What if I told you someone did find a way to "categorize" your love style ? Prepare yourself for some soul searching because you might just be: The Conflicted, but Passionate This is the couple Facebook made the "It's Complicated" relationship status for. Their levels of commitment tend to go up and down over time, especially after arguments. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. They use conflicts to help them make decisions about the relationship, and in fact, they didn't appear to be any more destined for a breakup than any of the other groups. Also, as a [...]
No matter how in tune you are with your partner, misunderstandings and communication are always possible. Here some of the most common, yet avoidable communication mistakes that could harm a relationship. Some types of communication are more obvious signs your relationship might be doomed: extreme criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling. Today let's talk about the more subtle ways we might not be communicating as well as we could with our partners—and how to avoid them. Assuming That More Communication Is the Solution Surprise! You've probably heard before that good communication is the key of a happy relationship, and, while that [...]
You know it's love when... The first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think of before you go to bed is him/her. The very thought of being without them makes you want to cry. Whenever you are feeling down, all you have to do is imagine their cute little face and you begin to smile. You get that feeling of fuzzy e rushy love (i.e. you feel all funny inside, you get butterflies in your tummy) You would give anything just for time to stop so you can be [...]
How can I deal with my jealousy? While everyone gets jealous or suspicious from time to time, experiencing jealousy on a daily basis can be problematic. When jealousy strikes, you often compare yourself to your rival. You feel threatened, and always imagine the worse case scenario—that your partner or spouse might leave you for someone else. Not only is jealousy unpleasant to experience, but individuals, who are chronically jealous or suspicious, often misinterpret what is going on—taking what might be an innocent event and thinking about it in the worst way possible. For example, if a boyfriend or girlfriend [...]
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