7 Things Emotionally Unavailable Men Do in a Relationship

Before getting into a relationship, you should know a few things, especially facts about emotionally unavailable men. I’ve been in several relationships, some of which were okay, but some of which were nightmares. I won’t place all the blame on the other person because that wouldn’t be fair. I will say, however, that a couple of the men I’ve been with were emotionally…

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What Is Anti-Valentine’s Day and How You Can Celebrate It

Happy Valentine’s Day... actually, we’re looking for ways to enjoy an Anti-Valentine’s Day. Sometimes it's more fun! Celebrating Valentine's Day isn’t a bad thing. It’s just that society has taken this “love day” and turned it into a materialistic day of spending tons of money to prove some point. Yes, you may enjoy getting flowers and candy, love letters and declarations, but just…

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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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7 Types of Family Conflict and How to Resolve Each of Them

Where there are two or more people, there will be disagreements, family notwithstanding. All of us have to deal with a family conflict at some or many points in our lives. Trite as family disagreements seem, they can be delicate and difficult to manage. So, how do you handle squabbling loved ones? How do you cope when you become embroiled in the conflict…

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10 Signs You’re Not Ready for Marriage and Should Not Hurry

Maybe you’re not ready for marriage. No matter how much you love each other, it just might be too soon. Marriage is a serious step. It requires dedication and communication skills that most people don’ t have. That is why there are so many divorces.  It’s truly a sad situation when marriages fall apart because marriage was designed to bring two people together…

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

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…

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

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…

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Traits of an Interdependent Relationship & Differences from Codependence

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…

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