relationships

Honesty Is a Way of Life

Being honest saves time and keeps relationships healthy. If you’re honest with yourself about your limits and what you think is right, it’s much easier to get along with people and avoid uncomfortable situations. However, being sincere with yourself and others…

Can You Trust Someone You Just Met?

Not trusting people has a lot of negative consequences. You end up isolating yourself from the world and you can easily become paranoid. However, deciding to trust someone you just met isn’t the best idea either. You might let someone…

Blowing Betrayal Out of Proportion

For many people, betrayal is unforgivable. It leaves a gaping wound and deep scars. In fact, it has even become taboo. We often blow betrayal so out of proportion that we refuse to talk about it because the betrayal has spoken…

What’s the Narcissistic Supply?

What exactly is the narcissistic supply? Before defining it, let’s first analyze the concept of narcissism: what does it mean to be a narcissistic person?  The DSM-5 defines narcissistic personality disorder as a dominant pattern of grandiosity (in idealization or…

Philophobia: The Fear of Falling in Love

The characteristics of philophobia make it a very specific, unique fear: the fear of forming a strong emotional bond with someone. Some people say that this tends to come from childhood abuse, divorced parents, etc. But that’s not always the case. There…

Living Apart from Your Partner

Moving in together has long been seen as one of the most important steps in a relationship. In our society, sharing your space, routines, and, in some cases, money and material things, is a sign that you have a solid relationship. But…

The Role of Physical Attraction

There are many theories on the role of physical attraction in love and relationships. Many of them focus on the beginnings of a relationship. It’s also a widely studied concept in the psychology of social cognition, where experts have done…