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Narcissism – What You Need To Know

Narcissism – What You Need To Know

Narcissism has gained popularity in our culture. This can be both helpful and harmful. It is helpful to have a more thorough understanding of what it is, how it has developed and what can be done to develop more healthy ways to manage it. It can be harmful if used to...
Am I in a Narcissistic Relationship?

Am I in a Narcissistic Relationship?

One question some couples in intimate relationships wonder are, “Am I in a narcissistic relationship?” You might be surprised that the answer is always “yes!” Everyone in a romantic bond is in a narcissistic relationship. In fact, every relationship you take part in...
How to Cope with Narcissistic Abuse in a Relationship

How to Cope with Narcissistic Abuse in a Relationship

Are you experiencing narcissistic abuse in a relationship? If so, your current intimate relationship is far from what you hoped it would be. And your situation is far worse than simply unfulfilling. Instead, your relationship regularly harms you. In her “Psychology...
Gaslighting in Relationships: Warning Signs to Know

Gaslighting in Relationships: Warning Signs to Know

Gaslighting in relationships happens all too frequently. And it’s one of the most insidious, damaging and secretive forms of manipulation a person can experience. When it exists in your marriage or significant other relationship, it can be especially devastating. In...
How to Deal with Gaslighting in Intimate Relationships

How to Deal with Gaslighting in Intimate Relationships

Are you wondering how to deal with gaslighting in your significant other relationship? Our previous article talked about what this manipulation form is and specific gaslighting signs to understand. Gaslighting manipulation is very effective and can target anyone. It...
4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

In many cases, you probably think of trauma as being something that you experience individually on your own. You may falsely assume that it does not affect your relationships with other people. It is normal to focus on trauma’s painful effects on yourself, of course....
Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

When you meet and fall in love with a new partner after a divorce or breakup, blending your families may be the last thing on your mind. After all, you are enjoying the emotional high of a new romance. You are thrilled to have found someone else to love and spend your...
3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

Divorce or relationship breakups that involve children are so much more complicated and painful than those without. After all, you still must see and communicate with the person you are no longer with. No matter how painful the dissolution of your relationship was,...
4 Tips to Enhance Intimacy in Your Relationship

4 Tips to Enhance Intimacy in Your Relationship

A deep relationship with an intimate partner is one of the greatest gifts that life offers. We are made to belong and to connect; romantic relationships offer fulfillment of these needs. In the best of times, a partner offers us a place of emotional safety, nurture...
12 Secrets of the Happiest Relationships

12 Secrets of the Happiest Relationships

Is your relationship happy and healthy? If not, the impact on how you feel emotionally, and the overall wellbeing of your family is impacted. Investing in this relationship pays big dividends emotionally and physically. Research shows that adults in healthy...
Raising Kids & Keeping the Romance

Raising Kids & Keeping the Romance

How do you make time for your relationship while you’re also busy parents? Depending upon how long you’ve been a parent, you may hardly remember the carefree days before children arrived. You had responsibilities, but chances are that you and your partner had a...
10 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Partner

10 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Partner

Life is busy. The demands of home, family and work can rob you of the energy to invest in your intimate relationship. Don’t fall into the trap of assuming your partner knows how important and special they are to you. Be intentional about demonstrating your love. If...