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10 Subtle Signs of Emotional Abuse

If you’ve never been involved with a cunning, pathological lying, narcissistic, abusive partner, you may not know what you’re dealing with. When you date an abusive personality, you may buy into his charm, braggadocio, and phony façade while downplaying his inconsiderate and questionable behavior. Or you mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend or husband is […]

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About You, Communication, Dating Issues, Relationship Problems, Relationships
bad dates

15 Ways to Recover from a Bad Date

We all go on dates with high hopes and good intentions. You expect the encounter to be fun, exciting, and maybe even a step toward something bigger down the line. But not all dates are created equal, and some don’t meet expectations. Maybe you and the other person just didn’t click. Maybe you were just super nervous […]

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Date Tips, Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Dating Tips, First Date Questions
emotional health

15 Ways to Assess a Potential Partner’s Emotional Health

Psychologists point out that the relationship between two people can be no healthier than the emotional health of the least healthy person. To put this in a positive context: Fabulous relationships happen when two emotionally healthy individuals get together and invest the energy to build something wonderful. Further, researchers have found that in two-thirds of […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Dating Tips, Mind, Body And Spirit
love over fear

5 Reasons to Choose Love over Fear

There are really only two human emotions: love and fear. All other emotions stem from those two basic emotions. Love is unconditional acceptance and the willingness to go beyond oneself for our own benefit (self-love) or the benefit of another. Fear is the absence of love, just as judgment is the withholding of love. Couples, […]

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About You, Commitment, Communication, Date Tips, Dating Advice, Dating Issues
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12 Signs of a Passive-Aggressive Person

How do you know if you’re passive-aggressive? Well, do people think you’re difficult to be around? Do they not trust you or respect you the way you wish they would? Truth is you that you may be exhibiting passive-aggressive behaviors that totally confuse people — and turn them off to you. In order to make these […]

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Communication, Dating, Dating Advice, Dating Issues
girl with heart balloon outside winter

Dealing with Dating Burnout

Do any of the following statements ring true for you? “All the good ones are taken.” “If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen, right? I should stop looking.” “Sure, I’d accept the right partner if they came along. But they have to find me.  I’m done making an effort.” “I’m afraid love won’t happen for […]

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About You, Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Dating Tips
dating mistakes

Are These Subconscious Mistakes Telling Your Date You’re Not Interested?

The only time you should be hard to read is during a poker game or boardroom negotiations. Your first date is not one of those times, and yet so many of us are hard to read. Unless you’re specifically telling your date, “Hey, I like you!”, they are often left looking for subtle subconscious cues […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Men, Dating Tips For Women
Traditional wooden Pinocchio toy. Italy.

15 Ways to Deal With Dishonest People

What a wonderful world it would be if everyone made a collective commitment to be completely truthful and trustworthy with each other. We can all hope that day will one day arrive. But in the meantime, we must resign ourselves to the fact that there are people who choose to be deceitful and devious. So […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Issues, Infidelity
dating tips for women

Why Men are More Distant in Relationships

Women immerse themselves in their romantic relationships, while men place their romantic partners on an equal but distant footing, according to research from Oxford University. The study shows that, generally, women are more invested in their relationships than men and that their happiness and well-being is more dependent upon how things are going in their intimate relationships. Is this a surprise to […]

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Dating Issues, Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Women, Relationship Tips, Relationships
confident woman

5 Things I’m No Longer Apologizing For in Dating

Subconsciously or consciously, how often do you find yourself apologizing? You slightly bump into a stranger and you mutter a ‘sorry.’ A coworker interrupts you, and yet, you find yourself stammering to apologize first. Or, perhaps just as frequently, you find yourself talking about a bad date and when you feel like your friend has […]

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