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Establish Relationship Boundaries and Learn to Say “No”

Where are your boundaries? You might have never asked yourself this question, especially when you’ve been in love. Nevertheless, it’s important that you start thinking about how to establish relationship boundaries right now. When you love someone, you know how…

Steer Clear of Those who Don’t Give You Anything

Stay away from those who have stopped contributing anything to your life. They may have once given you energy, but now you’ve realized that they only intend to absorb it from you. Some people refer to these as toxic people, others…

What Happens When You Finally Leave a Toxic Relationship

A toxic relationship wears you down, damages your identity, and dilutes your self-esteem. It distorts your basic concepts of what authentic love, respect, and sharing your life together are all about. So, when you finally leave a toxic relationship, the benefits…

3 Ways to Come Out of Disappointment Stronger

You feel those knots in your throat and your stomach. Your breathing changes. You’ve been to the core of disappointment and it has trapped you there. However, you can get out of this place. The positive side of disappointment is that…

I Want to Stop Thinking About You

I want to stop thinking about you, but I don’t know how to. My mind seems to control me, and although I want to remove you from it, I can’t. It’s uncomfortable. It’s not just about the memories in my head,…

How to React When Someone Treats You Badly

When someone treats you badly, you have three options: respond intelligently, allow the feeling of overwhelm to take over, or react aggressively. It’s not easy to deal with these highly intense, emotional situations because they activate very specific regions of your…

Microaggressions in a Relationship: A Couple’s Worst Enemy

Microaggressions are a hidden form of psychological abuse based on persistent, daily snubs–the kind of humiliation where the other person uses jokes or mockery to whittle away at your self-esteem. Microaggressions in a relationship can be even more insidious. This is…

Why Do So Many Relationships End?

Relationships are a very important part of our lives. Taking care of them and keeping them happy and healthy is essential. But many times, they come to an end. For many, romantic relationships are the hardest ones of all. After all,…

Comatose Relationships Will Destroy You

Have you ever lost yourself in a comatose relationship? We’re talking about the ones that get you stuck, that don’t go backwards but also don’t move forward. They’re relationships that destroy you inside and out. This kind of bond is…

The Main Characteristics of Toxic Love

Toxic love is much more common in relationships than you might think. It can take relationships down a bitter path that often breakup. But this might be an issue of learning: we’ve learned to settle for toxic love because of our…

I Was in a Toxic, Damaging Relationship Too

It’s not a bad thing to realize that you’re in a toxic relationship. It is, however, a bad thing to not want to change the situation out of fear or dependence. We all deserve to be happy. There are no…