Communicating & Relating


How to Stop Being a Clingy Girlfriend

If you’re obsessive about your relationship and trying to control your boyfriend, then you’re a clingy girlfriend. Here’s how to stop – and how to undo the damage neediness causes in love relationships. On my article about how to stop thinking about your ex, a reader said: “I am clingy and obsessive to my boyfriend. He said he can’t be my […]

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How to Know if You Can Trust Someone in a New Relationship

A new relationship is both scary and exciting, risky and rewarding! It’s even better when you trust your new partner. These tips on how to know if you can trust a new boyfriend are inspired by a reader who says… In Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy, David Richo says we learn early in life to […]

How to Build Trust With Your Boyfriend

5 Examples of the Mind Games People Play in Relationships

Every couple is different, but when you read these common examples of mind games in relationships, you’ll see similar manipulations and attempts to control. We’re all unique, but we’re still human. We have the same needs and hearts (which have often been hardened by life experiences and other people). The tricky part of recognizing mind games in a relationship is […]

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10 Time-Tested Ways to Know if You Love Someone

When you ask “Do I love him?”, you need signs that will stand the test of time. Here’s how to know if you love someone and what you need to know about love. These tips are from relationship experts, divorce attorneys (they know a surprising amount about love!), and scientific research. The least helpful advice I got was “I just […]

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Dealing With Toxic People Before They Take You Down

These 12 signs of toxic people will help you spot them a mile away, plus 3 tips from Dr Lillian Glass for dealing with toxic relationships before they take you down. One of my readers, Miranda, is struggling to cope with her angry, critical boyfriend. “It’s so hard to let go of him, even though I know we’ve been in […]

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How to Find Someone To Talk To

The most common thing my readers say is: “I need someone to talk to.” Sometimes we don’t need advice or help – we just want someone who will listen without judging or pitying us. But how do we find that person? If you need someone to talk to, you are not alone. You may feel alone, perhaps because your friends […]

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Should You Marry Him? Sometimes the Answer is Obvious

This is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make: “Should I marry him?” Go slowly, and consider my reader’s story and my tips when you’re deciding if you should marry him. Read Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman. It’s packed with wisdom and tips that will help you develop the loving, supportive, mutually beneficial […]

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