How to Set Expectations and Boundaries With Polyamory

How to Set Expectations and Boundaries With Polyamory

Monogamy is the norm, but some changes are happening. Between 2016 and 2020, for example, the number of U.S. adults under 30 who were interested in non-monogamy rose from 20 percent to early 33 percent. Part of this can be chalked up to cultural shifts. In addition,...
How People-Pleasing Affects Romantic Relationships

How People-Pleasing Affects Romantic Relationships

While not a diagnosis, people-pleasing can be a challenging personality trait. After all, while it’s important to be a kind and giving person, you can’t always put others first. Such behavior is often based on a need for approval and it can lead to self-neglect. As...
5 Ways to Build Your Couples Communication Skill Set

5 Ways to Build Your Couples Communication Skill Set

Fairy tales and rom-com movies sent us on a search for soul mates and happily ever after. Social media blurs the line between real and fake. Meanwhile, the foundation of a happy relationship has not changed. Health communication is the rock on which you can build your...
What Are the 4 Family Communication Patterns?

What Are the 4 Family Communication Patterns?

We all talk a good game when it comes to family. But everywhere we look, family dysfunction is common. Part of this arises from us not recognizing that family units are quite complicated. A bunch of people are connected despite big differences. They are different in...