Don't Hold Your Feelings In When Your Partner Upsets You

Don’t Hold Your Feelings In When Your Partner Upsets You

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If your partner does something that upsets you, you need to speak up about how you feel immediately — without yelling. Therein lies the problem for a lot of people. Don’t hold your feelings in when your partner upsets you. …

Why You Should Never Ask How Many Men She Slept With

Why You Should Never Ask How Many Men She Slept With

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You are never supposed to discuss the details of your past relationships with your new partner. Women who constantly talk about their ex, or exes, create jealousy and insecurity in their partner. It certainly doesn’t create healthy intimacy between you; …

If You Escape Your Relationship You're Going To Lose It

If You Escape Your Relationship You’re Going To Lose It

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Do you avoid intimacy or spending time with your significant other? Do you need a lot of space? If so, you’re pushing him or her away. I need to warn you, if you escape your relationship you’re going to lose …

Your Emotional Wall Keeps You Alone

Your Emotional Wall Keeps You Alone

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Being emotionally open in a relationship is very scary for people who are uncomfortable with feeling vulnerable. Putting up an emotional wall to hide behind feels safe. After all, it is much easier to get angry than to share what you’re truly feeling. But …

Spring Cleaning Your Relationship

The Importance of Spring Cleaning Your Relationship

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With spring comes change and with that, sometimes relationships change. If the winter had you cooped up and feeling blasé you may be coming down with Spring fever. It’s time to check off the spring cleaning your relationship list and …

How to Increase Emotional Intimacy

How to Increase Emotional Intimacy

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So what is emotional intimacy? Real intimacy takes time to establish. It involves trust and mutually feeling safe to be vulnerable, allowing healthy self-disclosure without fearing being betrayed or misunderstood. It involves respect, tolerance, and always sharing how you feel—no …

How to Communicate Better

How to Communicate Better

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One of the biggest mistakes in love is expecting your partner to know you so well that he or she will instinctively recognize exactly what you want and need. Is your partner psychic? Does your partner have ESP? No! You shouldn’t presume that …