When Co-Dependency Makes You Feel Lonely

There are two sides to a co-dependent relationship. Sometimes more. If you’re in a co-dependent relationship, and you’re the person who gives, gives, gives, it can be lonely. The person you’re supporting doesn’t reciprocate and doesn’t really connect with you because...

Are You Emotionally Unavailable?

Susan spent much of her life in serial relationships with married men. These men were literally unavailable and therefore she didn’t have to feel bad when things went sour, as they inevitably did. Not only were the men unavailable for more intimate relationships that...

How Easy Is It to Cheat on Social Media?

The average person who uses social media spends more than two hours a day on it, which is a lot of time to be connecting with people. After all, that is the purpose, and when you share information about your life—schools you went to, cities you lived in, jobs you...

Coping with Post-Pandemic Anxiety

If you’re feeling anxious about life after COVID, guess what? You’re human. You’ve been tried and tested over the last year and you’ve adapted. You’ve been stressed and depressed and rightfully so. The pandemic has caused upheaval in your life and isolated you at the...

Do You Apologize Too Much?

When you apologize, you acknowledge that you have broken an unwritten rule, wronged someone in some way, or breached their trust. Society only works when people’s conduct can, for the most part, be expected to fit into certain parameters. When you go outside those...

Are You Being Manipulated by a Master?

Master manipulators are so good you don’t even know what they’re doing. You may even have lived a charmed life where no one has tried to manipulate you before you met the master—so you have no way of knowing what’s happening to you. Or, you may have been raised in a...