All Unhappy Relationships Share These 10 Traits – Are You in One?

Not recognizing the traits that all unhappy relationships have could keep us in a partnership that is bad and even damaging for our self-esteem. It is vitally important that we learn to see these traits for what they are and understand why they are present in all unhappy relationships. We ought to know immediately if we are in an unhappy relationship, but sometimes,…

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10 Signs of a Controlling Relationship You Should Never Ignore

Relationships can be complicated at the best of times, but there are some relationships that can turn toxic. How to recognize a controlling relationship? This can sneak up on you, or it could happen all at once, but once it happens it can be detrimental to both partners in the relationship, and to those around them. All relationships can be at risk of…

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10 Signs You Are Dealing with an Attention Seeker

An attention seeker is someone who acts solely in a way that is geared towards garnering the attention of other people. The attention they get makes them feel better about themselves, boosts their self-esteem, and it doesn’t matter if that attention is good or bad. Some people can’t help but seek attention, and they can mistake it for earning people’s respect. However, some…

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What Does Namaste Mean? The Deep Spiritual and Philosophical Meaning

Namaste is a word that has become extremely popular among new age spirituality and yoga practitioners. But did you know what Namaste means? Avid readers of LifeAdvancer will have probably at some point in their lives attended a yoga class (and hopefully, regularly) and heard this spoken at the end of a class, normally with palms together pressed to the chest with a…

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6 Ways You Are Subtly Cheating on Your Partner (Without Even Realizing It)

When it comes to cheating on a partner, most people imagine ultimate betrayal in an obvious way. The truth is that cheating can come in many more subtle forms, so subtle that some people don’t even realize that they are cheating. If you notice yourself doing any of these six things you may want to be careful and consider your actions. 1. When…

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Why Gaining Respect Is Better Than Getting Attention

It seems like today, people seek attention more than anything else. However, respect is much more precious than attention, and here is why. We have a mainstream culture which supports instant gratification, from posting on Instagram only to count your “likes”, to fishing for approval when talking to others around you. Have you ever paid a compliment to a friend just to see…

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Mansplaining: the One Thing Men Do Which Irritates Women Most of All

Mansplaining is probably one of the most annoying male behaviors towards women. Even if you are not familiar with the term, most likely, you have experienced it. The irritation spark sets off gradually. First, you are in a casual discussion about common everyday concerns around you. Then it starts. The male pulls himself back and starts to blurb out a lecture. You get…

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15 Essential Communication Skills You May Not Have Heard of but Need for Life

First-class communication skills are the keys to success in any area of life. These skills can give you an edge in the workplace, forge bonds with your kids and draw you closer to your life partner. Misunderstandings come about because of poor communication; it holds you back in your career and relationships. So, what are the secrets of getting your messages across successfully?…

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4 Science-Backed Reasons Why Quitting Social Media Equals Happiness

Quitting social media can make you happier, a recent study suggests. No one needs to remind you that social media can be destructive unless you use it wisely. However, you may not realize that your unconscious bad habits when using it are damaging. They may lead you to have an unhealthy involvement with it. That's why quitting social media can have a positive…

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15 Signs That You Have Controlling Parents and How to Deal with Them

All parents want the best for their children. They want their young ones to turn out to be upstanding, knowledgeable adults who contribute to society. Some parents, believing that their adult children are too inexperienced to make decisions, pull all stops to manage their lives. They inadvertently become "monster parents".  Many of them interfere with their children's activities and relationships. Others become pushy…

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