Constructive Criticism to a Guy Who Overreacts?

Men don’t take criticism well. (That’s putting it lightly, right?) All you’re doing is trying to give him feedback… And he acts like you’ve attacked him. What’s worse, he acts that way even if you use “I” statements. You know the ones: “I feel X when you do Y.” He...

Why You Feel Anxious in Relationships

How do you experience love? As you think about your past relationships, pick the option that describes how love most often feels to you: Option A: StableSecureReliableNourishing Option B: UnpredictableIntenseAddictivePainful Perhaps you’ve had relationships from BOTH...

The Curious Secret to Happily-Ever-After

That phrase happily-ever-after has a lot of explaining to do. It sets us up to believe that once we meet the perfect person, our lives will become instantly happier… And we’ll stay happy forever. But that doesn’t match our experience. Yes, meeting an amazing person...

What Men Want More than Love

Which would you prefer: To be loved or to be respected? The answer is obvious. Of course it’s better to be loved. You can have all the degrees and achievements and fame in the world, but without love it feels a bit hollow. Do you think most men would agree? If your...

Novelty Makes Love Last

Every relationship starts to fade after a while. No, it’s not you. It’s not him, either. You can blame it on the way our brains are wired to prefer whatever feels new. In the early days of a relationship, the brain’s reward system works overtime. It floods a lover’s...