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

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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 officially the time between mid-November …

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How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

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“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, it takes work. Just like …

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True Love: The 10 Signs of Real Love

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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 one answer. Much like answering …

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Why Do I Miss My Ex So Much?

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“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 grieve the loss of a …

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Sex and Love: Does Sex Make Love Stronger?

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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 longer heating up in the …

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

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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 need it in those many …

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Gaslighting: Survive Dangerous Mind Games with Your Sanity Intact

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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 take years to come into …

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How to fix a Toxic Relationship…Or, Should you?

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Toxic relationships are like a festering wound; they just keep hurting, and they never heal. No matter how much you want your toxic relationship to work, it won’t. You are like a child with a puzzle piece trying to make something fit that simply doesn’t. The problem with toxic relationships is that you feel as if there is something you …

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10 Ways to Have a Happier Marriage

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“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin Marriage is something that seems pretty straight forward, you get married, you become a partnership, and it is full of bliss. But the reality is that a marriage is just like a partnership, which means that you don’t always see eye to eye. …