Importance of Intimacy and Space

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team You’ve probably heard of intimacy in the context of sex and romance. For example, people sometimes use the term “being intimate” to mean sexual activity. But intimacy isn’t another word for sex. It’s possible to have sex without intimacy as well as intimacy without sex. Intimacy ultimately means different […]

Healing From Past Relationship Trauma

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team A lot of us desire to share our lives with someone special and that’s a normal feeling. Moreover, being in a healthy relationship can benefit our emotional and physical health. For instance, Dr. John Gottman research found that people who are happily married live four to eight years longer […]

Conquer Relationship Struggles

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Oftentimes, our minds are influenced by unrealistic views about relationships. This can be problematic when presented with challenges. Some in this situation will tend to withdraw from relationships. All couples are different, even incompatible at some level. The reality is all couples fight. But how can a relationship last […]

Identify Relationship Red Flags

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Is there a moment in which it dawned on you that something was seriously wrong between you and another person? Any new relationship is full of challenges. You’re getting to know someone, and there’s no telling when something might happen to burst the bubble of your new romance. In […]

Cultivate A Love Ethic

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team There are different views about love, many of us are not sure what we mean when we talk of love or how to express love. For that reason, sometimes people tend to misunderstand their feelings or be carried away with the influence of others and accept how others view […]

Reduce Stress in Your Relationship and Boost Your Bond

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team There are so many reasons why relationships stress us out and lead us to thinking about ending the relationship. Without the right guidance, a person may tend to redo the same process in the next relationship. It can cause an unrealistic view of the relationship and frustration. Actually, there […]

Dating the Emotionally Unavailable; the Surprising Truth.

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team If you’re dating someone who is emotionally unavailable, you’ll probably end up feeling neglected and dissatisfied. Maybe they disappear for days at a time or fail to return your phone calls. Maybe they say they want a relationship, but they criticize you for trying to label it. There are […]

4 Ways To Bring Passion Back Into A Relationship.

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Lockdowns worldwide have caused job loss and general uncertainty about life. This is also greatly impacting our relationships. More than ever, this is a relevant time to discuss how to work on our relationships and perhaps bring some passion back. I found this article from Dr Sue Johnson, where […]

What people think about Relationship Betrayals.

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Raquel often talks about Sabotaging Romantic Relationships and how this affects all involved. This article by Dr Dylan Selterman titled ‘What Did I Do Wrong? Understanding Relationship Betrayal’ is very thought-provoking. It discusses the morality of relationships and betrayals. Dr Dylan Selterman wrote this paper with Dr Amy Moors […]

Lockdown Stress: 3 Stories That Will Change The Way You Approach Your Relationship

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team In these crazy times, we start looking at ourselves and our relationships with totally different eyes. We see the good and the bad more intensified, and we want to either get out or find ways to improve our connections with our partners. I hope it is the latter! So […]