Don’t Hold Your Feelings In When Your Partner Upsets You

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If your partner does something that upsets you, you need to speak up about how you feel immediately — without yelling. Therein lies the problem for a lot of people. It’s hard to express what you feel in the moment …

If You Escape Your Relationship You’re Going To Lose It

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Do you avoid intimacy or spending time with your significant other? Do you need a lot of space? If so, you’re pushing him or her away. Comments from YouTube: bsmanning83 How timely, Donna! I left the relationship Friday because of just …

Can You Accept “No” or Do You Push to Get Your Way?

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When someone tells you no can you hear that? Or do you push forward to do or get what you want anyway? Ignoring the answer when it’s not the one you wanted is a violation of boundaries. Trying to justify why you …

Your Emotional Wall Keeps You Alone

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Being emotionally open in a relationship is very scary for people who are uncomfortable with feeling vulnerable. Putting up an emotional wall to hide behind feels safe. After all, it is much easier to get angry than to share what you’re truly feeling. But …

Are You Going Along to Get Along?

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Compromising is a great quality as long as you’re not the only one doing it. If you are the only one always giving in, or just going along to avoid an argument then it’s only a matter of time before …

Excuse Me, But –

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Why healthy boundaries help both in & out of relationships If you went to purchase shoes that were labeled ON SALE but the salesperson rang them up at full price, what would you do? Most fashionistas wouldn’t hesitate to speak …

How to Communicate Better

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One of the biggest mistakes in love is expecting your partner to know you so well that he or she will instinctively recognize exactly what you want and need. Is your partner psychic? Does your partner have ESP? No! You shouldn’t presume that …