10 Signs of Limerence and How It Differs from Genuine Love

Luckily, most of us have experienced love. We get butterflies in our stomachs when we see the object of our affections. We miss them when we’re not with them. Our hearts swell when we are with them. So what is limerence and how is it different from genuine love? What Is Limerence? Do you remember being a teenager and obsessing over a pop…

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6 Types of Friends Who Use You for Their Own Purposes

Friends who use you aren’t true friends at all. So, how do you recognize those who pretend to care about your friendship? Oh, the mystery of friendship, isn’t it strange? I think so, what do you think? Have you come across the type of friends who take advantage of you? I know I have. Listen, there is true friendship and there is something…

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11 Fun Things to Do with Kids at Home to Prevent Boredom

Bored children are a handful for hassled parents. With the recent coronavirus outbreak that has stalled school and other activities, parents need a constant source of fun things to do with kids at home. So, what are some fun things that you can do with your kids when circumstances force you to stay at home? You will like our suggestions for kid-friendly entertainment.…

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11 Signs of Overly-Critical Parents and How to Handle Them

Does your mom or dad keep telling you that you're raising your children the wrong way? Do your parents keep telling you to get a better job than the one you have now? If the answer to these rhetorical questions is yes, you may be dealing with critical parents. If your mom or dad never seems to have anything nice to say about you,…

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4 Signs of a Manipulative Teenager and How to Parent One

Your manipulative teenager understands how to push your buttons. This youngster knows what he or she wants from you, and how to get it. Teens master the art of manipulation quickly, and you’ll become wrapped around their little fingers if you’re not quick enough to realize that they’ve taken advantage of you. So how would you know if they are trying to get…

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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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What Is Dopamine Fasting, Who Needs It and Does It Work?

Fasting has become very popular, but it's not just nutrition fasting that can improve your health: Dopamine fasting can too. Things like intermittent fasting have become very popular in the last few years. This is a time-restricted form of eating that can have some tremendous health benefits including weight loss, better hormonal profiles, better insulin sensitivity, along with improved cognitive function. When it…

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Having Estranged Adult Children Can Be Painful – How to Cope

You raise them, teach them, and give them love, and then suddenly, they grow up into adults and become estranged children. What happened? The pain of watching your children, one by one, leave the nest is a hurt that I cannot describe. I have three boys, and one is already moved away. I only see him a few times a year, and it’s…

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7 Things Chronic Cheaters Do in Relationships: How to Spot Them

To cheat once is commonly seen as a mistake. But chronic cheaters never really stop cheating. But you can spot them if you try. I’ve been on both sides of this coin. I’ve cheated and I have been cheated on by others. If I were to go back in time, it would be difficult to sort all the situations. But I do know…

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6 Reasons Why Yelling at Kids Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Every parent wants the best for their children. Unfortunately, it's the reason many of them make unwise parenting choices. The startling truth is that yelling at kids can cause more damage than they think. Discipline is a long-drawn, frustrating process. Sadly, kids seldom grow when adults are always yelling at them; it has the opposite effect. We explain why, and what you can…

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