what is a healthy relationship


How to Make a Relationship Last – for Better or Worse

For better or worse, right? It may depend. Here are seven tips on how to make a relationship last – I combined my own personal marriage experience with a few tips from couples’ therapists. “I feel like my marriage is in trouble,” says Hurt on How to Cope With a Husband Who Criticizes You. “I don’t know how to talk to […]

How to Make a Relationship Last

How to Recover After Losing Yourself in a Relationship

You need to learn how to recover when you lose yourself in a relationship. Why? Because the only way to be happy and healthy is to know what you think and feel. Without this connection with yourself, you can’t find peace or joy. Recently I’ve been getting lots of comments from readers who feel like they’ve lost themselves in their relationships. […]

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7 Lessons Learned From Unhealthy Relationships

How do you get good at love? By learning from unhealthy relationships, of course! Here are the most important lessons learned from the biggest relationship mistakes made by me and my readers. Do you struggle with jealousy and insecurity? Read Insecure in Love: How Anxious Attachment Can Make You Feel Jealous, Needy, and Worried and What You Can Do About It by […]

Unhealthy Relationships Lessons Learned

How to Be Happy Even in an Unhealthy Relationship 5

Here’s my dirty little secret: I write more about breaking up than fixing unhealthy relationships. So, this week’s series is on how to be happy even if you’re in a relationship that isn’t healthy. One of the most important things I’ve learned from my readers is that not all relationships – not even the unhealthiest, most abusive ones – can […]

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How to Overcome Fear of Love

These ways to overcome fear of love are inspired by a reader’s question on my “scared to love” article. The first step to overcoming your fear of relationships is to recognize the signs. In Love Me, Don’t Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships, Michelle Skeen describes how to break the self-fulfilling cycle of mistrust, fear, […]

Overcoming Fear of Love

How to Deal With the Pain of Rejection

It hurts to be excluded, doesn’t it? These tips on how to deal with rejection will show you how I’m dealing with the pain of being rejected. Maybe you’ll learn how you can start healing the pain, too. At least, you’ll see you’re not alone! In Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection, […]

How to Deal With Rejection

5 Ways to Know if You’re Settling in a Relationship

Are you settling for less than you deserve in a relationship? Here’s how to know if you deserve more, inspired by the Parable of the Perfect Prince. In Relationship Saboteurs: Overcoming the Ten Behaviors that Undermine Love, Randi Gunther offers easy-to-follow tips to help you identify and end your relationship-destroying tendencies once and for all. This book will help you learn […]

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