Relationships Article Category

Why You Can Love an Abuser

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Darlene Lancer

Falling in love happens to us―usually before we really know our partner. It happens to us because we're at the mercy of unconscious forces, commonly referred to as "chemistry." Don't judge yourself for loving someone who doesn't treat you with care and respect, because by the time the relationship turns abusive, you're attached and want to maintain your connection and love. There may have been hints of abuse in the beginning that were overlooked, because abusers are good at seduction and wait until they know we're hooked before showing their true colors. By then, our love is cemented and doesn't die easily. It's difficult to leave an abuser.

The Digital Age of Connection - The Greatest Oxymoron of Our Time

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Brandielee Baker

There is an arguable debate that our digital age makes it easier for people to connect. Emails, messenger apps, social media platforms, dating apps and even video gaming have become the social norms for connecting. Yet, the rate of suicide continues to rise in the US. Perhaps we are missing a very obvious and overlooked point.

Some of the Worst Ways to Breakup With Someone You Once Loved

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Jenni Jooste

In some relationships, the desire to break up with your partner is so strong that it forces you to take action before you even give yourself the chance to think which almost always lands up coming across heartless, cowardly, immature and causes so much more pain than it should. Some people try to take the easy way out or are just plain cruel by nature and have no regard for their partner's feelings, the time and effort that was invested in the relationship which causes them to resort to some of the worst ways to break up...

Shipboard World Community

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Joseph Langen

Lately I have been puzzling about the world, its inhabitants and how we can find a way to get along with each other. The Internet, TV and news outlets focus on our differences and how we are increasingly drawn into opposite factions. In the process, we tend to discount other groups and see their ways, thoughts and feelings repulsive.

I Can't Live Without You!

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Oliver JR Cooper

A number of months ago, I heard someone say that they couldn't live without their partner. Now, this wasn't because this person was disabled and therefore, needed this person in order to be able to handle life.