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.

Emotional Needs in an Intimate Relationship Relationships

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

emotional needs in relationships Relationships

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

Fear of Intimacy Relationships

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

Men and relationship issues Relationships

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

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Know the Signs of Emotional Dependency so You Can Recover

Reading Time: 5 minutes It takes a village, as the saying goes. We all rely on other people to get by. And one of the best things about healthy relationships is that they offer much-needed connection and support, especially when times get tough. When you mess up at work, lose out on your dream job, or experience a serious illness, the people closest to you will be by your…

April 5, 2022

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Mental and Emotional Issues That Affect Men’s Sexual Health Relationships

8 Mental and Emotional Issues That Affect Men’s Sex Lives

Reading Time: 9 minutes Sex and intimacy are fundamental parts of men’s well-being, no matter their age, relationship status, or sexual orientation. Indeed, sexual and mental health are intrinsically linked — the benefits of sex for mental health are hard to deny. It’s a common fact that underlying medical problems seriously affect men’s sexual life. However, mental and emotional issues play an important role as well. In particular, they…

March 27, 2022

Relationship habits that predict divorce Relationships

10 Relationship Habits That Increase the Chances of Divorce

Reading Time: 7 minutes We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and all marriages have their ups and downs. But researchers have found that there are some relationship habits and behaviors that can increase the chances of divorce. In this article, we will look at the traits of unhealthy relationships and the most common reasons for divorce, so that you can identify if there is anything in your relationship…

March 24, 2022

Valentine’s Day When You’re Single Relationships

How to Be Kind to Yourself on Valentine’s Day When You’re Single or in a Long-Distance Relationship

Reading Time: 6 minutes Valentine’s Day is associated with love, romance, and enjoyment, and it’s a happy occasion for many. Yet it can be stressful for people who are single or in long-distance relationships. Displays of roses, teddy bears, and couple getaways are all aggressive reminders of how much you’ll miss out on. Still, it’s just one of the days of the year. While there’s tons of pressure put…

February 11, 2022

Making friends as adults Relationships

5 Ways to Make Friends as an Adult

Reading Time: 6 minutes Friendships are more important than you think. Having a strong support network can make you more resilient, teach you how to deal with obstacles more effectively, and help you improve as a person and achieve your goals. But to reap the benefits, you have to make meaningful connections first, and it isn’t as simple as it seems. Unfortunately, making friends in adulthood may be quite…

February 11, 2022