Over-functioning and self-sacrifice can ruin a relationship. Understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy giving, and take a quiz about your behavior.
Attachment theory claims that our earliest parenting can determine our style of attachment and how we relate to other people.
Splitting can cause a person to quickly shift from loving to hating someone. It makes the person unable to recall a partner’s good or abusive nature and can lead to pain and problems.
A dysfunctional family can rob you of self-esteem and healthy communication and boundaries, which can then lead to problems in future relationships.
Trust is the cornerstone of an intimate relationship. Once broken, it may be hard to rebuild. Ask for and follow these 7 steps to make your relationship stronger than ever.
Narcissists crave their narcissistic supply to fill insatiable needs for recognition and admiration. Like addicts, for them, it’s survival. Don’t sacrifice yourself to feed them.
Envy, jealousy, and shame are primal emotions that are inextricably intertwined. They’re evidence of individual and relationship problems of intimacy and autonomy that cause pain.
Our triggers or “buttons” are our wounds revealed when we overract to peoples’ feelings, needs, problems, and statements. By taking back our projections we can live in the present.
Trauma can create learned helplessness, but we can heal and regain our power.
Your self-esteem affects your attachment style and predicts whether your relationship will survive. You can raise your self-esteem and have healthier, more rewarding relationships.