Why Am I So Insecure in My Relationship?

Relationships can be wonderful. There are moments when we feel so aligned with our partner. We can have a moment or two of settlement, of joy and even peace. There can also be times of doubt, frustration and loneliness- even when we are in a healthy relationship! The reality is that feelings and emotions within […]

From Going Out to Hooking Up: How Teens View Romantic Relationships

It’s essential as parents to take a look at the gaps between adult views on relationships and teenage views on relationships. Usually as adults, it’s been quite sometime since we had been in a teenage relationship. Our references or experiences are more based in the recent, mature, adult relationships we have had. Society norms, exposure […]

A Biopsychosocial Look at Teenage Relationships

Romantic relationships can be difficult. The initial courting or dating phases of those relationships can be really confusing, especially if you’re a teenager. With so much going on physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally from the ages of 13 to 19 teenage relationships and dating can be a perplexing and complex topic.  Physiological Changes Let’s start […]

Can You Fall Back in Love?

Love… Ahhhh, the giddy and light and exciting process of falling in love. Every couple or partnership has a different, unique story of how they met and fell in love. The romantic thing about this process is that it’s different for everyone because every person is different-and brings to the table our histories and expectations. […]

How Many Dates Before Starting a Relationship

The definition of a healthy relationship can vary greatly from one person to the next, but there are a few things to keep in mind when you are first beginning the journey. While your friends, family, and co-workers are sure to share their perspectives on the right way to start a relationship, the decision is […]

Understanding You: The First Step to Being a Better Partner

Healthy relationships can best develop when two individuals are in touch with their own needs, personalities, beliefs, and habits. Resilient relationships (be they romantic, friends, family) require both individuals to look inside themselves to determine who it is they are, and what it is they want. By getting more in tune with your own wants […]

How to Fix Communication Issues in a Relationship

5 Tips you can use right now Knowing how to fix communication issues in a relationship can be difficult. Healthy relationships require consistent, effective and positive communication in order to thrive. We learn early on that expressing emotions and connecting with others is essential in building relationships. As simple as it seems, speaking your mind […]

8 Things I Want Girls to Know

7 Tips to Counter Loneliness During the Holidays

The holiday season often comes with pressure to feel joy, love, and happiness. For those who have left a relationship during this time of year, including survivors of relationship abuse, feelings of loneliness or isolation are sure to creep up. Yes, this is normal. But know that you don’t have to be in a relationship, […]