Dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.Unfortunately, we can’t escape these feelings in life, at […] Read more Sometimes life feels like a boating excursion on a sunny afternoon—smooth sailing, peaceful, and enjoyable.Other times it can feel more like a boxing match, where you are pummeled and down for the count.It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone in any relationship, whether it’s one that is casual and short-term or serious and monogamous. Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse as adults, including: If you or a loved one is in an abusive relationship, please get help. We ALL know what it’s like to experience rejection and I have NEVER heard someone say, “I just love the idea of being rejected.” Rejection is rough. […] Read more We’ve all heard the saying “forgive and forget,” but how many of us truly know what this means or how to do it?
nervousness, anxiety, low self-esteem, etc), if he tries to “get out there and meet women” in a state of low confidence, he will get rejected most times that he tries.It’s a pain that defies distraction, repels food, and throbs even […] Read more It might have been a huge blow-up where you and your partner both said awful, hurtful words. The strong foundation of trust, communication, respect, and even love has been shaken and feels […] Read more When a relationship comes to an end, the process of healing and moving on hopefully begins. One study concluded that the more time you spend […] Read more While this time of year brings excitement and joy, it also typically brews sadness, loneliness, jealousy, disappointment, and anxiety.It could have been a slow-building tension that brought coldness and distance. The person you’re trying to let go of may be a recent part of your love life or an old flame. These feelings can become especially overwhelming as you reflect on your life circumstances and come to terms with being single.It makes you excited about the idea of love for the first time in a long time.Finally, that pesky urge to throw spitballs at every passing couple goes away a little because now you are one of those passing couples. You get to learn how someone new kisses and hugs and touches, and it's all super-exciting. It's a chance to make new memories in places where you might have bad ones.