The changing timetable for adulthood.

Why aren’t the millennials (defined as the group those who are born in 1982 and approximately the 20 years thereafter) settling down? The word “settling down” unsettles this lot. This topic gets quite uncomfortable around the dinner table with parents and quite weird with relatives at a  family function. Most of the time the settling down…

The “Feels Too Much” Tribe in a “Just Chill” World.

Have you felt like a sponge soaking up all emotions around you – from people around you, characters in a movie you just watched, the books you read or a tragic news you heard? You carry these feeling as your own and it takes you hours or sometimes days to get over it. When you…

“Lasts Forever” – That’s such a cliche.

Love ain’t designed to stay that long (moreover with the life expectancy increased there is a major design flaw to this whole “forever” concept :)). Most of the time people have stretched it for a lifetime for the sake of social pressures, kids, religious beliefs or financial stability. This isn’t intentional but it’s a possibility that cannot be simply denied. If we strip societal pressure, kid’s security, financial stability, religious beliefs and any such reasons out of the equation – is there “something” left in a long term relationship that makes you come back to the same person day after day?

On the Same Wavelength – Oh! that’s Brain Coupling

Brain coupling is like a magic moment when you feel understood heard received by another person. You let your guard down and have an embodied felt connection with another. This is a “moment” of loving connectedness.

Psychology of Love – The Triangular Theory

Have you for once wondered why a friend whom you have known for years remain a friend with no romantic attachment, while you instantly feel romantic about someone whom you met only for a short while? Why does romantic love not always end up in commitment and can a relationship that just starts with pure commitment end up having romantic love?

Opposites don’t attract unless we are talking about magnets

So, sorry, opposites don’t attract unless we are talking about magnets. Or let me put it in a more milder tone – in human relationships opposites tend to attract and these tend to be our short term crushes. When it’s about love for life, like-minded partners work better.

The Shifting “Relationship Needs”

This article tries to explore how the “motivation” behind getting into a committed relationship has changed over the years. This change also brings in different set of expectations in a relationship. Associating Maslows need theory to the need for a relationship gives insights into changing patterns in society and changing needs in relationships. Have you for…

What has “Attachment Styles” to do with Break Ups?

There are no cookie cutter solutions like some articles proclaim – “5 ways to deal with heart breaks”. And that’s because each relationship is unique and so are the individuals. While we see a Devdas effect at one end, we also see people who get into a rebound relationship rather quickly. There are couples who could still be friends after a break up, and others who can’t. Though there are many aspects of a relationship that could make us react in a certain way, having an understanding about our “attachment styles” would give us better clarity on why we respond the way we respond.

Breakupology: The 7 Stages

Well, this is not typically a topic most people are comfortable talking about. Betrayal and abandonment. Well, the truth is there are more stories of heartbreak in this world and more lost wanderers than there are happy couples.

In Love with the idea of Love

Our brains work in weird mysterious ways. Always coming up with cocktails of mysterious thoughts, perceived realities and unreal illusions. If this were, for one tiny moment, considered a witch’s potion cooked out of a large cauldron then the smokes rising up for this concoction is nothing but the pangs, oohs-aahs and the emotional roller…

The anatomy of infidelity –Part 1

Honestly, there is not always a black or white, discrete rights or wrongs in these stories of infidelity – they come in various shades of grey. What we need to understand is, while being in a relationship – infidelity is always a matter of choice and never an accident.

So is Fidelity – it is a CHOICE – one makes to love “the one” day after day, year after year.