Sep 19th, 2008 | Relationship Advice, The Ex, Trust
When couples break up, there's always one person who says "but let's try to be friends, okay?" And while that's a nice sentiment, nobody really expects it to happen. Ex-couples have a hard time staying friends after the relationship ends – generally there's just too much baggage to start a friendship anew. Every couple knows this and usually expects it to happen…which is why it's so strange and surprising when somebody you're dating is good friends with their ex.
Feb 25th, 2008 | Relationship Advice, Trust
Back when I worked in an office, I used to get included in on all kinds of office chatter and gossip. Besides the number one topic of management misdeeds, what people talked about the most was their relationships and how they were either blissfully perfect or destructively chaotic. As the years and chatter wore on, I came to the realization the compliments and complaints boiled down a simple distinction between trust and jealousy.
Dec 10th, 2007 | Jealousy, Relationship Advice, Trust
If you've ever been in a relationship with a possessive partner, you'll completely understand the following scenario. About two years ago, I met a man through a mutual friend of ours. I didn't notice any red flags. This man seemed, LITERALLY, perfect, which perhaps was a red flag in and of itself.
Jun 3rd, 2007 | Infidelity, Relationship Advice, Trust
Everyone's definition of cheating is different. Therefore, it’s important that you address this topic as your relationship develops. Discussing your thoughts on cheating in advance – whether you’ve been cheated on or have cheated in the past, how it makes you feel, etc., will help you grow in a relationship. Cheating can encompass flirting, a kiss or just sex – hence, you should get the facts straight from the beginning!
Nov 23rd, 2006 | Relationship Advice, Trust
Repairing broken trust in a relationship can be very difficult. Many times the reason for the broken trust stems from infidelity or broken promises and these violations within a relationship can virtually destroy it. If you and your partner are committed to working through it though, you will find that your relationship can become stronger than ever.
Nov 20th, 2006 | Relationship Advice, Trust
Trust is thought to be the foundation for every successful relationship. How to gain trust, and to keep it, is something that couples struggle with all of the time. Building trust may be one of the most difficult things that you face as a couple. You need to hear each other and be able to effectively spell out your needs. The most essential ingredient in trust is the honesty that it stems from.