Tuesday July 22nd 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 [...]

Cheater Alert: That Friend Isn’t Just A Friend

Cheater Alert: That Friend Isn’t Just A Friend

Oct. 2, 2013 — New research by Albright College associate professor of psychology Susan Hughes, Ph.D., has found that men and women alter their voices when speaking to lovers versus friends and that such variations can potentially be used to detect infidelity. "It's not just that we change the sound of our voice, but that others can easily [...]

Toxic Relationships: Why Are You With Him/Her?

Toxic Relationships: Why Are You With Him/Her?

There are some relationships that make you think, "why are you even together?" As an outsider, it seems so obvious to you that the relationship is toxic and each person is better of with someone else. But it's not so obvious to the person in the relationship - and may have not been so obvious to you when you were in a relationship that others [...]

Why You Should Wait 0-6 Months Before Committing

Why You Should Wait 0-6 Months Before Committing

I understand how exciting it is to have finally found someone you think might be "the one". But before you commit to someone and to the relationship, make sure you aren't just giving in to sexual chemistry alone or acting on the promise of material gain, and ignoring the warning signs of potential problems, hurt and a broken heart. In our text, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How To Stop Over Analyzing Your Relationship

How To Stop Over Analyzing Your Relationship

An attractive co-worker or even perfect stranger says “hi” to you and you automatically start obsessing and analyzing every little body language. Why did she touch her hair; what does it mean if she also uncrosses her arms; is there a future for the relationship etc. A guy you’ve gone out with only three times isn’t acting like his [...]

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 [...]

Is This Push-Pull Behaviour With My Ex?

Is This Push-Pull Behaviour With My Ex?

Question: I've spent days on your blog, and is such a relief to know I am not alone in my experience. Things have been going really well between my ex and I. We've gone out on many dates and spent a lot of time with each other over the holidays. But lately, she's been telling me she's not sure she wants to be with me. I've asked her if there is [...]

Working On Communication After A Break-Up – Pt 1

Working On Communication After A Break-Up – Pt 1

"Communication problems" seems to be the catch-all phrase for every relationship problem, and is often sighted as the main cause of the collapse of many relationships. I'm the first to admit that we relationship counselors, therapists and coaches are partly responsible for this. Many of us become "experts" with no or very little training in [...]

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