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Recognizing and Helping a Midlife Crisis in Men

Recognizing and Helping a Midlife Crisis in Men

Midlife crises tend to surface in middle age as men come to the realization that they are not where they hoped to be. While that may be true, and the realization creates a crisis of identity, this crisis can be transformed into a huge gift. By the time most men reach...

4 Simple Tips to Fix a Stagnant Relationship

4 Simple Tips to Fix a Stagnant Relationship

Stagnation in a relationship can occur for a multitude of reasons. Some people do not know that stagnancy can, and often will, make for a toxic relationship. Relationships can become stagnant through time as the spark might seem to burn out. Blaming your partner or...

Things to Consider When Looking for Love in 2020

Things to Consider When Looking for Love in 2020

Looking for love can seem like a daunting task, as finding a successful relationship can be a process of trial and error. There are some common mistakes that people make in the dating world today, and these mistakes can prevent a person from finding a partner that...

Past vs. Modern Romance: How Has it Changed?

Past vs. Modern Romance: How Has it Changed?

It’s easy to think that our commonly-held beliefs about love, romance and relationships have stood the test of time. But in reality, how people love and the concepts surrounding love have changed over and over again as a result of social norms being challenged. This...

Red Flags to Watch for in New Relationships

Red Flags to Watch for in New Relationships

Have you ever ignored a red flag in a new relationship and come to regret it? Most of us have. Hopefully they were small and easy to fix, but for some of us, they caused pain and suffering and eventually led to the demise of the relationship. Being regretful about...

Getting Over Relationship Anxiety

Getting Over Relationship Anxiety

Starting a new relationship can be both exhilarating and scary. In fact, the newness of a relationship can, quite normally, incite anxiety for some people, which is manageable if only rooted in fear. This is often referred to as relationship anxiety. The good news is...

Self-Sabotage and How to Avoid It

Self-Sabotage and How to Avoid It

No one likes to admit to dealing with self-sabotage, but it’s something that most people struggle with at some point of their lives. For me it was over-working and not making sure that I cared for myself at least as well as how I cared for my clients and family...

How Dating Apps May be Detrimental to Our Mental Health

How Dating Apps May be Detrimental to Our Mental Health

The onset of social media has given millions of people around the world the ability to meet one another instantly and effortlessly without physically being there. This is a major convenience as it increases the amount of dating options one may have. However, there are...

Identifying a Toxic Relationship

Identifying a Toxic Relationship

No matter how experienced one may be in the world of relationships and dating, there is no guarantee that our experience will keep us from finding ourselves in a toxic relationship. What’s important to know is how to identify these types of relationships and how to...

Rebuilding Attraction in Your Relationship

Rebuilding Attraction in Your Relationship

Intimacy plays a big role in a relationship. It's one of the things that can set your partner apart from the rest of the world. When you connect deeply from a place of love, your intimate relationship thrives and comes alive and attraction naturally builds. If you...