Narcissism is a spectrum of personality traits that are characterized by a grandiose sense of self, lack of empathy for others, and an extreme sensitivity to criticism. Narcissists wreck havoc in their intimate relationships and their partners are often left feeling bewildered, powerless, and demeaned. Narcissistic traits tend to be quite “fixed”, and most narcissists […]
Narcissistic parents have great difficulty adequately loving their children. They are self-absorbed, critical, lack genuine empathy, and often feel threatened by or jealous of their own children. In essence, they care much more about themselves than they do their child and therefore send the message through both words and actions that their child “isn’t good […]
Relationship researcher Dr. John Gottman has spent over 40 years researching what influences the health and longevity of marriage. After observing thousands of couples, he determined that four key negative behaviors can predict divorce with 90% accuracy.
Most marriages will go through some ups and downs. Unfortunately, the downs can be miserable and result in a couple feeling “stuck”. People struggle with problems communicating, stress, parenting, sex, and disagreements about all sorts of issues. Many marriages may also face a true crisis at some point such as infidelity, loss, or addiction. No […]
An affair doesn’t have to necessarily result in the end of the marriage. Many couples do recover from an affair and go on to have a relationship that is significantly stronger and more satisfying than before. Affair recovery is a process, and while it varies from couple to couple there are a few key steps […]