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 […]

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

About Teenage Dating Learning to navigate hormones and relationships is already a difficult task for teens. When you add in peer pressure and unhealthy relationships, the situation can get pretty sticky. Renowned relationship abuse expert and domestic violence survivor, Jessica Yaffa, has 8 very important messages for girls about teenage dating. 1. If you aren’t […]