Dating Articles
     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 emotional dysfunction which may possibly contribute to the demise of a relationship. As much work as we do on ourselves however, we can never guarantee how we're going to react within a romantic relationship. Staying cognizant and committed to not letting our past control our… more
 
     Jealousy and How to Deal With It
We've all experienced episodes of jealousy in our lives. Closely linked to envy, jealousy, according to clinical psychologist Ayala Malach Pines, "is a complex reaction to a perceived threat to a valued relationship or to its quality". But unlike envy which usually centres around a desire to have something possessed by another, jealousy always involves three people, and a fear of loss. The reason jealousy is such a complex reaction is due to the fact it encompasses so many thoughts, emotions and behaviors: Thoughts: blame, comparison of yourself to the rival, resentment, self-pity, insecurity about self-image Emotions: fear, humiliation, envy,… more
 
     Bad Boys
Men and Women alike have been perplexed through time by the magnetism of the "Bad Boy". As a good guy, you wonder how you can possibly compete with this cocky archetype, and as a woman you wonder why you would put yourself in such a no-win situation. As with all human relations, the combination of natural instinct and societal factors can create a complex and confusing circuitry through which we try to find that often elusive "perfect relationship". Many would argue that we experience relationships in order to teach us things about ourselves and if that's the case, what can… more
 
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