16 ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP SIGNS OF A DEVIOUS LOVER
Are you being tricked into living with abuse by your lover? Use these 16 shocking and devious abusive relationship signs to see the veiled truth.
It usually starts with verbal abuse.
Sarcasm enters the picture.
And one day, something gets thrown at you.
An abusive relationship isn’t scary just because it hurts.
It’s scary because you’re usually tricked into it.
18 EMOTIONS YOU SHOULDN’T FEEL IN A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
We go through a range of feelings when we’re in a relationship. But if you’re faced with these unhealthy emotions, it may be time to cut it loose.
A relationship should feel like a support system, a safe haven, and a place to express yourself openly without being mocked or judged. Settling for less than you deserve by staying in a dead end or unsatisfying relationship will only make you feel more isolated and alone.
If a relationship affects your mental sanity, disrupts your inner peace, corrodes your self-esteem, and generally makes you feel more negative than positive, you should either let the relationship go or seek help in improving your relationship. People seek relationships in order to feel happy, accepted, and complete, but when you feel any of the following emotions, ask yourself, “What’s the point of staying in a relationship that’s doing more harm than good?”
13 SIGNS YOUR FRIENDS ARE RUINING YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Your friends may seem nice and trustworthy, but are your friends ruining your relationship? Use these traits to find out if they’re bad for your love.
Friends can be the best thing in the world.
But at times, they can be the worst too.
Do you find yourself jumping from one relationship to another all the time?
Do you think there’s something wrong with you?
HOW SELF RESPECT AFFECTS YOU AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Self respect plays a very important part in relationships and happiness. But can you differentiate the line between giving in and losing your own respect?
We’ve all heard this line before, that love needs understanding and compromise to be successful.
And it’s definitely true.
But love works best only when both partners understand each other and compromise for each other.
If you give while your partner only takes, no matter how compromising or caring you are, you can’t hold on to happiness forever.
And that’s where self respect comes into the picture.
SHOULD YOU NEVER MAKE SOMEONE A PRIORITY?
Ever heard that line, you should never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option? Well, here’s what you need to know about it.
When you love someone dearly, it’s obvious that you’ll make them a priority in your life.
But what do you do when the feeling isn’t mutual?
Well, that’s where everything starts to go wrong in a relationship.
Misunderstandings in expectations from each other are almost always the biggest reason for bad relationships and friendships.
AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE: 16 TYPES OF GUYS NOT TO DATE
Tiffany Grace Reyes
He might seem like a catch at first, but try to imagine him without all that first date charm. Or you could read up on these types of guys to avoid.
Dating can provide you valuable experiences and insights into what kinds of guys are out there. It helps you find out just what you like and don’t like in potential mates and relationships. However, the search for that “someone” can be frustrating. It may come to the point where you’re willing to settle for anyone, overlooking certain qualities you actually don’t like just so you can finally say you’re in a relationship.
However, if you’re a smart enough woman, you’ll know that there are just a few things that you should not put up with. There really are certain types of men that you should stay away from. While you may or may not have dated their kind in the past, there’s still time to change your ways and wise up to their quirks.
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AND THE #METOO MOVEMENT
Mary Beth George
Trigger warning: This article discusses sexual assault and violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Over the years, the term domestic violence has been broadened to the more accurate term, intimate partner violence, acknowledging that abuse can occur regardless of marital status, gender, or sexual orientation.
When you hear the term domestic or intimate partner violence, you probably imagine a woman with a black eye, fleeing in the middle of the night to escape her batterer. While that image is accurate, it does not capture the depth and breadth of what many women experience. It also does not bring into focus the batterer.
I should mention that while the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you might expect. Data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey indicates that one in six men in the United States have experienced some form of contact sexual violence during their lifetime, and 11% of men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.
HOW TO PERFECT THE SILENT TREATMENT IN A RELATIONSHIP
The silent treatment is bad for love. But if you’re too mad to talk to your lover, here’s the right way to use the silent treatment in your relationship.
When you’re upset with your partner, it’s never easy to choose the right words to express yourself.
Instead of explaining yourself, your mind would instinctively choose all the wrong words.
And almost all the time, these wrong words you use in an argument would be the most hurtful ones.
A relationship, as happy as it can be, can also have its painful moments.
But how you deal with those bad moments with your partner will determine the longevity and happiness in your relationship.
OUR SEX LIFE IS AMAZING BUT OUR MARRIAGE SUCKS
He woke up horny. He started touching his wife on her breasts.
He flipped her over. Got on top of her. He started kissing her, but she seemed not interested. He turned his game up, kissed her on her neck as he spread her legs. She looked away.
“What’s wrong?” he asked.
“Us,” she said.
“What do you mean?” he asked.
8 POSITIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH REJECTION IN ANY SCENARIO
No one wants to face rejection, but we must learn to handle it. Whether it’s from your job, your partner, or someone else, here’s how to get by.
Rejection is a hard pill to swallow. You start off by working your butt off to achieve something, whether it’s a date with someone, a job, or a promotion. Then, for some reason, you get turned down. Sometimes the way you get turned down is downright harsh and ego-shattering, but there are also times when you’re given a little encouragement to try again, or work just a little bit harder.
How to handle being rejected
In the end, you still need to be able to move on from getting rejected. Yes, we know it’s easier said than done. But to help you through this tough time, we’ve got some tips for how you can deal with rejection.