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10 Reasons Your Breakup Just Made Your Life (So Much) Better

  They say you never know a good thing till it’s gone. But when it comes to breakups, there’s another phrase that rings true: hindsight is 20/20. In the aftermath of a messy split, it can be hard to have clarity. So if you need a reminder, here are 10…

After the Relationship Collapse: 4 Things to Consider

It might have been a huge blow-up where you and your partner both said awful, hurtful words. It could have been a slow-building tension that brought coldness and distance. The effects are the same… your relationship feels like it has collapsed. The strong foundation of trust, communication, respect, and even love…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…