Seven Warning Signs of Potentially Toxic Relationships

If you have the misfortune to find yourself in a toxic relationship, the “normal response” to an “abnormal situation” can include feelings of suffocation, trepidation, and shame.

Crisis Response 4 A's-Acknowledge, Accept, Allow, Adapt

Do you let the negative—or even cataclysmic—events in your life become “part of the story” or do you cling to that moment and turn that moment into your story?

Why Everyone Looks Good When Closing Time Is Near

Have you ever found yourself saying "yes" to an offer that you should have refused?

10 Sibling Regrets Nobody Needs to Carry

Not every adult sibship is going to easily morph into friendship, but there are some ways to begin that transition.

Is Your Lover Also Your Friend?

Life is sweeter and you think more of yourself when you value your partner as a friend.

Creative Solutions arise when Minds are Free to Roam

An overworked brain is like overworked muscles—pretty much useless.

Not All Friendships Last Forever

What do you do when you realize that you don't really like your friend anymore?

Toxic Relationships: Accept or Reject?

The more things change, the more people seem to stay the same. Trying to change others is almost always a waste of time.

Physical Safety or Emotional Security?

Who exactly is the anxiety-provoking boogie man that is showing up in your house late at night?

Stop Thinking, Start Being

What frightens people about adding mindfulness or meditation to their lives? Savor the "now" to be able to relish the memory.

Seven Toxic Relationship Habits That Need to Be Broken Today

Wouldn't it be great if relationships came with survival guides or instruction manuals?

Enhance Self-Esteem by Embracing Imperfections

Do you ever wonder why “being bad” almost always feels so good? Can you let go of guilt when you fall back into a less than ideal habit?

Sleeping with a Narcissist? Always Keep One Eye Open!

There are four questions to ask yourself if you feel that your partner is a sexual narcissist.

5 Ways to Break Out of Frustrating Relationship Routines

If your partner is stuck in a 2-year-old's relational patterns, you may need to patiently model and encourage behavior change.

Toxic Friend or Just the Product of a Toxic Environment?

Sometimes non-toxic friends display toxic relationship behaviors.

Yoga Lifts Depression & Helps You Flex when Wound Too Tight

Controlling your breath can open the space that allows you to control your mood without any conscious effort on your part.

7 Ways to Measure Relationship Health

Lasting relationships will be worth the investment over the long run, but some relationships should be curtailed before the loss outweighs the gain.

Simplify Your Life to Find Peace

The "Progress Paradox" is difficult to deny.

Vacation Sex Strengthens Relationships

Even if you're a long-married couple, there are a few good reasons that your sex life will heat up if you "get a room."

The Benefits of Mother-Daughter Travel

It's not your brother's "father-son camping trip"; it's whatever you and your mother or daughter want to make it!

Two Necessary Ingredients for Deepening Relationships

How can you strike a balance between variety in your friendship groups and spending enough time with people to forge deeper bonds?

Narcissists: Walk Away Before Relationships Turn Toxic

Narcissists should come with a warning: "If you feed my ego, it will grow."

What Is Happiness Worth to You?

Are you so caught up with chasing goals that you don't have time to appreciate where you are? Does the "happiness finish line" keep moving, leaving you never able to reach it?

When Life Throws You a Curveball

Life doesn't always go as expected. What's your "go-to" response in the face of unplanned challenges?

5 Tips for Preventing Marriage Burnout

All marriages require effort – don’t let unrealistic ideas of "happily ever after" ruin a good relationship before it gets great!

Turning a Vice Into a Virtue Through Healthy Self-Soothing

There is nothing wrong with needing a little self-soothing so long as it is not detrimental to your health.

The Secret to Happiness

It is easier for us to create a list of what we want the world to give us than it is to think in terms of what we can give back to the world.

Why are Some Women Still Afraid to Speak Up?

Observing the behavior of women in groups suggests that women still choose a particular mask to wear depending on the audience.

Self-Improve Yourself Straight to Narcissistic Perfection

When self-actualization leads to self-obsession, maybe it's time to focus on those around us rather than ourselves.

Hero or Victim: How do You Deal With a Crisis?

There are three basic responses to the challenges that come along in life, which one are you?

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