Being involved in a committed romantic relationship is a beautiful and enlightening experience if you go down this road with your soulmate, but even so, things get rough. What if your dear one suffers from psychological disorders? There are many obstacles that even the healthiest of individuals face, and these make navigating daily life as a couple much harder. Most couples won’t even have to imagine what they would do if one of them started having hard-hitting issues. But what happens when serious problems arise?
Have you ever said anything about rebound relationships? Perhaps you have had a rebound relationship in the past or are in one right now and don't realise it. 'She's only with him because she's on the rebound' and 'I only got with her because it was on the rebound from Julie, it was never bound to last' and similar comments are likely things you have heard said by others in the past. From the outside looking in, a rebound relationship can be very easy to
Friendships are necessary for us – after all, we are social animals. But there can be a lot of different friendship problems, which sometimes can make us wonder why we bother. The various friendship problems we may have to depend on the type of relationship with our friends, which also means that each requires a different fix. Every friendship is different, and every friendship has value: we just need to find how to address our problems in a coherent manner, and by using our communication
Surviving infidelity is not an easy thing to do. As the partner who has been cheated on, infidelity can make you feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Staying with your marriage mate after they have been unfaithful can feel unbearable, but leaving them may feel even worse. Can surviving infidelity make your marriage stronger? The answer may surprise you. Many couples who have been through a marital indiscretion have come out on the other side feeling stronger and more secure
Most people would agree, it is not fun feeling alone. However, if you have a real, genuine fear of being alone, it is even less fun. It can actually be terrifying. The sad thing is that so many people get involved in relationships, based on this fear rather than actually having a genuine connection to the other person. We might find it easier spotting it when it's someone else's relationship, such a friend or relative. It is a lot harder to spot the signs that
Think you’re a tough guy, or girl? Think you can sit through any given movie without shedding a tear. Let me challenge you to a few movies that make you cry. Let’s face it, there are chick flicks that make most girls cry, like The Notebook. Yes, most people know about this movie and they understand how it touches the hearts and sensitivities of most women. But what about men? Do men blubber hopelessly while watching a movie? Well, maybe not so much, but there
People often pin the failure of a relationship on a fear of intimacy. But what does this actually mean? Fear of intimacy is often mistaken for the inability to be close to a romantic or sexual partner. However, a fear of intimacy is actually a social phobia and anxiety disorder where you are afraid of being close to another human being - be it a partner, friend or family member. Defining a fear of intimacy is one thing, but working out if you suffer from
The journey to finding a life partner can often be challenging. There are highs and lows, heartbreaks and often lots and lots of first dates. But despite the ups and downs, the search for a life partner is often seen as the most important task in our lives. We sacrifice a lot to find ‘the one’ and we will go to extraordinary lengths to make relationships work. Unfortunately, most people have experienced thinking that they’ve met their true life partner only to be disappointed later