Communicating & Relating


How to Know if He’s Playing Mind Games With You

Mind games are subtle attempts to emotionally or verbally control you. These signs and examples of mind games in relationships will help you see your boyfriend’s or husband’s words and behavior more clearly. The tricky part of recognizing mind games in your relationship is that you’re emotionally involved! You love […]

How to Know if He’s Playing Mind Games With You

7 Reasons He Doesn’t Open Up or Talk to You

7 Reasons Your Boyfriend or Husband Doesn’t Talk to You

Is your husband or boyfriend uncommunicative and silent – maybe even emotionally distant? If you’re asking yourself “why doesn’t he talk to me?” you’re not alone! Here are the most common barriers to communication, which affect all relationships. It’s important to remember that men sometimes simply don’t know what to […]


10 Things to Talk About With Your Girlfriend

It’s easier than you think to find interesting things to talk about with your girlfriend. The most important thing to remember is that you can’t make your girlfriend love you…but you can be someone who can be loved. What does being lovable have to do with finding things to talk […]

10 Things to Talk About With Your Girlfriend

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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 […]


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 […]

How to Build Trust With Your Boyfriend

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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 […]


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 […]

Toxic People Take You Down