Articles with the tag relationships

4 Keys to Bring Back the Passion in Long Term Relationships

Like brother and sister. Haven’t you heard that phrase being used to describe husband and wife or partners who’ve been together for the longest time? One challenge in long term relationships is keeping the passion alive. The love may still be there, but it’s the kind of love you feel for a sibling, or a […]

5 Valentine’s Day Date & Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is a day for expressing our love and admiration for our loved ones, but it is no secret that finding the perfect way to celebrate can cause a lot of pressure. If you are newly dating you are walking a fine line between the date being fun or too intimate. If you happen […]

10 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

Tying the knot might sound lovely and easy on paper, however, in practice, it can become one of the most stressful events in your life. What you once thought to be a spotless fairy tale come true plan can easily be shattered by the realities of modern life, particularly the economy. Surely, there are lots of […]

Using Self-Care to Overcome Codependency

There is a series on Netflix now called Love, that is a Jude Apatow romantic comedy about a socially awkward man in his 30s trying to date a smart, successful, and beautiful woman in her 30s, who also happens to be a recovering sex and alcohol addict. I’ll admit that some parts of this show […]

10 Basic Relationship Tips I Learned Along the Way 

The internet is teeming with too many relationship tips and advice, making it difficult to filter the wise from the silly. So I’ve had to rely on credible sources for guidance and transpose them on my own experiences to navigate through my own relationships with some success.

Getting Over Someone: How to Find Closure

Getting over someone who was a significant person in your life is tough and painful, especially if you didn’t initiate the breakup or didn’t want the relationship to end. It becomes doubly difficult when there is no closure and you are left hanging, confused and wondering what went wrong, or why he left you.

Can Vulnerability Strengthen Your Relationship?

Most people fear vulnerability. We open ourselves up to disappointment, hurt, pain and rejection. Vulnerability also makes us look weak and needy, or worse, desperate and pathetic! We always want to portray ourselves as strong and independent, capable of being happy and successful even without a man (or woman) by our side. And there’s nothing […]

Healthy Boundaries You Should Set in Your Relationship

Healthy boundaries in your relationship are the limits you set on what is and is not acceptable behavior from your partner. They pave the way to mutual respect, understanding, support, and caring – essential elements for strong and enduring love. On the other hand, weak or nonexistent boundaries open you up to exploitation, abuse, hurt, […]

It’s Okay to Quit Sometimes

No one likes a quitter. Never give up. The chances are you grew up with these tenets. We’re taught to keep our eyes on the prize, to persevere until we reach our goals, and that giving up is not an option. But guess what? Sometimes, it’s okay to quit. Depending on the circumstances, giving up […]

Gift-giving Tips To Enhance a New Relationship

There are no hard and fast gift-giving rules for someone you’re in a relationship with fairly recently. And yet…that innocent little gift can be a determining factor in the early demise or continuity of your “almost there but not quite yet” union. If you really like the person and wish your new relationship to progress […]