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How Loving Advice Turns Into a Weapon That Kills Relationships

“Don’t be upset.” “You shouldn’t worry so much.” All of these statements are seemingly harmless and are meant to be helpful. But unfortunately, they are not either of those things. In fact, these statements could be construed as dismissive or insensitive. When your partner is already experiencing a period of doubt, the lack of support from you could lead them to even question your feelings for them. Sharing a problem is sharing a piece of mind When a person gets more intimate with someone, they are more willing to share…

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The Invisible Violence in Relationships That Destroys People

Everyone feels mistreated by someone at some point in their lives. It can be a time being neglected or intimidated, or a time you were threatened by someone you cared about. It could also be being discouraged or criticized in a negative way. Maybe someone was indifference to you when you turned to them for help in a difficult situation. Perhaps you have experienced some, or even all of this. Having any of the above negative experiences is not a minor thing. In fact, it reflects a deeper issue. Not…

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10 Best Romance Movies That Reflect the Harsh Reality of Relationships

A lot of people love romantic movies. They provide the ultimate escapism and feel-good factor when the forces of love triumphs. Most of the times, the reason why it has such an impact on us is because of the message it brings–a message of hope. Many can relate to sitting in front of a screen with loved ones–whether at home or in the cinema, and feeling teary eyed when that moment comes up which has the power to tug on heartstrings. The best romantic movies do not just act as…

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The Lost Art of Serious Relationships: It’s Too Easy to Meet New People in Today’s World

Let’s face it, the dating world today isn’t what it used to be. With all of the social networking and online dating sites out there, finding a partner has become too easy. So instead of taking the time to really get to know somebody, everyone is too busy expecting the next, better option to come along. It’s part of the instant gratification culture – put in little to no effort and the perfect partner will just fall into your lap. Dating apps give us the illusion of choice. You probably…

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Master This One Key Mental Concept You Need For Better Relationships, Work and Life.

A friend of mine shares a terrible habit with me: shopping addiction. When either of us are upset or stressed or just generally too overwhelmed to do anything, we turn to our favorite stores. Buying something new is an instant way to feel better. The satisfaction is this feeling of “yay, new stuff!” and it seems to temporarily replace all the bad stuff going on in our lives. But it’s short-lived gratification. After all, none of us are so wealthy that we don’t experience buyer’s remorse now and then. The…

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Insecurities Are Hidden Wounds That Take Time to Heal in Any Relationships

It’s no coincidence that media will turn to the childhood stories to seek out where things went wrong when a star has a meltdown. The explanation might just be the attachment theory. This could also be part of the reason your relationships as an adult are suffering today. Find out what it is exactly and how you can help yourself heal from it today. The attachment theory is the emotional and physical attachment you experience with your mom or dad growing up.[1]It was John Bowlby who first coined the phrase…

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If You Have Low Self Control, You’re Actually More Selfless in Relationships

The common belief is that a sustainable relationship requires both parties to be devoted to one another and willing to sacrifice for each other – which typically means having a strong level of self-control in order to make rational decisions that take into account both of your needs. Impulsivity, many believe, makes you a more selfish and uncaring partner, and is a bad trait for someone to have in a relationship. However, a recent study found that this common belief may not quite be accurate. Researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam…

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Here Are The Chances You’ll Fall In Love In 2017, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Hey all you astro-lovers and astro-skeptics, losers and winners, young and old. I just want to say, WE HAVE ARRIVED. Even though 2016 has been the worst year of our collective lives, we’re about to turn a corner, and IT’S GOING TO WARM OUR HEARTS WITH THE POWER OF LOVE. Giphy Here’s who’s getting laid, who’s getting married and who’s falling in love (with someone else or with themselves) in 2017, according to the stars. Aries Aries, you’ll been so focused on your own independence and learning to express yourself…

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9 Romantic Things YOU Can Do For Your Guy (As Told By Men)

A little T.L.C. can go a long way. Are women more romantic than men? Being a guy, the last things I’d want on Valentine’s Day or any other romantic holiday are flowers, chocolate or even jewelry. A massage, albeit pleasurable and sensual, doesn’t cut it, either. Romance doesn’t seem to rouse my imagination. Maybe women are more romantic than men? But since I’m not 100 percent sure that I’m representative of my gender, it’s best to compare notes with other men. So when I played cards with seven male friends a few nights…

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