Better Relationships

The Dependency Paradox of Love

The Dependency Paradox of Love

Our partners powerfully affect our ability to thrive in life. They influence how we feel about ourselves, what we believe we are capable of, and they ultimately impact our attempts to achieve our dreams.

Even Mr. Self-Actualization (Abraham Maslow) himself argued that without bonds of love and affection with others, we cannot go on to achieve our full potential as human beings.… Continue reading Here

The Strange Way Childhood Shapes Your Adult Relationships

The Strange Way Childhood Shapes Your Adult Relationships

Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Harlow unethically experimented with monkeys in order to understand the effects of deprivation on human infants.

He raised infant monkeys in isolation.

Isolation

Despite being fed, some died. Others were frightened and behaved in an abnormal manner.  … Continue reading Here

Why Needing a Relationship is Toxic to a Relationship

Why Needing a Relationship is Toxic to a Relationship

In our modern culture, not being in a relationship ends up causing a man to be labeled as “having a problem.”

His parents are worried. They don’t miss a chance to ask him if he’s dating anyone. His friends are trying to help by setting him up on dates with every girl they meet in Starbucks.  … Continue reading Here

Why Insecure People Struggle With Vulnerability

Why Insecure People Struggle With Vulnerability

As we’ve seen on this site, vulnerable communication is the solution for finding a healthy relationship and happy life. At a glance, most treat vulnerability as if it is something every person can do. Many believe that if the person sets their mind to it, they can get their needs met in a healthy manner.… Continue reading Here

The Bizarre Way Invulnerability Prevents Healthy Relationships

The Bizarre Way Invulnerability Prevents Healthy Relationships

There’s a reason you’re reading this.

Perhaps you’re afraid to approach an attractive woman. Maybe you hear yourself bringing up boring topics like sports and the weather. Lots of us fall back on these topics. They’re “safe,” and surface topics that don’t risk offending anyone.… Continue reading Here

The Man Whore Who Hated Himself

The Man Whore Who Hated Himself

There’s a woman in my bed;  she’s 32 years old and from Eastern Europe. She has long black hair, a flat stomach and piercing blue eyes. The white silk sheet is barely covering her well-proportioned tits, and she’s stunning. She watches me brush my teeth in an effort  to rinse  a taste out of my mouth.… Continue reading Here

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