What Relationship Anarchy Means and What It Can Teach Us

There are many different types of relationships—monogamous, polyamorous, just friends, friends with benefits, traditional marriages, platonic friendships, and situationships, just to name a few. But have you ever stopped to wonder why we feel the need to have so many types of relationships? Or why we need to create names and labels for what we […]

How to Not Be Clingy In the Early Stages of a Relationship

Clinginess is a two-fold problem. You’re either around too much or you’re acting out your insecurities. It’s natural to want to be around someone you like, and everyone has insecurities, but in the early stages of a relationship you’ll want to tread a little more lightly. Think of the early stages as an extended first […]

Why a Healthy Relationship Doesn’t Mean Giving Up on Yourself

One of the realities of being codependent is the inability to see how codependency is impacting your own life. In my book, “The Marriage and Relationship Junkie,”I talk about my own issues with codependency and how my inability to see how events in my past, including my relationship with my mother, contributed to the challenges I experienced in […]

9 Signs of Gaslighting in Relationships to Watch Out For

Do you ever feel like you’re going insane in your relationship? When you’re being gaslighted, your relationship takes a nightmarish detour down loony-toon town, where your partner starts distorting your view of reality through denial, excuses, and lying. Through this emotional torture, you change from a level-headed, confident person to a confused victim. You’re being […]

6 Techniques to Help Cope with Relationship Anxiety

Pistanthrophobia is the fancy name for relationship anxiety, and nearly 20 percent of people suffer from it. Pistanthrophobia is fear of trusting new people who come into your life due to past failed experiences, and it can seriously affect your relationships with others. Relationship anxiety is having continuous anxious thoughts about the relationship. These thoughts […]

7 Common Problems With Communication in Relationships

For any relationship to flourish, it requires a great deal of time and commitment from both people. Putting in the work and showing up is one thing, but without communication, you won’t be able to move forward. Communication is the key to any functional, healthy, and happy relationship. The trouble is, everyone communicates differently, and […]

How to Make Getting Back Together with Your Ex Actually Work

People break up and get back together all the time. Deciding to rekindle things with your ex can be tough, but the real hard part comes after the reconciliation. How do you build a relationship that’s stronger than it was before and move past the issues that caused you to break up in the first […]

Is the Silent Treatment Abuse?

One minute your partner seems fine and the next, not so much. The only answer you can get out of your partner is an, “I’m fine” but they don’t seem like they’re fine. They seem angry, but they won’t tell you why. You’re on edge, never feeling safe or comfortable around them because it feels […]