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Having Estranged Adult Children Can Be Painful – How to Cope with It

By |2020-01-09T21:56:05+03:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

You raise them, teach them, and give them love, and then suddenly, they’ve 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 still incredibly hard. I have two others still at home, but they are rapidly nearing the age of adulthood. I am terrified, to be honest. I may

7 Things Chronic Cheaters Do in a Relationship and How to Spot Them

By |2020-01-04T19:41:28+03:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

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 one thing, I didn’t start the ball rolling. I started with faithfulness, and after being married to a chronic cheater, I cheated

5 Signs of a Power Imbalance in Your Relationship and What to Do

By |2019-12-13T19:52:57+03:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

A power imbalance can be a dangerous thing in a relationship. Unfortunately, they will affect almost any couple as sharing your life with someone can be tricky. If there are love and care in a relationship, these power imbalances can be easy to address. Here are five of the most common signs of a power imbalance and what to do about them to save your relationship. 1. They don’t take your feelings into account when making decisions When you’re in a relationship, decisions that affect

6 Examples of Negging in Relationships and How to Deal with It

By |2019-12-11T12:04:36+03:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

Emotional manipulation can also be seen as negging. There are many examples of negging which can damage your self-esteem. It seems there’s never a shortage of manipulative behavior. Although people are basically good, they are also selfish because not all people who use manipulative tactics have a personality or mental disorder. Some just want to get the upper hand. There are many examples of manipulative behavior including the act of negging. If you’re like me, this is a new word for toxic behavior. What is

7 Traits of an Interdependent Relationship and How It Differs from Codependence

By |2019-12-01T20:05:46+03:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , |

Do you have an interdependent relationship with your partner, or is it codependent? Both types of relationships imply reliance, but one is less healthy than the other. This article explains interdependent relationships and how they stand apart from codependent ones. The knowledge will make yours less of a headache to manage. What is an interdependent relationship? Strictly defined, an interdependent, secure relationship between two people exists if one or both of them provide the finances while the other or both of them attend to domestic

7 Unexpected Reasons Why Women Cheat on the Men They Love

By |2019-11-27T21:10:52+03:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

We hear about men cheating all the time, but we don’t hear as much about why women cheat. I think that's very odd. It’s true, we hear so many stories about men and how they cheat on their loving wives. So many of us women even start calling men “dogs” and labeling them all as cheaters. But to be fair, there are probably just as many women who cheat. It’s true, women also step outside the marriage and have flings and even full-fledged affairs. Do

Companionate Love: Probably the Most Durable Yet Rare Type of Love

By |2019-11-24T20:21:43+03:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

We are all searching for love and there are the luckiest among us who find companionate love, the rarest love. Love is one of the most valued concepts in the world. We are all searching for that one special person to spend our lives with. There are many kinds of love in the world, the love we share with friends, with family, and with our partners. Then, there is the rarest form of love: companionate love. It is one of the most durable and intimate

6 Different Types of Attraction Between Men and Women

By |2019-11-11T21:36:41+03:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Strong feelings and love between a man and woman aren't always the same. There are several different types of attraction. I’ve only recently learned that there are several types of attraction between and man and woman. I always just thought you met, fell in love and then you either had your happy ending or you didn’t. If you didn’t, well, that usually ended in divorce. Types of attraction Apparently, there are several types of intense attractions which could all be forms of love, and I