What it’s really like to love a narcissist

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You might think that narcissistic people love only themselves – like Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection in classical Greek myth – but the opposite is true. The narcissist often struggles with deep feelings of shame and low self-esteem. The grandiosity you see, the clamor for admiration, is a way to keep … Read more

9 Signs Your Casual Dating Relationship Might Be Marriage Stuff | Talia Litman

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Casual dating means “no strings attached” and you can date as many people as you want without any kind of strings attached. But what if the other person is really marriage material? Casually dating can be a fun and great way to meet potential suitors, but you don’t want to do it forever. Studies show … Read more

4 Communication Barriers That Destroy Even the Best Relationships | Laura Blundo

4 Communication Barriers That Destroy Even the Best Relationships |  Laura Blundo

“We just need to learn to communicate effectively.” This is pretty much how every initial conversation starts when clients come to me for help. Does that ring a bell with you? Most are surprised when, after discussing the broad areas in which we communicate, they are actually quite good at it. Unless, of course, it … Read more

Just friends? Women are more jealous than men of their spouses’ opposite-sex friends, study reveals

From Harry Potter to my best friend's wedding (pictured), many successful movies feature friendships between men and women.

Just friends? Women are more jealous than men of their spouses’ opposite-sex friends, study reveals Participants read scenarios involving their spouse meeting a new friend Was the friend attractive or unattractive, and male or female Feelings of jealousy were greater when the spouse’s friend was of the opposite sex Women reported higher levels of jealousy … Read more

If You Observe These 5 Habits In Your Relationship, Your Communication Skills Need Serious Work | Karen Cherett

If You Observe These 5 Habits In Your Relationship, Your Communication Skills Need Serious Work |  Karen Cherett

Are you having problems with your partner not understanding you? Maybe they don’t understand what you’re saying or they blatantly ignore you. If this is the case, and you and I have talked, there could be a number of ways you are unclear. You probably don’t realize that you have poor communication skills. I was … Read more

People with borderline tendencies have a greater number of distant relationships

People with borderline tendencies have a greater number of distant relationships

Social disagreements, or the loss of a friendly relationship with someone, can cause psychological damage to all parties involved, even if the breakup of the relationship is in their best interests. New research published in EvoS diary found that some traits associated with borderline personality disorder are related to an increased number of distant relationships. … Read more

How To Avoid Men Who Aren’t Serious About You | Orna and Matthew Walters

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Are you worried that you’ll soon have to have “the talk”? You know that one. You’ve been dating for a while and you’re not sure if you’re on the same page and you’ll need to ask him, “Where is this relationship going?” You may find yourself analyzing his every word and action looking for subtle … Read more

Why Comfortable But Passionless Relationships Never, Never Last | Kelvin Lim

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After being in a relationship for a few years, how are things between you and your partner? Let’s paint a scenario. You two come home after work and have dinner. How is your conversation? Do you two talk about your day? What about how you felt and what you learned that day? Do you two … Read more

Partner dragged for not defending husband from mother’s insults

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Thousands of internet commentators were quick to criticize a partner for refusing to intervene when his mother started insulting her husband and mother. In a viral Reddit post posted to r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/Genuinely-Optimistic (also called the original poster, or OP) said that her husband and mother have long had a toxic relationship and detailed how … Read more