Nobody Wants to Date Me

“Nobody wants to date me.” If we’re all honest, most of us have felt this way at one time or another. When we’re feeling this way, it can make us feel lonely, isolated, and unwanted. It can be confusing trying to figure out what’s behind feeling like we’re undateable. Is it us? Is it them? […]

How to Get the Most Out of a Love Coach

It’s no secret – more and more people are looking to love coaches to improve their relationships and finding that coaches are a breath of fresh air when it comes to wellness providers. Of course, with all things in life, there are ways to maximize our efforts and the coaching/client relationship is no exception. If […]

When Someone Ghosts Then Comes Back Around

Today’s dating environment brings more chances to ghost than our parents saw in their day. Sure, they had dates who stood them up and people who just disappeared on their partners, but today’s approach to dating seems to have the option of ghosting baked right in, and we all know it hurts. But if ghosting […]

Does Eye-Gazing Work?

You may have heard of it before: Eye-gazing. Perhaps you’ve decided it’s a little woo-woo, or maybe you’ve been intrigued but have’t had a chance to try it yet. Either way, we’re going to unpack and explore the theory of eye-gazing and see how and why it’s thought to work. What is Eye-Gazing? For the […]

Stonewalling: From the Cold Shoulder to a Warm One

Known as one of the Four Horsemen that kills relationships, John Gottman describes stonewalling as someone withdrawing from an interaction, shutting down, and ceasing to respond to their partner. “Rather than confronting the issues with their partner, people who stonewall can make evasive maneuvers such as tuning out, turning away, acting busy, or engaging in […]

Delegating the Mental Load of Managing a Home

In an interview recently published in The Atlantic, Joe Pinsker talks with Kate Mangino about highlights of her new book, Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home. The book explores the inequalities between partners when it comes to the mental labor of running a household, and the interview looks more closely at some of they […]

8 Types of Love: Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love

The Triangular Theory of Love: 8 Types of Romantic Love One framework for understanding love is known as Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, and is especially helpful in defining romantic relationships. Sternberg posits that there are 3 main components (passion, intimacy, and commitment) that makeup 8 types of love. To best understand this framework, it […]

Tips for Those Who Work with Survivors of Abuse

Interview with Jessica Yaffa: 7 Ways Professionals Can Better Help Survivors of Abuse Disclaimer: The tips in this article apply to addressing and responding to abuse when the individual is an adult. While some of the tips may apply to helping children, professional obligations when a child is involved can differ greatly. In a recent […]

7 Tips for Healthy Arguing

7 Tips for Healthy Arguing “It’s amazing! We never argue! Our relationship is so easy!” Raise your hand if you’ve met this couple before. You can also raise your hand if you’ve always thought that couple somehow managed to land the perfect relationship – the elusive relationship that we all strive for – the easy, […]

5 Relationship Killers

Ok, so maybe “relationship killers” is a strong term. Maybe these 5 things we’re unpacking won’t kill your relationship, but they can certainly create strain. On the other hand, if left unaddressed, it’s possible one or more of these things could cause irreparable damage to your partnership. Of course, no two relationships are the same, […]