fear of relationships

Fear of Relationships

Let’s face it–we have all been burned in a relationship at one time or another.  As naïve, love struck teenagers, we had to heal from the loss of our first love when […]

control freak

Are You Dealing with a Control Freak?

We use the term control freak pretty loosely. Most of us can be “controlling” about certain things, but overall a control freak. Many of us have likely encountered controlling people in our […]

ghosting

Why Is Ghosting So Painful?

A popular radio segment called “Blown Off” airs every morning on 95.5 PLJ.  The purpose of this segment is to help a listener make contact with a person they recently dated and […]

threat

What is Emotional Blackmail?

Emotional blackmail is a relationship dynamic that involves a person instilling fear, obligation, and guilt into a relationship with another person, as author and psychotherapist Susan Forward had described. She explains that […]

open relationship

7 Reasons Open Relationships Don’t Work

An open relationship is a type of relationship status where a couple agrees to be physically and sexually intimate with other people.  The relationship can be a dating relationship or a marriage.  […]

couples

Is “Cuffing Season” Really a Thing?

“Cuffing season” is the time of year where people are more interested in coupling up with someone else. The time of year is specifically during the winter months which typically fall around […]

toxic friendship

What Is a Toxic Friendship?

Toxic is a word that can be overused when people talk about friendships. When referring to friendships, toxic is a word to describe a relationship that poisons you in some capacity. It […]

friends with benefits

What are Friends with Benefits?

Seinfeld was dubbed “the show about nothing” and aired for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998.  Arguably, its popularity soared because it cleverly addressed a multitude of issues through unique storylines and […]

covert narcissist

Is Your Partner a Covert Narcissist?

Often when discussing narcissists, people are quick to talk about all of the outward social behaviors that related to narcissism: arrogance, grandiosity, lack of empathy, entitlement, expressing that they are unique, special, […]