Attachment Styles

It’s natural to want to connect with and be cared for by others, especially in relationships. The way you maintain those relationships can say which type of attachment style you have. Studies show that your relationship with your parents is influential on your attachment style.  There are four types of attachment styles: Anxious (preoccupied) AvoidantContinue reading “Attachment Styles”

What We Should Have Been Taught For Relationships

Growing up, we always heard that relationships should be a certain way. You meet someone, you fall in love, get married, and have kids. However, there is so much more that we should have been taught. We should have been taught how to communicate feelings, what love languages are and how to love someone withContinue reading “What We Should Have Been Taught For Relationships”

When Should You End a Relationship?

If you are contemplating ending a relationship, keep reading. Especially if you are new to relationships or are in your first long term relationship.  When you feel like the sparks are gone, are they really? Or has your relationship transitioned into a new phase? People often have “butterflies” when they start relationships because it isContinue reading “When Should You End a Relationship?”

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

With the SuperBowl being yesterday, some people may have forgotten about Valentine’s day today. There are still plenty of things you can do for your person today to show them how much you care about them, even if you haven’t gotten anything or planned anything yet!  Activity ideas: Order pizza and have a cozy movieContinue reading “Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas”

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas being just a few days away, some people are scrambling trying to find last minute Christmas gifts. Regardless of who you still need to buy for, you still have a few days to figure it out. Here are some last minute gift ideas: Gift ideas for brothers: Gift cards- you can never goContinue reading “Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas”

Is It Okay to Break Up With Someone Who Has a Mental Illness?

Breakups are difficult for everyone involved. Not only is it hard being broken up with, it is hard breaking up with someone. Even making the decision whether or not to stay with someone is hard. Now, if you mix in a mental illness or even two, it makes it that much harder. You might feelContinue reading “Is It Okay to Break Up With Someone Who Has a Mental Illness?”

How to Help Your Partner With a Mental Illness

In my previous blog post, You Are Not Your Partner’s Mental Illness, I discussed the types of experiences people with mental illnesses can have. I explained that you are not the cause of their experiences and even though it is hard, you should not feel like you are the problem. You should do what youContinue reading How to Help Your Partner With a Mental Illness

You Are Not Your Partner’s Mental Illness

Being with someone who has a mental illness can be difficult at times. Mental illnesses, such as anxiety or depression, can affect your relationship in many ways. According to the Mayo Clinic, oftentimes people with mental illnesses will experience things such as:  Feeling sad or down Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate Excessive fearsContinue reading “You Are Not Your Partner’s Mental Illness”

Are You Gaslighting Yourself?

According to the Oxford dictionary, gaslighting means: Manipulating (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity. The abuser tries to twist others’ sense of reality. A common example of gaslighting is when someone does something abusive and then denies that it ever happened.  But did you know that you can gaslight yourself? When somethingContinue reading “Are You Gaslighting Yourself?”