I’m a relationship therapist, and this is the most common question single people ask me

January 26, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC I’m a perpetually-single-but-never-actually-single individual who alternately uses my therapist as a professional psychologist, best girlfriend, oracle, dating profile evaluator, horoscope reader, and more when it comes to navigating the dating world. Though I’m ostensibly in therapy to work through past trauma and navigate the anxieties that cripple my … Continue reading I’m a relationship therapist, and this is the most common question single people ask me

What is emotional cheating and how can I stop it from ruining my relationship?

January 18, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC If someone is in a committed, traditionally monogamous relationship and still decides to sleep with someone else, that’s clear and present infidelity. But, what if there is no sex involved in the indiscretion? What if talking to and spending time with another person is as far as the … Continue reading What is emotional cheating and how can I stop it from ruining my relationship?

How to save a relationship that’s struggling (and when it’s best to let it go)

January 13, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC No matter how strong a relationship may be, you’re bound to hit a few rough patches along the way. These issues can show up in a number of ways including infidelity, a cycle of being on-again and off-again that feels endless, a lack of fun between the sheets, or … Continue reading How to save a relationship that’s struggling (and when it’s best to let it go)

How to change your attachment style to improve your relationship issues

December 30, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC One of my exes used to tease me that I had no sense of “object permanence” when it came to him, meaning that if a text message went unreturned or a date had to be canceled, I felt as though he no longer existed in my life and … Continue reading How to change your attachment style to improve your relationship issues

Together for 85 years, the world’s oldest couple shares their tips for making a relationship last

December 16, 2019 at 07:20PM by CWC When you’ve been married to the same person for 80 years, it’s safe to say you know a thing or two about relationships. Charlotte and John Henderson, the world’s oldest living couple, met in 1934 as students at the University of Texas at Austin. On December 22, they’ll … Continue reading Together for 85 years, the world’s oldest couple shares their tips for making a relationship last

The top relationship issue for you to overcome, based on your Myers-Briggs personality

December 04, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC No matter how solid a partnership may be, there’s always room for improvement. Whether the union has been in tact six months, six years, or any other duration, there’s likely at least one relationship issue that’s present. Maybe it’s control issues, commitment issues, staying quiet just to keep … Continue reading The top relationship issue for you to overcome, based on your Myers-Briggs personality

The case for taking yourself on a solo date—no matter your relationship status

November 27, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The crisp air of a New York City autumn screamed romance. I could feel it on the sliver of exposed skin between my tight black turtleneck dress and black suede boots while I passed leaves in hues of orange and yellow. I strolled past the famed Dakota building … Continue reading The case for taking yourself on a solo date—no matter your relationship status

This is your brain on toxic relationships—which are, indeed, super-addictive

November 26, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Maybe the toxic relationship you can’t quit is the old friend with exhausting drama, whose texts you always answer. Or, perhaps it’s the person you’re kind-of-sort-of dating, who feels like your soul mate (when they’re not ignoring your texts for three days straight). Or is it that cousin … Continue reading This is your brain on toxic relationships—which are, indeed, super-addictive

The 1 crystal you need for each and every phase of dating and relationships

November 23, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC There are many things in life that may change depending on your relationship status. To name just a few, consider your underwear choices, your most-used emojis, and your default Friday-night plans. But as it turns out, there’s also an argument for switching up your go-to crystals for relationships … Continue reading The 1 crystal you need for each and every phase of dating and relationships

Curious about polyamory, non-monogamy, and throuple relationships? This couple has tried them all

November 22, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC The world’s come a long way since relationship-status structures were limited to just a few available boxes you could select on Facebook (single, in a relationship, married). While it can be argued that the “it’s complicated” option hinted at nontraditional setups, people are increasingly using non-monogamy relationship structures … Continue reading Curious about polyamory, non-monogamy, and throuple relationships? This couple has tried them all

Bring back the heat to your sexless relationship using an intimacy pro’s top 4 tips

November 18, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC No matter how intensely a flame of passion may burn during the newlywed phase—or any other point in a marriage—desire can ebb and flow. And, over the years, a burning fire is liable to downshift into a spark. That spark can then fade and perhaps even blow out … Continue reading Bring back the heat to your sexless relationship using an intimacy pro’s top 4 tips

How to keep a relationship strong after getting through a rough patch

November 15, 2019 at 04:06PM by CWC “Things are going well,” is a sigh of relief you can relish saying after your relationship clears a rough patch. You love to say it, emphatically, without even a whisper of falsehood and with optimism for the future. Maybe you’ve overcome a loss and navigated grief, or you’ve … Continue reading How to keep a relationship strong after getting through a rough patch

There are 9 basic relationship structures—this quiz helps you find which is best for you

November 08, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC If you’ve ever felt pressured to conform with the rules of monogamy or casual dating, you may actually be better suited for one of nine different relationship structures, according to certified sexologist Shan Boodram. To help you determine whether or not this is the case, she’s devised an … Continue reading There are 9 basic relationship structures—this quiz helps you find which is best for you

Your 3-step guide to mastering the art of compromise in your relationship 

October 24, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC There are many desirable traits to look for in a partner—kindness, humor, and intelligence are a few solid examples. Another biggie that comes to mind? Willingness to compromise, because without it, the relationship can quickly veer into my-way-or-the-highway territory. It’s often said that in matters of business, if … Continue reading Your 3-step guide to mastering the art of compromise in your relationship 

Like everything else in life, your romantic relationship evolves with age and time

October 21, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Dating. Marriage. The honeymoon phase. New parents. Empty-nesters. There are all sorts of labels for the different phases of a relationship that society has normalized. And while these widely accepted labels surely can’t accurately describe nuanced details of every relationship, they do reflect an over-arching truth to what … Continue reading Like everything else in life, your romantic relationship evolves with age and time

There are 3 stages of a relationship—and 1 where most couples get stuck

October 16, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC It’s easy to forget that there are stages of a relationship until the moment you trip and fall face-first out of the honeymoon phase. You know the feeling, right? For some amount of time, no one and nothing can touch your love, because your romance is a beautiful, … Continue reading There are 3 stages of a relationship—and 1 where most couples get stuck

This is how you get stuck in an on-again, off-again relationship—and how to break the cycle

October 13, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC I am the product of a rare on-again, off-again relationship gone right. My parents, who fell in love in an age without dating apps, hook-up culture, and the paradox of choice, broke up three times over the course of six years before deciding that yep, what they had … Continue reading This is how you get stuck in an on-again, off-again relationship—and how to break the cycle