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25 Reminders to Tell Yourself When You're Heartbroken

Right after the end of a relationship, it's difficult to imagine ever feeling any better. It's as if your world has stopped and nothing has the power …

8 ways to forgive yourself after you hurt someone you care about

For most of us, we’re guilty of being our own worst critics. More often than not, we’re just way too hard on ourselves. This is not only a bummer …

Positive Thinking

These 5 (Very Human) Defense Mechanisms Can Erode Any Relationship

Whether you're a Freud believer or not, the idea that we as humans tend to push difficult emotions aside in order to avoid dealing with them isn't a …

The 5 Defense Mechanisms That Can Sabotage Your Relationship

Everyone uses defense mechanisms, and if you believe Freud, everyone has to, in order to avoid staring in the face of our worst anxieties. Even if …

Sorry, infidelity will never be normal or harmless

So-called “open marriages,” involving sanctioned extramarital sex and relationships, are having their moment in the spotlight.<p>Let’s hope it passes.<p>In …

Relationships

Why men 'never' admit they're wrong during an argument - and it's not actually their fault

Nothing makes you want to tear clumps of your hair out, scream, gnash your teeth and generally lose it more than someone who refuses to admit they're …

The 5 Questions You Should Ask at the Beginning of a Relationship

Whether your mind is speeding ahead after one great date or you’re on the cusp of getting serious with someone you’ve been seeing for a while, find …