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Some People Come In Our Lives Only To Leave. And Often, They’re The Best Thing To Happen To Us

I still remember you.<p>Does that come as a surprise?<p>I remember the last time I saw you, dropping me off at the station, you laughed and said, "Don't …

How to Tell If You’re Dating a Psychopath, According to a Woman Who Married One

The word “psychopath” sounds scary. It conjures images of Hannibal Lecter wearing a muzzle, and Lizzy Borden swinging an ax. But even more chilling? …

Relationships

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite …

Psychology

Why Non-Attachment is One of the Keys to a Happy Life & Relationship

You might be surprised to hear that non-attachment is an important quality for relationships. Isn’t non-attachment something very similar to …

Spirituality

6 Reasons why you should always give people a second chance

<b>6 reasons why you should always give people a second chance</b><p><i>Never cheat yourself from the fact and truth of seeing what a second chance could …

Ending a relationship with a Narcissist is not like walking away from a normal relationship with a broken heart – you are walking away with a broken SELF. The vicious cycle of this abuse is really a manipulative trap that keeps you running in circles until it completely disables your reality, erases your personality, and then it ends and your abuser destroys YOUR integrity so they can move on to start this cycle up AGAIN with some new and unsuspecting person.

From my Book – From Charm to Harm and Everything else in Between with a Narcissist! @http://www.amazon.com We constantly struggled with the vision of …

Relationships

Here's How to Ask Your Partner for What You Want — and Get It

Without getting labeled as a nag.<p>The truth is, many of us are poor advocates for ourselves. We ask our partner for things in a way that makes sure we won't get the things we want. Sometimes, we make our question a thinly veiled criticism about what the other person did not do right, and other …

Self-help

15 Things You Should Give up to Make Your Marriage Work

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your married life a lot easier and a lot happier. We hold on to so many things …

Why Women Don't Recognize -- 'He's Just Not That Into You'

During my 30s while going through my own romantic drama and heartache, a friend once said to me, "When somebody shows you who they are, believe them." Her words have always stuck with me and I totally understood the truth in her advice, but didn't necessarily apply it to my life when it came to …

3 Must Dos For Amazing Sex

<b>Romance</b> - an emotional state that happens when two people nurture and encourage acts and thoughts that cherish each other.<p><b>Passion</b> - an emotional state that arises when a strong interest of desire, curiosity, and attraction.<p>Put these two emotions together and you have the opposite of impersonal sex: …

3 Reasons Why You Fall For Emotionally Unavailable Partners

My most common client is in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable partner. They don't know what to do and they don't understand why their partner treats them the way they do.<p>Their partner says they are committed to the relationship, but their behavior tells a different story. We wonder if …

WHY MARRIAGE BECOMES BORING

I have heard people complain that their marriage is boring. Why wouldn’t it be boring, when after such a huge commitment couples goes to …

Why No-Strings Attached Sex Can Damage Your Self-Esteem

<b>Oops! You did it again!</b><p>According to a study, no-strings attached sex was linked to lower self-esteem, negative wellbeing, and higher levels of …

Relationships

The Silent Marriage-Killer

Most Christian couples would not list <i>shame</i> as one of the top struggles in their marriage. However, in almost a decade of counseling, I’ve seen very …

5 Traits Of Healthy Relationships

Our personal relationships are an essential part of life. We are naturally wired to connect and collaborate with others.<p>Healthy relationships contain core essential elements including respect, appreciation, and freedom. In balanced relationships, each person contributes thoughts and feelings while …

How to Fake It When You’re Not Feeling Confident

Sometimes you feel like you’re in over your head. Perhaps you got a big promotion or are leading a new, high-profile initiative but you worry that you don’t have the right skills or experience to succeed. Are there strategies you can use to jolt your confidence? How do you “fake it ‘til you make …

The Smell of Depression

It seems like I've divided my feelings into categories, the way that one might do with fragrance types: floral, citrus, earthy, smoky, gourmand, spicy.<p>I decided last week that if I could find my signature scent I could stave off death. By death, I don't mean the big one, but little daily deaths: …

Beauty

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.<p><b>Stop Checking Facebook</b><p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, the more …

More and more research shows friends are good for your health

Overwhelmed recently by the stress of an impending move – along with the usual demands of a busy life – I turned to the people I love.In small chunks …

Psychology

5 Ways Extremely Successful People Find Fulfillment

Happiness is a byproduct of action.<p>We live in world of commodities. Dominant cultural narratives send us messages that we are not enough and that true happiness comes from external objects.<p>The problem with this message is that, no matter how much wealth we acquire, there is always something better. …

7 Incredible Self-Help Techniques to Overcome Depression With Positivity

Sadness is a normal part of being human that will come and go, but depression is a constant state. It can last for weeks, months, or years and can make it hard for you to do what you love. Recovery is not easy, but there are a number of small things that one can do in order to help ease the …

3 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Save Your Relationship

Source: luxorphoto/Shutterstock<p>Mark is crying.<p>We’ve been talking about grief. He's dealing with the loss of his mother and his distant relationship …

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

Dogs

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

Public Speaking

Depression: 7 Powerful Tips to Help You Overcome Bad Moods

Source: Jared Erondu/unsplash.com<p>There is no health without mental health.<p>In the past decade, depression rates have escalated, and one in four …

Psychologist Finds The 3 Elements That Determine Our Happiness

Modern culture is full of ‘fool’s gold’; there are so many shiny promises to distract us and make hollow promises of success and satisfaction. …

Happiness

Why We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

This is a topic that comes up often in individual and couples work in therapy. Why do we accept the love we think we deserve, and where did we get the idea that we are not worthy of a better love than the ones we currently receive. I always tell patients that you attract they type of person who is …

5 Unhealthy Habits to Let Go of Today

Life is a precious gift and so is our health. We should invest in our health and wellness every day in order to live our lives to the fullest and …

4 Game-Changing Relationship Mantras

You probably have mantras for working out ("No pain, no gain!" -- OK, that's not the best one), self-indulgence ("Treat yo'self!"), and dealing with your boyfriend's pass aggro mom ("Serenity now!").<p>But what about mantras for your relationship? I'm a huge fan of relationship mantras: simple little …

Romantic Attachment and the Dangers of Social Media

So, here’s a little quiz. Pick the statements that you think best describe your feelings towards romantic relationships.<p>1. I feel comfortable and …

Social Media