This is the “part 2” to the article “10 Signs You May Be in an Unhealthy Relationship“. It was brought to my attention that in the first article I made points of the things to keep an eye on, however I made few suggestions of how to handle those ten points. So this article is … More How to Change a Struggling Relationship Into a Healthy Relationship
Technically, a relationship needs to only be defined by the people who are in the relationship. What is a “good (or healthy) relationship” for two people may be completely different than a “good (or healthy) relationship” for two other people. However, there is a difference between a relationship having its own shape and character, and … More 10 Signs You May Be in an Unhealthy Relationship
Mind-reading. It’s one of the easiest ways to cause ruptures in friendships or in relationships. It’s not the people who try to read minds that cause the problem, it’s the ones who hope or expect that the other person will read their mind that becomes problematic. This is a very common phenomenon. It usually comes out as, … More Relationship Killer: “You should have known what I want…”
There are many perspectives on why relationships don’t always last, and more than one theory has validity to it. I’m going to present a theory I call the “broken mirror” theory. Attraction has many levels to it, as well as a deep psychology underlying what draws us to certain people. But one general concept seems … More Why Relationships Break Up
Relationships all have their bumpy moments. Some happen more than others, but relationships that last are able to move forward from these moments without getting caught up in the bumps for lengthy periods of time. One of the notable issues I’ve witnessed time and again in my practice are opposing (and complementary) processes that often … More Ending Arguments
How many times have you been on the receiving end of a grudge? It’s not an easy place to be. Generally when someone has a grudge against you, anger, blame, contempt, and other forms of hostility and aggression are being projected. Often, grudges are done in silence (passive-aggressive). For some people, being on the receiving … More Grudges: Who Really Suffers?