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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 […]

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 […]