We all crave healthy relationships that are based on love and respect, but in reality, many of us face relationship challenges at times. Maintaining a strong relationship takes work, commitment, and willingness to change together with your partner. In this section, you’ll find advice on how to identify issues, resolve conflicts, and build a healthy relationship that will allow you to be your true self.

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How Often Do Couples in Long-Term Relationships Have Sex?

Reading Time: 12 minutes What is the average amount of sex that couples in long-term relationships have? Sooner or later, people come to discussing this question, seeking the ultimate criteria and checking whether they “hit the mark.” And that’s pretty natural. For example, Jerry and Mary had a regular, 3-days-a-week sex life in the initial stages of their relationships. Lately, their statistics decreased to once a month while their…

August 2, 2022

True Friend Relationships

What Makes a True Friend: 9 Signs to Look For

Reading Time: 6 minutes Friendships are one of life’s most treasured assets. Whether you found a good friend in kindergarten, high school, or as an adult, the value of a true friend cannot be understated. Friends are there for the good times, provide support when things are not so great, and offer healthy companionship. Without friends, life might feel lonely or quiet. In this article, we will look at…

July 30, 2022

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Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships: How to Tell the Difference

Reading Time: 13 minutes Relationships are an essential part of healthy living because social connections are crucial for our mental and physical health. From acquaintances to romances, relationships can enrich our lives and make us happier. But at the same time, relationships can also cause discomfort and even be harmful. Not all relationships are going to be perfect all the time, and we all have moments when minor disagreements…

July 15, 2022

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Dating a Married Woman? Here’s How to Cope

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s unlikely that anyone plans on falling in love with someone who is already in a committed relationship, but life isn’t always perfect, and you may find yourself in love with a married woman. Such a situation can leave you completely torn, because on the one hand, you have strong feelings for this person, but on the other hand, you know the relationship just isn’t…

July 10, 2022

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Toxic Mothers: Signs You Have One and What to Do About It

Reading Time: 8 minutes They say that a mother’s love is pure, and unconditional. It’s the stuff of fairytales and movies. But in real life, a mother’s love doesn’t always fit that narrative. Not everyone gets that unconditional mother-child bond. Sometimes, the relationship with mom hurts. You dread family functions. You find yourself arming for the emotional battle days in advance, knowing that her words will wound you. You…

July 1, 2022

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6 Emotional Needs in an Intimate Relationship: Why They’re So Important

Reading Time: 6 minutes Healthy relationships require partners to communicate and meet each other’s needs. This doesn’t mean that your significant other will fulfill every desire that you have, but your primary relationship should meet your needs for affection and companionship. While we may not realize it, some of the most important needs we have in relationships relate to emotional issues. In fact, studies have shown that emotional intimacy…

June 28, 2022

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12 Emotional Needs in Relationships: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Reading Time: 8 minutes Needs…we all have them. Getting our needs met is a basic driver of motivation and the basis of everything we do. In fact, getting our needs met is vital for physical and mental health, and in some cases, our very survival. Physical needs are pretty easy to recognize – food, water, clothing, shelter, safety, and other needs that keep us alive. Emotional needs are higher-level…

May 30, 2022

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5 Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy

Reading Time: 7 minutes Intimacy is considered a fundamental human motivation. Some go to great lengths to achieve it by signing up for dating apps, taking part in social events, or pursuing partners who aren’t interested. On the other hand, a lot of people avoid intimacy altogether or choose superficial relationships over deep emotional connections. What makes us so afraid of closeness? In this article, we’ll talk about the…

May 12, 2022

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Navigating Relationship Difficulties as a Man

Reading Time: 7 minutes We live in a world where gender stereotypes still exist. Even though developed Western societies no longer require a person to choose from two genders only, if you identify as a man or woman, you may still deal with tons of stereotypes regarding what is considered masculine or feminine. There is a big difference between societal expectations about male and female behavior, and when it…

April 22, 2022

Emotionally Unavailable People Relationships

Climbing the Love Peak: Here’s Why We Like Emotionally Unavailable People

Reading Time: 10 minutes Here you go again: you feel attraction to someone who’s a hard nut to crack. They exude vibes of mystery and aloofness you can’t get close to. And you can’t help but keep trying to conquer their attention. Or, you seem to have found your soulmate. You both feel emotional and sexual chemistry. And you both see a clear perspective of starting a relationship. But…

April 7, 2022