How to End a Relationship That Hurts

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin

Jane was married to a narcissist. Mike could be kind and in the next breathe turn mean. Jane admired his confidence, but not his […]

Are You in a Relationship with a Narcissist?

When we met seventeen years ago, Mike swept me off my feet. He was everything I wanted; I fell completely in love. Our sexual chemistry was intense.

Once the kids came along, things changed. He seemed jealous of the time and attention I gave the kids. It was as if […]

Is Hurting the Partner We Love Inevitable?

Why do people hurt the ones they love? Some partners are self-centered; they focus on their own desires and not on the needs of the relationship. Their ability to compartmentalize allows them to act in destructive ways that end up perpetrating harm upon their partner. Self-interest trumps concern for […]