Intimate Partner Abuse: Walk Away Before the Cycle Starts

We should never live in fear of the people who say they love us.

Ending Relationship Addiction

Relationship addictions may require going "cold turkey," as it is hard to stop smoking if you have a lit cigarette in your hand.

3 Tips for Better Rebound Relationships

Have patience with yourself or your friends, if a rebound relationship is on the radar.

Crucial Connections: Friendships in Older Adulthood

Wisdom may come with age, but well-being will flourish if friends are in the picture, too.

Leading From the Heart

What makes a good leader and can we learn those skills as adults?

Who's to Blame for Toxic Relationships?

The first step in detoxifying your life is figuring out whether the negative influence is you, your friend, or the relationship.

Self-Compassion: Don't Let a Break-Up Bring You Down

Self-compassion is important when a relationship ends. Even if you cannot fix a broken relationship, you can take the lessons learned and build new and more successful relationships as you move forward.

Why You Need to Feed Your Hunger for Contact

Scientists prove what humans knew all along, hugs heal.

Secrets of the “Best Decisions” You Can Make

Accepting that you are doing the best that you can is the key to accepting and embracing even those decisions that you might like to regret.

5 Secrets of Successful Couples

Finding true love is seldom easy, but maintaining it for the long-term can be challenging, too. Here are 5 easy practices that may up your odds in keeping the romance alive.

Last Minute Gifts for Your Love that Last a Lifetime

Fancy gifts and pricey presents may seem appealing, but daily gifts of time and attention pay off better in the long term in promoting relationship satisfaction.

5 Ways to Grow Your Charisma

Is charisma something that you have to be born with or is it something you can cultivate? Research suggests that anyone can develop their ability to project charisma, if they are willing to do the personal work required.

Gift Ideas for Your Daughter: The Best Gifts Are Free

Keeping the risks of holiday burnout in mind, here is a list of “gifts” that parents can offer their daughters not just during the fever pitch of December holidays, but throughout the year. The best part is that these gifts pay off big in return dividends that last a lifetime as you raise a responsible, mature, and appreciative daughter.

Five Signs of a Closet Workaholic

Unfortunately, the recent avalanche of advances in communication technology has created increasingly effective antidotes to “family time.”

Letting Go of a Relationship with Gratitude

Even when a relationship has run its course, chewed you up, and spat you out, there is still the possibility for taking positive lessons from the experience.

5 Ways to Grow from Your Mistakes

Ruminating over past mistakes limits both your satisfaction with the present and your hopes for the future.

Solitude Can Enhance Your Relationships

Making time to be on your own within the safety net of community allows for both personal and relational growth that always being “one of the herd” might never allow.

5 Hard Truths About Breakups

Eventually, the loss will begin to feel more like your history, not your present.

5 Truths about Marriage

Our cultural landscape suggests that marriage is the “next step” for any couple who enjoys a strong and satisfying physical attraction, sparkling conversations, and likes the same type of pets. Unfortunately, marriages built on physical attraction are not likely to survive long term. Marriage is not easy and marriage is not always “fun.”

7 Tips for Coping With an Adult Child's Addiction

If you are the mother or father of an adult child who is not making the choices that are necessary for a sound future, this can be a heavier burden than any of the earlier ones you carried when your child was younger.

4 Easy Steps for Kindling a Friendship

Friendships that happen in an instant are awesome, but there many friendships will develop much more slowly and become just as awesome over time.

How to Cope with a Gossip at Work

Everyone enjoys a juicy piece of gossip every now and then, but gossip at work can create unexpected challenges. Here are some tips for dealing with the scandalmongers in your office.

Why We Click With Our Best Friends Right From the Start

While most friendships are traced through the development of increasing closeness and shared self-disclosure, there are indeed friendships that just magically and spontaneously ignite and bond two people together.

Colleag-emy #2: The Workplace Diva

The Workplace Diva can drive you crazy. What is the best way to minimize their effect on the job?

People Pleasers on the Job

How can you most effectively cope with the people pleasers on the job?

Pregnancy and Friendship - Part II

How do you handle it when friends are sharing news of their pregnancies, but you are trying to get pregnant and are unsuccessful?

Pregnancy and Friendship - Part I

Pregnancy brings a third person into your existing friendships and sometimes, for some friends, three might be a crowd.

7 Values that Predict if You'll Work as a Couple Long-Term

A pounding heart, racing pulse, and "shut-the-front-door" steamy physical attraction may not be enough to sustain a mismatched romance for the long haul; it’s all about the values, not the hot romantic action.

Mental Illness Stigma -- In the Limelight

We would prefer to think that we were "surprised" that Robin Williams lost his life at his own hand, but the knowledge of depression's prevalence and its lethality are shockingly publicized, but woefully under addressed problems across all sectors of society.

Threatened by "Do-Gooders" Who Do Too Much?

Fairness is important to people in terms of both receiving and giving. We all want our fair share in life, but some of us also get upset when others give more than we do. What is it about "do gooders" that makes us feel uncomfortable and how do handle the "do gooders" in our lives?