5 Signs of Demand-Withdrawal Patterns in a Relationship

There are unhealthy powerplay habits that happen in relationships. They’re called demand-withdrawal patterns. This has become a serious problem. There are various reasons why marriages don’t work. One of those reasons is something called the demand-withdrawal pattern. This strange dynamic reduces each person to a role that rarely changes. Who’s demanding and who’s withdrawing? The demanding person in the relationship is usually the…

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Parental Alienation: Signs, Causes and Long-Term Effects

Parental alienation describes a process through which a child becomes estranged from a parent as the result of the psychological manipulation of another parent. The child's estrangement may manifest itself as fear, disrespect or hostility toward the parent, and may extend to additional relatives or parties. The child's estrangement is disproportionate to any acts or conduct attributable to the alienated parent. Parental alienation…

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6 Signs You Have Dismissive Avoidant Attachment and How It Affects Your Relationships

The dismissive avoidant attachment personality is more common in today’s relationships than we may think. Are you this type of person? As I read about this behavior, I started to realize more and more that this could be me, well, at least some of the characteristics. I started to notice the After failed relationships and marriages, I began to pull away from intimacy…

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All Unhappy Relationships Share These 10 Traits – Are You in One?

Not recognizing the traits that all unhappy relationships have could keep us in a partnership that is bad and even damaging for our self-esteem. It is vitally important that we learn to see these traits for what they are and understand why they are present in all unhappy relationships. We ought to know immediately if we are in an unhappy relationship, but sometimes,…

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10 Signs Your Partner Has an Avoidant Attachment Style and How to Deal with Them

Does your partner's avoidant attachment style rattle your nerves? It's frustrating when someone is unresponsive to your attempts at bonding or kindness. You may suspect that your significant other has an avoidant attachment style but aren't sure. Here are the signs that he or she does and how to deal with them. What Is an Avoidant Attachment Style? Avoidant Attachment sounds like an…

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Avoidance Behavior: Why It’s a Relationship Killer and How to Deal with It

You know how you distance yourself in relationships from fear of being rejected? Yes, that’s one form of avoidance. There are healthy relationships and then there are dysfunctional ones as well. Then there is something in between these two, which creates a tense atmosphere of uncertainty. Something called avoidance behavior can make otherwise perfectly healthy relationships suddenly take a sharp turn. This leaves…

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Avoidance of Health Issues Is Not a Viable Option – Here Is Why

Many people will simply avoid seeking medical advice for their health issues if they are concerned that the condition in question is either embarrassing or dangerous. By refusing to confront the problem, they believe they won’t have to deal with the prognosis. Unfortunately, health issues simply don’t work that way. Whether you are embarrassed or scared, it is best to learn more about…

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