Christmas Decorating: When is it Too Soon?

The beauty of holiday decorating, though, is that your way – no matter what it is – is the right way for you and your traditions

Do You Dare Talk Politics with Family at Holiday Gatherings?

Decision number 1: Can you avoid talking politics at the holiday table?

The Paradox of Relationship Commitment: Who Holds the Power?

When a relationship starts to go stale, here are some ideas for ramping it back up to speed.

Are More Men “Marrying Up” Today?

Literature is filled with stories of economically disadvantaged women looking to find a mate who was financially able to provide for her; do men do this more often now?

Why Do So Many People Fear Public Speaking?

Is the old saying true that it's better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt?

Confronting Conflict With Friends

Sometimes you have to decide that enough is enough where unhealthy relationships are concerned.

Dying of a Broken Heart?

Both a figurative and a literal broken heart can cause suffering, because our emotional pain can manifest physically.

Narcissism: Know the Signs Before You Date

It's not the "selfie-obsession" that can lead to trouble; it's the narcissist's tendency to be self-obsessed that is the real challenge.

Is Monogamy Still a Thing?

Sexual fidelity and emotional fidelity have typically held different meanings and values for romantic partners based on gender. Is this still true today?

Retreat From the World to Rejuvenate Your Mind

Have you ever completed a task or reached a goal, enjoyed the high of reaching your goal…then a week later, found yourself wondering, “What’s next?”

When Online Friendships Cause Distress

It’s not uncommon for people to establish friendships with individuals who “show up” in online and virtual settings, but are these friendships "real" friendships?

"Too Important" or "Too Needy" to Unplug from Technology?

Is it narcissim or a fear of personal irrelevance that leads us to panic when we have to ignore texts or other instant messaging due to where we're at or what we're doing?

Your Own Personal "American Horror Story"

"American Horror Story" takes it to the extreme, but when our emotional well-being gets threatened, we may develop fears for our physical safety and security.

Toxic Relationships? You Deserve Better!

Here's a quick primer on knowing when and how to let go of toxic relationships.

The Role of Friendship Across the Lifespan

Friendship needs change depending on where you are in the lifespan.

Ever Been "Stashed" By an Ex?

Advances in communication technology have spawned a new vocabulary and new methods of breaking someone's heart.

7 Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship

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.

How to Deal with a Crisis without Getting Stuck

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.

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