Relationships and Family – Other

Dr. Phil is an American talk show host who brings together people in dysfunctional family relationships and makes them confront each other so that they can attempt to move their relationships through the impasse. The issues discussed on the show include rebellious teens, cheating spouses, drug use and violence, and when “talking it out” is […]

Many people live their lives in search of happiness only to end up in a constant state of disappointment.  They jump from job to job or relationship to relationship constantly thinking the next change will bring them happiness.  Others try to buy their happiness in fancy cars, new houses, clothes and shoes.  People spend so […]

Friendship is something to be cherished and well-cared-for, just like any other close relationship. There are friends that mean the world to you and then there is that one special friend, who you might like to get to know on a more personal level. It can be rather scary trying to figure out how to […]

You know it’s the end of the line for your relationship, but the thought of all the arguments that will ensue when you make the break is daunting, so you keep putting it off. The problem is, the longer the situation continues, the more difficult it will be to end it cleanly and peacefully. Here […]

Have you noticed that your relationship has changed lately? Your partner seems distant, and you notice that the two of you are spending less and less time together. You even find yourself enjoying the time you spend away from each other. You find yourself wondering if you are actually still in a relationship. So, how […]

It seems to be the biggest problem in a relationship: money. That one little five letter word can cause a harmonious home to turn into a war zone. It is very hard for couples to have healthy, happy moments with each other when there is tension due to mounting bills, cut off notices and calls […]

Love and loving, affectionate relationships are wonderful things and sunshines of some people’s lives – but there are (not even just a few) people who have not experienced what it is like to be in a romantic relationship. Some people like making theories about why they have never had a boyfriend or a girlfriend – […]

Is Generation X (anyone born between 1979 and 1997 nicknamed by experts as the “ME” generation) now raising Generation Y – the “Me, Me, Me” generation?  Do kids today have a strong false sense of entitlement? The website Out Of The Fog, a site for anyone dealing with others who have personality disorders, defines the […]

The work is almost done and escape is at hand. Dreams of sleeping late and catching up on hobbies puts a spring in the step as the days of labor wind down. With many years of work in the rear view mirror the lure of retirement is on the horizon. But how well has the […]

Most people don’t like to admit it but they do not spend enough quality time with their families. This is usually due in large part to busy work schedules. Sometimes a family ends up with everyone running in opposite directions (sports, school, work, friends, etc) and almost completely ignoring each other in the process. The […]

Friendship is something to be cherished and well cared for, just like any other close relationship. There are friends that mean the world to you and then there is that one special friend, who you might like to get to know on a more personal level. It can be rather scary trying to figure out […]

Insults are often off-handed and said with no forethought. This information does not help with the initial sting of a personal insult, but it can be comforting in the aftermath. One of the best initial reactions is to simply walk away. Do not engage. Leave the situation and give yourself some time to process the […]

Jumping into a new relationship while you are still recovering from a prior one can be a huge emotional risk. While the distraction from hyper-focusing on old wounds, anger, and the loneliness you are experiencing can make this tempting, it is rarely something that results in a positive outcome. It is such a common phenomenon […]

According to the American Academy for Marriage and Family Therapy, national surveys indicate approximately 25 percent of married men have engaged in extramarital intercourse. Countless songs, television shows and movies feature a married man cheating, thinking about cheating or dealing with the consequences of cheating on his wife. Beyond the potential moral implications, there are […]

The topic of one night stands is certainly not a new one, however there are even more reasons to be concerned about them nowadays. People watch movies and listen to popular music and get a sugar coated idea of what a one night stand is all about. It may start out as a flirty and […]

When you are in a good relationship, it shows. You and your partner enjoy each other’s company and love to do things together. You miss him/her when you are away and your loved ones will often say what a great couple you are. While it is easy to see the good in a relationship, it is […]

Codependency exists in a relationship when one partner has lost the connection they once had to his/her core self, which is often passed down from one generation to the next. The result is the person fixates on something external, such as a person, habit, substance, etc. In the case of relationships, the co-dependent cannot form mutually […]

You thought someone was cute, got to know this person, had some fun, learned more about their self, were in a relationship for a while, deciding that purchasing an engagement ring was the next natural step, and at some point organically moved to a wedding which initiated a marriage. Now you are stuck as a […]

According to the American Academy for Marriage and Family Therapy, national surveys indicate approximately 25 percent of married men have engaged in extramarital intercourse. Countless songs, television shows and movies feature a married man cheating, thinking about cheating or dealing with the consequences of cheating on his wife. Beyond the potential moral implications, there are […]

In the modern world of technology, making friends around the world is easier than ever imagined. What do you do if you start suspecting that an online friend wants to become romantically involved? How can you tell through chat room messages and emoticons? Read on for some signs to look for, as well as some tips. Personal […]

A toxic relationship may not be something that people think has a dangerous amount of toxicity. It may not be equated with what people view as toxic, although the dangers that lurk behind a toxic relationship are every bit as poisoning to the spirit as toxic chemicals may be to whatever they touch. In relationships, […]

Just hold on a minute. Friendship not a bad thing, even in a marriage. In fact, for many the goal is to marry their best friend. Who else would you like to spend the rest of your life with? So what are people really saying when the topic comes up that the relationship has turned […]

Have you noticed that your relationship has changed lately? Your partner seems distant, and you notice that the two of you are spending less and less time together. You even find yourself enjoying the time you spend away from each other. You find yourself wondering if you are actually still in a relationship. So, how […]

Being in a relationship and sharing your life with someone can be a rewarding and enriching experience. There are, however, times it would be healthier not to be in a relationship. Fearing that no one else will want you may be a rather common reason to stay with the wrong person. Despite not really loving […]

Everyone has heard about how friendships can evolve into full blown relationships, it seems to happen all the time. What you may not hear much about is when it goes the opposite direction. Some relationships can turn into plain friendships. Yes, this is a rather sad development in some ways, but in others, it might […]

Relationships are hard to make work simply because it involves two people who are inherently different from each other. Even twins are not exactly the same. Even if two people have similar background, upbringing and education, they would still want different things. There is also an added challenge. The two differing personalities in a relationship […]

Most people don’t like to admit it but they do not spend enough quality time with their families. This is usually due in large part to busy work schedules. Sometimes a family ends up with everyone running in opposite directions (sports, school, work, friends, etc) and almost completely ignoring each other in the process. The […]

The word “complicated”can mean a variety of things from an extra person to one party losing interest. If you’re spending more time working at the relationship than enjoying the benefits of being with someone special it may be time to call it quits. Listed below are signs that the time has come to throw in […]

When you give and share and expect something in return, like a compliment, a simple thanks, a favor or whatever it is, then you are not really loving. You are actually doing business. Why? Because business is about expecting returns. Love simply delights in giving and sharing unconditionally.                           Joel Randymar quotes  Sentiments like those expressed […]

Does a relationship really change after having a child?  Well yes, it changes in so many ways that to try to write every aspect of it would be like trying to explain how some people live a long life and how others die so young. Adding an animal to a relationship changes the aspects of […]