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Are You Addicted?

Many people use the word “addicted” hyperbolically, usually to indicate how much they love something. As in, “I’m addicted to this new lotion,” as they slather it on their skin. That is probably not actually addiction, just something pleasurable. But what, then, is addiction? The short answer is something that can be pleasurable initially, but […]

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Manipulative Tricks by Verbal Abusers

Verbal abuse can be just as damaging—or more—than physical abuse. But let’s not have a contest. They’re both horrible. It’s just that verbal abuse is often brushed aside, as if it’s not really harmful. But sometimes the long-lasting effects of verbal abuse can be soul crushing. Sticks and stones can break your bones AND words […]

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He Said, She Said: Cheating

Men and women agree on this (usually): If you have a sexual or romantic relationship with someone of the opposite sex, it’s cheating. But what constitutes a sexual or romantic relationship? Surely having sex with someone else is cheating. But what about working late at night with a coworker who massages your aching back? Is […]

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When You Live with Peter Pan

The Peter Pan Syndrome: Men who never grow up. You know the type. They get their own way, and if they don’t they sulk. Or even worse, throw a tantrum like a three-year-old. They manage to avoid responsibility and are usually charming about it. That’s the problem. The adorable boyishness. The entrancing free spirit. These […]

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What Does Your Woman Want?

Boatloads of books and movies have been made to answer the question: What do women want? More specifically, what does the woman in your relationship want? And how can you better connect with her? Often the question has a sexual inference. What will satisfy women sexually? Even Freud couldn’t answer that. That’s because the answer […]

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