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Healthy relationships

Practicing Equality in Your Relationships

Equality is one of One Love’s 10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship. When you have equality in your relationship or friendship, it feels balanced and like everyone is putting the same effort into the success of the relationship. Equality can be challenging to practice, especially when you and your partner or friend come from different […]

How to Practice Allyship Using the 10 Signs

During the month of June the United States observes both Juneteenth and Pride Month. Juneteenth commemorates the end* of slavery in the U.S., when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached and freed enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865 (*although Black Americans were enslaved in Delaware until December 6, 1865). […]

Ways We Self-Sabotage In A New Relationship After an Unhealthy One

You did it. You ended your unhealthy relationship. You grieved. You celebrated. You spent time healing and growing in new directions. You started a new, healthier relationship. Suddenly, familiar feelings reminiscent of your past relationship begin bubbling to the surface, permeating your experience like an unwelcome guest.   Trauma is complex. It can lay dormant […]

3 Steps to Spring Clean Your Relationships

A lot of time, energy, and marketing dollars go into the concept of “Spring Cleaning” and there’s a reason why. It feels almost cleansing to get back that extra hour of sunlight each evening, finally see budding plants instead of bare branches, and be able to step outside without 17 layers and a rain poncho. […]

Anxiety or Butterflies? How to tell what you’re feeling when you first start talking to someone

Spring has sprung and it’s time to talk butterflies. No, not the beautiful flying insects that were recently caterpillars. I’m talking about the warm, fluttery feeling you get around that special someone new. The way you know you’re excited to continue getting to know someone and are hopeful about where things may go. THOSE butterflies. […]

5 Ways to Tell if Your Relationship is Healthy

For many, February means Valentine’s Day, a time to celebrate loved ones and relationships — romantic, platonic, and familial. There’s truly no limitation on who you can give a heart-shaped box of chocolate to.   February also marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, a time when we are reminded that unhealthy relationships and […]

Super Bowl Ads that Feature Healthy Relationships Win the Night

Super Bowl LVII gave us many great moments and memories. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni isn’t afraid to be emotionally vulnerable, as he shed more than a few tears during the National Anthem. Rihanna used her halftime performance to share with the world that she’s pregnant with her second child. And Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce […]

3 Ways to Avoid Valentine’s Day Angst

I learned the stress that Valentine’s Day can inflict at a very young age. In second grade, Allan Thompson* got down on one knee in front of the entire recess and asked me to be his Valentine – chocolate box with a train spouting “Choo- Choo- Choose Me!” and everything. Mortified doesn’t even begin to […]

7 Questions Before You’re Ready to Meet

Ding! Your phone goes off. It’s a message from that person you’ve been talking to on a dating app. They want to know if you want to get dinner sometime this week. You hesitate. You’ve been talking with this person for about a week, and they seem nice, but are you ready to meet up? […]