Relationships

5 Signs of Narcissism in Relationships

Hey Optimist Minds,  Have you ever felt like your relationship with your partner is toxic? Does it seem like your partner often has more power than you? If this relationship has you feeling confused, ashamed, guilty, and depressed, you may be experiencing the effects of...

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7 Signs The Break Up Was Your Fault

Hey Optimist Minds! When a relationship ends, it can often get messy. Whether the breakup is mutual or one-sided, it isn’t easy to accept what just happened. Once we get a chance to process all the emotions involved, we finally begin to reflect in retrospect....

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7 Early Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Hey Optimist Minds! Have you ever been in a romantic relationship that gave you mixed feelings? Maybe on some days, it felt as romantic as a movie while on others, it felt like a nightmare. If you’ve felt so strongly about your experience with another...

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7 Signs You Just Found Your Soulmate

Hey Optimist Minds! A soulmate is a person ideally suited to you with whom you feel a deep or natural affinity. Most people seek a soulmate to spend the rest of their life with. It is a common belief that once you’ve found each other,...

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7 Signs You Are Overwhelmed By Your Relationship

Hey Optimist Minds! Love is a fascinating and wonderful part of life that often gets romantisised because of it’s unique nature. When we’re in love, we think, feel, and behave differently than we usually would. Because of that, it’s a little difficult to know the...

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15 Psychological Tricks to Find Love

Hey Optimist Minds! Finding love seems to be one of the big goals in life for most people. If Freddy Mercury were to sing “Can anybody find me somebody to love?” to a psychologist, he might have gotten some helpful tips. There are several theories...

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11 Signs of Fake Nice People

Hey Optimist Minds! Have you ever come across someone who seemed to be a nice person but later turned out to be pretty mean?  Being nice to others is seen as a desirable trait. People find it easier to trust you and have you around...

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7 Signs You Hate Your Parents

Hey Optimist Minds! Do you share a complicated relationship with your parents? Do you sometimes wish they weren’t related to you? Believe it or not, a lot of people grow up hating their parents. This is typical when there is neglect, abuse, and manipulation involved....

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5 Signs You Hate Your Child

Hey Optimist Minds! Having children is not only a choice, but also a major responsibility. When you bring a new life into the world, you’re accountable for their healthy upbringing. This includes physical development, emotional nurturing, supervision, and guidance. There’s no doubt that raising children...

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7 Signs You’re a Daddy’s Girl

Hey Optimist Minds! Various theories in psychology suggest that a father-daughter relationship is a very significant one. Apparently, daughters are closer to their fathers than their mothers. Typically, this relationship is one of dependency, where for the most part, the daughter depends on her dad...

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5 Signs You’re a Mummy’s Boy

Hey Optimist Minds! Have you ever heard someone call you a mummy’s boy as if it were an insult? Did it make you question whether your relationship with your mom is unhealthy? The term ‘mummy’s boy’ is popularly used for grown men whose mothers are...

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7 Signs You’re Still in Love with Your Ex

Hey Optimist Minds! Sometimes, a broken heart is just as painful as a broken bone, if not more.  The intense emotional stress or pain one feels at experiencing great and deep longing can be overwhelming.  It takes time to get over it. The deeper the...