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20 Essential Elements of a Healthy Relationship

20 Essential Elements of a Healthy Relationship

1. Like and accept yourself and your partner. Acceptance is a powerful relationship strengthener. 2. Be honest with yourself and with each other. Broken trust, although not irreparable, does contribute a lot of relationship struggles. 3. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. As difficult as it may be to take down the walls, your relationship will […]

6 Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem

6 Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is our estimate of our worth as a person. It encompasses decisions we have made about who we are and the beliefs that we hold about ourselves. If you were to finish the sentence, I am . . . several times, you may get a peek into the state of your self-esteem. Whether you […]

How You Know You’ve Found Someone Who Is Worth It

How You Know You’ve Found Someone Who Is Worth It

Date after date. Text after text. Crush after crush. How do you know if you’ve met a “good” one? A good guy or girl that will treat you right? The one you have been looking for, waiting for, and wanting – after all of these random strangers coming in and out of your life as if your […]

You Have To Be The One You’re Looking For Before You Find Them

You Have To Be The One You’re Looking For Before You Find Them

Sometimes you look for a partner with certain qualities that you probably lack yourself and that is perfectly fine but to find a healthy kind of love that has the potential to grow and last, you often have to embody the same qualities you’re looking for in someone else. If you want stable love, you […]

7 Words That Will Change Our Marriages

7 Words That Will Change Our Marriages

We spend billions each year on our appearance. Gym memberships, dieting programs that may or may not work, new clothes and more. Don’t get me wrong, we should care how we look. But, what do our marriages look like? More importantly, where does our marital health rank on the list of To-Do’s? Instead of our […]

Breaking These 13 Bad Habits Will Make You Happier

Breaking These 13 Bad Habits Will Make You Happier

It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with happiness. After all, the “pursuit of happiness” is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive? Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about happiness that could change your life. Dr. Sonja […]

How Long Should You Wait Before Having the BF/GF Chat?

How Long Should You Wait Before Having the BF/GF Chat?

OK, so you’ve navigated the world of online dating, read hundreds of profiles, sent countless messages, been on a handful of dates. And then it happens, the most terrifying thing of all: you meet someone you actually really like, and that’s where the real difficulty begins. You can see it there on the horizon – […]

6 Signs You’re in Love With a Narcissist

6 Signs You’re in Love With a Narcissist

This article was written by Susan Heitler, Ph.D. and repurposed with permission from YourTango. Healthy folks mostly stay in a good mood. They can ride life’s bumps in good humor. They also have open ears. When you say something to them, they seem to hear it and take it seriously. They succeed in watching out […]

How to Put Others at Ease

How to Put Others at Ease

Have you ever watched people squirm when they’re in an uncomfortable or awkward situation? Would you like to help put them at ease? Being a gracious person requires knowing good manners and having the ability to put other people at ease. Although some people seem to have been born with this knack, it can be […]

12 Traits of an Abusive Relationship

12 Traits of an Abusive Relationship

“My boyfriend is jealous. He gets furious when I won’t dump my friends and spend all of my free time with him,” the weeping woman shared with me. “I was so thrilled to have a devoted boyfriend that I ignored the warning signs of abuse. I convinced myself that he loved me, and that things […]