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long distance relationship tips

The Long-Distance Relationship: 6 Things to Remember

Love doesn’t always respect geographic boundaries, or easily take a backseat to educational pursuits, familial obligations, and career opportunities. Long-distance relationships (LDR) are proliferating, with an estimated 14 million couples defining their relationships as such and a staggering 75 percent of engaged couples reporting having been in a long-distance relationship at some point. Even as […]

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Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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No More Shame: 7 Ways to Get that Confidence Back

We live in a shame culture that attacks our confidence on a daily basis. Because of this we often feel flawed, unlovable, and unworthy. Shame hurts … bad. Not only emotionally, but also physically. According to Guy Winch, Ph.D., author of Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure and Other Everyday Hurts, rejection and physical […]

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About You, Dating Advice, Expert Advice, Mind, Body And Spirit
first date tips

Reducing the Pressure of the First Date

Whether you’re 25 and fancy free or 65 with grown children, first dates for the majority of people are pressure moments—a situation in which you have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on your performance. When pressure is your chaperone, you become overly self-conscious, anxious, a poor listener, and abrupt speaker, and poor […]

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Dating Tips, Expert Advice, First Date Questions, First Dates
dating positively

When Dating Gets You Down: How to Keep the Hope Alive

“I just don’t do well with women. They are like a puzzle I’ll never be able to solve.” “I shouldn’t get too attached to him because he will leave me anyways. That’s what they always do.” “She’s nice and we had a great time, but I feel jaded from being burned by other women. There’s […]

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About You, Date Tips, Dating Advice, Expert Advice, Mind, Body And Spirit, Online Date Tips
dating advice

3 Critical Steps to a Healthy Dating Life

Your divorce is final and you are ready, perhaps reluctantly, to get back into dating again. The reluctance sounds something like “I’m scared there is no one out there who is right for me!” After all, you’ve heard it time and again from some of your hopelessly single friends who seem deep down miserable. Hearing this so frequently, […]

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About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Expert Advice
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7 Signs The Guy You’re Dating is Definitely Not ‘The One’

It’s challenging when you’re dating someone  — and wondering if they’re the right one. To answer that question, it’s tempting to focus on him, frantically monitoring his every word and behavior looking for signs that might predict future happiness or misery to come. But here’s the truth you need to know … the only real […]

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Dating Advice, Expert Advice
intimacy issues

The Intimacy Bait and Switch: Don’t Get Caught with an Intimacy Gap!

“I have a wonderful boyfriend,” wrote Anne. “He is an angel except one thing. He doesn’t talk about how he feels, he doesn’t say I love you, and on December 3rd, it will be a year. He is good to me and gentle with me but he’s never given me any kind of keepsake, not even […]

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Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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Why Forgiveness is Necessary When it Comes to Love

We’ve all heard the saying “forgive and forget,” but how many of us truly know what this means or how to do it? Forgiveness involves engaging with a complex series of emotions – anger, pain, frustration, and fear – which most of us try to avoid. Unfortunately, we can’t escape these feelings in life, at […]

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About You, Breaking Up, Communication, Dating Issues, Expert Advice, Mind, Body And Spirit
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Love’s Crystal Ball: How to Keep Their Past from Ruining Your Future

A central task each of us faces when choosing a partner is loving ourselves. And as science would have it, a crucial aspect of loving ourselves is setting boundaries for whom we’ll let in our lives — and who gets shut out. A big shut-out?  Anyone whose past might ruin your future. I have lost track […]

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No Partner? How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with romantic love, often making February 14th a difficult day for those who are unpartnered. Unfortunately, for some the holiday is a reminder of past hurts, grief, and rejection. It’s time to focus on the present and take a new perspective on Valentine’s Day. Here are some tips for […]

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About You, Being Single, Expert Advice