Melanie Andrade

Melanie Andrade Has found that her undying curiosity about other people's lives, her expert eavesdropping skills, and stealthy people-watching techniques make her a prime candidate to be a writer. Or a spy. She's happy to explore both options.

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Contempt In Relationships: The Toxic Behavior You Must Avoid

As toxic traits go, contempt in a relationship is high on the list. If you or your partner behaves in a superior manner and disrespects the other, these red flags need to be addressed. Sarcasm, mockery, sneering, and eye-rolling are indications that your relationship needs work to survive. Is it worth the effort? Read on to know more…

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18 Warning Signs You’re Dating a Sociopath & How To Protect Yourself

Sociopathy and psychopathy both fall under the category of anti-social personality disorders. However, a sociopath can be identified by certain specific traits – manipulation, aggression, and rebellion being just a few. If you find yourself in a relationship with a sociopath, your mental health and safety could be at risk. We explore the ways to identify a sociopath and how to protect yourself from one.

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Is A Monogamous Relationship Right For You? 11 Questions To Help You Find Out

Today, traditional relationships such as monogamy are no longer the only choice available. The choice between Ethical Non-Monogamy, Monogamy, and Polyamory (to name just a few) ultimately comes down to a personal decision. What works best for your situation and mindset will determine what type of relationship you commit to. Here are some questions to ask yourself, to make that decision easier.

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13 Signs Of A Vulnerable Narcissist In Relationships And How To Deal With One

Vulnerable narcissism falls under the spectrum of Narcissistic Personality Disorders. However, vulnerable narcissists exhibit lower self-esteem and are usually emotionally volatile. Relationships with such a personality type are usually characterized by manipulation, exploitation, and anxiety. Here are 13 ways that detect whether you are in a relationship with a vulnerable narcissist and how to deal with one.

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A Rundown On What A Narcissist Does At The End Of A Relationship

A narcissist is someone with an inflated sense of self-importance who ignores the effect of their behavior on others. If you find yourself in a relationship with a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, studies show that there are typical behavior patterns that such individuals follow when the relationship is ending. This is largely to protect their own interests and reputation. There are ways to protect yourself from the trauma that may ensue after such a relationship ends.

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7 Subtle Signs Your Partner is Quiet Quitting Your Relationship

Quiet quitting is a phenomenon that started in the workforce and has now crept into relationships as well. When your partner goes cold on and distances themselves without any communication or admission of a problem, it is a way of quiet quitting. This article explores the signs to look out for if you think this is happening to you and what you can do to protect yourself and move forward.

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Dismissive-Avoidant Attachment: Signs, Causes, And Ways To Overcome

Every adult has a particular attachment style that shows up in their relationships. This style is a result of their childhood and manner of upbringing. One such style is the Dismissive Avoidant Attachment. People with this attachment style exhibit particular traits when it comes to matters concerning emotional connection, commitment, and control. This article explores ways to change this attachment style and work towards healthier relationships.