A breakup is never easy for either party involved. Whether one of you cheated, had conflicting interests, or simply grew out of each other, saying goodbye can be heartbreaking.
Emotional intelligence (also known as Emotional Quotient or EQ) is a key component of your success in career and life. The ability to interact with people, understand their needs and stimulate fruitful collaboration stems from the strength of your EQ.
Let’s face it, some people just rub you the wrong way. No matter how nice you are, you still struggle to get along with them. And while you may try to keep your distance, it’s not always easy.
Self-love affirmations fuel wellbeing and equip you to deal with the challenges of relationships. It furnishes you with self-respect and the ability to make sure your needs are met. Without it, your happiness is at the mercy of the way people treat you rather than in your hands and you won’t appreciate your value.
Mother’s Day is a special day when you get to show your mother (or the mother of your children) how appreciative and grateful you are that she is in your life and all that she has sacrificed in raising you.
Have you found yourself caught up in a disagreement with somebody? Whether it’s with a work colleague, a friend, a narcissist, or a family member, resolving conflict is essential for you both to move on, and be comfortable around one another again.
Dear Dr. G, I just discovered your advice page and have to admit I found it very useful and interesting so I thought why don’t I ask you for some advice on my situation. I met this guy online years ago and we became online friends.
In November 1891, the British sexologist Havelock Ellis married the writer and lesbian Edith Lees. He was 32 and a virgin. And since he was impotent, they never consummated their union. After their honeymoon, the two lived separately in what he called an open marriage.
Decisions are a part of life. At various times you may need to choose the best vacation spot, job candidate, babysitter, or place to live. Your most important decision may be figuring out your best romantic partner.
Being someone’s BFF is a big deal – you don’t hand over the other half of your “Best Friends” necklace to just anyone. Having a romantic partner who is also your best friend potentially sounds perfect.
Is he or she the one? You know… the one to introduce to my parents, the one to move in with, the one to start a family with, the one to marry? At some point in every dating relationship, you ask yourself some version of these questions.
Have you ever wondered about the secret to attracting a partner? You don’t have to be gorgeous, smart, and rich to attract someone else’s attention. The wonderful truth is that it’s much easier than that.
There’s an old saying, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” In other words, before you give up, take matters into your own hands and try a little harder.
We all have the experience of outgrowing a relationship. Sometimes a long friendship ends abruptly, but sometimes it just feels like a long, slow, painful death. Sometimes you understand why it ended, but sometimes you are left hanging in the wind wondering what in the Hell happened.
As life gets busier due to career, family, and other demands, friendships may seem inessential. However, good friendships are crucial to one’s well-being because they offer a wealth of benefits—from reducing stress to lowering blood pressure.
Hello Dr. G. My wife recently left me. She told me that she wanted to find her path. She believes that she is an empath and she wants to become a holistic healer. I told her that she could do whatever she wanted but she feels I am a hinderance to her plan.
Americans say thanks a lot, but other cultures may have a deeper understanding of gratitude. If you’re trying to become happier, you’ve probably heard the advice to practice gratitude. “Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change people’s lives,” writes pioneering researcher Robert Emmons in his book Thanks!
Hi Dr. G. I read your advice to others regularly. Thank you. I have been a member of the Love Expands dating service for a short few weeks now. I have been divorced for almost 8 years.
Identifying toxic work relationships can be difficult for a couple of reasons. First, because you spend so much time with your coworkers, you may become immune to bad behaviors. Like the proverbial frog in the cooking pot who fails to notice the increasing heat, you may have simply acclimated and accepted certain behaviors as inevitable.
Relationships can be difficult. They’re even more difficult when one of the parties is a toxic, negative person. Toxic people show up in every type of relationship imaginable whether they’re personal, professional, or casual. Their behaviors and actions are emotionally and mentally draining, leaving everyone who they come in contact with feeling lousy about themselves.
Dr. G, Hello!! My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years. We are both 24, and until recently, have been very happy. Our parents have met and marriage has been discussed, but I am having second thoughts.