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Taking Breaks and Spaces in Relationships

Taking Breaks and Spaces in Relationships

Dorcas Omidoyin To start with, breaks are not the same as spaces. They’re two different words with different meanings. In the case of cohabitation, people sometimes desire space in their relationships. Their partner’s persistent presence around them may be enough to make them feel choking. In the actual world, space is more relatable, especially when […]

Breadcrumbing in relationship, watch out!

Breadcrumbing in relationship, watch out!

Look out for these four warning signs. By Megan Beauchamp You’ve probably heard of “ghosting” and “gaslighting”—two dating terms in the mainstream lexicon due to the prevalence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. But what about “breadcrumbing?” What Is Breadcrumbing? Breadcrumbing is the act of sending out flirtatious, but non-committal social signals (i.e. “breadcrumbs”) in order to […]

TOXICITY IN RELATIONSHIP

TOXICITY IN RELATIONSHIP

Relationship toxicity does not begin when you observe indicators of domestic abuse or irrational behavior. It all begins when you start to doubt your curiosity, peace, and sanity! When you stop doing things your way because you’re afraid of what your partner will say or do. It all begins when you start to mistrust the […]

What is ‘Future Taking’

What is ‘Future Taking’

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? […]

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 […]

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