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What Is Anxiety?

What Is Anxiety?

If you’ve ever felt anxious, you’re not alone. Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about the unknown. Perhaps a job interview, giving a speech or going on a first date may cause individuals to feel fearful and...

What Is Codependency?

What Is Codependency?

The traditional definition of codependency is a relationship that is focused on one person fixing and/or controlling another person resulting in their own lack of self-care. “If you are ok, I am ok”. Controlling, nurturing and maintaining the existence of another...

What Is Depression

What Is Depression

Many people may use the word depressed when they’re describing times when they’re feeling sad, low or down, especially during challenging or stressful moments. However, it’s normal to feel down when you’re going through a difficult time. Depression vs. Sadness: What's...

Common Relationship Problems: How To Resolve Them?

Common Relationship Problems: How To Resolve Them?

Both new and long-term relationships bring a fair share of challenges. Learning how to identify both relationship problems and solutions is one of the key steps to establishing emotional intimacy with your partner. However, revealing the underlying problem and coping...

Are They Right For Me? Here’s How To Tell

Are They Right For Me? Here’s How To Tell

Being in a relationship isn’t always easy - not only does maintaining a relationship require you to put in a good amount of time and effort in order to make it work, but it can also cause great pain and distress if you’re not careful. Overcoming relationship...

Why Feeling “Not Enough” Is Impacting Your Relationship

Why Feeling “Not Enough” Is Impacting Your Relationship

Do find yourself thinking, “I’m not enough,” “feeling like I’m not good enough” or “I’m not worthy of love?” Or do you feel that you work hard to be the best, but you should be more, do more or be better? Otherwise, you don’t measure up. Maybe feeling not good enough...

Are You Repeating the Abandonment Cycle?

Are You Repeating the Abandonment Cycle?

Healthy, loving relationships are a haven for love, happiness, joy, and security. But what if you find yourself moving from one relationship to another, or feel dissatisfied in your current relationship? Maybe you’re asking what’s the point of being in a relationship,...

Commitment Issues In Relationships: How To Overcome Them

Commitment Issues In Relationships: How To Overcome Them

Many individuals fear commitment and will struggle with situations that require them to establish a long-term connection or obligation to another person. People with commitment issues or commitment phobia experience great levels of anxiety in relationships. The...

Conflicts in a Relationship: How Much Is Too Much?

Conflicts in a Relationship: How Much Is Too Much?

Fighting is an integral part of any relationship, no matter how healthy it may be. However, if you and your partner keep butting heads without any kind of resolution, you may be wondering if staying in the relationship is the right decision to make. Realizing that a...

Restoring A Relationship After A Breakup

Restoring A Relationship After A Breakup

Sometimes, the best thing you can do in a relationship is to break up. Still, splitting up with someone doesn’t have to be forever. Many couples figure out that they still want to be together and work on improving their relationship after the break. However, saving a...

Modern Dating… How to Find Fulfilling Relationships

Modern Dating… How to Find Fulfilling Relationships

The world of dating has changed so much. Now we have online dating, dating apps, and speed dating; it can be challenging to sift through the modern dating ways to find a fulfilling relationship. Dating, whether it’s done with modern methods or the old-fashioned...

What Is Avoidance / Ambivalence Attachment?

What Is Avoidance / Ambivalence Attachment?

For some individuals, thinking about being in a relationship can activate feelings of wanting to run away. Why? Because they feel that the needs of a partner, family member, or employer are overwhelming. What Is Avoidant Attachment? Avoidant attachment is the...

How To Effectively Communicate With Your Partner?

How To Effectively Communicate With Your Partner?

Communication is one of the core building blocks of a healthy relationship and both partners need to understand the importance of communication in relationships if they intend to make their relationship last. A budding romantic relationship is not likely to last...

Intimacy In Relationships: What You Should Know

Intimacy In Relationships: What You Should Know

Many couples tend to confuse intimacy with sexual activities in their relationship. What they don’t know, however, is that true intimacy comes in many forms, all of which have to do with building trust and enhancing closeness between partners. Being in a relationship...

Are You Dealing With Emotional Withdrawal In Your Relationship?

Are You Dealing With Emotional Withdrawal In Your Relationship?

Mark and Sharon used to seem like an ideal couple. They were madly in love and it seemed they would never have trouble communicating their feelings for one another. But then it happened: they hit a rough patch and it now seems that it will take nothing short of a...

Think You Might Be A People Pleaser? Here’s How To Stop

Think You Might Be A People Pleaser? Here’s How To Stop

Many of us find it hard to find a balance between being nice and putting our feelings aside to make the people around us feel good. While it may not seem like such a big deal, being a people pleaser can cause a series of issues in your interpersonal relationships and...

Are You In A Codependent Relationship?

Are You In A Codependent Relationship?

Do you feel like you must prove you are good enough to be loved by your partner? Or maybe you do everything for your partner, but you get little in return? Or are you always busy and over-committing yourself? Maybe you always say yes to your partner. If this one-sided...

What Is Love Addiction?

What Is Love Addiction?

I used to be labeled a “love addict.” That’s why I focused my early behavioral health career on love addiction… to deeply understand it. However, after working alongside my gifted staff of therapists and healers at Five Sisters Ranch, I learned the truth. Love itself...

The Old-Fashioned Dating Methods Can Work Today

The Old-Fashioned Dating Methods Can Work Today

Modern forms of dating, online dating, dating apps, group meet-ups, and speed dating, have become for many, the preferred way of dating over old-fashioned dating. Getting to know someone takes time...that we can all agree. The old-fashioned dating approach to dating...

Not Ready to Date Again Just Yet? We Look at 7 Signs

Not Ready to Date Again Just Yet? We Look at 7 Signs

So are you, or are you not ready to start dating again? You may be keen to start dating soon after a break-up, but how soon is too soon? When is the right time to start dating again? The answer is that there’s no specific timing. There is no formula for everyone to...

10 Essential Dating Tips To Create Healthy Relationships

10 Essential Dating Tips To Create Healthy Relationships

Dating plays a vital role in creating long-term relationships. After all, dating is a great opportunity to get to know someone new and see if you're a good fit together. Before you start dating, consider if you are ready for a relationship. Just because you want a...