Have you ever noticed that a lot of language anatomy isn’t very gender-inclusive? Today there is a lot more acceptance and discussion of the different gender identities that exist. As a society, we have begun to examine what do we really know about gender, sexuality, and anatomy. Historically, scientists looked at nature and only recorded […]
It should be no surprise that effective communication is a key element of successful and rewarding relationships. Our talking skills also serve us very well in the bedroom. It helps improve our sex lives and the level of intimacy we experience with our partner. Frustratingly, good communications skills can be hard to come by. Not […]
Have you ever heard the term safeword? It’s a common term in kinky and BDSM circles. It’s a way to communicate consent in ways other than using terms like, “no” or “stop”. The safeword system is a word or set of words that are agreed upon before engaging in sexual activity or entering the kink […]
Communication Really is Key No matter how good you are at communicating, there is always a chance for improvement. As language constantly evolves, there is more opportunity to learn to express ourselves better and improve our listening skills. Good communications skills can make or break a relationship. Where do you stand? Enjoyed this game? Show […]
There are a lot of different things that come together to be a good listener. Do you have what it takes to be a good listener? Take our quiz to find out where your skills are currently at. Are You a Good Listener? Good Communication Skills is Key to Good Relationships One of the defining […]
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, […]
Communication is important in most areas of our life. Can you name one where good communication can’t make an incredible difference? When we are able to communicate clearly, things tend to go a lot smoother. We are able to feel understood, have an easier time getting our needs met, and able to form better connections […]
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 […]
Solid and open communication is the key to any kind of successful relationship. The difficult thing about communication is that there are many different layers of being able to do it successfully. When we are having a fight with someone close to us, emotions can end up running high. We can feel vulnerable it can be really hard to think clearly. This can make clear communication even more challenging. So how do we handle an intense fight with a romantic partner? How do we keep those lines of communications open?
John Lennon said that all you need is love. Love can make any relationship work. Many people have taken this idea to heart and done crazy things in the name of love. It doesn’t always work well. How do we know if it’s real love? We can end up in bad or abusive situations if this is the principle we are following. Trent Reznor acknowledges that sometimes love is not enough. So if love is not the most important building block of a relationship then what is?