Browsing Category Relationships

Below is a curated collection of relationship advice and articles for women and men to more effectively manage personal, professional and romantic relationships. 

If seeking advice about love, dating, health, friendships, family, or cultural issues, Dr. Shiva G. (a licensed Clinical Psychologist) would love to hear from you! Click here to send in your question but please first scan past relationship Q and A’s that have been posted.

Also, accept writer submissions, so please do not hesitate to reach out if you wish to publish your relationship article on Love Expands.

Outgrowing & Ending Relationships

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.

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Blindsided: My Wife Jumped Ship

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.

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How Cultural Differences Shape Your Gratitude

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!

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7 Things Toxic People Have In Common

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.

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Making An Open Relationship Work

There was a time when the idea of moving away from a traditional monogamous relationship was a taboo issue. Traditionally, marriage meant quite literally “til death do us part.” However, in modern society, open relationships are becoming ever more common.

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Casting: A Paradigm For Life

Perhaps one of our greatest flaws as human beings is how easily we slip into a state of complacency and take for granted the mundane and seemingly benign or implicit parts of life. David Foster Wallace spoke poignantly about this reality in his commencement speech in 2005.

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