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...

How To Detect & Deal With Emotional Manipulation

Most healthy relationships are based on intimacy, trust, and mutual understanding. Unfortunately, some individuals exploit these aspects of a healthy relationship in order to exert power and control over their partner.  Emotional manipulation comes in many forms, many of which...

Abandonment Issues & Their Effect On Relationships

As children, we all need to feel loved and cared for by our parents and caregivers. We carry these emotional needs into adulthood, too, seeking emotional intimacy and closeness in our relationships. Unfortunately, not everybody receives the love and support...

How To Deal With An Anxious Or Avoidant Partner?

Have you been in a relationship where you feel that your partner is avoiding you by spending a lot of time at work, with friends or away from you?  Or perhaps you feel your partner is anxious and seems to...

The Impact Of Mental Illness On Relationships

Issues with mental health can cause a great deal of pain in your social and romantic life. If you are living with someone with mental health issues, you may be at a loss at how to give them the love...

How To Spot & Stop Gaslighting In A Relationship

Psychological manipulation comes in many shapes and forms. Gaslighting is one of them. This term is used to describe a manipulation tactic that shifts the power dynamic in a relationship with the aim of exerting complete control over another person....