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THE EXPERT-APPROVED WAY TO SUCCESSFULLY BREAK UP WITH A NARCISSIST FOR GOOD | Well+Good interview

Taylor Swift once said, “never trust a narcissist.” And she’s right—especially because trusting a narcissist might lead to a breakup with a narcissist. And that’s fun for no one. Ending any relationship, in any circumstance tends to fall somewhere between “unpleasant” and “downright horrible,” but when you’re contending with a narcissist, a unique set of challenges may emerge.

“Narcissists are very self-absorbed and selfish, so they talk about what they want and what they […]

2019-10-31T15:39:19+00:00By |Categories: Article, Breakups, Love, Relationship Expert, Relationships, Well+Good|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on THE EXPERT-APPROVED WAY TO SUCCESSFULLY BREAK UP WITH A NARCISSIST FOR GOOD | Well+Good interview

IS IT EVER A GOOD IDEA TO GO ON A BREAK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP? | Well+Good interview

By MARY GRACE GARIS

Ah, taking a break: It’s a tale as old as…well, at least the third season of Friends. But, does the strategy ever actually strengthen a relationship, or is it more so a tactic for delaying the inevitable (read: a full-blown breakup)?

Short answer: It depends—and on a lot of different variables. For instance, how serious are you and your partner? And, is the reason for the break a clear and present problem? While teasing out these answers isn’t always the most straightforward of […]

2019-10-25T18:47:20+00:00By |Categories: Article, Breakups, Dating Advice, Interview, Relationship Expert, Well+Good|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on IS IT EVER A GOOD IDEA TO GO ON A BREAK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP? | Well+Good interview

When to say I love you (and how to respond) if it’s platonic | Well+Good feature

By:  MARY GRACE GARIS

Right after getting off the phone with my 70-something-year-old landlord about a leaking toilet, my boyfriend burst into laughter. “Did you just say ‘I love you’ to your landlord?” he asked.“What? No. Did I?”“Yeah, you did. You said ‘Okay, I love you, talk to you later.’” Um, well, whoops—that’s awkward.

I love yous can feel unpredictable, random, and tricky to digest when you’re the surprised recipient of one. And when the source is a platonic, possibly fresh […]

2019-09-26T22:34:44+00:00By |Categories: Article, Love, Relationship Expert, Relationships, Well+Good|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on When to say I love you (and how to respond) if it’s platonic | Well+Good feature

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