Category: Relationships

5 TOOLS FOR DEALING WITH CONFLICT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

  Many singles believe they suffer because they don’t have someone, but many partnered individuals will guffaw and say they suffer precisely because they have someone.   Falling in love is nowhere near as hard as keeping the love that you find. At some point, relationships invariably become messy. Couples find themselves in conflicts too torrential to maintain the blissful…

THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF SMARTPHONE CULTURE

If you’re reading this, I assume that, like me, you’re already acquainted with the benefits of owning a smartphone. You may even be reading this article on one. However, despite the advantages of this technology, many of us believe that our increasing reliance on smartphones is having deleterious effects on our social fabric.   Most of us wouldn’t wish to…

THE ILLUSION OF LOVE: WHY WE FALL IN LOVE WITH NARCISSISTS

A handsome male hunter once spurned the affection of a woman who followed and admired him. Neither her advances nor her beauty were enough to captivate him. To him, she was immaterial.   He left her behind, continued searching, hunting, and hoping to satisfy his hunger. When he tired, he came upon a lake to rest. As he peered down…

How to Make Your Relationship Last by Breaking Up

In the west, there is a rather common trajectory to how many relationships form and dissolve. It goes something like this… You meet someone great – through mutual friends, the internet, or at the office. If luck is on your side and the timing is right, there is a mutual chemistry between the two of you to coalesce the physical…

Relationship Patterns: 7 Premises For Using Your Past Before It Uses You (Part 2)

Before you can change something, you must first understand it. In this case, we’re talking about relationship patterns. Although we can and should take behavioral actions when making efforts to change, there is something to be said for the change that comes from committing to a process of self-reflection and understanding over time. Without the depth of understanding why we…

What Is The Future of Romantic Relationships?

In recent years, there has been a surge in popular discussion around open relationships, polyamory and other relationship permutations that challenge traditional monogamy. However, most people still desire close connection and long-term relationships, and many still hope to marry. But when monogamy is discussed in pop culture, it is common to hear reports of the struggle to find someone compatible…