Relationships Articles

Everybody has an opinion, including on your love life. Unfortunately, all of the advice you can get will not be equally valid. If your relationship is in trouble, or if you wish to further strengthen one that's still going strong, you will find the perspective a professional counselor can provide invaluable when it comes to learning about what works in a relationship, and what doesn't. The articles below discuss these matters in more detail.

Our Obsession With Power Couples: Characteristics Of Power Relationships

What constitutes a power couple? Is it wealth, dominance or social status? The media portrays the quintessential “power couple” as two individuals making their relationship...

What Is Aromantic And What Does It Mean For Relationships?

“Romantic relationships are so stressful. Why do my partners feel like they need to be around me ALL the time?” Have you ever felt something like this as you navigate...

Helpful Relationship Quotes

Everyone has times when they struggle to find the right words. Even authors get moments when they can’t express what they want. Being able to put into words our feelings isn’t...

The Importance Of Having Supportive Friendships

The relationships that we have in our lives help to form who we are as a person; who we surround ourselves with speaks mountains about us. Our friends represent who we wish to...

What Is Romantic Attraction How To Recognize And Better Understand It

Romance is something that has been so prevalent in our society, and yet many still don’t understand it. The media portrays it one way, with two lovey-dovey couples whose...

Defining Closure Psychology

When a relationship ends, or when a loved one passes away, we often hear about the need for “closure.” But what is closure anyway? The closure psychology definition is a person’s...

Do Opposites Attract? Here’s What Science Says

Opposites attract, well they do if you’re dealing with magnets. With people and relationships, it gets complicated. This age-old saying “opposites attract” dates back to at...

How To Handle Challenges In Age Gap Relationships

Better known as May-December loves, age gap relationships can be rewarding but also trying for those involved. Though age might be ‘just a number’, some challenges come along...

How To Deal With Controlling Men

Women who live under the influence of controlling men face a serious challenge to their mental health and well-being. Self-control is one thing. It can be a valuable tool we use...

Co-Dependency: What It Is How To Recognize It And How To Change It

Rescuing a loved one from danger is a noble thing. Or is it? At some point, the noble deed turns into a pattern of making it easy for the person to continue seeking danger. When...

Unhealthy Attachment Styles: Types, Definitions, And Therapy

Like human infants, we’re born into a world where we’re dependent on someone for our survival. Because we need this person so very much, we naturally become attached to them...

Gaslighting: A Sneaky Kind Of Emotional Abuse

Gaslighting is one of the most difficult types of emotional abuse to recognize. Most kinds of emotional abuse are easy to spot if you can look at the situation rationally rather...

Relationships can be complicated, but here we’ll talk a little bit about how to form healthy relationships and different attachment concerns you should be wary of.

 

The Basics of Relationships

 

Relationships and attraction are hard to understand. The media portrays romance as something tangible, simple to understand when in reality it’s a bit more in-depth than you’d think. Knowing the importance of attraction, and understanding it so that you can embrace it is a great thing.

Romantic attraction and relationships are often confused with sexual attraction, but they’re actually completely different things. Remember that relationships don’t have to have sex, and sex doesn't have to be in a relationship.

Sometimes, by better understanding it, you’ll be able to figure out what your relationships mean to you, and how to improve on it. Spotting romantic attraction is important too. This is something that can help many people understand whether or not they’re romantically attracted to the person in their life, or if it’s sexual attraction. Our articles will go through each of the different aspects of this so that you can better understand why it happens, and the science behind it.

 

How to Improve Your Friendships

 

Friendships are the backbone of many people’s lives. Sometimes, people don't want to have relationships because they want to keep their friendships strong. Friendships are incredibly important, and it is important to cultivate a friendship that matters to you.

Our articles will tell you how to improve your friendships with the people you love, the different types of friendships you can have with someone, and also characteristics of long-term friends compared to casual friends. We’ll also discuss toxic friendships, what they are, and why you need to be mindful of these. They happen, and many don’t realize they’re in one until they’re too late. Remember, friendships are a type of relationship, and they can be toxic with similar aspects. Our articles will help you spot all of these behaviors, and how to prevent these types of toxic friendships from ruining your life. We’ll also discuss how supportive friends can be one of the best things you have in life.

You will be able to improve your friendships, make them last, and through this, you’ll be able to improve your relationships with those who are close to you as well.

 

How to Avoid Toxic Behaviors

 

There are toxic behaviors that happen in every type of relationship. Whether it be with a romantic partner, sexual partner, or friend, toxic behaviors can be damaging to yourself, both mentally and physically.

Gaslighting is one of the most common toxic behaviors, and it is something people need to be mindful of. We’ll highlight why it is so toxic, and how to overcome this really nasty component of relationships that aren’t good for you, and how to overcome this problem as well.

Controlling people is another toxic trait, and it’s something that can make a relationship feel stifled, especially when they have a partner that doesn’t let them do what they want. It’s important to understand why you should avoid this, and here, we’ll tell you how to deal with it too.

Then there is unhealthy attachment and co-dependency, two aspects of relationships that can be quite challenging to deal with, and they can be abusive to you as well. Unhealthy attachments can ruin you, especially if the person is toxic, and co-dependency creates unsatisfying relationships. These behaviors, especially in familial or other relationships, can be quite devastating, and many times, you’ll do whatever you can to keep the person around.

But, we’ll tell you how to overcome these toxic behaviors, and how to avoid them in life.

 

Therapy for Relationships

 

Therapy helps relationships because it can give couples a chance to talk this out, or if you have a problem with a partner, you can talk to a licensed practitioner about it so they can assist you. It’s important to seek out therapy, especially if you know that it’s impacting your life immensely. We’ll tell you in our articles a bit about how therapy can help with this, and how therapy can be beneficial for those toxic relationships that are lingering about, and how to best handle them so it’s not negatively impacting your life.

Therapy doesn't just have to be for couples, a person can go in and get their life sorted out, so they can live a healthier one.

 

Relationship Challenges and How to Best them

 

Relationships come with a lot of challenges. It can be stressful for people but learning how to overcome these challenges, whether they are age gaps, long-distance relationships, or whatever it might be. We’ll tell you how you can best them, and some healthy coping mechanisms for you to use, especially if it’s tough.

We will also discuss aromanticism, which means you don’t experience romantic attraction. This can be a challenge because our world glorifies romance, but here, we’ll tell you how you can live in a world without experiencing romance, and how you can have relationships that matter to you, no matter what.

 

Working Towards “Couple Goals”

 

Seeing couples that have it all, that are considered “power couples” can spark both excitements, and a little bit of jealousy. If you want to get to that point, we’ll tell you how. There are certain traits of successful relationships, traits, and goals that those people who are seen as “power couples” have. We’ll tell you how to become the best couple you can be, and some healthy mindsets to keep in mind.

 

Aspects of Healthy Relationships

 

Finally, we’ll tell you aspects of healthy relationships, and things you can physically do in order to accomplish this. Whether it be changing your mindset, challenging your partner, or working towards a goal, understanding how to do it can be beneficial, and here, we’ll tell you the secrets behind these healthy relationships, and how you can accomplish this.

You’ll be able to improve relationships in all areas of life, and here, you’ll have all the tools you need to create the best bonds you can with others.

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