Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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How challenges can strengthen your relationship
Linda and Charlie Bloom
There is a kernel of truth in the notion that to be eligible for a deeply loving relationship, you must love yourself.
Some people have a mistaken understanding of unconditional love...
During the pandemic, we have a heightened awareness of those who are keeping the country going in the midst of challenging circumstances.
The inability to handle the differences around common issues like money, work, children, in-laws, and how we spend our leisure time, takes relationships down...
There comes a time when the pain of the power struggle becomes so exhausting and unpleasant that we are motivated to find another way.
A recent landmark study explores the question of what makes relationships successful.
The taming of a great partnership.
Gaslighting is a set of manipulative tactics composed of deceit, intimidation, criticizing, judging, guilt-tripping, bullying, and withholding.
Yes, it is true that people from a similar class and religious background tend to have more successful marriages and relationships.
Couplehood has been the primary social structure of our species, giving rise to larger structures of family, community, society, and culture.
Occasionally, there is a crisis in our lives when things are flipped upside-down, offering a big chance to make major changes.
If I had to choose one word to capture the essence of Zack and Shira's story, it would have to be “integrity.”
We often refer to the art of co-creating a great relationship as a spiritual practice.
Marsha’s husband Larry was somewhat of a bully. When he didn’t get his way, he would often become critical and judgmental of Marsha, insisting that she comply with his demands...
Moving through an impasse as a couple is possible if you can say these 10 words.
People with complementary personalities can provide a missing link for each other. In theory, it sounds like this arrangement should work just fine.
When someone says the words “we’re done” in the midst of a painful argument, they are suffering so much that they attempt to draw a boundary to leave the painful discussion.
If you’re partnered with an introvert, it can be challenging when they take the solitude time that they need.
There are three major ways that hearts get broken: abandonment, inconsistent attachment, and rejection...
One of the great secrets of men, secret in the sense that we rarely admit it among ourselves, is that we are afraid of women.
Some of the common factors that keep people stuck in commitment phobia are...
This is a story from a busy couple who both have careers and are in the process of raising two girls.
Intimacy in a loving relationship not only feels good, but it’s good for you, too.
If we can hold our relationships as a sacred teaching ground, where everything can be utilized as an opportunity to grow, our lives take on a more vital path.
Many people nowadays consider marriage an obsolete institution. Here are a few of the explanations people offer to explain their orientation.
Meaningful ways that we support each other to become authentic.
One big advantage of marriage is the opportunity to become one's authentic self.
There are times when a relationship is so broken down; when those involved have been so hurt by the other, that they withdraw into silence to protect themselves...
We define goodwill as a stance in which one embodies a desire to enhance the well-being of another.
Tina Turner is known as The Queen of Rock and Roll, a legend in the music industry. But her success has been hard-won.
Linda Bloom, L.C.S.W., and Charlie Bloom, M.S.W., are the authors of Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truths from Real Couples About Lasting Love.