129 Articles in Friendships

Friendships

What It Really Means To Love (And Be Loved) Unconditionally

Many growth-oriented individuals use what we call "love" as a form of power to try to get people to conform to meet our needs. But if we were...

Danielle LaPorte
September 16 2017

How To Know If Your Relationship Turmoil Is Actually A Symptom Of Codependence

It might seem like there's no good way to deal with someone who always brings the drama, but we promise, there is. Here's the secret.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
September 14 2017

5 Ways To Lovingly Detach + Release Relationships That No Longer Serve You

"Most people seem to believe that if a relationship doesn't last until death, it's a failure. But the only relationship that's truly a failure is one...

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
September 13 2017

14 Signs You're Dealing With A Narcissist

If you know someone who exhibits seven or more of these traits, odds are, you're dealing with a textbook narcissist.

How To Be Single Without Being Lonely (According To A Relationship Therapist)

Have you ever thought that if you don’t find a partner with whom you deeply connect, you'll be lonely your whole life? You can still experience the...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
September 5 2017

Keep Attracting Narcissists? Here's Why (And How To Stop)

Even when someone mistreats you repeatedly, it's easy to judge yourself for making a boundary. We think, "I should be better. I should be able to...

Perpetua Neo, DClinPsy
September 4 2017

4 Signs You Need To Rethink Your Boundaries

Are you too trusting (or not trusting enough)? Find out what that says about your boundaries.

Robert Weiss, PhD, MSW
August 7 2017

21 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Introverts

"You can always talk to me—I listen really, really well."

How Loneliness Is Hurting Your Health + How To Build Intimacy (According To A Neuroscientist)

If, out of worry or stress, we are constantly vigilant, the parasympathetic nervous system resents it. We can’t relax. Not only that, some of the...

Giovanni Frazzetto
July 22 2017

The Relationship-Sabotaging Behavior You're Probably Holding On To

The biggest relationship saboteur is something most of us do without even realizing it.

Should You Be Taking Dating Advice From Your Friends?

Are your friends unconsciously sabotaging your love life?

Linnea Molander
July 14 2017

How Always Being 'In Control' Is Totally F*cking Up Your Relationships

"We don't actually have the control we like to think we have—at least not in the way we think we have it."

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
July 13 2017

The Hidden Source Of Relationship Conflict You Need To Address

Are you making your relationship more stressful than it has to be?

Diane Altomare
June 24 2017

5 Traits Of A True Friend

A psychologist's criteria for telling a real friend from a frenemy.

Debra Campbell, Ph.D.
June 23 2017

The 3 Great Loves Of Your Life (And Why You Need To Find Them Now)

At the end of our time on earth, it’s unlikely anything will matter to any of us but these three things. So, why waste time looking elsewhere for...

Debra Campbell, Ph.D.
June 12 2017

7 Powerful Ways To Actually Support A Friend In Crisis (According To A Stanford Happiness Scientist)

How many times have we found ourselves with a friend who is going through a breakup, a loss, or another difficult life transition and just been...

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.
June 9 2017