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how do i know if i am a love addict

How to Know if You’re in Love … or Addicted to Love

There is such a thing as a love addiction where the connection between two people is more chaotic than positive but they cannot seem to separate. One person is usually self-centered and the other overly-empathic. The self-centered person comes and goes as they please, while the empathic person is stuck in an unpredictable pattern of […]

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Physical Chemistry, Relationship Problems, Relationships
why people stay in bad relationships

Why Do We Stay with Partners Who Are Not Good for Us?

Unfortunately, it is all too common to stay in an unhealthy or toxic relationship. In fact, most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated them poorly. Many admit to staying in a relationship even though their gut repeatedly told them […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
marriage without sex

Can You Have a Healthy Marriage Without Much Sex?

Once the thrill is gone, is it possible to stay together? While experts agree that sex is the an important part of the glue that holds couples together, it is possible to have a long lasting relationship without sex. Over time, sex tends to be overrated and overhyped as couples mature, says marriage & family therapist […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships, Sex
codependence

Are You Codependent?

In the best of circumstances, a parent will meet their child’s needs for nurturing, protection and emotional attunement in order to securely bond with them. When there is a failure to complete this process of secure bonding, codependency results. Characteristics of Codependency If you examine the characteristics of people with codependent behaviors, you will find behavior […]

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Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
relationship advice and repair

The Relationship Repair Kit

Something’s wrong. You can feel it in your gut. Or your heart. Your relationship is off track. Broken. And in need of repair. You’re tempted to bury your head in the sand, doing little and hoping things will get better — but you’re smart enough to realize that unless you do something to turn things around, things […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
how to deal with a frugal partner

‘Help! My Partner’s Frugal…But I’m Not!’

He is Mr. Saver, she is Miss Spender. She is a tightwad, he is a spendthrift. He hoards his dollars like the next Great Depression will hit any day, and she spends her dollars like there’s no tomorrow. Do you know a couple like this? Are you part of a couple like this? By now, […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
whymenstayinbadrelationships

The Biggest Reasons Men Stay in Bad Relationships

It is the uncomfortable question that your close friends and family usually will have no problem answering: “Why does he stay with her when it’s obvious they aren’t happy?” That’s because they know you better than you know yourself — and your psyche is a master of disguise and camouflage, deflecting the kind of self-scrutiny you need […]

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Dating Tips For Men, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
solvingrelationshipproblems

Five Ways to Turn Relationship Problems into Relationship Solutions

If you’re like most of us, hearing the following four words from your partner is akin to getting punched in the stomach: “We need to talk.” That’s because we’re conditioned to expect conversations to be about problems rather than solutions. Amazingly, it only takes a few simple behavioral shifts to flip problem-focused talk into its […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
how to get over a breakup

Three Ways to Bounce Back from Rejection

Anyone who enters the dating world is bound to encounter rejection. Whether your online messages to dating prospects go unanswered, you have a great first date but never hear from the person again, or you get dumped after things were just starting to heat up, all rejections have one thing in common — they really […]

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Dating Issues, Dating Tips For Men, Dating Tips For Women, Expert Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
how money affects relationships

Eight Tips for Couples Combining Finances: Should We or Shouldn’t We?

When we’re in love, we typically want to do and share everything with our partner. But is it a smart decision to make? In my work with couples over the years, I’ve seen how financial conflict can destroy even the best relationships. There are better times than others to make this leap with your partner. […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships, Success Couples Advice