AuthorColleen Crawford

Dealing With a Possessive Boyfriend

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There are varying levels of possessiveness, from the boyfriend who rings you sixteen times a day to check on what you are doing, to the guy who threatens to kill himself if you were ever to leave him. But what can you do? How do you cope with a guy who loves you so much that he can’t let go, where he needs to control and monitor your every move, stops you seeing your friends and generally takes...

Choosing Between Two Guys

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Sometimes the timing of events in our lives can seem to conspire against us, we go for months without having any romantic involvement at all and then just like buses, two guys come along at once and sweep us off our feet. While at first these relationships are nothing too serious it doesn’t take long for the situation to arise when we have to make the decision of which one we are going to let go...

Why Doesn’t (S)he Listen?

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As soon as communication between a couple breaks down, this is when problems arise; if you are not listening to each other you are not communicating effectively and that is a recipe for disaster. If the not listening to one another continues for any length of time you might as well say goodbye to your relationship. There are a number of reasons why communication breaks down and partners stop...

Taking a Break in Your Relationship – Does it Really Help?

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There are some relationships that can at times feel quite claustrophobic, and the time comes when one of you feels the need for a little space, just a small break from living in each other’s shadow, believing that the break will do them the world of good. But does it? Does time apart from each other actually work towards strengthening the relationship or is it in reality an avoidance tactic? A...

Are You Being Used?

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We all like to be liked, to have people that want to spend time with us. We all want to have friends that can share the fun times and help us through the bad times. Sadly, occasionally we can be so desperate for acceptance and eager to be a part of a group that we become oblivious to certain truths. There are some people out there who do not offer genuine friendship, what they offer is a false...

Conquering Your Jealousy

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Such a simple world ‘jealousy’ and yet it carries such a heavy emotional attachment with it. Any number of things can make us jealous and even though it is part of the normal set of human emotions we feel that it is somehow wrong to express it. Jealousy is an emotion that needs to be kept in check, of course it is, but in order to be able to do that you need to have an understanding of where the...

Are You Being Lied To?

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Trust Your Instincts You don’t need to be a mind reader to find out whether or not you are being lied to, deciding whether what you have been told is a the truth or a fabrication can be discovered by reading and noting a person’s body language and behaviour. The more you take notice of these things the more likely you are to discover the truth. What you really do need to do however is have faith...

Love VS Infatuation

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So you have finally met Mr or Ms Right, that one person that you have been holding out all of your hopes for has finally arrived in your life, and you couldn’t be happier. Every time that you see them your heart races, your face lights up and the world seems a better place for having them in it. All of your friends start making fun of you because this person is all that you can think about and...

Dealing With a Flirtatious Partner

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Flirting can be fun, there is no doubt about it, but if you are not careful it can also be very hurtful. Human beings are social animals, and flirting is a way of introducing who we are to others. Flirting is a form of self expression that varies from individual to individual and more often than not is completely harmless. However when you are in a relationship and you continue to flirt it can...

The Pros and Cons of Open Relationships

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Being in an open relationship is very a mixed blessing. While in some respects it is the perfect solution for those of us who want to be in a steady relationship but are afraid of commitment, it can also be a very painful experience that causes us to feel a range of emotions not all of which are good. There is no easy answer regarding whether or not you will be happy in an open relationship and...

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