Saturday November 22nd 2014

‘Toxic Relationships’ Archives

How To Do Contact Without Scaring Off Your Ex (Pt. 1)

How To Do 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

‘I Love You’ May Not Always Mean ‘I, Love You’

‘I Love You’ May Not Always Mean ‘I, Love You’

Just mere semantics, right? Not so fast. According to relational communication expert Sean Horan, an assistant professor at DePaul University in the College of Communication, affectionate behaviour is not all that it seems. "Gestures such as hand holding, kissing and cuddling could be indicators that your partner is mad at you," explained [...]

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. [...]

Is There An Empathy Problem In Your Relationship?

Is There An Empathy Problem In Your Relationship?

One of the things I've said over and over again is, ladies don't just complain and nag your man about the things he's not doing right, ignoring the things he's doing right, however small. And guys, don't assume you know your woman and dismiss her complaints as a sign that she doesn't know what she wants. She knows what she wants and that's for you [...]

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 [...]

Fear Of Commitment: Your Relationship Is Not Hopeless

Fear Of Commitment: Your Relationship Is Not Hopeless

In an attempt to understand a partner's fear of commitment, we seek information to help us stay hopeful, but in the process of information seeking, it's too easy to be completely derailed -- and completely confused by all the conflicting information out there. I don't know about you, but much of the available information on fear of commitment [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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