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3 Simple Tricks to Improve Communication in Your Relationship in 2020

Couples often think a lack of communication means not enough words are being exchanged when that is rarely the problem… When people hear the phrase “communication in a relationship,” they often think of it in terms of two people talking openly and freely with one another. Although, yes, that is a component of communication, it […]

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The Dark Side of People Pleasing: 5 Warning Signs

People-pleasing behavior is both necessary to our humanity and good if it is engaged with for the right reasons…Is your need to please healthy? To some people, like me, there is no greater feeling in the world than to know that you have made someone else’s life brighter. For a small segment of the population, […]

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Why Couples Break up During the Holidays – And How to Make it Through to New Year’s  

The turkey drop isn’t about a failed meal, rather a failed relationship. Why things go so wrong for many couples over the holiday season… There is a strange phenomenon that happens around the holidays. At a time when you are supposed to surround yourself with love, many people are breaking up. The “turkey drop” is […]

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How to Get Through the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved one

The sting of their first holiday absence can give way to love and support if you accept it The holidays are both a time to reminisce about holidays that came before and a time to create new memories. If you recently lost someone, or are still mourning someone missing from your life, then the holidays […]

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How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest  of you lonely.” -Charles M. Schulz Distance makes the heart grow fonder…well, maybe for a bit. But after your heart has grown as much as it can, it might start to disconnect. If you are wondering how to make a long-distance relationship work, […]

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True Love: The 10 Signs of Real Love

True love. It should be a super easy concept. After all, shouldn’t love be the same for everyone? And when you fall in love, shouldn’t it somehow feel “real” and be different than puppy love or infatuation? The problem with answering the question, “what is the definition of true love?” Is that there is no […]

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Why Do I Miss My Ex So Much?

“I thought I still loved you but then I realized I just love the memory of who you used to be.”-Morgan Hanthorn It doesn’t matter if you are eight or eighty, breakups suck! There is just no way to get around the feelings of loss and sadness. And although there is no magic timeline to […]

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Sex and Love: Does Sex Make Love Stronger?

There is an old saying that what happens in the bedroom is what is happening in a marriage. But many wonder how important having sexual contact with your significant other really is for the health of your marriage. After all, the most important things should be mutual trust, respect, and communication. If things are no […]

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Love is Love: 7 Types of Love to Enrich Your Life

Love is love, right? When we speak of it, it is assumed that we all have an agreed-upon definition of what it is. But much like the color blue, how do you know if the color blue you see is the same color that I see? Love can come in many different forms, and we […]

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Gaslighting: Survive Dangerous Mind Games with Your Sanity Intact

Gaslighting can happen to anyone. That’s why gaslighting is so insidious. Even the most self-assured and confident people can suddenly find themselves years into a manipulative relationship. You may wonder when the relationship became so destructive. You may feel ashamed. You could feel trapped. Gaslighting is a slow and steady trickle of manipulation, that can […]