aloof Make You More Attractive?

Question: I’ve been involved with a guy for a year and a few months. He’s very physically attractive, charming, witty and shares my interests and values. He's also one of the few people not afraid to point out my mistakes, which I really do value. But the relationship has its problems. I don’t want to call it toxic but there is definitely [...]

Don’t Dump A Commitment Phobe Before You Read This!

Don’t Dump A Commitment Phobe Before You Read This!

Having personally suffered from severe commitment phobia for many years, I know that being in love with someone who is afraid of commitment is not fun at all. But does someone's fear of commitment always have to be the end of a relationship? In real life, some people are not really meant to be together, and sometimes when you've tried [...]

10 Signs Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend Is Selfish

10 Signs Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend Is Selfish

Have you ever been out on a date and your date was rude to a service person and even though you were first so strongly attracted to him/her, the attraction suddenly went down a few notches? May be you have an ex who you still have very strong feelings for but you just can’t bring yourself to go back into the relationship because you feel your [...]

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 [...]

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