The word “narcissist” gets casually thrown around a lot. Maybe a co-worker uses the word to describe a particularly demanding boss. The media often use the word to talk about a self-centered actor or politician. To make matters even more confusing, a person who has a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can be quite charismatic and likable — at least on the surface. So, how do you know if you are dealing with a person who might have narcissistic personality disorder? Here are some classic signs of narcissistic personality disorder.Read More
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If you have a loved one with bipolar disorder, you probably already know how important family support is for their recovery. However, it can be tough to be supportive because the symptoms of bipolar disorder can affect you, as well.
The good news is that people with bipolar disorder can get better with the proper treatment and support from loved ones. Here are a few pointers on the do’s and don’ts of helping someone with bipolar.Read More
It can be hard to know how to help someone with anxiety. Your loved one may become completely overwhelmed because of fear. You may grow frustrated with your friend or family member knowing that the anxiety or panic isn't logical. Here are some of the best ways that you can help.Read More
Loving someone with borderline personality disorder can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you cope.Read More
It's completely normal to have arguments and disagreements in a relationship. However, expressing your anger the wrong way can instantly push your partner away. Over time, it can result in a loss of intimacy and trust in a relationship. In contrast, expressing anger in a positive and safe way can help you feel more connected to your partner. Sharing your feelings with your partner will help build a stronger bond and solidify your relationship.
Here are some positive ways that you can express your anger without getting more riled up or pushing your partner away.Read More
Does your partner make promises that they don't keep? Maybe he promises to stop spending money, but then the credit card bills keep coming in every month — higher than ever before. She swears that she won't drink again. When a partner says one thing yet does another, it erodes trust and intimacy in a relationship. So, what can you do when your partner acknowledges a problem and promises to work on it — yet never follows through? Here are some tipsRead More
You might think that boundaries are unnecessary. Maybe you feel that limits will stifle the spontaneity in your relationship. However, all healthy relationships need boundaries. Boundaries are like a road map for your relationship.Read More
The beginning of a new relationship is one of nature’s greatest highs. Although you might expect the relationship to stay this way forever, things will naturally change. If you are not ready for the changes, your relationship may not last.Read More
The current divorce rate in the United States is about 40 percent of all people who married 35 years ago, according to the latest statistics.1 So, what contributes to the high divorce rates?Read More
Relationships naturally change over time. You may feel like you are growing apart from your partner or spouse, only to become closer again. Sometimes, though, partners grow apart never to regain the same closeness that they once had.Read More