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Powerful ways to communicate during conflict

Conflicts are unavoidable in any relationship. While we cannot avoid arguments and differences in opinion, we should be mindful of the way we communicate when we are going through a conflict. 6
Published on Aug 04, 2023 04:50 PM IST

Things intentional dating requires awareness of

The intent of a person in a relationship determines if they are healthy for us. A happy, healthy and fulfilling relationship demands a lot of understanding. Loyalty, honest communication and knowing how to handle conflicts. 7
Published on Jul 19, 2023 02:35 PM IST

What to do when you've been ghosted?

Sometimes it is not our fault at all when a relationship stops abruptly. One of the instances is ghosting. This happens when one of the partners involved in the relationship starts to avoid the other person to the point that they stop existing in their lives. 7
Published on Jul 15, 2023 03:26 PM IST

Ways to set boundaries without being demanding

Sometimes we refrain from setting boundaries because we feel either we will sound too harsh or too demanding. This stems from the need of pleasing people. However, boundaries are crucial for a healthy lifestyle, and we should be able to ensure that the people around us adhere to the boundaries that we have. 6
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 06:24 PM IST

How to validate someone? Therapist shares tips

In a relationship, it is important to validate the other person. Just like we sometimes look out for validation from our partners, our partners may also be doing the same. Sometimes just listening to their perspective or speaking to them and having a heart-to-heart conversation can make them feel seen and heard. 6
Published on Jun 28, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Signs that you are a lone wolf

It's important to note that being a lone wolf is not inherently negative or unhealthy. However, it's crucial to maintain a balance between solitude and social connections, as human beings are social creatures who benefit from meaningful relationships and social support.(Unsplash) 6
Published on Jun 21, 2023 03:53 PM IST

Tips to help your avoidant partner feel safe

People with avoidant attachment style also deserve to feel safe in the relationship. When a person with anxious attachment style and a person with avoidant attachment style get together, it can be little tricky in the initial phase to figure out how to work things together. 5
Published on Jun 21, 2023 01:36 PM IST

Mistakes to avoid while flirting

Being overly aggressive: Pushing yourself too much onto someone or being too forward can make the other person uncomfortable and put them off. It's important to be respectful and give the other person space.(Unsplash) 6
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 02:51 PM IST

Ways to be more curious and less judgmental

Updated on Jun 17, 2023 03:22 PM IST

Why do we hold onto anger? Therapist explains

Sometimes in life, we hold onto anger for a longer stretch of time than required. Even after we have mellowed down, we do not seek out for the lost connection and try to mend ways with the person we were angry with. But why do we do it? Therapist Sara Kuburic explained a few reasons as to why we choose to stay angry with someone.(Unsplash) 6
Published on Jun 02, 2023 02:55 PM IST

Tips to recover from narcissistic abuse

When we are in a relationship with a narcissist, abuse can come in different forms, from physical to verbal to emotional. Working our way to healing is difficult when we have faced extreme narcissistic abuse – however, it is not impossible. Addressing this, Therapist Allyson Kellum-Aguirre wrote, 7
Updated on May 28, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Recognising red flags in yourself

Recognising red flags in oneself is an important step towards personal growth and self-improvement. Here are some common red flags to watch out for.(Pexels) 6
Updated on May 25, 2023 11:42 AM IST

Barriers to a healthy relationship

Communication problems: Communication is one of the most important aspects of any relationship. Without clear and effective communication, misunderstandings can occur, conflicts can arise, and trust can be broken.(Unsplash) 6
Published on May 09, 2023 11:09 AM IST

Signs of family enmeshment: Therapist explains

A healthy family relationship and a one where the boundaries are diffused and we are constantly working within the control and fear dynamics, are completely different. Explaining this, Therapist Sarah Crosby wrote, “with healthy functioning family relationships, closeness doesn’t mean sacrificing our identity or our self-esteem for the sake of the family, which is what we see with enmeshment. A close family is marked by support for one another, love and respect, without compromising one another’s wellbeing.” Here are a few signs of family enmeshment.(Unsplash) 5
Published on May 06, 2023 12:39 PM IST

Detrimental beliefs about relationships

Some of the things which we believe through the years about relationships can take it to doom. Often, we are conditioned in homes where we develop certain perceptions about relationships from the ones we see around us – and not all of them need to be healthy. Therapist Sara Kuburic pointed out a few detrimental beliefs about relationships that can be harmful.(Unsplash) 7
Published on Apr 21, 2023 10:36 AM IST

Time to heal and practice self-love: Here's why

A lot of us have been in deeply conflicting relationships, leading to self-harm. The constant thought of hiding things from others or betraying people can be extremely difficult for oneself to deal with. “I believe that lack of transparency, chronic lying to ourselves and others creates stress that is completely overwhelming to the body and of course our soul. It can create disease, depression, anxiety, and all sorts of negative coping mechanisms. When we betray another, we betray ourselves, too,” wrote Psychologist Nicole LePera.(Unsplash) 8
Published on Apr 20, 2023 03:48 PM IST
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