5 Ways to Stay Close to Your Partner, Even When You Fight

The way we argue can dramatically affect our personal health and the health of our relationship. Here's how to resolve conflict in healthier.

Who’s the Boss in Your Relationship?

Equality is one of the most important elements of a relationship, but countless couples fall into roles that are unequal and generate problems.

7 Behaviors That Ruin a Relationship

What are the relationship pitfalls that keep us from maintaining the passion, attraction, admiration, and closeness we once felt for our partner?

4 Steps to a Better Relationship

Many of the ways act in our relationships are echoes of the past. How can we break our old patterns and become the person we want to be?

Where Our Relationship Patterns Come From

The way we experienced relationships in childhood creates an “internal working model” for how we view relationships throughout our lives.

Is Fear of Emotion Driving Our Addiction?

We are more likely to overcome an addiction when we learn to face our emotions rather than listening to an inner enemy that tells us to seek escape.

Resolving the Trauma You Didn't Know You Had

We've all experienced some degree of trauma. How well we cope in our lives today greatly depends on how much we are willing to recognize and make sense of these experiences.

Why Should We Forgive?

Forgiveness is an act of love, strength and a gift from which no one benefits more than ourselves.

How to Tame Your Inner Critic

Getting to know and challenge our "critical inner voice” is one of the most essential psychological hurdles we can overcome in striving to live our version of our best life.

What to Do When Your Teen Pushes You Away

All teenagers pull away from their parents. Here are some of the most essential ways we can continue to support our kids in this new phase of our relationship.

Why Breakups Hit Some People Harder than Others

Certain people have the tendency to suffer from romantic loss more than others, and research suggests that this might have something to do with our attachment style.

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

When you teach kids how to recognize their feelings, understand where they come from and cope in healthy ways, you teach them the most essential skills for their success in life.

What's Wrong With Needing to Be the Best

People who experience pressure or false praise from their parents may feel that if they can just be special or perfect in some way, they will get the love they never felt.

7 Ways to Be a More Loving Partner

At the end of the day, being kind is the only real action we can take to improve our relationship. So, how can break with our defenses and be more loving toward our partner?

Should You Feel or Flee Your Emotions?

When we avoid our feelings, we tune out important clues as to who we are. We limit our capacity for self-understanding and fail to fully experience or shape our lives.

Can You Trust Your Own Perceptions?

So much of the filter through which we view ourselves and the world around us has to do with our early life and the adaptations we made to our surroundings.

5 Ways We Reject Love (and How to Stop)

Most of us don't realize all the big and small ways we push love away, but these behaviors are sure signs we're doing just that.

4 Ways to Say (and Get) What You Want in Your Relationship

Saying what you want is a powerful tool to resolve conflict. It’s a way of being vulnerable that allows your partner to really know and feel for you. Here's how to do it.

The Healing Power of Gratitude

Science shows that gratitude is good for us both mentally and physically. As we aim to cultivate more gratitude, there are two questions to consider: what barriers do we face in feeling grateful in our daily lives, and how can we connect more fully to our feelings of appreciation?

A Way Out of Loneliness

A great amount of what leads to chronic loneliness is the way we think and feel about ourselves and the world around us. Because loneliness may have more to do with how we think about our circumstances and less to do with our actual circumstances, we have a lot of power in changing it.

How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Parenting

Attachment research has shown that our attachment style with our own parents is the biggest predictor of the attachment style we’ll have with our child.

5 Ways You Need to Build Forgiveness Into Your Relationship

Scientists who study forgiveness have long agreed that it is one of the most important contributors to a healthy relationship. Studies have shown that couples who practice forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer, more satisfying romantic relationships and potentially longer lives. So, what makes forgiveness so good for us and how can we grow our capacity to forgive?

How to Get Over Relationship Anxiety

Insecurity, as most of us know firsthand, can be toxic to our closest relationships. And while it can bounce back and forth from partner to partner, both the cause of our insecurity and its cure reside in us alone. So, how can we best deal with our insecurities?

Overcoming Two of Parenting's Greatest Challenges

Although, as parents, we recognize the importance and seriousness of our task, many of us still wonder just how much effect we are going to have on how our child will turn out. Here are some tips we can all take that will help us raise emotionally healthy and happy children.

Saving Lives from Suicide

Making it more difficult for someone to access the means for suicide can provide them the time and space necessary, to awaken from the suicidal trance, to get to the help they need and, ultimately, save their lives. So, how can we get people to the help they need? What can we do on an individual level to help prevent suicide?

7 Ways Your Childhood Affects How You'll Parent

Attachment research tells us that the biggest predictor of how we will be as parents is how much we’ve been able to make sense out of our own past. So, while the last place we may be looking when we become parents is at our own childhood, that’s exactly what we should be doing if we want to be better present-day parents to our children.

The Value of Sadness

We tend to pass on the message that sadness is bad and should be avoided. Yet, research has shown that sadness can be an adaptive emotion with real benefits. Sadness can make us feel more vital and centered within ourselves. So, why is it that we are so afraid to feel sad?

5 Reasons We Don't Let Ourselves Be Happy

We are all, to varying degrees, intolerant of happiness. By understanding why we take actions that defeat our own well-being, we can gain a stronger foothold in overcoming obstacles and allowing ourselves to be happy. Here are the five most common reasons we won’t let ourselves have what we most want in life.

5 Ways to Build Trust and Honesty in Your Relationship

Honesty is a key component of a healthy relationship, yet 64 percent of serious lies involve people’s closest relationship partners. So, what can we do to not only be more honest but to promote an atmosphere of honesty around us?

5 Things to Do Today to Preserve Your Relationship

Because the only person we can control or change in a relationship is ourselves, it’s almost always worth it to do what we can to develop ourselves before we throw in the towel with our partner. Here are five things that can help any couple reignite their feelings of love.