What if I Don’t Like My Mother-in-Law?

You love your partner. You and your partner have committed to each other, through the good times and the bad. But you didn’t commit to their family. Dealing with in-laws can be difficult. Especially, a mother-in-law. Your partner’s mother was their first caretaker, their first protector, and their biggest fan. When you then step into […]

How Do I Tell Someone I’m Dating that I Don’t Want Kids?

The world is slowly becoming more comfortable with the fact that some people don’t want to have kids. Whether it was just never something you envisioned for yourself, something that you don’t see when you look at your future, or a decision that has been made due to infertility complications- it’s perfectly ok to not […]

Relationships and Self-Abandonment

When partners find themselves in a relationship riddled with issues, we often find that the root cause is self-abandonment. Whether it’s one partner or both, self-abandonment can create conflict, resentment, and a general feeling of dissatisfaction.  You might also be interested in: You Are Worthy of Love So, what is self-abandonment? According to NAMI.org, “Self-abandonment […]

Decoding Teen Texts: Abbreviations Every Parent Should Know

In honor of February being Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we thought there was no better time than now to put together a list that could help parents keep their teenagers safe. A lot of romantic relationships between teenagers begin and flourish online (dating apps, social media) or via text message/direct messages.  Red flags about […]

10 Questions You Never Thought to Ask Your Partner

When we’ve been paired up for quite some time, things can start to feel… well, a little stale. Over time, we get to know our partner inside and out – their habits, behaviors, and stories become predictable and there’s a lull in excitement as the days of getting to know each other have passed.  If […]

10 Phrases for a Successful Disagreement with a Partner

Disagreements with a partner are going to happen. Whether it’s about something as benign as what color plates to add to the wedding registry, or something as important as what values to embrace as a family, the language we choose can facilitate a healthy, successful disagreement where both sides feel heard. See, language matters. It […]

Falling In Love with the Idea of Someone

Most of us come to a point in a relationship when we ask ourselves if we’re in love. Whether it’s been a long-term relationship, a new relationship, someone we’re dating, or even a crush, we usually arrive here at some point or another. While there is no “right” answer, there are some additional questions we […]

Recovering After Cheating

Infidelity can often mean the end of a relationship. At the very least, it creates a vacuum of trust and security in a relationship. If you and your partner are recovering after cheating, it might bring some comfort to know that research shows relationships and partners can heal from the trauma of cheating. Below, we […]

The Five Love Languages: Ideas for Each Category

We all have different ways of expressing and being loved. When we understand this both for ourselves and our partners, we can create space for genuine, authentic, and deep expression of love. To help us better understand this, Gary Chapman explores the five types of expression in his book, The 5 Love Languages.   According […]

Relationship Help Online

As the globe is headed into yet another round of restrictions due to the pandemic, many of us are feeling the impact on our relationships and mental health. The added stress of the pandemic itself, in addition to the interruption of routines and being cooped up in the house, brings a new strain to relationships […]