Relationships

Couple in a Relationship

Women & Relapse: Are Relationships the Problem?

A significant number of women who seek treatment for addiction were initially introduced to drug use by a romantic partner or spouse. Sometimes, it isn’t until they start exploring their patterns in therapy that women realize how their romantic or sexual relationships were triggers for their addiction, and very likely any subsequent relapse. For women […]

Read more
Intimacy and Sex

Healthy Sex Life Versus Chronic Intimacy Disorder

An intimacy disorder is difficult to define, partly because there is no guiding verbiage from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). But “intimacy disorder” typically refers to difficulty in forming and maintaining relationships.

Read more
Green Eyed Monster Jealousy and Envy
Read more
Codependent Relationship vs. Love

Are You Amazingly Close, or Amazingly Codependent?

It’s natural to want to find a life partner you can bond with. Love is the topic of so many stories, books and songs that you are constantly reminded of the desire to share your life and the deepest part of yourself with someone else. When you get into a relationship that makes you feel […]

Read more
The Brain, Relationships, and Love
Read more
intimacy disorder

Healthy Sex Life vs. Chronic Intimacy Disorder

Intimacy disorders are widely misunderstood, especially because there is no official diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Intimacy disorder refers to a person’s inability to form close interpersonal bonds with other human beings. This can manifest in troubles with being vulnerable or truthful, both with romantic partners and other people […]

Read more
making amends
Read more
Love Avoidance Issues and Infidelity

The Love Avoidant and Infidelity

For love avoidant women, cheating can become a destructive pattern that ruins relationships and prevents them from finding real love and healthy relationships. To be love avoidant means to resist intimacy and to avoid meaningful and long-term relationships. One way to avoid intimacy is to cheat on a partner. This prevents you from getting too […]

Read more
Infidelity and Relationships

Adultery Still a Criminal Offense at Home and Abroad

Early in 2015, South Korea became the most recent Asian country to repeal its laws criminalizing adultery, making Taiwan and the Philippines the only Asian countries where adultery remains illegal. Most countries around the world have also decriminalized marital infidelity, although a few still officially consider it to be a crime even if they choose […]

Read more
women working late at office

Cheating Partners Spend More Hours at the Office

People who are stepping out on their romantic partners tend to spend more hours at work, according to a study out of the United Kingdom. Spending more time at work may be a symptom of infidelity, or it may contribute to the development of infidelity in the first place, but either way long hours at […]

Read more