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texting and dating

2 Things to Know About Texting and Dating

It is no secret that much of the communication between potential or new partners occurs behind the computer screen or through text messaging. By definition, online dating begins on the Internet, however, growing trends suggest that new relationships continue to take place over technology and have become less about connecting and interacting in person. As […]

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About You, Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Relationship Tips, Relationships
jealousy issues

What Jealousy is Really About

JEALOUSY! This is a big relationship issue that often does (but doesn’t have to) ruin your relationship. Jealousy is the green, fire-breathing monster lying in wait to devour relationships. Jealousy is within you. It has nothing to do with your partner. No matter what your partner does, you still feel jealous UNLESS you track it […]

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About You, Relationship Problems, Relationships
hugging benefits

15 Reasons to Hug Your Love More Often

Hugs are such frequent and automatic gestures that their value may be overlooked. But it turns out the common hug is not so common after all. More than a simple embrace or squeeze on the shoulder, hugs have many physical and emotional benefits, especially when enjoyed by two lovebirds: 1. A hug conveys caring. After […]

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Physical Chemistry, Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
how to break up kindly

15 Ways to Exit a Relationship with Dignity

In 1962, Neil Sedaka released the song “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” which went to number one on the Billboard charts, was translated into many languages, and eventually was covered by dozens of artists over the years. The title of that song is a phrase that has been uttered by countless people over the decades. Love and […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
dead end relationship

15 Signs You Are in a Dead-End Relationship

Relationships usually begin with high hopes and bright expectations. The key is to not waste precious time hanging onto one that is bringing up more and more question marks. Here are signs that you’re sticking with a dead-end relationship, and it might be time to move on: 1. You have more confusion than clarity. Time should […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
are you too close to the ex

8 Ways You Are Crossing Healthy Boundaries with the Ex

As a chocolate lover, I’d like to think you can never have too much chocolate. Similarly, I want to say you can never be too good. But I do think you can overplay a strength, particularly with an ex, and get yourself in trouble. It’s the same with chocolate, no matter how good it is, […]

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About You, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
how to save a relationship

15 Ways to Rescue a Relationship on the Rocks

Every relationship goes through hard times. Many couples learn how to navigate through choppy waters and sail on toward a bright future together. Others, however, hit a rough spot and stay stuck, wondering if they’ve suffered irreparable damage. For dating couples, this is the time to evaluate if the relationship has run its course and it’s […]

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Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
dating multiple people at once

15 Ways to Know If Your Partner Will Be Faithful

At the top of nearly every survey about what singles want in a partner is a person who is faithful, loyal, and trustworthy. In other words, singles in a committed relationship want someone who will not cheat on them. Unfortunately, the reality of that desire often comes to a painful end as time goes on. Accurate statistics […]

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Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
create miracles

5 Communication Essentials for Your Relationship

To create a healthy, lasting relationship, two people often do a delicate dance to find the balance between independence and partnership, self and other and the need for commitment vs. freedom. Choreographing this dance successfully is all about figuring out how to commit to another while staying true to yourself. If you turn yourself into […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
ways to know if it is true love

15 Ways to Know If It’s True Love

Fans of the movie ‘The Princess Bride’ will remember the scene where Westley and Buttercup are parting ways, and the princess wonders if she’ll ever see him again. He says, “Hear this now: I will always come for you.” When she asks how she can be sure, Westley tells her, “This is true love—you think […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationship Tips, Relationships