Thursday August 21st 2014

‘Toxic Relationships’ Archives

She Never Does Anything For Me Even When I Ask

She Never Does Anything For Me Even When I Ask

Question: Yangki, I’ve read your articles and absolutely love everything you have to say about love. I’m trying to be a more loving person in my romantic relationship and in life in general but it’s a real struggle. I used to be hard on myself because I didn’t love me but with a lot of work, I love myself more. I also try to be more loving [...]

Do You Know How Your Ex Feels? (Pt. 2)

Do You Know How Your Ex Feels? (Pt. 2)

Click here to read (Pt.1) There are people who just feel bad about themselves no matter who they're with. They go from one man or woman to another looking to "feel good" but ultimately fail to find what they are looking for and either continue "looking" or end up bitter and resentful because nobody can make them feel good about [...]

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 [...]

10 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want Your Ex Back

10 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want Your Ex Back

If you still have strong feelings for your ex, it's only natural to want to fight to get him or her back. But contrary to what you might think, getting your ex to contact you, respond to your text/call, or even go out with you is not the hardest part of getting your ex back. The hardest part is making sure things start of with a better [...]

4 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do

4  Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do

You've probably heard the saying "hurting people hurt people " or have been told "take the high road". But keeping positive in the face of consistent negativity is not an easy thing to do for even the most positively cheerful of us. Excessive criticism, put downs (veiled or otherwise) and passive-aggressive behaviour (where you feel that [...]

Does Your Long Distance Relationship Have A Chance?

Does Your Long Distance Relationship Have A Chance?

A man and a woman formed a romantic relationship as pen pals. They fell in love and decided to finally meet in person. The woman said, "I will be wearing a red scarf". When the young man arrived at the meeting place, there she was, in her red scarf, waiting. She was not at all what he had expected. She was much older and much shorter than he [...]

5 Things Your Ex Does That Don’t Make Sense

5 Things Your Ex Does That Don’t Make Sense

Why did my ex do this, and why is he/she doing that, are questions almost everyone who leaves a comment on my blog, or signs up for coaching wants the answer to. But while some of the things your ex did or does are easy to explain, others can't be explained. This is because there are so many reasons why people do the things they do. Most people [...]

Don’t Ignore Relationship Doubts, Experts Warn

Don’t Ignore Relationship Doubts, Experts Warn

"If you are having doubts about the relationship, just ignoring them may make a difference years down the road," said Matthew Johnson, assistant professor in the U of A Department of Human Ecology. The study, published Novermber 2, 2012 in the journal Family Process, showed that couples who were more confident as they exchanged vows also spent [...]

4 Steps – Maintaining Contact Without Scaring Off Your Ex (Pt. 1)

4 Steps – Maintaining Contact Without Scaring Off Your Ex (Pt. 1)

Will you scare off your ex? The answer is yes... if you are thinking about it constantly. If the thought of contacting your ex or taking any action to get back with your ex brings up fears of driving or pushing him/her further away, you are right to be worried that you will scare and/or push him/her further away. I know it's not the most [...]

How You Can Tell You Are About To Break-Up

How You Can Tell You Are About To Break-Up

Researchers in a study that used a technique often used to assess racism and bias, other feelings people have trouble admitting to themselves say that you can tell if a romantic relationship is going to fall apart how people automatically respond to words referring to their partner to words with pleasant or unpleasant meanings. The 222 [...]

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