Relationship

Here are some resources for those seeking information on relationships.

signs you're dating a passive aggressive person

9 Signs You’re Dating A Passive-Aggressive Person And What To Do About It

Ever dated someone who constantly gets angry but tends to disguise this emotion through hushed tones and calm words? Or maybe you have a partner who usually acts sarcastic and tends to roll eyes at you rather than communicating what he/she feels during an argument? If you’re seeing these red flags, it might be because you’re dating a passive-aggressive person. While this won’t make someone typically bad for you, these behaviors can put a toll …

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6 Signs Your Partner Wants A Divorce (And What You Can Do About It)

According to Dr. John Gottman, there are 6 standout signs that show divorce is imminent. These signs don’t always mean the relationship is over. Rather, they’re a warning that the relationship is only heading one way unless something changes. Signs thattell your partner wants a divorce can be too hard to notice, if you’re not aware of them. When the issue lies with you, you want to know how your behavior affects your connection with …

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How You Can Rebuild Trust In Your Marriage After Cheating

There’s no easy way to talk about cheating and no magic method to rebuild trust. Infidelity can leave a betrayed partner feeling more than just hurt. It can create the kind of uncertainty and anger that makes them wonder if the relationship is even worth saving. The good news for couples who want a rebuild the relationship is that it’s still possible. The work involved won’t look the same for both partners. As the one …

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9 Tips On How To Heal From A Toxic Relationship

Leaving a toxic relationship is a brave step that everyone deserves the freedom to take. But breaking up comes with stress, anxiety, and emotions that need to be processed. That’s true even after a healthy relationship. Bouncing back takes time, but there are ways to support your journey throughout. Ways how to heal from a toxic relationship aren’t the same for everyone. It’s a process unique to your experiences and situation. That said, toxic partners …

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Pheromones

Pheromones – What are They and What Role Do They Play in Relationships?

What are Pheromones? Think of pheromones as operating in a way similar to the way hormones work, except that they work outside of the body versus internally. Pheromones facilitate biological functions through smell and can help generate more pep in the step of the receiver’s sexual drive. One of the most powerful functions of a pheromone is its ability to ensure that the human race and the animal kingdom remain alive and kicking. Pheromones act …

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Are Rough Patches in Relationships Normal?

This piece was originally published on Gottman.com and is republished here with permission from the Gottman Institute. You and your partner are in a tough place. You have a hard time feeling connected and don’t feel understood. You worry if this is the beginning of the end of the relationship. You fantasize about what life might be like starting over, being single, and what dating someone new might be like. Maybe you even started searching for divorce …

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how to deal with polyamory

How To Proceed With Polyamory? 20 Questions To Ask Yourself

Polyamory has been around as long as societies have existed. That’s because every romantic relationship throughout history, including monogamy, was shaped by cultural values. Monogamy may seem like the default in today’s society, but it’s overrepresented.  According to US Census reports, 1 in 5 adults say they’ve engaged in consensual non-monogamy (CNM) at some point. If you’re considering going poly or struggling with an aspect of how to proceed with polyamory, these sets of questions …

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Breadcrumbing

Are you Being Breadcrumbed? 5 Signals to Watch Out For

What is breadcrumbing in relationships? Breadcrumbing is a behavior in which one partner essentially gives the other partner just enough energy, time, attention, affection, or words of affirmation that provide some of the elements of being in a romantic relationship. However, the other partner is left still wanting. The partner who is on the receiving end may often feel they are being too needy or insecure because they feel mixed messages. They cognitively know they …

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Easy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Every Relationship Type

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. It’s hard not to notice when everything around you seem to make you feel you should have something planned by now. But whether you’re planning on bringing her to the fanciest dinner date or getting him the coolest gift, it’s always about taking this opportunity to create more shared meaning as a couple. Aside from thinking about the best gift to get your partner, coming up with the …

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how to survive a breakup

How To Survive A Breakup

What are some emotions/states of being people commonly experience after a breakup? When a couple breaks up, it can stir up all kinds of emotions from anxiety and stress to feelings of total abandonment or the stages of grief that feel on par with the death of a loved one.  Would you say there are different stages of a breakup, similar to how there are different stages of grief? Or are they one and the …

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