Saturday November 1st 2014

‘Toxic Relationships’ Archives

Expressing Anger Can Help a Relationship Long-Term

Expressing Anger Can Help a Relationship Long-Term

According to new research that looks at the costs of forgiveness. Sometimes expressing anger might be necessary to resolve a relationship problem -- with the short-term discomfort of an angry but honest conversation benefiting the health of the relationship in the long-term. The research is part of a larger effort to better understand the contexts [...]

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 [...]

Have You Dumped This Guy? [Me Too!]

Have You Dumped This Guy? [Me Too!]

He opened the door to a sparsely furnished one bedroom apartment. It was clean, tidy and smelt good, but it was obvious -- this was a guy of very modest means. I was raised dirt poor and material things have never been an issue with me (owning two pairs of shoes, and eating three meals a day is "living rich" as far as I am concerned), but I was [...]

A Good Night’s Sleep Helps Your Relationship

A Good Night’s Sleep Helps Your Relationship

If you ever needed another reason to cultivate better sleeping habits, here's one. According to a UC Berkeley study, a bad night's sleep negatively affects your conflict-resolution skills and ability to accurately gauge your partners' emotions. In a layman's language, if you'd haven't slept well, don't bring up a discussion to try to resolve a [...]

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 [...]

Are You Misinterpreting Your Ex’s Actions?

Are You Misinterpreting Your Ex’s Actions?

Fear of rejection and worry that someone might not love you enough is bound to create some level of concern and stress during the ups and downs of a relationship says a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. But fear of rejection or worry that someone will leave you does not only affect your mental well-being, it also affects [...]

Find Out If He Or She Wants To Be Exclusive

Find Out If He Or She Wants To Be Exclusive

It’s a well known fact that if things are  moving along nicely and you are comfortable with each other, you both should know if you want to be exclusive without having to say it. But what if you are ready to move into exclusivity and he doesn't make a move or she doesn't seem to be thinking about it even after you've dated for at least a year, [...]

7 Reasons Your Ex Wants You To Move On

7 Reasons Your Ex Wants You To Move On

Everyone who wants their ex back thinks that they should be able to get their ex back-- and they should be. But not everyone gets their ex back. One will say this is a "stupid" statement coming from someone who has written and is selling a "get your ex back" book, but it's a fact that not everyone will get their ex back. Sometimes a [...]

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 [...]

What’s The Right Amount Of Contact With Your Ex?

What’s The Right Amount Of Contact With Your Ex?

I'm always looking for ways to help as many people as possible clarify what's going on in their relationship dynamic. A question and answer discussion on my post Ex Came Back With No Contact – NC Works inspired me to shade a little more light on a common dynamic in many "get back ex" situations. Bruce: NC worked for me. I went NC for 3 weeks [...]

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