If you are a highly sensitive person in love, there are a few things you will understand better than most and need others to understand too. Highly sensitive people experience the world differently. They see subtle changes in the environment in behavior much more quickly than most and process information much quicker. This allows them to attune themselves to the thoughts and feelings of others, sometimes without meaning to. This can leave them feeling vulnerable and exhausted from the over-processing of information. So how does
Feeling trapped in a relationship is more common than you think. Relationships can be tricky, especially long-term relationships. People change over time and so does the relationship. Some changes, however, can lead to people feeling trapped in a relationship they once loved. There are a number of reasons that lead to people feeling trapped in a relationship, and they aren’t always so obvious. It can be something specific or a combination of reasons why the relationship has become suffocating for one or the other. We
In times of trial, we often turn to words of wisdom. These Buddhist proverbs might help. Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development. For those who follow Buddhism, it can provide insight into the true nature of reality. It can also bring reflection and meditation, which is what makes it a popular spiritual path for many. Even for those seeking short-term relief from life’s turmoils, Buddhist proverbs are the right place to start. 1. Buddhist proverbs about karma All that we are is the result of what we
We’re all out there trying to find Mr or Mrs. Right. But, when it comes to relationship compatibility, are there other forces at work? If you are still looking out for your ideal partner, it might be worth considering these three predictors of relationship compatibility. 1. Relationship Compatibility Stinks There are bio scientific studies which show that up to 40% of physical attraction is determined by your genes. According to the biotechnology company, Instant Chemistry, the reason we feel the “spark” with someone is that
It’s difficult learning how to trust your boyfriend when past relationships were unhealthy. The toxic influence from the past still lingers. One of the most confusing aspects of being in a relationship is understanding whether something is wrong or if you’re basing things on past relationships. When learning how to trust your boyfriend, you cannot be influenced by these things, honestly. Hard as it may be, you must have a clean slate when making wise judgments. At some point, you have to learn how to trust
Our attachment style affects everything from our choice of partner to our behavior within relationships. Anxious attachment style is just one attachment style but research suggests it is particularly damaging one. Before we go on, let’s have a quick recap of Attachment Theory. Psychologist John Bowlby coined the term Attachment Theory and used it to explain that children need to bond with a primary caregiver. If this caregiver does not respond in a nurturing way we form certain kinds of attachments. Anxious attachment style is one
It’s true to say that the majority of us rate relationships as one of our top priorities in life. Having said that it’s surprising just how little effort we put into maintaining them. This is where working towards relationship goals can help. Relationship goals can help whether you are in a short-term relationship, married or you’ve just started dating. Consider other parts of your life. Just think of the hours spent on hobbies, work, children, your friends, and even social media? What would happen if
Hands up who has given their partner the silent treatment in a relationship? Now let’s have another show of hands for all those that didn’t think it caused their partners any real pain? Would you be surprised to learn that silent treatment in a relationship causes actual physical pain? This is because ignoring someone activates the same area of the brain that responds to physical pain. This area is the anterior cingulate cortex or the ACC. The ACC is involved in many complex human processes.