A platonic relationship is one in which people share a close bond but do not have a sexual relationship. Platonic bonding is a purely emotional connection with no sexual intimacy. It involves honesty, loyalty, and a deep connection without the heat of sexual tension. While the term is sometimes thought to apply only to opposite-sex…

Trauma bonds are the toxic relationship between the abuser and the victim of the abusive relationship. It can be found in romantic relationships, between a child and abusive family members, or with a hostage and kidnapper situation. Trauma bonding can occur through the cycle of abusive behavior and positive behavior from the abuser. Through this…

Enmeshment is a concept in psychology and psychotherapy introduced by family therapist Salvador Minuchin to describe families where personal boundaries are diffused, sub-systems undifferentiated, and over-concern for others leads to a loss of autonomous development. Enmeshment is most prevalent in parent-child relationship dynamics. Parents who wish to exert control over their children create various spoken…

Lying is the act of giving information while believing it to be untrue, with the intention of deceiving by doing so. It is very common in social interactions among humans.  A pathological liar is someone who lies compulsively with no intent or gain or benefit. This type of lying is different than other forms of…

“Emotional Cheating” refers to a certain kind of covert, prolonged intimacy with someone who is not your primary partner. It is a unilateral choice made by one person to develop non-sexual closeness with someone other than their leading romantic partner in a manner that deteriorates or undermines the relationship. While emotional cheating often involves an…

Our relationships with those around us are essential to who we are, how we understand the world, and form our ideas and belief systems. Interpersonal relationships can refer to romantic and familial bonds and our relationships with friends, colleagues, and people we meet at social events. Essentially, our interpersonal skills dictate how we relate to…

Most often than not, we experience conflicts in our relationship and wonder what the right step to take is. Should we avoid it, shrug it off, and move on? Or acknowledge it and find a healthy way to resolve it? Please don’t beat yourself up too much; here, we will go through relationship conflict and…

Breakups happen to almost anyone who has once tried out a relationship. Whether young or old, it can be challenging to Go through the lonely episode after a heartbreak. How do you maintain your sanity, and at what time will you get over the sore feeling of having to live through such a heart-wrenching feeling?…

Nothing sucks more than walking on eggshells in a relationship. You do not have to go through this; check out our top tips in chasing the elephant out of the room. You just got into a committed relationship with the love of your life, and everything feels smooth sailing. You are head over heels in…

In light of recent events, people are forced to stay at home due to the pandemic COVID-19. Many couples who are in the middle of their couple therapy find themselves needing to self-isolate and find a couple therapist that offers online counselling or Telehealth. We have created a list of effective implementations that will assist…

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