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‘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 […]

We’re All at Risk of Developing PTSD from the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’re All at Risk of Developing PTSD from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ariel is Chinese American and a survivor of domestic violence — and the coronavirus pandemic has taken a painful toll on her mental health. It has created “a unique intersection in a time where racism against Chinese civilians is high, and domestic violence rates are increasing,” she tells InStyle. Ariel, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) three years ago, is one of many women across […]

Symptoms of PTSD Everyone Should Know

Symptoms of PTSD Everyone Should Know

The concept of PTSD has been with us for centuries but has had many names. It was “shell shock” and “battle fatigue” before it was PTSD and is now known to affect not just military veterans but anyone who has gone through an intense traumatic experience. In fact, about one in 11 people will have […]

9 Ways Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Fitter, and Richer

9 Ways Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Fitter, and Richer

Your parents taught you to mind your manners. You write thank you notes and tip your barista. But there’s more to being grateful than going through the motions. According to numerous studies, true gratitude is a powerful force that can improve your relationships, increase happiness and even boost immunity. Deep down, most of us know […]

5 Secrets To A Stress-Free Home

5 Secrets To A Stress-Free Home

In this age of McMansions, great rooms, and big-screen TVs, our homes are dressed to impress—not to help us unwind. Creating a live-in sanctuary requires that you shift this visual approach to one that balances your senses. Cut the kitchen chaos The kitchen is a common spot for sensory overload. It’s a room full of […]

How To Choose A Partner

How To Choose A Partner

To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this: And at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are on average happier than single people and much happier than divorced people.1 But a closer analysis reveals that if you split up “married people” into two groups based on marriage quality, “people in […]

Types of Narcissism—and Why You Need to Know the Differences

Types of Narcissism—and Why You Need to Know the Differences

Narcissism has become a catchword to describe pretty much anyone who’s vain, self-obsessed, and craves the spotlight. (You can probably think of a few examples off the top of your head.) But there’s a lot more about this personality trait to unpack—including that there’s more than one type of narcissism. Surprised? Here’s what to know […]

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

I’m officially in the fourth week of social distancing in a tiny Manhattan apartment with my boyfriend of almost two years, and it feels like the world’s longest sleepover in the twilight zone. Coronavirus has taken its toll across the United States, hitting our state of New York the hardest, and it’s safe to say […]

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