Some advice on how to establish social connections, build strong and long-lasting romantic relationships and communicate effectively with the people from various areas of your life, such as the workplace, friend circle and family environment.

Will My Ex Miss Me After the Breakup? How to Know If He’s Not Over You

The moment your relationship ends, you feel like the world has come to an end. All of your dreams and plans suddenly fall apart as you see your ex-partner's back. At this point, there's only one thing on your mind: "Will my ex miss me after the breakup? Will he actually realize that this whole thing was a huge mistake?"  It's that all-too-familiar,…

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7 Things to Discuss Before Marriage to Make Sure It’s the Right Decision

Marriage is perhaps the biggest decision you ever make. It is about deciding to spend your life with one person, having a family with them, and being a part of their family. You must be very sure about going ahead, even if you love the person and know them well. Ensuring that you share the same values, beliefs, goals, and plans is the…

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10 Warning Signs It’s Trauma Bonding and Not Love

It might be tempting to disregard any red flags that may develop at the start of a new relationship since you sense an instant spark or quick connection. Due to the passion and intensity of the newly formed relationship, we often overlook these warning signs. If you're not self-aware, "true love" might actually turn out to be a trauma connection. It can be…

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5 Signs of Temporary Friends and How They Differ from Real Ones

Most of us have had temporary friends at one or another point in our lives. While it’s perfectly normal, it’s also important to differentiate them from true friends so that you protect yourself from unrealistic friendship expectations. How do you know if the people you hang out with are going to stick with you or whether they are just passers-by in your life?…

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Buying a Gift for a Child? Consider These 6 Factors

Of all the challenges that parenting brings, you’d think that choosing a present for your little one is one of the easiest. Unfortunately, finding the right gift for a child can be incredibly frustrating and even a little confusing if you’re unsure what to look for. Sadly, as they get older and move away from stuffed animals and brightly colored plastic playthings, it…

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4 Deep & Interesting Things to Talk about on a First Date

First dates with new people are a myriad of emotions! Nerves, excitement, anticipation, stress all combine to make it seriously tough to think of things to talk about on a first date that won't feel like time killers. We all want to come across in the best way. Interesting but not opinionated. Confident but not arrogant. Excited but not a ball of nerves.…

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Is My Marriage Over? 10 Ways to Know for Sure

From the fights and disagreements to the silent treatment, have you asked yourself one important question, “Is my marriage over?” I’m no marriage counselor, but I’ve been divorced before – make that twice. The thing about my first marriage is that I knew it was dead years before I asked for the divorce. No matter how many times I tried to make it…

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Is It the Right Person at the Wrong Time? 3 Ways to Know

Do you ever feel like you're in a 'right person, wrong time' situation? Like you have a connection that seems to be something special, but the circumstances are so laughably wrong, you are convinced the universe has had a glitch in the framework? We all expect sparks to fly and lights to dim when we meet our soul mate. Sadly, the real world…

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How to Not Be Clingy in a Relationship? 7 Annoying Behaviors to Avoid

Relationships can be complicated, but they can also be amazing. One thing you must learn, however, is how to not be clingy. I’m sure most everyone has experienced a clingy partner before, or they’ve been the one who acts this way. Either one or the other most likely has happened, and so you understand that it’s not a normal type of behavior. In…

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The No-Contact Rule And How It Works After a Breakup

After a breakup, you must avoid emotional complications. Even though it might seem harsh, the no-contact rule is the best way to move on. The objective with a breakup is to move on and start over, right? Well, some people bounce back and forth between breaking up and getting back together, wasting time and increasing emotional pain. This shouldn’t happen. While not all…

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