At Christmas, you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. When it comes to being “merry,” you may find the concept more challenging to achieve. That’s because even with the bright and colorful celebrations around you, you still feel isolated—lonely. Loneliness is, in itself, already an unpleasant emotion to deal with, leading to unhealthy…

Two people enter an intimate relationship with the desire and intent to nurture it for the long term—a connection built on love, respect, trust, compassion, commitment, honesty and loyalty for each other. For many couples, this connection is achieved and cared for over time, becoming strong enough to weather any storm. For others, however (or…

There is no doubt that in today’s world, technology and relationships go hand in hand. With the use of social media, apps and even texting, people can overcome physical and geographical boundaries to establish connections and nurture relationships. With these tools, a parent can check on his or her kids while still at work, or…

A person may not have a bruise on their arm, a fractured rib or a black eye, but that doesn’t mean that they are not the victim of abuse. There are ways in which people can be abused within a relationship without the involvement of physical violence. In such cases, the person’s emotional well-being takes…

Sexual dysfunction is defined basically as the problems that interfere with sex — its initiation, consummation, and a person’s satisfaction with it. Both men and women can experience these problems. For men, such sexual problems can be divided into three types: ejaculation disorders (premature, retarded or retrograde ejaculation), erectile dysfunction or impotence (the inability to…