Tuesday September 2nd 2014

‘Toxic Relationships’ Archives

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 [...]

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 Steps – Maintaining Contact Without Scaring Off Your Ex (Pt. 2)

4 Steps – Maintaining Contact Without Scaring Off Your 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 [...]

Why Experts Are Wrong About Giving Your Ex Space

Why 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 [...]

Woman On Woman – Why Men Love Girl Catfights

Woman On Woman – Why Men Love Girl Catfights

Meow! Catfights are part of the feline charm -- or so they say. Keeping up with the slinky charm, I can be catty when the mood is right. But I'd rather go at it with the guys than with the girls. Why the preference? Guys go for the kill. Girls on the other hand, scratch, slap, pull hair and run away. Then they come back and scratch, slap, pull [...]

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 [...]

What NOT To Do When Your Ex Wants Space

What NOT To Do When Your Ex Wants Space

When you are dealing with someone who is self-destructing, it's hard not to be sucked into the toxic interaction that is typical of this attraction. And what do I mean by typical of this attraction? The self-destructing person is attracted to you because you have that "strength" that the self-destructing person feels he or she does not have. [...]

How To Deal With A Control Freak In Your Life

How To Deal With A Control Freak In Your Life

Question: Yangki, I love your website and all your advice. I have a question different from the usual relationship questions you get because my situation is not related to a romantic partner but a relative, my older sister. I love my sister, but we’ve had a tense relationship from as far back as I can remember. My sister is the worst control [...]

Communicating With Your Ex Post Break-Up – Pt 2

Communicating With Your Ex Post Break-Up – Pt 2

Click here to read Pt 1 Building a strong emotional bond goes beyond "good communication skills". Building a strong emotional bond is about emotional intimacy. Intimacy! Now, that's a word that scares many of us, including the "experts". Why? Because you can't talk about "intimacy" without talking about vulnerability and the possibility [...]

Make Someone Fall In Love In 30 Minutes or Less!

Make Someone Fall In Love In 30 Minutes or Less!

Yeah-right! If you clicked on this article hoping to find magic words to say to make someone instantly fall in love with you, or some kind of love spell to cast on that not-so-interested man or woman, I am sorry to disappoint you. I am old school on this one: You can't hurry love. No, you just have to wait. Love don't come easy. It's a game [...]

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