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Sociopath vs. Narcissist

Sociopath vs. Narcissist

When people are “difficult” to be around, it’s easy to toss off labels like sociopath or narcissist—especially if the person seems to be totally full of themself or have no remorse for the way their actions might affect you. But while they share some similarities, sociopathy and narcissism are two distinct psychological disorders. Understanding them […]

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Committing to a New Relationship

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Committing to a New Relationship

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, which means candy hearts, hard-to-get dinner reservations, and possibly a powerful urge to leap into a relationship, stat. After all, with so much love in the air, it’s hard not to think about getting serious with that special someone you’ve been seeing. But before you get ahead of yourself, take a […]

Signs You’re In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Signs You’re In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Abusive relationships can be difficult to escape for lots of reasons—fear, denial, and dependence being just a few. And abuse can come in many forms. Some types of abuse, like hitting and sexual violence, are physical. Other types, like psychological and emotional abuse, can be harder to recognize, yet maybe just as damaging. Psychological or […]

My Marriage;Their Wedding : African Mothers Palava

My Marriage;Their Wedding : African Mothers Palava

Every time I think about the drama mothers attach to weddings, I wonder if it is theirs or their children’s. Finally, they are selling aso Ebi and giving out invitations not just the ones on the receiving end, I laugh in Chinese. Being a very private person, I have always fantasized about having a wedding […]

How to Tell If You’re an Empath

How to Tell If You’re an Empath

If you’ve ever felt happy for a newly promoted BFF or sad for a loved one who suffered a loss, you’ve been empathetic. But some people, called empaths, really feel those emotions. “Being empathetic is when your heart goes out to somebody when they feel joy or sadness,” explains Judith Orloff, MD, psychiatrist and author of The Empath’s Survival […]

4 Most Common Reasons for Divorce

4 Most Common Reasons for Divorce

No one goes into marriage thinking they’ll get divorced; on your wedding day, you vow to stick with your partner for better or worse. But unfortunately, no matter how much love and promise a couple starts out with, relationships can sour, and couples end up getting unhitched for a number of reasons. An intriguing new study of […]

Simone Biles Opens Up About How Sexual Abuse Affected Her Mental Health

Simone Biles Opens Up About How Sexual Abuse Affected Her Mental Health

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has always been forthright about her mental health. In July, she caused a media circus when she withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics team final and individual all-around competitions, later admitting that she’d quit taking care of her mental health amid the tremendous pressure to perform. Now Biles—the most decorated gymnast in […]

‘Future Faking’ Is a Dating Strategy Used by Narcissists

‘Future Faking’ Is a Dating Strategy Used by Narcissists

You’re on a date and the person is clearly smitten. It’s clear you’ve been brought together by the universe for a reason, they tell you, and they can see having children with you. And oh, wouldn’t it be great to hop on a plane and go on that bucket-list trip together soon? Like next week? […]

Questions You Must Agree on For Your Relationship to Last

Questions You Must Agree on For Your Relationship to Last

Dear Dr. Jenn, I get that we all have to be flexible in a relationship but are there some things that we should not negotiate on? I am not talking about deal-breaker bad behavior, but bigger issue stuff. How do you know when someone is really never going to be the right choice for longterm? —Lines […]

Ways To Spot A Sociopath

Ways To Spot A Sociopath

When you think of a sociopath, you probably picture Christian Bale in American Psycho, or Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs. But like most mental health conditions, sociopathy—or antisocial personality disorder (ASP)—exists on a spectrum, and not all sociopath are serial killers. One study estimated that as many as 3.8% of Americans would meet the condition’s diagnostic criteria. So odds are, you know […]

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