Author: Gina Yannotta
Movies certainly paint the picture of love at first sight, but what about friends slowly developing feelings, perhaps even to their own surprise?
Money is a common trigger of arguments no matter how strong the relationship. Learning to communicate about financial issues with your partner is crucial for a healthy relationship. Many people didn’t grow up learning about money or how to discuss finances.
Keeping secrets deprives those who love us the most of the chance to help us—even if learning the secret may hurt them in the process. It’s a complex and intricate web of emotions, and secret keeping in a relationship can seem like a good idea when you know the information will cause pain, conflict, or embarrassment.
We’re all prone to unfair blaming from time to time. Often it’s easier in the moment to shirk responsibility than face up to something probably being our fault.
A situationship arises when the relationship between two people remains undefined, even though on paper they seem romantically interested.
Many of us have experienced that moment where we look back on a previous relationship, especially with the added benefit of hindsight, and think 'we should have broken up sooner'.
As the festive season is upon us, just how important is gift giving? Celebrating seasons, religious and national holidays is part of the ritual of life. Does giving at these times feel like an obligation? Do you ever experience a sense of pressure about what is enough? Too much, too little, the right thing? Do we give because we’re reminded, or because we experience a sense of joy and well-being?
Pretty much anyone who’s ever been in a relationship will have been jealous at one time or another. No one’s proud of it, sure—but we’re all human and it can be managed and even overcome.