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TRUST IN RELATIONSHIPS
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Many relationships “survive” infidelity. Current research estimates that about 30% of relationships touched by infidelity do not dissolve. Relationships are always fluid and surviving does not mean the relationship stays the same. A new relationship emerges when a couple decides to remain together. Some couples use the crisis as an opportunity to confront issues that interfered with closeness and commitment. These relationships have the potential to become better and stronger. Some relationships remain intact with significant emotional damage.
I see many couples in my therapy practice and one of the major themes is trust. Sometimes one partner has done something, which causes the other to lose trust. But just as often insecurity or jealousy is the culprit. We tend to view trust as an easy concept, either I trust you or I don’t, right? In reality though trust is like a complicated dance between two people. For trust to be genuine and exist in relationships there must be a combination of two required elements: trustworthiness and trustfulness.
Funny thing trust! You rarely think about it when you fall in love. It’s an unspoken part of the package. The message comes loud and clear…………. you are THE special person, the centre of their world. Your happiness and well being is of primary concern and you can bask safe and secure in that knowledge. Until the unthinkable happens; you find out she’s having an affair with a colleague or he’s gone on yet another binge dropping, as per usual, all the responsibility on you.
For two years, Kora had been having an on and off affair with her high-school sweetheart, a separated man who lived over a thousand miles away. It ended when Sean, her husband, had discovered some letters in her desk drawer. Because Kora and her lover lived so far apart it was easy for Sean to validate Kora’s claims that the affair ended. Moreover, her lover had reunited with his wife and family.