117 Articles by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
Do you make decisions out of fear? Stop letting it keep you from the things you really want.
When your partner gets angry, do you get angry back, shut down and withdraw, or give yourself up, or freeze? Here's how to escape your lizard brain...
If trying to change your partner isn't working, you have two choices for how to move forward. Here's what you need to know.
How (and why) lovingly disengaging is the only way to break a pattern of jealousy.
You might not even realize you're doing it...
If your fights with your partner tend to be more about winning than about resolving conflict, read this.
All of these issues might have the same sneaky cause.
Boundaries are key to a good relationship; ultimatums almost inevitably damage them. Here's how to set solid boundaries and steer clear of ultimatum...
A lot of people think they're ready for a committed relationship, but doing this one thing is a dead giveaway.
"Before I understood high sensitivity, I always thought there was something wrong with me."
"As long as you stay stuck trying to change other people, you won't focus on what you can do for yourself."
This is what loving yourself really means.
"The more we fill ourselves up with love, the more love we have to share with others."
"It was a moment of profound grace — a great gift that comes unexpectedly from spirit when we are ready for it."
We all know that many long-term relationships eventually become distant, conflicted, boring, and/or passionless. Some people believe that this is...
"Giving myself up was the opposite of being loving — it was a form of control. I was trying to control others' love and approval, rather than learning...
"Just as doctors in medical school are not taught about what creates physical health, therapists—at the time I was in school—weren't taught about what...
Turns out the secret to happy relationships is the opposite of what you might think.
It can be tough to know when to offer constructive criticism and when to keep quiet. Here's an easy litmus test to help you get it right every time.