Category: Relationships & Self-Improvement

The Difference Between Dismissive Avoidants and Fearful Avoidants

Understanding the difference between dismissive avoidant attachment style and fearful avoidant attachment style is essential for building healthier relationships and fostering emotional well-being. Attachment styles are rooted in early childhood experiences and influence how individuals form and maintain connections with others throughout their lives. By exploring the characteristics, behaviors, and coping mechanisms associated with these two attachment styles, we can gain valuable insights into identifying and navigating them in ourselves and others.

Fearful Avoidants During the Dating Stage

Attachment styles play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of relationships, and fearful attachment is one of the most complex styles to navigate, especially during the dating stage. Fearful avoidants, during the dating stage especially, can be very present, charming and engaged. Fearful attachment style, also known as disorganized attachment, is characterized by …

Dismissive Avoidants During the Dating Stage

Dismissive avoidants are individuals who exhibit a pattern of behavior characterized by emotional detachment and a tendency to shy away from intimacy and emotional closeness. This type of attachment style can present challenges in the dating stage, as dismissive avoidants can harbor subconscious beliefs which impede developing a healthy romantic relationships. Dismissive avoidants during the …

Anxious Attachment Style During the Dating Stage

Attachment theory is a framework that helps us understand how our early childhood experiences with caregivers shape our relationships throughout our lives. According to this theory, individuals with an anxious attachment style tend to have a negative view of themselves and a positive view of their partners. They crave intimacy but fear rejection, abandonment, or being alone. In the dating stage of a relationship, these individuals tend to display certain behaviors and tendencies that reflect their anxious attachment style.

Love Languages; What NOT to Do

While it’s important to become “fluent” in speaking your partner’s language, it’s equally important to be aware of the types of actions that actively take away from our partner feeling loved and valued. There are certain words or actions that actually speak unlovingly for each of the five love languages.

Relationship researchers have found that it takes between 5-13 positive interactions to make up for one negative interaction. Interestingly, if there’s zero negative interactions and never any disagreement this also predicts a poor relational outcome.

It’s useful to know your partners top two love languages. In order to make someone feel loved we need to practice all five languages but it’s much more impactful to focus on your partner’s top two love languages. It’s extremely helpful to avoid taking away from their top two love languages inadvertently as well. What are the triggering actions for each love language that are likely to cause strife? Read on to find out.

What is Micro-Cheating?

Relationships are the most rewarding and, at times, the most challenging part of life. To have a successful and long lasting relationship, not only do you have to put work into understanding your chosen partner but you have to know yourself. Knowing your personal boundaries and the boundaries of your relationship is of the utmost …

How to Communicate When Emotionally Triggered

The trick to being able to predict your emotional response lies in your ability to connect the dots. When you feel upset, ask yourself ‘why?’ Notice which thoughts keep coming up for you in different situations throughout your life; ask yourself, what belief or fear is underlying the negative emotions? Only you can do this work for yourself, everyone has different triggers and different reasons for being emotionally triggered.

Growth & Spirituality Resources

In order to function at our highest levels both interpersonally and intrapersonally, we must study and practice using personal growth and spirituality resources.

5 Love Languages

All languages need to be practiced to a degree but it can truly transform your relationship when you finally see all the little ways in which someone is telling you how loved you are, everyday.

Attachment Styles Part 4: Fearful Avoidant

The fearful avoidant is gifted in ways that others are not; they are highly perceptive and capable of great change.