Category Archives: Intimacy

Wants and Needs Are Not the Same

Wants and needs are not the same things. And sometimes what we crave, no matter how badly, is the last thing we truly need.

Sometimes Charm Should Sound An Alarm

When should someone’s charm and amiability sound an alarm? When charm is accompanied by smugness, you’re likely dealing with a narcissist.

Why Narcissists Attract the Emotionally Dependent

Emotionally dependent folks gravitate toward those appearing strong, confident, capable, etc. Narcissists see opportunity in this dynamic.

Character Vetting Is Crucial for Intimate Relationships

The human heart is a precious commodity, and the tenderest hearts are the most easily broken. Folks used to spend a lot of time vetting a potential intimate relationship partner’s character, but sadly, character vetting has become a lost art.

The Emotional Romeo is a Thief of Hearts

The Emotional Romeo sweep you off your feet. But it’s one thing to desire only to love someone and quite another to be more interested in getting someone to love you.

An Entitlement Culture Fosters Narcissism

An entitlement culture is behind many of our social ills. It fosters narcissism and wreaks havoc with intimate relationships.

The Amorous Vulnerable Covert Narcissist

The amorous vulnerable covert narcissist can come across as loving. With ego massage, charm, and connective skill, they’ll steal your heart. But it’s never really about you. It’s about what you can do for them.