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Emotional Abuse: What to Look For

When you consider what domestic violence is, you likely have those scary images in your head of an outraged partner physically attacking his wife or worse, their children, resulting in a frantic 911 emergency call. While – of course – violence is not only terrifying but damaging, the much more common type of abuse has […]

Relationship Problems, Relationships
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Are You Emotionally Needy? 8 Signs That Point to Yes

We are all emotionally needy to some degree in relationships — meaning simply that, during a difficult time, we need more emotional support than usual. We all long to be understood, supported, loved, and accepted. It’s OK to reach out and ask for help — sometimes. And that’s okay. Yet, being overly emotionally needy — […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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Searching for a Relationship: Do You Know What You’re Doing?

Do we know what we are doing when it comes to modern relationships, or are we just being hi-jacked by primitive emotions? There’s a scene in the 1996 movie ‘Jerry Maguire’, where Tom Cruise  famously says to Renée Zellweger, “You Complete Me”. It’s a dry your eyes romantic moment, but it’s at the heart of what goes wrong […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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The Second Half of Life Relationship Rules: 6 Ways to Keep the Fires Burning

Being married for any length of time is truly an accomplishment these days. Just last week a woman asked how long I had been married and when I said forty years this July, her eyes got huge and she said, “To the same person? How is that possible?” When we got married, people were taking bets […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
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5 Warning Signs That Your Partner May Not Be Good in a Crisis

Sometimes the very things we find attractive in someone may actually be warning signs that they may not be good for us in the long run. Those high expectations that make him a success in business may turn to unnecessary pressure in a crisis. That dramatic flair that makes him exciting, may actually keep him […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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Are You a Financial Fit for Each Other?

Healthy love and compatibility in a budding relationship are wonderful qualities and can take you a long way. If your attitudes about money matters don’t match, however, warning bells instead of wedding bells could be ringing. Have you had the “Talk” yet? You know, that talk about money. Have you talked about those taboo topics […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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Are You Dating a ‘Chronically Difficult’ Person?

Everyone has bad days. Everyone goes through rough patches. You’ve been there yourself. Someone you care about is overwhelmed or stressed to the point of snippiness and name-calling, or worse, a complete meltdown. It’s surprising and annoying, but you understand. You have compassion. You make an exception because you know that it’s temporary. Things will […]

Expert Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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Keep Your Relationship Together: The 10 Essentials

This is not the 50s or even the 90s. Relationships seem to be more and more transitory. Divorce rates are high, break-ups frequent, and long-term commitment is more the exception than the rule. There is hope, as there do exist some simple, universal, essentials that people require from their partners. These needs may be simple, […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationship Tips, Relationships

10 Subtle Signs of Emotional Abuse

If you’ve never been involved with a cunning, pathological lying, narcissistic, abusive partner, you may not know what you’re dealing with. When you date an abusive personality, you may buy into his charm, braggadocio, and phony façade while downplaying his inconsiderate and questionable behavior. Or you mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend or husband is […]

About You, Communication, Dating Issues, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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15 Ways to Deal With Someone Who May be Losing Interest

You and your partner were drawn together for many reasons–physical attraction, common interests, and more. For weeks and maybe months, the two of you got better acquainted, got closer, and everything looked positive. But now you’ve started to sense and pick up small clues that he or she is losing interest. That person might be backing away […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships