Monthly Archives: April 2015

Why Do We Stay with Partners Who Are Not Good for Us?

By Guest Contributor Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

why people stay in bad relationships

Unfortunately, it is all too common to stay in an unhealthy or toxic relationship. In fact, most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated them poorly. Many admit to staying in a relationship even though their gut repeatedly told them to get out.

So, why do we stay in relationships that bring us pain and unhappiness or continue to engage with partners who are not good for us? Continue Reading

The 2 Words You Need to Be Saying Much More in Your Relationship

By Rhoberta Shaler “Thank you.” Two simple words that feel SO good to hear. So, why do so many couples use them so infrequently? William James, the great American psychologist, said, “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Appreciation is a gift we give others that costs us nothing! And… Continue Reading

When Did the Wedding Become More Important than the Marriage?

By Harry H. Harrison, Jr. Matched Dior gowns. Orchid covered archways. Spectacular mountain settings. Magicians. Balloon releases. Fireworks. Photo booths. Wii games. Free all-night bar. Casino games. Lobster bakes, island bike rides, “event” stations where you scan a QR code to receive a secret surprise, go cart centers, yard games, massages, a multi day party on… Continue Reading

Feeling Desperate? Don’t Worry. No One Can Tell.

By Sara Eckel Singles have to navigate a razor-thin line. You have to show people that you’re happily single, but you can’t be too happy—otherwise people worry that you’re not “making room” for love. On the other hand, if you admit that you aren’t satisfied with your solo life—that you really, really want to meet… Continue Reading