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by The Candidly Team We all fight with our partners. It’s inevitable. We have a few tricks for trying to fight with them less here , here , and here .  But sometimes, they just continuously leave their dishes in the sink even though we’ve asked them 4 times today to just place them


No. 1: They listen well.


"We've seen everything there is to see in each other -- the good, the bad, and everything in between."


"When all we know are unhealthy, toxic and abusive dynamics, being in a new relationship can be scary, even if it's a good one."


Questions that make intimacy last a lifetime.


1. Have her chew gum, hum, or eat a piece of dark chocolate.


Su***de loss survivor day is Nov 24. Here’s a helpful article about talking with children about su***de death: ***de


Feeling your feelings is one of the healthiest things you can do.


Even when it ends with a healthy baby, a long struggle to conceive may exact a brutal toll.


2. If you could do any part of today over again, what would it be?


Keep this chart handy!


Don't forget to be kind to yourself. 💕

📷: Uplift Connect


Therapy isn't always an easy process, but it is powerful way to grow and heal. ✨⁠



Learning how to grow together with your partner is the key to making a long-term relationship work. But the reality is, people change and evolve as time goes on. Some do it faster than others. In some cases, that growth and change will lead you and…


If you're struggling, you need self-compassion to ease your pain, permission to do only what you reasonably can, and space to take good care of yourself.


A growing body of research shows keeping a log of what you are thankful for can lower stress, help you sleep better, and may even reduce the risk of heart disease. But it's not for everyone.


Here's the difference between supporting someone with validation and hope, and trying to support them with “toxic positivity.”



Thanks to BelievePerform for this helpful infographic!


Working on identifying and understanding your triggers, as well as your partner's, is one of the most important things that you can do to avoid hurting one another again.

Next time you're processing a fight or a regrettable incident, refer to the following examples as you identify what escalated the interaction for you.

Thanks to Blessing Manifesting: Self Love Quotes for the awesome illustration of this concept!


As many as one in four nurses experience PTSD at some point in their careers.


John and Julie Gottman's new book, "Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love," is available everywhere now!


Mourning the loss of a loved one isn’t efficient, compact or logical, says writer Nora McInerny. She explains why.


Honoring your boundaries, even when others disagree with them, is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

(Image via Glennon Doyle)


People who undergo traumatic events may struggle to fully remember them afterwards. When trauma is prolonged, a person may develop pervasive memory issues.


To those who are grieving: Remember your rights! Just because someone is thoughtful enough to ask, it doesn't mean you have to give them the answers.

(Image via Refuge In Grief and Brittany Bilyeu: Design & Illustration)


A study of siblings finds those who have a stress-related disorder have a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or other cardiovascular event, compared to their less-stressed brothers and sisters.


When adult relationships end, the loss can be difficult for kids, but adults need to let kids grieve in their own way. Therapist and columnist Lori Gottlieb explains how she behaved towards her son after her relationship with her partner ended.


Here are a few examples of simple yet powerful phrases we can say to those we love that don't try to take away their pain or bright-side their experiences.

(Image via Lisa Olivera Therapy, LMFT #106546)


Gaslighting, an insidious form of emotional abuse, involves the denial or warping of another person's reality. It is a common weapon for those with narcissism.


Six ways revisiting painful memories can loosen their grip.


Here's how trauma impacts your body.


Teaching children to control their emotions, especially anger, is difficult. We look at how another culture accomplishes this and learn about a powerful tool that American parents may be overlooking.


It’s easy to recite positive mantras, but the real transformation begins inside. Once you expose the darkness, love and light can then enter.


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