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Stonewalling: What Is It & How Can I Deal With It?

Relationships are difficult. They require determination, honesty, and continuous communication in order to last. But what if your partner refuses to speak and cooperate with you, not wanting to deal with the issues present in the relationship?  This is known...

Codependency & Narcissism: What’s The Connection?

Codependents and narcissists seem to be a match made in heaven…or hell. While the codependent is typically passive, submissive, and focused on meeting the needs of others, the narcissist is controlling, selfish, and egotistical. But while codependents and narcissists are...

Codependents & Boundaries: Why Do They Struggle?

If you’ve been taught to disregard your own needs and instead focus on meeting the needs of others ever since your childhood, there is a good chance that you have developed at least some codependent traits. As a codependent, you...

Overcoming Your Fear Of Commitment

Being in a relationship is difficult. Sometimes, even excruciatingly so, as not all relationships are loving, caring, and nurturing. However, refusing to open up and allowing yourself to get close to someone, and others to get close to you is...

Becoming More Open In A Relationship

If you’re just starting a new relationship, it’s normal to not be completely open immediately. However, as time passes, not being able to let your partner see your emotions and not allowing them to come close to you can trigger...

Dealing With The Harshness Of Rejection

All of us want and need to feel accepted, loved, and cared for. It is one of the basic psychological necessities of human existence that start in childhood, and follow us to and through adulthood.  That is why experiencing any...

Here’s Why You Dislike Being Ignored

Have you ever felt intense and overwhelming anger after being ignored by someone in your life? It would be a surprise if your answer was no. In fact, being hurt or angered when someone ignores you is an entirely natural...

The Battle For Power & Control In Relationships

Power and control are often present in most relationships, even if we may not be always aware of their influence. The need to control and exert power over other people and the environment is a natural human instinct. Unfortunately, the...

Narcissistic Love Bombing: All You Need To Know

Lavish affection and adoration are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about narcissistic abuse. You are more likely to remember some of the more frequently talked about manipulation tactics such as gaslighting, playing the...