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.

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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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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Are You Choosing Politics Over People?

In this politically polarized era, we’d do well to remember that what kind of people our fellow citizens and neighbors are is far more important than their politics. Even Friends Don’t Always Agree So, I have this group of friends—folks who have organically collected over time as part of a weekly dinner/discussion group.

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Dating 101

In the beginning…there was Adam and Eve? Okay. Maybe, but seriously…my guess is that in the beginning ‘dating 101’ was probably a whole lot simpler than they are now. It’s likely that dating is tougher now than it used to be for a number of reasons.

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The Mystery Shopper

Hello Dr. G, I work at a grocery store as a cashier there is this guy who comes shopping every month. I’ve been seeing this guy for a year. I just started liking him when I first met him like in romantic movies as if there was a love surging in me.

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