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. It’s hard to express what you feel in the moment …

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. Comments from YouTube: bsmanning83 How timely, Donna! I left the relationship Friday because of just …

Don’t Manifest Your Relationship Fears

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” Franklin D. Roosevelt Fear of abandonment, fear of intimacy, fear of commitment, fear of change, fear of rejection, fear of failure, and even fear of success — fear destroys relationships. You have …

No One Makes You Do Anything

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Before you blame your partner for making you do something, stop and think, “I have free will to choose my behavior.” Then make sure that you always choose your actions wisely. No one can make you do anything. You ALWAYS have …

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 …

8 Signs Your Relationship is Too Hard

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Did you think you possibly found the love of your life but you’re not feeling happy? Are you frequently frustrated, confused, angry, or sad? Do you feel like you’re bending over backward and jumping through hoops to be there for your …

Taking Your Relationship For Granted Will End It

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Unfortunately, too many people don’t change their behavior until their partner has left them, and then it’s too late. If you value your relationship, show your partner his or her needs matter to you before you push them to their …

Do Long Distance Relationships Work?

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There are both good and bad elements to a long distance relationship. The really good is that it usually creates great communication. But the huge caution is that people with commitment issues are very comfortable in a long distance relationship, and they don’t …

The Question to Find Out How Good Your Relationship Is

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Are you happy? Are you getting your needs met? Do you feel understood and valued? It doesn’t matter how wonderful you think your partner is if he or she doesn’t make you feel loved. I was recently talking to a …

Attending a Wedding Together May End Your Relationship

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Going to a wedding with the love of your life can seem very romantic. But be careful, it just might ignite fear of commitment in your partner and ruin your relationship. If you’re in a great relationship and one or …

Are You Going Along to Get Along?

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Compromising is a great quality as long as you’re not the only one doing it. If you are the only one always giving in, or just going along to avoid an argument then it’s only a matter of time before …

When to Have “The Talk” About Commitment

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Having “the talk” about moving a relationship forward is never easy. Frequently it will end your relationship. So when is the best time to ask if you have a future together? If you have been together at least six months …

Are You A Serial Monogamist?

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Do you hate to be alone? Do you go from one relationship to the next and always find a replacement before you break up with anyone? That’s called a serial monogamist, and it’s not good for you. Many of my …

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It’s been said that it’s not love that’s blind, but jealousy. When left unbridled, jealousy is an incredibly destructive emotion. But if you give jealousy vision, you can use it as an insightful tool to determine the quality of your …