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relationship-equal

Here’s How to Know If Your Relationship is Equal – And What To Do

Consider your relationship (or your most recent one): have you ever stopped to ask yourself if your relationship is equal? And if it’s not, how much that matters to you? Though there are many layers to the fabric of emotional intimacy, when two partners decide to share their heart, their bed and sometimes a name, […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Relationship Advice, Relationships
signs-hes-in-love

5 Clear Signs He’s in Love With You

Love is a small word with huge implications. When it’s a healthy kind of love, it can help you become your best possible self and enrich your life with a new kind of happiness and meaning. When it’s unhealthy—or just not the right match—it can literally gut you, leaving you feeling broken and devastated. The beginning […]

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Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
breakup-was-blessing

10 Reasons Your Breakup Just Made Your Life (So Much) Better

  They say you never know a good thing till it’s gone. But when it comes to breakups, there’s another phrase that rings true: hindsight is 20/20. In the aftermath of a messy split, it can be hard to have clarity. So if you need a reminder, here are 10 reasons why your last breakup […]

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Being Single, Dating Advice, Relationships
bad dates

After the Relationship Collapse: 4 Things to Consider

It might have been a huge blow-up where you and your partner both said awful, hurtful words. It could have been a slow-building tension that brought coldness and distance. The effects are the same… your relationship feels like it has collapsed. The strong foundation of trust, communication, respect, and even love has been shaken and feels […]

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Breaking Up, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
signsofemotionalabuse

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? 5 Surprising Truths About Trusting a Partner With a Past

Who can you trust? That’s the gamble, and when it comes to choosing a partner, fidelity is a core aspect most of us require. Yet the adage, “once a cheater, always a cheater,” isn’t always true. Here are five guidelines you can use right now to make the wisest choice if you find yourself drawn […]

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Important Questions, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
A young woman wearing a hooded coat is walking on a dramatic beach in the winter

Emotional Abuse: What to Look For

When you consider what domestic violence is, you likely have those scary images in your head of an outraged partner physically attacking his wife or worse, their children, resulting in a frantic 911 emergency call. While – of course – violence is not only terrifying but damaging, the much more common type of abuse has […]

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Relationship Problems, Relationships
emotionally needy

Are You Emotionally Needy? 8 Signs That Point to Yes

We are all emotionally needy to some degree in relationships — meaning simply that, during a difficult time, we need more emotional support than usual. We all long to be understood, supported, loved, and accepted. It’s OK to reach out and ask for help — sometimes. And that’s okay. Yet, being overly emotionally needy — […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
looking for love

Searching for a Relationship: Do You Know What You’re Doing?

Do we know what we are doing when it comes to modern relationships, or are we just being hi-jacked by primitive emotions? There’s a scene in the 1996 movie ‘Jerry Maguire’, where Tom Cruise  famously says to Renée Zellweger, “You Complete Me”. It’s a dry your eyes romantic moment, but it’s at the heart of what goes wrong […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
how to keep a relationship thriving

The Second Half of Life Relationship Rules: 6 Ways to Keep the Fires Burning

Being married for any length of time is truly an accomplishment these days. Just last week a woman asked how long I had been married and when I said forty years this July, her eyes got huge and she said, “To the same person? How is that possible?” When we got married, people were taking bets […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
men who are good partners or not

5 Warning Signs That Your Partner May Not Be Good in a Crisis

Sometimes the very things we find attractive in someone may actually be warning signs that they may not be good for us in the long run. Those high expectations that make him a success in business may turn to unnecessary pressure in a crisis. That dramatic flair that makes him exciting, may actually keep him […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships