Posts Tagged ‘Relationship’

ADVICE 26: Surviving a Long-Distance Relationship

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ***** (Questions have been modified for space and clarity.) I’m in a relationship that is long-distance for the summer. I feel like you lose some emotional value when you communicate through text, […]

10 Books for a Healthy Relationship Every Couple Should Read

As a therapist, I work with a lot of couples. While we can do important work during our sessions, they are limited to 45-60 minutes every 1-2 weeks. There are so many tools and techniques for the couples to practice between sessions, not to mention all the additional information many of them are seeking to […]

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

We all desire to have a relationship that is filled with happiness, joy, and — most importantly — love. Unfortunately, for many of us, we’ve been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don’t know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 characteristics of […]

ICYMI: ‘Backburner’ Relationship Psychology And Why We Fear Strangers

ICYMI Health features what we’re reading this week. This week, in honor of Halloween, our colleagues across HuffPost explored the science of our most commons fears and how we can overcome them. We were also captivated by a frightening article about extreme sleepwalking, a sleep disorder that can result in the sleeper turning violent without […]

The No. 1 Most Important Relationship Skill — And How to Learn It

I received an outpouring of feedback on my recent blog, “What We Really Want and Almost Never Get,” about the profound importance of listening in relationships. The comments confirm that what men and women alike most desire in our relationships is to be heard without judgment and understood where we are. So many have poignantly […]

Forgiveness: The Secret to a Healthy Relationship

Scientists who study forgiveness have long agreed that it is one of the most important contributors to a healthy relationship. Studies have shown that couples who practice forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer, more satisfying romantic relationships. Research has even found that people who practice unconditional forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer lives. […]

Forgiveness: The Secret to a Healthy Relationship

Scientists who study forgiveness have long agreed that it is one of the most important contributors to a healthy relationship. Studies have shown that couples who practice forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer, more satisfying romantic relationships. Research has even found that people who practice unconditional forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer lives. […]

What Defines a Successful Relationship?

In today’s society, a successful relationship is usually defined by marriage, kids, a white picket fence and living happily ever after. Little girls dream of meeting their Prince Charming, getting married and nesting in a home of their very own. But is this really success? With the divorce rate at about 40 – 50 percent […]

The Little-Known Secret Weapon for Ending a Toxic Relationship

“I feel so used!” I cried to his retreating back. The man I’d been dating five years and living with for two years was walking out our front door carrying our coffee table. He’d already taken most of our artwork, every stick of furniture that was his before we moved in, but I had to […]

How Cell Phones Hurt Your Relationship

Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can make us more productive, creative, and efficient. They help us get things done. But in certain situations, it’s not always great. Our gadgets can also be distracting, inhibit classroom learning, and may even disturb your sleep. Even though technology can be grand, we shouldn’t let it control […]

How Cell Phones Hurt Your Relationship

Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can make us more productive, creative, and efficient. They help us get things done. But in certain situations, it’s not always great. Our gadgets can also be distracting, inhibit classroom learning, and may even disturb your sleep. Even though technology can be grand, we shouldn’t let it control […]

How Cell Phones Hurt Your Relationship

Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can make us more productive, creative, and efficient. They help us get things done. But in certain situations, it’s not always great. Our gadgets can also be distracting, inhibit classroom learning, and may even disturb your sleep. Even though technology can be grand, we shouldn’t let it control […]

How Childhood Trauma Can Wreck a Man’s Relationship… and What You Can Do to Heal

By Jed Diamond, Ph.D. We all want real, lasting love in our lives. We spend a lot of time searching for that special someone, but even when we find them we can’t be sure the relationship will last. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. […]

7 Steps to Reframe and Change Your Relationship With Stress

Stress is the modern-day plague. Anxious, overworked, and overwhelmed are the words describing many American’s lives. Stress has been associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Stress can even shrink the brain according to new studies. In the workplace, stress-related health problems amount to more than $ 180 billion in healthcare expenses each year. […]

7 Steps to Reframe and Change Your Relationship With Stress

Stress is the modern-day plague. Anxious, overworked, and overwhelmed are the words describing many American’s lives. Stress has been associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Stress can even shrink the brain according to new studies. In the workplace, stress-related health problems amount to more than $ 180 billion in healthcare expenses each year. […]

7 Steps to Reframe and Change Your Relationship With Stress

Stress is the modern-day plague. Anxious, overworked, and overwhelmed are the words describing many American’s lives. Stress has been associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Stress can even shrink the brain according to new studies. In the workplace, stress-related health problems amount to more than $ 180 billion in healthcare expenses each year. […]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

A relationship with our bodies is exactly that: a relationship. And as with any relationship, it can be positive and affirming or negative and destructive. It requires consistent communication and attention. Your relationship with yourself can be incredibly rewarding or a source of sadness and anxiety.  There will always be ups and downs, but by […]

Faith in the Special Relationship: A New Report Argues the US-UK Alliance is Strengthened by Diplomatic Cooperation on Religion

By Judd Birdsall, Jane Lindsay, and Emma Tomalin Transatlantic cooperation on issues of religion and foreign policy can help to advance American and British interests–and strengthen the ‘special relationship’ between the two countries. That’s an underlying argument in a new report, Toward Religion-Attentive Foreign Policy: A Report on an Anglo-American Dialogue. The report, which we […]

Faith in the Special Relationship: A New Report Argues the US-UK Alliance is Strengthened by Diplomatic Cooperation on Religion

By Judd Birdsall, Jane Lindsay, and Emma Tomalin Transatlantic cooperation on issues of religion and foreign policy can help to advance American and British interests–and strengthen the ‘special relationship’ between the two countries. That’s an underlying argument in a new report, Toward Religion-Attentive Foreign Policy: A Report on an Anglo-American Dialogue. The report, which we […]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

A relationship with our bodies is exactly that: a relationship. And as with any relationship, it can be positive and affirming or negative and destructive. It requires consistent communication and attention. Your relationship with yourself can be incredibly rewarding or a source of sadness and anxiety.  There will always be ups and downs, but by […]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

A relationship with our bodies is exactly that: a relationship. And as with any relationship, it can be positive and affirming or negative and destructive. It requires consistent communication and attention. Your relationship with yourself can be incredibly rewarding or a source of sadness and anxiety.  There will always be ups and downs, but by […]

7 Ways to Approach Therapy Like a New Relationship

Let me be very clear: Therapy is not a replacement for friendship or relationships, because it is one-sided in that the entire relationship focuses on you without a glimpse into the therapist’s life. However, with that said, your experience with your therapist is as helpful and meaningful as you prioritize and work for it to […]

Feeling phone-verwhelmed? 5 tips to create a healthier, happier relationship with your smartphone.

Not long ago, I was chatting with a friend who lives in Oregon, USA, and she told me a story that I could completely relate to — because I’ve seen it play out in Hawaii, where I live. My friend was having brunch at a popular local restaurant — she had waited an hour just […]

Partnership Evolution: 3 Tips for Embracing Change in Your Relationship

Change is everywhere, whether we recognize it or not. Day turns into night, flowers bloom and wither, stocks rise and fall. We move houses, change jobs, meet new people, and shift our mindsets. Change is a natural part of life but sometimes, especially in our intimate relationships, change can be a challenge. Part of what […]

How to Stay Sane in a Long Distance Relationship

Think you can go the distance? You better find Phil, everyone’s favorite hero training satyr, and put in the work, because it takes Herculean strength and determination. Long distance relationships (LDRs) are hard — this isn’t anything new. However, there are three very important things you need in order to have any hope of making […]

How to Stay Sane in a Long Distance Relationship

Think you can go the distance? You better find Phil, everyone’s favorite hero training satyr, and put in the work, because it takes Herculean strength and determination. Long distance relationships (LDRs) are hard — this isn’t anything new. However, there are three very important things you need in order to have any hope of making […]

Digging Into Memory — And Its Relationship to Sleep

We’ve all had the experience of having our memory fail us, whether it’s forgetting a name, struggling to remember what you did the day before or wandering in search of a pair of keys. Before you ascribe that fuzzy memory to a “senior moment,” or to the frenetic pace of daily life, try putting your […]

5 Relationship Red Flags That Don’t Have to Be Dealbreakers

Don’t write him off just yet. By Jenna Birch, SELF Has he entered his third decade of life without a solitary long-term relationship? Or are things only so-so in bed — because he clearly needs a little schooling? “Eek. Red flag!” Okay, not so fast. Having a checklist of classic deal breakers may not be […]

5 Relationship Red Flags That Don’t Have to Be Dealbreakers

Don’t write him off just yet. By Jenna Birch, SELF Has he entered his third decade of life without a solitary long-term relationship? Or are things only so-so in bed — because he clearly needs a little schooling? “Eek. Red flag!” Okay, not so fast. Having a checklist of classic deal breakers may not be […]

The Deepest Calling in Relationship

Relationship, in all its many forms, is sacred, exquisite, essential, mysterious — and oftentimes messy, troubled, loaded and charged. Whether we are married or single, wishing to be free of a partnership that has run its course, or actively calling a partnership in; whether we are delightfully dating, waiting for love, or exhausted by the […]

Warning: 6 ‘Not So Obvious’ Signs That Your New Relationship Is Doomed!

New love is magical! It’s hypnotizing, euphoric, and enchanting, with a sense of deja vu and intense attraction. Suddenly, someone who was a complete stranger a few weeks ago is now the person that you think about the most. Catching yourself daydreaming of wonderful memories and having to redirect your thoughts over and over again […]

The Deepest Calling in Relationship

Relationship, in all its many forms, is sacred, exquisite, essential, mysterious — and oftentimes messy, troubled, loaded and charged. Whether we are married or single, wishing to be free of a partnership that has run its course, or actively calling a partnership in; whether we are delightfully dating, waiting for love, or exhausted by the […]

Warning: 6 ‘Not So Obvious’ Signs That Your New Relationship Is Doomed!

New love is magical! It’s hypnotizing, euphoric, and enchanting, with a sense of deja vu and intense attraction. Suddenly, someone who was a complete stranger a few weeks ago is now the person that you think about the most. Catching yourself daydreaming of wonderful memories and having to redirect your thoughts over and over again […]

Women's Conflicts About Eating and Sexuality: The Relationship Between Food And Sex

Women's Conflicts About Eating and Sexuality: The Relationship Between Food And Sex Women''s Conflicts About Eating and Sexualityexplores the strong relationships food and sex have represented to women over the years. No other book has spelled out so clearly the parallels between sex and eating nor integrated the relationship of these to women''s basic need […]

10 Signs Your Relationship Is Over

Sometimes it can be difficult to spot the signs that your relationship is over. Maybe things aren’t as good as they used to be. Perhaps one of you has been unhappy recently and you can’t figure out why. Here are 10 signs that your relationship is over. 1. Who Are You? When you first started […]

Knowing How to Argue Effectively Can Transform Your Relationship

I was a single mom of three sons. And now as adults, they’re all rich in authenticity, integrity and self-knowledge. Sometimes, I think they turned out great in spite of me. But there is one thing I purposefully passed on to them, knowing it would help. I taught them how to argue effectively. There’s a […]

Which ’80s Actress Had a Secret Relationship with JFK Jr. | Where Are They Now? | OWN

‘Purple Rain’ star Apollonia opens up about the secret relationship she says she had with John F. Kennedy Jr. in the ’80s. Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN Their stories made headlines across America. “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” features updates on some of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable “Oprah Show” guests […]

Relationship Sours Between Bush And Rubio As GOP Primary Heats Up

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. In public, mentor Bush and protege Rubio have avoided criticizing each other since Rubio announced his candidacy. But Bush allies have started quietly […]

Relationship Sours Between Bush And Rubio As GOP Primary Heats Up

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. In public, mentor Bush and protege Rubio have avoided criticizing each other since Rubio announced his candidacy. But Bush allies have started quietly […]

Science Reveals The Laziest Way To Better Your Mood And Maybe Your Relationship

Some people consider daydreaming a waste of time, but a new study has found that daydreaming about your significant other can boost your mood. It might even strengthen your relationship. Fantasizing about your partner can increase feelings of love and connection toward that person, according to the U.K. study recently published in the journal Consciousness […]

How Relationship Experts Knew They Found ‘The One’

“When you know, you know.” That’s the conventional wisdom when it comes to figuring out if the person you’re dating is the person you’ll be with in the long, long term. But when and how does that seemingly elusive feeling of assurance strike? We recently asked a group of married relationship experts to tell us […]

3 Ways Mindfulness Will Improve Your Relationship

I bet you’re wondering what mindfulness has to do with relationships and if it’s something that you should even think to learn more about. I’m here to tell you that your relationship will definitely benefit if you take the time to learn about mindfulness. Mindfulness is all about paying attention to what is going on […]

The Classic Relationship Mistake Karrueche Tran Made | OWN

Karrueche Tran tells Iyanla Vanzant what she saw in Chris Brown and why she stayed with him for so many years. Plus, Iyanla identifies the classic relationship mistake Karrueche made. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative […]

A Simple Remedy for Relationship Anxiety

As we wind down from a month exploring love and human connection, the concept of dating, relationships, marriage — even divorce — can evoke feelings of anxiety in many. This is a natural component of relationships with others; after all, we are sharing ourselves with somebody else, and that can make us feel vulnerable at […]

US-Israel Relationship Being Hijacked by Far-Right

This week, Texas Republican and probable presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — and his opening remark showed how far the US-Israel relationship has become a partisan football in American politics. “So there’s not a single Democrat here,” he said to wild cheers. “It’s almost like CPAC invited Benjamin […]

Four Signs Your Relationship Will Fail

A new relationship — whether personal or professional — is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. And like a car, when a relationship breaks down, it’s overwhelming. A trained eye knows when a car is in trouble. The same is true of relationships, and you can […]

Relationship Advice

Where are you in your relationships right now? Are you happy? Unhappy? Are you looking for someone? Have you been with someone for a long time? Wherever you are, here are some universal ideas that can help you create greater love, connection and joy in your relationships: 1. Practice Positive Projection. Assume the best about […]

The Question That Needs To Be Asked In Every Relationship (VIDEO)

Progressive pastor Rob Bell and his partner of 20 years, Kristen, say they know the secret to having a more joyful and connected marriage. The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage is their first book together, though Rob already has bestsellers under his belt (including Love Wins and What We Talk About […]

The Hidden Reason Why Your Relationship May Be Struggling

Maybe you’ve been arguing a bit more than usual or you’ve noticed your partner, family member, or friend has been a bit more on the “grumpy” side. Because things had been going so well, you’re a bit puzzled as to what has brought all this on. Maybe you’ve tried to talk with them about it, […]

The Question To Ask If You Want A Relationship That Lasts

By Dr. Phil We all look at life from our own point of view. It’s human nature. But if you want a successful relationship, you need to try seeing yourself through your partner’s eyes. Think about one very important question: How much fun are you to live with? That may sound silly, but I’m not […]

How to Tell If You’re in the Wrong Relationship

I’m a big believer in relationships. I don’t often encounter couples for whom I think the outlook is hopeless. Granted, some relationships are bad for both parties. What attracts people to one another can be the very defenses that hold them back in life — for instance, the shy, indecisive person who chooses a loud, […]

You’ve Grown as a Person, He Hasn’t: What Happens to the Relationship?

Building a relationship with someone you love takes time and energy but most of us will agree that it is worth the investment. Once you have the basics down pat, life should be comfortable. Occasional arguments and disagreements notwithstanding, you now have the opportunity to grow both as a person and as a couple. You […]

Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food (Includes CD)

The New Year, the New You and Relationship Resolutions

Start the year off by “doing you.” Instead of criticizing yourself today for whatever you perceive you are lacking in terms of relationships (stressful marriage, fear of a life alone without love, lack of meaningful friendships, contentious work relationships, difficulty with your children or parents) take a step back and closely examine how you deal […]

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, Alleged Cop Killer, Had Criminal History, ‘Estranged Relationship’ With Family

The man whom police say murdered two NYPD officers as they ate lunch in their patrol car Saturday had a long criminal history. Court documents show that Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, had been arrested in Ohio for theft and robbery, and in Georgia for robbery, shoplifting, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and obstruction of a […]

How to Keep Snoring From Hurting Your Relationship

Snoring doesn’t just interfere with the snorer’s sleep. When it comes to couples, one person’s snoring often means sleep trouble for two. And it isn’t only sleep that can suffer. Snoring can put great strain on relationships. A snoring problem often creates not only tiredness but also frustration and resentment between couples. It can interfere […]

Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss

It’s likely to improve your job performance, researchers say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship

