relationships

We Need Less Texting and More Coffee Dates

Sure, it’s true that new technologies are helping our relationships survive. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have any downsides. We’re starting to substitute texting with face to face meetings and that isn’t good. We need to engage in less texting…

Friends with Benefits

Do you know what it means to be friends with benefits? History shows us that what people consider important in a romantic relationship has changed significantly over time. Years ago, the most important thing was the security of the institution of marriage. Getting…

Beautiful Persian Proverbs About Love

Some Persian proverbs about love date back 1,000 years. That shouldn’t be surprising considering that Persian culture is made up of many cultures. Each of these cultures offered its own wisdom and their combination created a splendid and interesting society. Although…

The Biological Explanation of Love

We like to think of love as this ethereal thing that’s controlled by forces beyond our understanding. It’s nice to think this way, it makes it seem magical. However, the truth is that there’s a biological explanation of love. Courtship,…

Emotional Intelligence in Seniors

Recent studies show that, on average, senior citizens have a high emotional intelligence. They value their relationships and tend to them. Seniors know how to appreciate the present moment. They adjust their emotions to match what’s going on around them so that…

Learning to Love According to Erich Fromm

According to Erich Fromm, people must celebrate love every day as a liberating and enriching act. The people who manage to learn to love in a mature and conscious way understand that love isn’t possession nor conditions. Love is caring and a firm desire…

3 Signs of Insecurity in Love

Falling in love with someone means taking a leap of faith and sharing our most intimate things. That’s why some people experience insecurity in love. Because loving is trusting, letting yourself go, and opening up to another person. Your relationship…

The Indifference of Passive-Aggressive People

Passive-aggressive personalities often hide behind what looks like depression. They might seem fragile and in need of help, but the truth is that they have deliberate behaviors they pretend to be accidental. Their goal is to make you feel bad.…

In What Areas Do Couples Fight the Most?

Many of the couples who go to therapy do so because they aren’t happy or satisfied with their relationship. However, couples sometimes go to counseling not knowing if they really have a problem or if they’re just experiencing a rough…

Keys to Connecting With an Introvert

You have to find the right moment to connect with an introvert. Connecting with them involves approaching them and finding out that they can be great conversationalists. We can also learn that these people make great friends. Under their somewhat…

Take My Eyes: Portraying Gender Violence

A subject that’s so unpleasant but yet, at the same time, so relatable and common is not easy to portray on the big screen. Gender violence, unfortunately, continues to claim numerous lives in 2018. I’m not talking about taking lives…

Agamy: A New Way of Living Relationships

New types of relationships are currently flooding the social sphere. Polyamory, open relationships, and relationship anarchy are only some of the most innovative concepts. In this regard, a new term that gives us a lot to think about and that…

Somatic Emotions in Emotionally Dependent People

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, you’re probably familiar with the idea of somatic emotions. That is when your body starts to develop physical symptoms for no apparent reason. Some examples are feeling something in our throat, a sudden rash,…

5 Lessons to Learn From an Unexpected Breakup

A breakup is an extremely painful experience. It’s even worse if one of the partners is still deeply in love with the other person. Love can bring a lot of beautiful things to your life, but it can also bring suffering. It’s…

When a Parent Has Paranoid Personality Disorder

Although it’s not often talked about, some children have parents with paranoid personality disorder. These children suffer the effects of unstable family relationships, scarring emotional instability, and a dysfunctional environment. Later in life, they have an elevated risk of mental illness. Clearly, these children…

6 Attitudes That Push You Away From Others

Being physically apart isn’t the only way to end up being distant from your loved ones. Sometimes, even when they’re right beside you, you can feel like they’re not there at all. With relationships, your connection doesn’t just grow from being…

Distrust in a Romantic Relationship

Distrust in a romantic relationship is like cancer. It often starts unnoticeably, but soon spreads and metastasizes. It’s one of the main factors that, if left unchecked, can deteriorate the bond between two individuals and even destroy it.