Wednesday November 26th 2014

‘Toxic Relationships’ Archives

Why You Still Can’t Get Over Your Ex – Pt. 2

Why You Still Can’t Get Over Your Ex – Pt. 2

Continued from Pt. 1 For some of us, staying close to an ex after a break-up is not even an option. Things ended so badly that neither party wants anything to do with the other. But for others, the relationship ended and there is no animosity, yet staying close is a daily struggle. Staying close to an ex after a relationship has ended is [...]

15 Self-Help Practices That’ll Get Back Your Ex – Pt. 1

15 Self-Help Practices That’ll Get Back Your Ex – Pt. 1

Brains left a comment on my post: How To Stop Over Analyzing Your Relationship... "I tend to over analyze things but that is because I want to understand it and be able to come up with a sensible solution. I don't see anything wrong with that". I responded with: "You don't see anything wrong because there is nothing wrong if your analysis [...]

What Your Ex Was Too Afraid To Tell You

What Your Ex Was Too Afraid To Tell You

Ever had someone break-up with you, and although they said it was "the reason" for the break-up, somewhere deep inside you knew there was more to it? Well, I've been in this field long enough (probably too long) and I've heard it all. It's not always what they tell you it is... but you probably already knew that, didn't you? Let's tell it [...]

Who Has More Power In Your Relationship?

Who Has More Power In Your Relationship?

Does it make you angry and frustrated that your ex has "more power" in the situation than you do?  If it does, you need to read this -- to the very end. According to a new study recently published online in the National Communication Association's journal, Communication Monographs, people's thoughts during a conflict situation reflect and [...]

Will Absence Make Your Ex’s Heart Grow Fonder?

Will Absence Make Your Ex’s Heart Grow Fonder?

Dee Asked: Hi Yangki!, I’m a first timer on this blog and I have a really serious question: What happened to the saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”? The Love Doctor's Response: It is a serious question indeed, thank you for asking...(: I believe so many people have the "Absence makes the heart grow fonder” thing so wrong, [...]

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 [...]

7 Reasons Why Your Ex Wants You To Move On

7 Reasons Why 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 [...]

Do You Know How Your Ex Feels? (Pt. 1)

Do You Know How Your Ex Feels? (Pt. 1)

You may have read this many times in my writings: people want to be with us because of the way we make them feel about themselves. Selfish, you might think and that's understandable. We all like to think that someone is with us because of who we are and  what we bring to the relationship, and to a larger degree that's so true. Who we are 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 [...]

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. [...]

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