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Category: Relationships

My Friends Don’t Like My Partner — How To Handle The Issue Everyone Dreads

By Angela Melero As if navigating relationships wasn’t hard enough, try throwing in some external conflict with a third party — third party being your BFF. Indeed, there’s something incredibly unsettling about your friends not liking your partner. Unnecessary awkwardness, resentments, and divisions can occur as a result, and no one wants that. “If your friend or partner can’t be...
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How To Handle The Impact Of Sexual Trauma On Intimate Relationships?

Lauren discusses the psychological, emotional, and physical impacts of trauma and what to do if you learn that your partner was sexually abused or assaulted. Sexual trauma is an umbrella term to describe any sexual act that is imposed on another person without their consent. Shutterstock Images Denise, a thirty-year-old single female, wondered if she would ever be capable of...
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7 Embarrassing Yet Perfectly Normal Scenarios That Happen During Sex

These are common yet awkward situations that can happen to anyone while having sex. Humans reproduce sexually. We, like all other sexual creatures, are subject to instinctive sexual desire. Sex is one of our four basic primitive urges among food, shelter, and self-preservation. At its core, sex is animalistic. However, due to certain mores and rules of our culture or...
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8 Relationship Doubts You Should Never Ignore

By CARINA WOLFF   No relationship is perfect, and you aren't going to always love 100 percent of the person you're with. But some apprehensions in a relationship hold more weight than others. There are some doubts about your relationship you should never ignore, as they could indicate trouble for the future. Some conflicts can be worked out naturally over...
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10 Unexpected Ways Your Anger is Leaking Everywhere

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Anger is often a misunderstood emotion. Is it healthy? Unhealthy? Are there signs and red flags before anger turns into rage? The truth is, anger is a completely normal and even a healthy human emotion – when it’s able to be expressed constructively. When a person feels anger, their body releases adrenaline, cortisol, and noradrenaline. Anger also affects a person’s...
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Gaslighting: Is It Happening To You?

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With unique perceptions about life and experiences, each of us develops sensory capacities that are different than the next, with distinct responses, beliefs and convictions. These ideas define who we are as individuals, and while we are continuously exposed to views that are different than our own, many of us remain true to core values and insights. Even so, psychologists...
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16 Signs of an Avoidant or Unavailable Partner

By Dan Neuharth, Ph.D., MFT

Intimate relationships require balancing closeness and distance, interdependence and autonomy. Healthier relationships flow between these poles with both partners seeking either side of the spectrum at various times... Read more: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/love-matters/2018/07/16-signs-of-an-avoidant-or-unavailable-partner/
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Gas Lighting & Other Love Bombs

By: Kayla Tricaso,
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Anyone who has been in a relationship with someone who falls on the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) spectrum knows how painful, stressful, and confusing the relationship can be. Dating someone with NPD can feel like a rollercoaster; one second you’re on cloud nine and the next it can feel like you’re plummeting from a thousand feet. A person with NPD...
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