Bumps in the Dating Road When Getting Back Out There

Readiness and rejection are two bumps in the dating road. Here's how to navigate your way around them.

It's Important to Believe You Can Heal After a Breakup

Sometimes the pain of a breakup is so great that suicide seems like a reasonable option. It's not. Don't give up the day before the miracle happens.

Splitting Your Ex Makes Breakup Recovery That Much Harder

Splitting is the mental magician trick of remembering your ex as only good and impedes breakup recovery. Here are five things to know about splitting to help you move on.

My Relationship Ended. Now What?

None of us are taught how to grieve "right." After a breakup, it's important to give grief its due so we can heal, move on, and open up to love again.
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If You're the Family Outsider, Learn to Fly On Your Own

If you've been the "problem" person in your family of origin or your relationships, you might come to see it as a blessing rather than a curse.

Recycling in Breakup Grief

Just when we think we're over it, the old feelings come bubbling up. It's part of the process. Learn what to do when it happens.

The Rules of Disengagement

Even though No Contact is hard after a breakup, it's a necessary step to healing.

To Find the Right Person, Be the Right Person

To find the right person, you need to BE the right person. Healthy people are attracted to those who lead exciting, interesting lives. Cultivate that life and become that person.

When You're Not Sure Therapy and Self-Help Is Working

Sometimes we are not sure the hard work on ourselves is paying off. It's important to trust the process.

How to Have Healthier, Happier Relationships in the Future

Making a commitment to what you want in a relationship is the first step to getting it.

Recovering From Codependency

Codependents are overworked, underpaid and unappreciated. There IS life after codependency. You can do this!

Divorcing and Coparenting With the Sociopath

There are ways to keep you and your children safe when divorcing a sociopath. Here are 5 things you must do in the face of a personality disordered ex.

Leaving the Abusive Relationship

Happiness is an inside job which starts with a positive self-image.

Valentine's Day After a Breakup

Valentines Day is mistakenly thought of as the epitome of love and it's anything but.

Breakups and Our Unresolved Losses

It's important to understand that the pain of grief is not just about your recent loss, but every one before.

The Emotions of Grief After a Breakup

Many will tell you not to waste your tears on a former love, but grief is the healing feeling. It must have its due for you to be happy once again.

Leaving the Abusive Relationship

It is possible to leave an abusive relationship and create a new life.

Catfished Part Two: How to Not Be on the End of the Line

7 ways to keep yourself from being fooled online and draft your standards and compatibility inventory

Catfished Part One: When You Might Be on the End of the Line

How to keep from being fooled that you're not being fooled by an online relationship.

Leveling Up: Moving Beyond Rejection

Moving beyond rejection starts by rejecting the rejecter and making a commitment to yourself to change who and what you want in your life.

Psychological Projection: Rubber/Glue Syndrome

Psychological projection is another manipulative crazy-making technique in the arsenal of the personality disordered.

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Unfortunately too many social services and legal professionals are unaware or unwilling to be aware of the harm of parental alienation syndrome and it hurts children.

10 Ways to Tell if You're Being Gaslighted

Gaslighting is psychological abuse. 10 ways to tell if you're being gaslighted.

Dating Fatigue and Dating Burnout Can Be Real

Sometimes dating fatigue or dating burnout means we have to go back to basics and figure out what it is we really want.

The Power of Grief

Grief is a powerful healer. Instead of running from it, we need to embrace it so it can do it job.

After a Breakup: Work in the Good While Working Out the Bad

A breakup is the best time to plot out the life you've always wanted and make your dreams come true. While working out the bad, work in the good and make your life happen now.

What Is Unconditional Love?

Unconditional love is one of the most misunderstood phrases there is. Here is what it really means and how to recognize it when you have it and how to leave when you don't.

Was Your Relationship Good For You?

After a breakup, figure out how unhealthy your relationship was and commit that you will never allow that level of dysfunction again.

There's Hope After Heartbreak: 5 Things To Help You Heal

Five steps to heal and move on after heartbreak.

The Pathological Narcissist

Have you been involved with a pathological narcissist? There is no hope for a relationship with someone incapable of love, empathy or enjoyment. Time to abandon ship!

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