10 Relationship Goals To Nurture And Protect Your Bond

relationship goals

Ask anyone who is married or in a committed relationship what their number one priority is, and the majority of people will say, “My relationship.” According to social psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary in a groundbreaking report, humans have an inherent motivation to belong with others in close and intimate relationships. They theorize that we…  Continue Reading

5 Ways Your Abusive Relationship Impacts Your Children

Abusive Relationship

I remember him, that little boy with curly hair. He’d sit quietly in class, fiddling with his fingers all the time. One day, it happened. It started as a small argument between him and the girl sitting next to him over an eraser, and before we knew it, it escalated quickly. The boy punched the…  Continue Reading

8 Ways To Cope In Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationships

You can’t believe you’re in this situation. How did it happen? Everything was so great in the beginning. You were so in love. You were such a great couple together. But then things started to change. The cruel comments. The controlling behaviors. The subtle threats. The one person in the world who is supposed to love…  Continue Reading

10 Steps To Fix A Broken Relationship

How To Fix A Broken Relationship

It was the day I had always dreamed of—I had just gotten engaged to the love of my life. Of course I called my parents and my siblings to tell them the exciting news. Next, the person I really wanted to call was my best friend—only, we had recently fallen out. We weren’t really talking anymore….  Continue Reading

10 Ways To Cultivate Emotional Maturity

Emotional Maturity

If you’ve ever hung around a toddler or a teenager for any length of time, you know what emotional immaturity looks like. If the toddler doesn’t get her way, she might scream, stomp, and fall on the floor in a fit of rage and frustration. Toddlers have very few filters preventing them from expressing their…  Continue Reading

Relationship Help: 10 Ways To Keep Your Love Evergreen

Relationship Help

Love is all about accepting your other half with all their flaws and imperfections. The true essence of relationships lies in the small gestures of love and intimacy that are made from both sides. As inconsequential as they may seem at first, these gestures are actually the foundations of a strong and lasting relationship that’s…  Continue Reading

10 Ways To Deal With A Control Freak

I used to be a control freak. Everything in my life had to be perfect. From a young age, I had to be the best pupil in the class at school. If I wasn’t getting the best grades then I would worry. The teachers couldn’t understand my concerns. It was just me being me. I…  Continue Reading

Emotional Abuse Breakthrough: Speak Up, Set Boundaries, And End The Abusive Behavior

Emotional Abuse

If you have been a victim of emotional abuse in your love relationship, or if you think your partner might be emotionally abusing you, please take a few minutes to read through this post. Today I’m releasing my latest book called, Emotional Abuse Breakthrough: How to Speak Up, 
Set Boundaries, and 
Break the Cycle of…  Continue Reading

Emotionally Unavailable Men: 16 Intimacy Killing Traits No One Tells You About

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When she first met him, Laura thought she had hit the relationship jackpot. Jason was handsome, successful, charming, funny, and intelligent. She felt proud to be on his arm, to be the one he wanted to spend his time with. Who wouldn’t want to be with Jason? He was amazing. He was a catch in…  Continue Reading

10 Signs Of A Narcissistic Mother

Narcissistic Mother

Our parents are the key players in the early stages of our development, and they continue to have a huge impact on us even as we, too, grow into adults. How they choose to behave towards us – the language they use and the physical treatment they adopt – will help shape our characters and…  Continue Reading

Controlling Men: Empowering Advice For Women Involved With Bullies

controlling men

He was charming, attractive, intelligent, funny, and kind. He knew just the right words to say to make you feel special. He was the perfect guy for you — until he wasn’t. It didn’t happen right away. At first you thought he was being overly-attentive and helpful. He just wanted the best for you. He’s…  Continue Reading

How To Get Over A Breakup Like A Grown-Up

How to Get Over A Breakup

It’s like the air has been punched out of you. Even if you saw it coming. Even if you initiated it. Breaking up with your romantic partner is one of the most painful life experiences you’ll ever have. The longer the relationship and the more intertwined your lives have become, the more agonizing the pain….  Continue Reading

Why Do Women Stay In Bad Relationships?

Why Do Women Stay In Abusive Relationships

From an outsider’s perspective, it seems pretty straightforward. If someone is abusing you, physically, verbally, or emotionally — you leave. Why would you stay with someone who is causing you pain, making you afraid, or even damaging your children? Why would you put up with such despicable, destructive behavior from the person who is supposed…  Continue Reading

9 Behaviors Proven To Be Highly Contagious

Behaviors Are Contagious

Here’s an unbelievable (but true) story. In an article in the Association for Psychological Science, the writer shares a story about a strange event that occurred at a Tennessee high school in 1998. A teacher in the school noticed the smell of gas in her classroom and soon felt dizzy and nauseous. Shortly after she was whisked…  Continue Reading

10 Ways to Cope With Toxic Family Members

Toxic Family Members

Growing up I lived with a toxic family member. I know this family member loved me, but they did not have some necessary life skills. There were times of fun and joy, but there were also times I don’t like to remember. I experienced frequent harsh criticisms, name-calling, rejection, and was held to unreasonable expectations….  Continue Reading