Do you know that some amazing things can happen when you leave a toxic relationship? It’s true. One of the hardest things about toxic and abusive relationships is that they are slowly built over time. This happens so gradually that we often do not see the toxic behaviors or abuse until things have progressed to […]
Keeping romance alive in a relationship can be a challenge for some couples. Romance tends to be easy when relationships are younger because we are often swept up in the passion of it all. It makes romantic ideas come easily. We are eager to do them in the excitement of the new relationship. Over time, […]
Does our mental health matter in our relationships? Mental health has a lot of stigma surrounding it. Like other aspects of life that are little understood or talked about, there are common misconceptions and prejudice. People don’t like to admit they need help. Often it’s because they are afraid of not looking strong, being seen […]
Love is a huge driving force in our lives and it comes to us in many forms. Most people think about romantic connections when discussing love but platonic love plays and even more significant role in our day to day lives. It is the type of love that fills in the majority of our holes […]
It can be hard to get rejected and often we don’t get to know why. People usually feel awkward turning someone else down and don’t want to add to the sting by hurting your feelings by saying why. So how can we grow as people if we never find out why we are always being […]
Do you have a hard time telling the difference between lust and love? It can be really easy to confuse the two. Our society is full of mixed messages about love and sexual attraction. The two concepts are often heavily interwoven. This has led many people to be confused about the nature of lust and […]
We all want to be considered attractive and awesome. It’s common to want people to look at you in a good light and this desire is amplified for the people that we admire. We want the attraction we feel to a person be returned. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Rejection can feel pretty crummy! There are things we can do to help us remove the sting of rejection but there are also things we can do to try to take it more gracefully…
Who likes getting rejected? The most likely answer for most people is, “not me!”. Rejection is often an unpleasant feeling for most of us. Many people fear it and go to great lengths to try to avoid being rejected. This can even mean passing up opportunities that because of that fear….
Ever heard of relationship green flags? Most of us have heard about the red flags to watch out for. These are the telltale signs that a relationship may be toxic or abusive. It’s really important to know and look out for these warning signs but it’s also good to know what to look for that helps foster healthy relationships. When we invest so much time looking over our shoulder for bad signs, we may accidentally miss some of the truly awesome things that build rewarding and healthy relationships…
If you’re thinking about sending any nude videos or photos, there are a few things you need to consider. If you decide that you want to send the intimate media but are still concerned, you may want to try to reduce the risks. There is no foolproof way to eliminate the risks of sending intimate photos or videos. As with all kinds of sexual activity, there is always going to be a degree of risk. You need to decide how much risk you’re comfortable with and ideally, decide this before the situation arises. If you do choose to send nudes, there are a few ways you can try to reduce any negative outcomes aside from ensuring all participants are of legal age.
At one point or another every woman has received one of these messages. Sometimes they’re polite, sometimes they’re explicit. They come sometimes out of the blue and sometimes from people we know well. Regardless when, where, how, or from who we get them, the decision remains as what to do about it. Sending a sexy video or photos can be really fun and empowering but it doesn’t come without risks. Especially in today’s day and age, once something is recorded and sent to someone else, you lose a lot of control over what can happen to that video or photo. There is nothing wrong with exploring your sexuality and choosing to take some risks but it’s important that you are aware of the possible outcomes.
Emotional blackmail is a form of emotional abuse. It’s a powerful type of manipulation where people directly, or indirectly, threaten to punish us for failing to do or give them what they want. It can occur between any two people, regardless of what kind of relationship they have. It can happen between friends, lovers, co-workers, […]
Can fighting in a relationship be healthy? A certain amount of conflict is natural and to be expected. It doesn’t matter what kind of relationship we have with a person, conflict will occur at some point. This will also be true for our romantic partners. So if fights occur naturally, why do we worry about […]
We live in a very materialistic world. In many parts of North America, there is heavy pressure for people to have stuff. Some people measure success by what possessions a person has and are able to get. Many assumptions and judgments are made about our relationships based on how successful the partner we’ve chosen is. […]
There are lots of different ideas when it comes to love. Some people think that you need to work to maintain long-term relationships while others feel that love should be easy. So which is it? Is love hard work? Should it be hard? The truth is that the answer is a bit what you make […]
Monogamy is the relationship style where two people are in a committed relationship. Two people are sexually committed to each other and do not engage in any sexual activities with anyone else. This is the most commonly accepted type of relationship in today’s North American society. It is also commonly held up as the ideal […]