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How to See the Truth About Your Relationship

These 10 qualities of an unhealthy, bad, or failing relationship will help you face the truth. Yes, it’ll be hard. Yes, your heart may get broken. But you know what? You’ll be relieved to finally admit the truth about your relationship to yourself. And to others. Facing the truth about your relationship doesn’t necessarily mean you’re headed for a breakup […]

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Unhealthy Relationships Lessons Learned

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 […]


How to Fix a One Sided Relationship

Are you tired of doing all the work in your relationship? These tips on how to fix a one sided relationship will help you create respect and equality in your life. This post was inspired by a reader’s comment. On When to Leave a Relationship Kyle says, “I have been in a relationship for six months. This is a short relationship, […]

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Signs of Controlling Men

8 Signs of Controlling Men

If you’re wondering if he’s manipulating you, then you might be picking up on these signs of controlling men. Sometimes the manipulation is obvious, other times it’s subtle. These signs of controlling men are from Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. This is a must-read relationship book for all couples, because it teaches how to set and maintain […]


How to Fix a Broken Relationship

Some relationships can’t be saved, and others just need a bit of tender loving care. These tips on how to fix a broken relationship will help you see what steps to take next. I also included five “love lessons” for healthy marriages from married people over 65 years old. In Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style […]

How to Fix a Broken Relationship

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10 Causes of Relationship Problems

Identifying what is causing problems in your relationship will increase the love in your life. These causes of relationship problems range from sabotage to laziness; they’re inspired by a reader who is realizing that she is causing problems with her boyfriend. In Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last, John Gottman teaches you how to […]


Signs of a Failing Relationship

Relationships fail for many reasons; if you can see the signs of a failing relationship early, you have a better chance of fixing it. Inspired by The Parable of the Poor Farmer – and by a reader’s comment about her failed relationship – these signs may bring you the insight you need. Dr. Barbara De Angelis’ latest book is Soul […]

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Signs of an Abusive Boyfriend

5 Signs of an Abusive Boyfriend

Some boyfriends are clearly abusive – they hit, yell, or push their girlfriends around. These signs of an abusive boyfriend will help you recognize the less obvious types of abuse. If your boyfriend doesn’t feel any guilt no matter what he does or says, he might be a sociopath. In The Sociopath Next Door, Martha Stout says one in twenty-five […]