When faced with someone that resists your boundaries, these strategies may help. Good mental health requires boundaries—setting limits on what we do for others, and how much we’ll allow them to disrespect us. “Boundary-pushing” can involve ignoring or testing our boundaries, and trying to manipulate us into relaxing our boundaries. There are ways to […]
People tend to feel strongly about matters of sexual morality, such as premarital sex or gay marriage. Some sources of these differences are obvious. Religion, media portrayals and parents and peers are big social forces that shape attitudes about sex. But could something as innocuous as the way we look spark these different outlooks, too? In a recently published article, I
Emotions in romantic relationships can be intricate, as different interest levels are involved. Lust and Love are two crucial factors that shape these partnerships, each having distinct characteristics. Lust vs. Love Lust can be defined as a solid physical attraction or desire for someone. A need for sexual gratification drives it. On the other hand,
Motivation matters, but so does lighting. Posted March 12, 2023 | Reviewed by Lybi Ma THE BASICS Why Relationships Matter Find a therapist to strengthen relationships KEY POINTS Couples who share similar traits likely share similar personal goals. Special interest groups are great places to meet like-minded enthusiasts, but authenticity is key. Smaller spaces may facilitate conversation,
I discovered that my boyfriend had been unfaithful to me since the beginning of our relationship without my knowledge! I realized that he had ended our relationship only after it was over. He finally admitted his deceit. I eventually discovered the identity of the other woman and began monitoring their tumultuous and toxic relationship through
Revenge isn’t always sweet, but it can be beautiful You’ve probably heard the saying “revenge is sweet,” and the tales of revenge that receive the most media attention typically do have an element of victory in the narrative (Lorena Bobbitt, the woman who chopped off her ex-husband’s penis after he sexually assaulted her, easily comes
Why narcissists get jealous. Narcissists often experience jealousy due to their deep-seated insecurities. Despite their inflated ego and grandiose self-image, they have low self-esteem and a sense of fragility beneath the surface. This underlying vulnerability can cause them to feel threatened by the success or attention given to others, leading to feelings of jealousy.
It’s natural for anger to arise and it can be overwhelming at times. However, it’s important to remember that with the right approach, difficult interactions can be handled constructively. By developing conflict resolution skills, we can transform confrontations into positive resolutions. The good news is that empathy, active listening, and boundary setting are all effective
How stereotypes can create misperception of sexual interest. KEY POINTS Alcohol consumption is linked with consensual as well as nonconsensual sex. False beliefs about women who drink increase the likelihood of sexual aggression. The “casual sex–drinking nexus” may cause some men to believe that women who are drinking are interested in hooking up. As a career sex
2. Demand less. KEY POINTS Everyone’s relationship can use a boost. Knowing strategies to fix problems or prevent them is important. You can “do more” by working on the relationship or “demand less” by focusing on managing expectations. You can better appreciate what you have by focusing on the positives and what works well.