The significant significance of a significant other – Cognitive Empathy

When your significant other is against you and not for you when it really matters the most. When their sarcastic humor is no longer funny and inappropriate. When the jokes go just a little bit too far and hurt just a little bit too much on the inside. We’ve all had moments in our lives…

Never Date an Ex

Believe it or not, a lot of people end back up with their exes.  Sometimes there is a lengthy break, sometimes there is no break at all.  But people fear change, a lot would rather take what they have and deal with it instead of move on to new things.  Most of them have already…

And Now Our History Has Been Rewritten

If you’re anything like me, you don’t remember things that are no longer important, your brain just dumps them out of your mind. You don’t remember exact dates, you only remember sequences of events. What I mean by sequences of events, is that you know that things happened before or after other significant events, so…

Everybody Hurts Sometimes

Dear future (ex)wife/girlfriend, It is time we have a heart to heart. I know that by the time you read this it will probably be long overdue but it’s better late than never…unless we’re talking about CPR, using a condom, or stopping at a red light. On second thought, there are many things where better…

Pockets of Love

Finding the strength to move on from a relationship gone bad can be more difficult than it has to be. Many people feel they need to stop loving their ex-person in order to move on. Sometimes this isn’t the right thing to do and can cause more harm than good. There’s a big difference between…

Even The Best Fall Down Sometimes

You may be run into a time in a relationship where things get real hard, so hard, that it causes a break up. When someone tells you “It’s not you, it’s me” there may be more truth to that statement than you may realize. Although most people consider that statement an insult because it’s a…

When It’s Over

The most sobering thing at the end of a relationship is not that you’ll miss what you had because what you had was probably shit but rather that you’ll see the person you left behind give another person everything you had asked for. And you’ll wonder to yourself, if they had just given all that…

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

If you’re single and in your 20’s watching all of your dream girls get married off, don’t worry it’s not the end of the world. At least half of those girls will be available again by the time they hit 30 years old. And if you miss the boat then, there’s another likely chance that…

The Law of 80/20 in Relationships

The Pareto principle also known as the rule or law of 80/20 states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. This is a widely known and accepted rule of business but what most people don’t realize is the law can be applied to almost every aspect of life, including relationships. If…

There are Two Ways to Handle All Relationship Problems

There are two ways to handle all relationship problems. You can try to change the other person or you can try to change yourself. Only one of these has a proven track record of success. Let’s face it, no matter how perfect of a relationship you think you might be in, the chances of never…