Understanding Your Partner’s Personality'

What is a Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

What is a Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

The term “Narcissist” is frequently heard in the news today, although the true meaning of the word is not fully comprehended. The American Psychiatric Association states, “The term ‘Narcissist’ is often used to depict a self-centered, [...]

Don’t Despair-Repair Your Relationship

Don’t Despair-Repair Your Relationship

Individuals who no longer experience the reciprocity of thoughts, feelings and emotional connection with their mates often conclude that their partner has changed, their union has become flawed or permanently damaged, and their original love has [...]

How to Develop Greater Empathy for Your Mate

How to Develop Greater Empathy for Your Mate

This column’s topic was spurred by a reader’s question about how to develop empathy after having been told by several dates that his non-empathic responses rendered him an unsuitable mate. It is likely that a less [...]

The benefits of being coupled in later years

The benefits of being coupled in later years

Our culture idolizes youthfulness, high energy, productiveness, quick wit and fast-paced life. It also delights in young couples and families. We may not be fully appreciative of the exceptional benefits of later life love to seniors [...]

How to Deal With Unkind Comments

How to Deal With Unkind Comments

Most people encounter at least some uncomfortable, hurtful or rude responses from others, such as their parents, siblings, friends, strangers, spouses or even their children who may utter insensitive or callous words. Feeling hurt, discounted, disrespected [...]

Is your partner a cautious type?

Is your partner a cautious type?

Understanding your partner’s personality leads to compassion and love. Through knowing your mate’s psychological makeup, you can become a more supportive and caring partner. The criticism of his or her ways evaporates when you realize how [...]

Lessons from past love relationships

Lessons from past love relationships

To quell the pain of an ended love relationship most individuals create a story line in which they fault their former partner’s behavior or nature to be absolved from accountability for this loss and to preserve [...]

Are political views innate or acquired?

Are political views innate or acquired?

Upon declaring your political affiliation, Republican, Democrat or Independent, you are immediately rendered a friend or a foe, safe or unsafe, worth befriending or avoiding. Some may embark upon helping you alter your perspective to match [...]