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Why Ambivalent Relationships Drain You As Much As — If Not More Than — Toxic Ones

While people tend to think that clearly toxic relationships are the unhealthiest kinds, ambivalent relationships can actually be even more draining.

Perpetua Neo, DClinPsy
August 28 2018

What You Should Never Say To Someone Who Is Going Through Heartbreak

Yep, there's definitely a right and wrong way to go about it.

Erin Levine
February 11 2018

The Psychological Reason You Get Defensive (Hint: It's Not A Character Flaw)

If you're a defensive person, are you doomed to drive people away with your defensiveness forever? If you're in a relationship with a defensive...

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
September 29 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

15 Signs You're Dealing With A Narcissist

We've got all the signs and symptoms to tell if who you're dealing with is a bit too self-absorbed.

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)

Did you know narcissists and empathetic people tend to attract each other?

Sarah Fielding
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."

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

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

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

6 Things You Should ALWAYS Be Selfish About In Relationships

"I was convinced that the more that I gave—the more that I created myself in the image of what others wanted—the less likely they would be to leave."

Laura Brown
June 6 2017