Archive for month: February, 2020

Are you lonely in your partnership or marriage?

Most relationships in which loneliness has taken up residence can be shifted to a better daily reality, says marriage researcher Carol Bruess. All it takes some patience and effort. About my soaring, loving marriage of 28 years, people frequently say: [...]

3 steps to having difficult conversations

What’s your elephant in the room? Every group — whether it’s a family or a team in the workplace — has one: an uncomfortable, complicated or charged conversation that hasn’t happened but needs to. Maybe it’s about salary, taking someone’s [...]

The 3 core skills for healthy romantic relationships

It’s never too late — or too early — to learn the abilities that make up romantic competence: insight, mutuality and emotional regulation. And when you possess these skills, all of the relationships in your life will benefit, says psychologist [...]

Get closer to the people in your life— by being the best mess possible

It’s time to give up on chasing perfection and embrace our uniquely individual quirks and imperfections, says author Chidera Eggerue. We humans are pretty excellent at telling other people what to do — but not so excellent at following our [...]

Why we sabotage romantic relationships— and what we can do about it

By examining our actions and attitude, we can start to break the cycle, says psychology researcher Raquel Peel. Before she met the love of her life, psychology researcher Raquel Peel says that she was a “romantic self-saboteur.” Her early experiences had [...]

What to do when a relationship’s over — but your feelings aren’t

While clean breaks can and do happen, sometimes we’re left with unresolved feelings. Psychologist Antonio Pascual-Leone shares the 3 steps we should take to work through them. Whether it’s with a partner, family member, friend, boss or colleague, ending a [...]