Talking Money in the Dating Phase

It’s certainly no secret that money is important. And money and money issues matter a lot in any kind of relationship, especially romantic ones. Did you know that money is often cited as a major reason for break-ups and divorces? A 2015 survey concluded that money is the leading cause of stress in relationships; and […]

Reminders For Staying Open-Minded

The term “open-minded” has been used a lot in the last several decades. As we (hopefully) become further enlightened as a society, and move from tolerance to some form of acceptance of peoples’ differences, being open-minded seems to follow the natural order of things. But how open-minded are we really, or is it just one […]

Signs You are Being Walked Over

All relationships we engage in have a certain power dynamic, whether obvious or subtle. Between two people, there’s often a leader and a follower, one passive and one more aggressive, and these roles can be constant, or we can alternate between the two. When it comes to romantic relationships, the stakes are higher, and the […]

Exercises for Singles

We all know it takes experience and practice to be good at something – and dating is no exception. Being single is not always the most comfortable state to be in, and there’s certainly an unnecessary social stigma attached to it. We’re often at our most vulnerable after coming out of a relationship, but being […]

Tips for Letting Go

Relationships, as we all know, are a tricky business. Even though the way they’re portrayed in the media is rarely the way we experience them in real life, most of us still hope and wish to find that special fairy tale romance – it’s what keeps us going through our dating years. People often say […]

The Keys to Romantic Intelligence

In the midst of the dating world, our emphasis often falls upon “good timing”, and “finding the right person”, instead of being emotionally healthy and attracting, creating, and sustaining a successful relationship.  By the time we make the decision to look for a long-term partner, it’s important for us to have evaluated as individuals, any […]

What is Healthy Communication?

Proper communication is one of the corner-stones of a healthy relationship. Like many of the fundamentals, it’s a skill we tend to learn by osmosis as children, the level of that skill having a lot to do with who we grew up around. Children usually model themselves after their same-sex parent, and adopt many of […]

Why Do Opposites Attract?

Have you ever had an inexplicable attraction to someone? Someone who, on paper, doesn’t seem to make much sense but yet you’re strongly drawn to them? The notion that opposites attract has been a hotly debated topic for years, but if we really dissect it, it might not be such a mystery after all… Relationships, […]