Even though it hurts to admit it, the reality is that not all relationships have a happy ending. You want to start over but can't find the strength to let go. But letting yourself get hung up on a relationship that wasn't great from the start will get you nowhere. Here's how you can learn to love again after being in a series of bad relationships.
Have you ever been so frustrated that anyone or anything can set you off? When you deal with stress and anxiety on a daily basis, it's no surprise that those feelings of frustration eventually get to you. Instead of taking the time to cool off, you end up lashing out at everyone around you—especially your partner. Here's how to find happiness and stop letting your anger get the best of you.
Whether you've been together for five months or five years, maintaining a happy and healthy relationship or marriage takes some serious work. From never ending shouting matches to giving the silent treatment, fighting all of the time can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining. There's no question that all relationships need maintaining, but figuring out how to do it is sometimes easier said than done. Here's why couples therapy is the best option for you.
There are definitely plenty of times where we've felt insecure in our relationships. Even though we've FINALLY found someone who just gets us, flaws and all, those pesky doubts still manage to worm their way in and cause us to pretty much question everything about our relationship. Here's how to tell whether you are too co-dependent in your relationship.
Being in a terrible relationship is horrible enough; having to go through the same experiences on more than one occasion (and with different people) is even more frustrating. There's nothing worse than falling in love with someone who really connects with you...only to discover that they have some less than desirable traits that are pretty much dealbreakers. You can only get drawn into so many fights and shouting matches before the bone crushing fatigue kicks in. These tips on how to fix (or let go of) a toxic relationship are just what the doctor ordered!
Let's be honest. We don't know about you but we've definitely had our fair share of relationships that were pretty much doomed to fail from the very beginning, regardless of who was really at fault. And yet, for some strange reason, we keep finding ourselves back in the same types of relationships with the same kinds of men. So, what gives? Why are we so attracted to dating terrible men?
In an age where our love for technology is borderline obsessive, it probably won't come as a surprise that your phone is putting up major blocks in your relationship—and your sex life. Let's be real. On a scale of one to ten, just how likely are you to take your tech gadgets with you to bed? If this is pretty much a norm for you, then you may be way too glued to the screen. And like it or not, that is going to pose a major problem in the future. Here's what you can do to take back control of your love life!
Even though there's no doubt that all relationships take serious and diligent work, that knowledge doesn't make it any better when you're always fighting. Thoughtful and effective communication can make all the difference, but it's much easier said than done.
Ladies, we've got to be honest with you. It goes without saying that trying to find the right guy to settle down with can be super frustrating. It doesn't help that this whole idea of falling head over heels for Prince Charming and waiting for him to sweep us off our feet is pretty unrealistic. The crazy thing is that we become SO dedicated to finding love that we forget that just because we're in a relationship doesn't mean that we can't have our own life. In fact, having something that we love to do is super sexy!
There's no question that falling in love is one of the greatest feelings in the world. But that doesn't mean that it can't get complicated from time to time. What's really interesting is that there is actually science behind how we fall in love, as well as why some relationships are more successful (not to mention more fulfilling) than others.
When your dates always end the same way, it's hard not to think that all men are the same and are just after one thing. But pushing aside any horrible experiences from past relationships, could there seriously be some truth to that thought?
If you're struggling with communication in your relationship, you're not alone. In a new video, love and relationship expert John Gray discusses the biggest challenges for people in long term relationships — and how to overcome them.
Some women feel perpetually single. Is love just not in their cards, or is there more to it than luck? A panel of dating experts discusses the unique combination of love and playing your cards right.
It's the anchor to any long-lasting relationship: commitment. However, is there a way to be all in your relationship without losing your identity as an individual?