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
Could you be a target of gaslighting? Below are some signs of gaslighting in relationships you should never ignore. Gaslighting in relationships can have lasting, destructive psychological effects on the target. For this reason, it is important to recognize it before it is too late. “I said that you should see a therapist, Rachel. I never agreed to a couple’s therapy,” said Tom. However, Rachel remembers otherwise, and her efforts to remind him of the original agreement were futile. “We will be fine as a
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
Plastic in the ocean is a problem that needs a definite, if not immediate solution. You have probably heard this rhetoric too often. How does carelessly disposed of plastic effect the environment? And what is the problem of plastic in the ocean? We answer these questions and introduce you to some mind-blowing innovations that could minimize, if not eliminate the problem. The Problem of Plastic in the Ocean and the Environment Plastic pollution causes more problems for the Earth than many of us may realize.
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
It might be one of the hardest things to do, but leaving a toxic relationship preserves your self-respect and dignity. I have been in my share of toxic relationships in my life. In fact, most of them were like this. From the outside looking in, you might think it’s easy to leave these unions, but it’s not. Leaving a toxic relationship requires planning and tact. It’s far from easy but it’s necessary for both your physical and mental health. Why is leaving so difficult? Leaving a
Passive-aggressive traits can be damaging for a relationship. It’s important to figure out if this behavior is present in your life. Being passive-aggressive is being dysfunctional but in a whole other style. It’s not so much about being loud, violent, or even arrogant. It’s a subtle sort of poison which seeps in under the radar. You have to be quite intelligent to notice the passive-aggressive traits in a relationship. What passive-aggressive traits look like In order to understand the passive-aggressive relationship, you must know the