THE LONELY GIRL
Short love stories are all about that skip in the heart, but could you actually have been in a romantic love story all along, and not know it? Here I reminisce about my walk into the world of love with a girl who didn’t even want to know me.
I’ve heard a saying, that “life is a surprise”. Call me a sceptic, but I generally scoff at lines that scream something that leaves us expecting so much.
My short love story may be short on words, but it’s a story that’s filled every thought and day of my existence with happiness.
I’m a guy, a 26-year-old guy who works in a job he likes. A guy who hangs out with his friends when the sun goes down, and one who, when the story begins, is still single.
I’m single, not because I want to be single. I think it’s weird to be single. Or maybe that’s what all guys think.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT – THE REAL TRUTH BEHIND IT
Do you believe in love at first sight? Many people have varying degrees of acceptance when it comes to this kind of love because, quite frankly, it’s rather shallow. But what does one feel when they experience this? Here is the truth.
As cliché as love at first sight may sound, it’s truly an experience of a lifetime.
Falling in love in an instant
I remember the first time I experienced love at first sight.
I was in my eighth grade, just a little boy sitting in an audience, watching a theatrical play at an interschool competition.
I was mildly fascinated, look at all the new faces in the crowd, from different schools. As I scanned the full hall, my eyes saw a girl I had never seen before.
“Marriages don’t die with a bang. They quietly tip-toe away and are gone before you know they left. Marriages die slowly under the gradually rising wave of distracted indifference.”
– Sam Margulies –
Hey there, friends.
How was your week? How is your marriage? Did you try the great cuddling experiment? How did it go?
We just wanted to send over a quick marriage tip for you to try this week.
Quick Relationship Tip #207: Pay attention.
Pay attention to your spouse. You’ll start to notice what he/she needs, likes, and wants, and you’ll be in a better place to serve, help, lift, encourage, and love that spouse of yours better! Every small effort and improvement you make towards nurturing your marriage will make a difference. You’ve got this.
Cheering you on,
Aaron & April
10 THINGS YOU DO THAT’LL BRING YOUR SOULMATE TO YOU
Many of us spend all our lives searching for the perfect partner. But it can be really easy to know how to find your soulmate if you understand these tips.
We spend several years trying to find that perfect partner who can fill our lives with happiness and love.
Sometimes, we get lucky and meet the love of our lives at the very first real date.
And at other times, it takes a bit of searching and prodding.
But the truth is, there’s a soulmate for every one of us.
And there’s a great chance that they’re right around the corner and looking for love too.
THE ANXIOUS-AVOIDANT RELATIONSHIP TRAP: AN INTERVIEW WITH AMIR LEVINE PART II
Interview Guest: Amir Levine, M.D., is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and co-author of a popular book, Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love, which has been translated into 14 languages. You can read Part I of the interview with Dr. Levine here.
It’s important to be in a secure relationship because insecure relationships are “a recipe for a lot of pain,” according to Dr. Levine.
This doesn’t mean that partners in insecure relationships don’t love each other. They often love each other a lot. The problem is that in an anxious-avoidant relationship, there tends to be a sense of “stable instability.”
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AS A WOMAN: 19 WAYS TO POWER YOURSELF
When it comes to learning how to take care of yourself as a woman, there is quite a bit you can do to become the best version of yourself.
Women are often taught how to care for children and men, but when do you learn how to take care of yourself as a woman? NOW!
Taking care of yourself as a woman comes in many forms. From pampering to standing up for yourself and more. There are endless ways to care for yourself as a woman and become the best you that you can be.
What does it mean to take care of yourself as a woman?
25 COMPLIMENTS FOR GUYS THEY’LL NEVER EVER FORGET!
Want to compliment a guy with a line that’ll leave him with a wide grin and an instant attraction towards you, just use these 25 compliments for guys.
It’s easy to make a guy fall for you or make him feel more affectionate towards you.
All you need to do is compliment him with the appropriate line at the appropriate time.
Compliments make girls feel good about themselves.
But to a guy, it does more than that.
It leaves him thinking of you and your compliment for a long time.
14 THINGS YOU SAY OR DO THAT EMASCULATE YOUR MAN!
Are you unintentionally saying a few things that may make your man feel emasculated? Here are 14 things you definitely need to avoid saying or doing!
As a woman and a lover, one of the things you take upon yourself is to change your man for the better.
You see his flaws and his imperfections.
And you want to change them for the better.
But really, that’s never a bad thing.
After all, many men are diamonds in the rough that need a bit of polishing to become better versions of themselves.
And especially when you’re in a relationship, isn’t it each partner’s selfless love that helps their partner become the best they can be?
THE UNWRITTEN LOVE POEM: WHY TRUE LOVE IS SO HARD TO EXPRESS
Twenty years ago, I wrote an unsigned love poem to a girl I barely knew. I told Brianna, among other things, that life was a blaze of magnificence, that she made it even brighter, and that someday I would spend every day with the prettiest girl in the world.
When she read the poem she got goose bumps, smiled from ear to ear, and daydreamed about the gentleman behind the poetic prose. She showed it to her sister who sighed and said, “How romantic! I wish someone would write me a poem like that.” Then she showed it to her parents. Her mom smirked, but her dad frowned and said, “Don’t waste your time on a foolish boy hiding behind a silly poem.” Finally, she let her new boyfriend read it. In a grim voice he said, “Let me know when you find out who wrote it, because I’d like to give him a piece of my mind!”
Despite reactions ranging from enthusiasm to aggravation, she kept the poem and still has it in her possession today, two decades later. Her younger brother, Jose, recently found it neatly folded and tucked between two pages of an old photo album she keeps in her den.
20 INGENIOUS WAYS TO KEEP A RELATIONSHIP EXCITING
Many couples complain of boredom, lack of sex and less communication after being together for years on end. Here are 20 genius ways to fight that.
Contrary to what many people think, keeping the spark alive in a long term relationship is not that easy to do. Work, kids, mortgages and life in general tend to put a damper on the passion, lust and interesting conversation that you had with your partner during the early stages of your relationship.
What used to be glitzy nights out on the town have now been replaced with stressful or boring nights in. One spouse frantically sending out work emails, whilst the other nurses a sick baby does not make for sexy couple time.
There is no denying that the deeper and more intimately you know someone, the more likely the magic tends to diminish and you start settling into what sexy singles like to refer to as the dreaded ‘comfort zone.’ Don’t get me wrong. Being utterly comfortable with someone until they seem like they are a part of you is a wonderful thing. In fact, that sort of intimacy should be applauded and respected.