THE LITTLE THINGS IN LOVE THAT MAKE ROMANCE BETTER
Love and romance isn’t just about splurging on expensive gifts or jet-setting on luxurious vacations. What really holds true love together are the little things in love, the little acts of love that really count.
Why are little acts of love so important to keep that warm buzz of love and that glow alive?
There are times in your life when you just sit down and watch the rain pitter-patter against the window pane.
At times like these, you wish you could do so many things for your lover.
MARRIAGE IS HARD WORK!!!
Dr. D.K. Olukoya
Many years ago I interpreted the saying “Marriage is not for small boys” to mean small boys in terms of age, until I visited a female mentor that has been in marriage for 47 years.
I asked her, “So what is the secret of your over 47 successful years in marriage?”
Beaming with smiles, she retorted, “My son, the expectations you bring into marriage will spell either its doom or success. I married my husband without expectations of enjoying his money or him buying cars for me but, with time, my patience, hard work and God-fearing attitude yielded results of getting cars, houses, taking care of our children and all that.
THESE 4 BEHAVIORS RUIN MARRIAGES IN LESS THAN 6 YEARS (AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD)
There are four toxic behaviors that harm all relationships. They are toxic because they take away the emotional safety required for emotional connection and conflict resolution.
Dr. Gottman calls these four behaviors the Four Horsemen. Like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the New Testament, they symbolize the end of time for a relationship.
When these four behaviors become a habitual way of communicating problems, they end a relationship within 6 years, according to Dr. Gottman’s research.
60 GET-TO-KNOW-YOU QUESTIONS FOR A NEW ROMANCE
Want to get to know your new lover a lot better? Use these 60 revealing get-to-know-you questions to get to know everything you need to know.
Relationships are all about compatibility.
Even if there’s a lot of infatuation and sexual tension to start with, all it takes is a few wrong likes and dislikes to fall apart.
For a relationship to be successful, both the partners can have different likes and dislikes, but their principles towards life and their approach towards the future have to be the same.
If one of you likes working hard while the other person lives for the moment, it is bound to leave one of you with a few moments of repressed anger.
JEALOUS BOYFRIEND – 10 WAYS TO MAKE HIM NOT-SO-JEALOUS
Having a hard time dealing with a jealous boyfriend? If you’re sure your boyfriend is a keeper, here are 10 steps to change him from jealous to not-so-jealous.
Dealing with a jealous boyfriend is rather difficult.
And it’s actually a lot easier to just walk away from the relationship in the first place, instead of constantly having to remind him how much you love him.
But on the other hand, you may be misinterpreting his insecurity as jealousy.
And it’s not easy to tell the difference.
13 DOWN-TO-EARTH WAYS TO EXPRESS YOUR LOVE WITHOUT WORDS
Paul Timothy Mangay
Saying “I love you” is a monumental step. But can you express it without saying it outright? Here are 13 ways to express your love without using words.
In this day and age, the profession of love has taken the form of a narcissistic attention-grabber. You might have seen at least one of the countless viral videos featuring flash mob wedding proposals, or elaborately-staged skits for some dude to confess his feelings for a girl he has liked since elementary school. Nowadays, it seems romanticism screams to be heard and will, at times, demand an audience to be appreciated.
Taking a different approach
While large gestures are considered sweet, because our standards for affection require leaving cheeks blushed and hearts racing, you don’t really need a film production company or a gang of agreeable buddies to make your love known.
HOW TO BE ROMANTIC WITHOUT BEING CHEESY
Romance doesn’t always have to be cheesy or make you cringe. Find out how to be romantic and loving, without feeling awkward about your behavior.
Romance is a beautiful thing.
When you’re new in love, even the cheesiest of gestures can feel so romantic.
But as the relationship ages, awkwardness starts to set in and the cheesy ‘you-complete-me’ lines start to diminish.
Now that doesn’t mean you love your partner less.
It only means your infatuation has passed over and you’re now back in your senses.
18 CRITICAL SIGNS OF AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
Even the healthiest of relationships could start to turn bad over time. Use these 18 unhealthy relationship signs to decipher your own love life.
A healthy relationship is every couple’s fairytale storyline.
After all, all of us want our love lives to be filled with bliss and happiness.
But other than a lucky few, most couples lose their way along marital or relationship bliss and end up taking the unhealthy path towards bad romance.
It’s quite sad really, because as lovers, your partner and you do try to make the relationship work.
You may try hard to understand each other and communicate with each other.
WHY INSECURE PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH VULNERABILITY
As we’ve seen on this site, vulnerable communication is the solution for finding a healthy relationship and happy life. At a glance, most treat vulnerability as if it is something every person can do. Many believe that if the person sets their mind to it, they can get their needs met in a healthy manner. Unfortunately, this is only the case for secure individuals.
Secure individuals are capable of expressing themselves and regulating their emotions because they believe they are worthy of love and affection. They expect their partners to be responsive and caring. It’s easy to see that having such beliefs can lead on to not become overwhelmed as easily. Secure individuals have no issue communicating their needs to their significant other.
The problem is that insecure people -my previous self included- struggle to get in touch with what is really bothering them. Once the emotional floodgates open, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. These can create irrational thoughts, which can end in a person lashing out.
10 RELATIONSHIP DEAL BREAKERS TO WATCH OUT FOR!
Ever wondered why your partner seems so distant, even when you think everything’s fine? These 10 relationship deal breakers could be the answer!
A relationship could seem calm and perfect on the outside.
But more often than not, it’s never as simple as it appears.
You may think you’re the perfect partner who constantly tries to woo their lover or make them feel special.
But unknowingly, there may be a few traits that you display which could be tearing the both of you apart, without your notice.