The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship acquaints dentists with the underlying interpersonal dynamics of their professional work. The author has reviewed the dental and psychological literature about the behavior of dentists and their patients, and used this evidence to evaluate critically the various theoretical models of the dentist-patient relationship. […]

The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship

The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship acquaints dentists with the underlying interpersonal dynamics of their professional work. The author has reviewed the dental and psychological literature about the behavior of dentists and their patients, and used this evidence to evaluate critically the various theoretical models of the dentist-patient relationship. […]

The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship

The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship acquaints dentists with the underlying interpersonal dynamics of their professional work. The author has reviewed the dental and psychological literature about the behavior of dentists and their patients, and used this evidence to evaluate critically the various theoretical models of the dentist-patient relationship. […]

9 New Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond

Happy relationships shouldn’t be hard work! That’s one of the upbeat findings from my landmark study of marriage, which has been following 373 married couples since 1986.[1] Here’s more good news for lovebirds: If you’re in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it even better by introducing […]

NYPD, NYC Mayor Have Uneasy Relationship

JONATHAN LEMIRE, COLLEEN LONG Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s relationship with police, already strained by accusations he sided with frequent NYPD critic Al Sharpton over the chokehold death of an unarmed suspect, suffered another hit with revelations a top aide is living with a convicted killer who […]

Rx for Achieving a Rock Solid Relationship

I came across an interesting blog article last week. The topic was about marriage. I know, it’s a topic that’s been written about extensively, so what made this article that different from the many out there? Besides having a clever hook (a mysterious build up to the answer), the recommendation for a happy relationship was […]

Skinny Thinking: Five Revolutionary Steps to Permanently Heal Your Relationship With Food, Weight, and Your Body

Skinny Thinking: Five Revolutionary Steps to Permanently Heal Your Relationship With Food, Weight, and Your Body READY TO END YOUR FOOD and WEIGHT WORRIES? If so, Skinny Thinking is for you. The only way to create a healthy relationship with food and stop battling with your weight is to change the way you think about […]

5 Steps to Take Before Starting a New Relationship

Skip over all the self-help confusion that instructs you on how to morph yourself into a perfect match for Mr. (or Ms.) Right. Ignore “The Rules” for finding a romantic partner. Forget you ever heard the expression “He’s just not that into you.” Those who are sincerely happy with their romantic choices spend more energy […]

Two Hints You Have an Awesome Relationship With Your Dog

Recent research on the human-animal bond has shown there is genuine chemistry between dogs and their owners. Daily interactions with your favorite furry companion have a measurably positive effect on your biochemistry, thanks to a hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin goes by a number of nicknames, including the “hug hormone,” the “cuddle hormone,” the “love chemical,” […]

Be More Selfish in a Relationship

Until fairly recently, I was technically single for five years — all throughout college and my first two postgrad years in New York City, a.k.a. my most formative years. I say “technically” because I “dated” guys for the exact reason it’s in quotes — we were dating (as in I have no idea what that […]

Be More Selfish in a Relationship

Until fairly recently, I was technically single for five years — all throughout college and my first two postgrad years in New York City, a.k.a. my most formative years. I say “technically” because I “dated” guys for the exact reason it’s in quotes — we were dating (as in I have no idea what that […]

Iyanla Helps Sisters Heal a Critical Relationship – Fix My Life – OWN

Subscribe to OWN: http://bit.ly/18Lz0rV Iyanla arrived in a rural Minnesota town expecting to work with Tess, a nurse who was convicted of stealing her patients’ pain pills. Instead, Iyanla found that Tess and her three sisters were all using destructive behaviors to mask personal pain. During filming, Tess’ sister Darcy revealed she felt abandoned and […]

Tracy McMillan, Relationship Expert, On The Key To Finding Your Spiritual Partnership (VIDEO)

Relationship expert Tracy McMillan, author of the blog “Why You’re Not Married,” uses a simple two-word prayer to help her make decisions in life. In the above clip from her appearance on

Dr. Laura Berman Spice Up Your Relationship Audio CD, 1 set

Dr. Laura Berman Spice Up Your Relationship Audio CD, 1 set The best of the Dr. Laura Berman Show featuring creative techniques to add excitement to your relationship. Has your sex life gone flat? Do you miss the intimacy you once shared with your partner? Every couple experiences peaks and valleys in their relationship. But […]