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How to Stop Feeling Desperate When it Comes to Dating

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The idea that women feel desperate when it comes to dating is not a new phenomenon.

Honestly, we all hear it all the time. Women are clingy, dependent, insecure, controlling, blah blah blah shut up shut up shut up.

While I absolutely despise any stereotype out there about any female EVER – I have to say that I think I am beginning to understand why this whole “desperation” might have a little bit of truth to it. Read More

How to Handle Conflict as a Highly Sensitive Person

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Handling conflict as a Highly Sensitive Person, or an HSP, is no joke.

For starters, conflict isn’t fun for anyone. I don’t think anyone out there just LOVES getting into it with somebody else. Most of us would prefer to get along and live in a harmonious state filled with patience, gratitude, and lots of laughter. And conflict delivers us just the opposite. Read More

Five Things You Are NOT Doing That Are Ruining Your Relationship

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Relationships take work.

 

And the sky is blue. I don’t think I’m handing out any spoiler alerts when I say that a strong and healthy relationship takes true effort. You can’t bullshit your way through a great partnership – and if you want to give it a whirl – here’s my free breakup book. Trust me, you’ll need it later.

For those of you who are genuinely trying to make your relationship better each day, yay! You are a rockstar. And even if you aren’t the master of romance, I am sure there are plenty of big things you do for your relationship. You attend those tedious work events to impress your partner’s boss. You cook dinner every other night. You leave each other sweet notes. You talk each other up with your friends. You buy each other nice gifts for their birthday. Read More

7 Daily Habits You Should Practice in Your Relationship

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I’ve been married for almost 9 years, and have been with my husband for over 11.

(!!!)

Clearly, I am no newbie when it comes to long term relationships. Sometimes these numbers even take us by surprise because we keep waiting for things to get hard! Sure, we have disagreements, and don’t always see eye to eye (DO NOT get me started about politics!), but we still enjoy being together. And that’s what matters most. Read More

Questions to Ask Before Moving In Together

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before you make any moves, you gotta know the questions to ask before moving in together.

 

You love them. They love you. But will you still love each other after you’ve moved in together? Don’t be so quick to assume. You might think you know your partner inside and out – but moving in together opens up a whole new can of worms. So before you split that rent check…here are the questions to ask before moving in together. Read More

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships: A Therapeutic Approach

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We are finally answering the question: what is the difference between healthy vs. unhealthy relationships?

 
 

First of all, let’s get one thing straight: unhealthy relationships, generally, do not happen overnight. They are a slow burn— like a tiptoe into the water kind of thing. Some of us probably aren’t even aware of the dangerous direction our precious relationship is slipping into – and but a lot of us simply turn a blind eye. The real issue? Once the bleeding really starts, it is infinitely difficult to reverse the damage. Read More

Advice on How to Console an Upset Significant Other

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It’s inevitable: if you are in a relationship, at some point, you are going to need to console your upset significant other.

 
It’s just a fact of life. People – yes, even boys – have emotions. We get our feelings hurt. We have bad days. We have mood swings. And most of the time, we like to share these feelings with others in order to lift our cranky spirits.

So it totally sucks when your partner is epically terrible at cheering you up. I mean, come on, it shouldn’t be that hard to get a smile out of me, right? Read More