Suffering in Shyness? Signs, Social Impact, and Costs of Being Shy (& How to Conquer Them)

By |2018-10-17T15:51:45+00:00October 17th, 2018|

People who have never suffered from shyness might not realize the costs. A shy person might look fine on the outside.  Sometimes, shy people may even appear aloof or seem unfriendly.  But on the inside, there’s a good chance they are dealing with very frustrating emotions. Oftentimes, being shy is a response to generalized fear and

7 Clear Clues You’re Ignoring Red Flags In A Potential Partner

By |2018-10-10T12:42:21+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Are you ignoring red flags in your relationship? Unfortunately, this isn’t uncommon. When we fall in love with someone, we get excited about the future. We don’t want to think that it might not work out. The wish that this person is the one takes often takes precedence over our gut instincts that scream otherwise.

Taken Advantage of at Work? 5 Clear Ways to Tell

By |2018-10-05T12:31:51+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Does it feel like you are being taken advantage of at work? You probably don’t want to complain about it. You feel lucky to have a challenging job that you mostly enjoy. Society rewards people who are productive and you’ve always been the kind of person to hunker down and give a task all you’ve

Is He Really Ready for Commitment? 7 Signs His Actions Don’t Match His Promises

By |2018-09-26T14:40:55+00:00September 17th, 2018|

You want this guy to be the one but is he really ready for commitment to you? You may look for clues in your relationship, trying to read between the lines. You wish to feel safe and secure. The more clues you see that he’s committed, the more you relax and allow yourself to imagine

What to Do When Your Partner’s Drinking is an Ongoing Fight

By |2018-09-16T16:55:43+00:00September 12th, 2018|

Your partner’s drinking again. Before you know it, you are fighting. You keep promising yourself “this is the last time!” Either you are going to leave, or you are going to stop fighting about the drinking. Nevertheless, here you are again. You are frustrated by the situation.  The anger you feel today is fueled by the

Why Are My Relationships So Shallow?

By |2018-09-12T15:50:53+00:00August 28th, 2018|

Have you ever just wondered, "Why are my relationships so damn unsatisfying?" Do you feel like your relationships lack depth? Are you less than excited to spend time with your friends? Do you find it easy to talk about daily events and the latest Netflix series?  Yet, it's hard to discuss deep feelings? Have you

Conflict Deja Vu: What to Do When You Have the Same Fight Over & Over

By |2018-08-21T23:02:47+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Do you and your partner fight the same fight over and over? You think you’re fighting about one thing. However, what you’re really doing is repeating a pattern. You say the same thing you’ve always said. Your partner gives the same responses. Nothing is resolved. Somehow, the fight comes to an end. It never stays

To Partner or Not to Partner? That is the Healthy Relationship Question

By |2018-08-30T20:13:31+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Society pressures us to partner up.  Desire for a relationship or not, this pressure can put you into a frenzy to find "the one".  Therefore, it's important to look carefully at why you want a partner.  Wisely examining your own motives can help lay the groundwork for a solid, lasting, and healthy relationship. Healthy Signs

Too Hard on Yourself? 7 Tips to Promote Self-compassion

By |2018-07-26T21:19:41+00:00July 16th, 2018|

We’re often crushed when we fail to rise to the occasion. We believe we are inadequate when we feel unpopular. It makes us anxious to be considered mediocre.  Self-compassion is not how most of us respond in those moments of perceived weakness or inferiority. In fact, so much of our self-perception is performance-based that being kind to ourselves

5 Tips to Boost Interest When You’re Totally Bored with Each Other

By |2018-07-25T21:59:07+00:00June 28th, 2018|

When you're totally bored with each other, your disappointment and unhappiness may make you worry. Is it over? What can you do to boost your interest in each other and your relationship? First, don’t panic. Boredom is normal, even in a loving relationship. Our brains are wired for new experiences. There’s even a fancy name