Unless you're completely out of touch with any media, written, audio or video, you have been bombarded with words like "dysfunctional relationship", "codependency" and "toxic family system". You may have noticed that there's a lot of information available about these relationships, but not too much about what to do about them. This month, I thought I'd give a brief overview of the various terms and what they mean, plus a guide about the difference between these relationships and healthy ones.
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By Dr Phil Bate
ADD-Autism treatments can very expensive. Luckily there are treatments that can be done at home that are less than a quarter of the cost done elsewhere. Read on to learn about these treatments.
By Alex Matlock
Guys are difficult creatures. We don't always understand what's going through their minds, especially when it comes to dating and relationships. We've all been there when the guy we like doesn't like us back, but we often don't know why. Our expert reveals eighteen reasons along with eighteen solutions to moving on.
By Rick Clemons
I love sex. I don’t deny it. I have enjoyed sex from a very young age and I find it healthy to have sex. Now before you gasp and pass judgment on the “very young age” comment, I’m referring to my voyeuristic child views of sex and intimacy. I don’t know if as a child I was more in tune with my sexuality, or if it was because I was going through my pre-pubescent years during the late 60’s and early 70’s. You know, the era of free-love. Guys walking around with their shirts unbuttoned exposing their happy trails.
Relationships can come unglued for so many reasons -- lack of satisfying sex, boredom, money conflicts, infidelity, etc. However, in working with thousands of singles and couples from around the globe, I have discovered that men have deep needs that if not met, will lead them to intentionally or unintentionally sabotage your relationship. These 'secret' relationship wreckers are rarely spoken of because they are shame-inducing and often, hidden to the man himself.
Living a healthy love life begins with uncovering childhood patterns in a very direct and practical way.
Usually, we refer to femme fatales as sirens. But what if being a siren meant that your beauty and your capacity to give and receive pleasure were so magnetic that you naturally attracted high-quality men as life partners? Wouldn't that make being a siren positive, sexy and fun? Learn more at the Become Your Inner Siren Telesummit, available online for free (May 18-20).
By Kara Oh
Angelina Jolie has been a big news item in the past few days. And rightfully so. To have both breasts removed, and next, her ovaries, is not the usual way we hear of women doing things to prevent cancer. But before I talk about what it means as a woman, let me say that her case is fairly unusual "because more than 99% of women do not have BRCA1 -- or BRCA2, for that matter."
Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers died at age 85 on Monday, May 13. She had staying power because of her enduring wisdom. That's why I want to share three of her quotes about love that have had impact on my work as a therapist.
Nobody quite knows what to say when they discover their partner is having an affair? What can you say? You trusted in and believed in your partner and you feel let down and hurt. Here are some ways you can communicate to your partner how you feel and to see whether or not you want to give your relationship another chance.