Relationships

We all desire connections with others, but healthy relationships are challenging. Whether you want a better relationship with your partner, child, co-workers, family, or friends, we've got great news for you. Our top relationship experts give you their best advice on everything from dating to social media to dealing with difficult people. You'll find practical advice on dozens of topics that will help you have happier, healthier relationships.

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As parents, partners, even friends, we tend to fall into one of two categories: an octopus (the pursuer) or a turtle (the avoider). Which one are you?

Are You an Octopus or a Turtle?

As parents, partners, even friends, we tend to fall into one of two categories:An octopus (the pursuer) A turtle (the avoider)Understanding the role we...
Caregiver burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude. Balancing caregiving and personal responsibilities is no easy task.

Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions to Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is a challenging and time-consuming job. Caring for someone who is ill or disabled requires energy, time and resources. Often, the caregiver is a family member, a friend or...
Intimacy can be defined as a close association with or detailed knowledge or deep understanding of. Here's how to reroute intimacy and connection.

How to Reroute Intimacy and Connection

It is more than half-way through another year and nothing has changed. You thought it would “just get better” eventually. At times life happens and suddenly you find yourself staring at your partner thinking,...
The truth about compatibility does not match the fairytale story and what much of Hollywood romance movies depict. You find that one you are compatible with and that is it… you are good to go. That's not usually the case. But what does it mean to be compatible?

What Does It Mean to Be Compatible: The Truth About Compatibility

In my early 20s as I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill I was in a slew of weddings. Many of my friends had found “the one” and were on their way to married life.I...
How does substance abuse and addiction sabotage healthy, stable relationships? Today’s topic: why you need to stop enabling an addict.

Enabling an Addict Only Makes Things Worse

Enablers Make Addiction the Center of the Relationship The following is the second of a three-part series exploring how substance abuse and addiction can sabotage healthy, stable relationships. Today’s topic, Enabling.It’s no secret that America...