Relationship Advice

Should You Become a Relationship Coach in 2024? The NYT says YES
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Should You Become a Relationship Coach in 2024? The NYT says YES

The pandemic has changed just about everything we’ve come to assume about our relationships. Online dating has become the best – and perhaps only – way to meet someone new. The constant togetherness has strained the delicate dynamic of individuation and attachment in marriages. And how a partner handled the additional pandemic stress perhaps made…

Retroactive Jealousy: Triggers and How to Overcome Them
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Retroactive Jealousy: Triggers and How to Overcome Them

Facing jealousy is a common occurrence in a relationship. Yet, there is another kind that is less understood and rarely talked about: retroactive jealousy. This type of jealousy involves fixating on a partner’s past relationships or experiences, causing distress and anxiety in the present. It can be a challenging emotion to navigate, but understanding its…

Sexual Consent – and How to Ask for It

Sexual Consent – and How to Ask for It

So you’re past your first few dates and are considering getting to the physical stage. Before you make a move though, it’s a good idea to have a conversation about sexual consent with your potential partner. What Exactly Is Consent, Anyway? Sexual consent is the agreement and explicit permission between two (or more) people to…

Setting Boundaries in Relationships – Learn to Say NO

Setting Boundaries in Relationships – Learn to Say NO

Being empowered in your relationship relies on three keys: managing relationship dependency, gaining emotional maturity, and setting boundaries – which means learning to say NO. In short: sharing your boundaries – as well as eliciting and respecting your partner’s – will give each of you greater emotional independence, intimacy, and sustainability. Learn to Say No…

How to Be Emotionally Mature in Relationships
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How to Be Emotionally Mature in Relationships

It takes maturity to stop being dependent and empower yourself in a relationship. But you may be surprised to hear that the skill of how to be emotionally mature in relationships actually can be learned. Here are the most important practices you apply today to achieve emotional maturity and have better, more intimate and profound…

Goodbye Relationship Dependency, Hello Empowerment
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Goodbye Relationship Dependency, Hello Empowerment

Do you feel overly dependent on your partner, or that they are too dependent on you? Finding the right balance between relationship dependency while maintaining your individuality is important. An imbalance in dependency can be a real burden in a relationship and take a toll on intimacy. Creating a relationship with healthy interdependence requires each…

How To Balance Individuation and Attachment in Relationships

How To Balance Individuation and Attachment in Relationships

Striking a balance between individuation and attachment in relationships is one of the most difficult parts of being with another person. Facing the dual pulls of that intimate connection with your partner while being true to yourself and your personal development is a huge challenge. To better navigate these two seemingly opposing forces, it’s helpful…

9 Steps to Successful Relationship Repair

9 Steps to Successful Relationship Repair

Learning how to do relationship repair will improve your life more than just about any other skill you will ever learn. Tension and conflict are normal parts of every relationship. Relationship repair, however, can be tricky. Because most people don’t know how to tackle common relationship issues, minor problems can quickly snowball into resentment, detachment,…