Ten Ways to Become a Better Friend

Most of us want to be liked. Here are some tips on being the kind of person that you yourself would count as a friend.

Today's Relationships Spawn New Terminology for Couples

Does being "breadcrumbed" feel worse than being "stashed"?

10 Tips for Dealing with Depression at the Holidays

Whether you’re battling clinical depression, grief, or just the holiday blues, these suggestions will help you cope.

Gifts That Disappoint: Seven Rules of Gift-Giving Explained

Gifts are given for many occasions throughout the year, but it seems that there are some basic reasons why we inadvertently choose gifts that fail to please the recipient.

Personality Disorders: Symptoms and Signs

Most of us know if we're feeling anxious or depressed; individuals with personality disorders, however, may not even realize that their behaviors are a problem.

Finding Peace and Creating Joy in a World Torn Apart

Peace must begin within if we want to work towards it in the world around us.

When a Man You Know or Love Is the Victim of Partner Abuse

What do you do if a son, a brother, or a friend is the victim of battery by his wife or partner?

Holiday Decorating Is Good for the Soul

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?

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