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Dating Advice: FRIENDS BEFORE LOVERS

20/06/2022

Two core values I embrace as a heartbreak/finding-love coach are transparency and authenticity. I do believe friendship before love is key, but I admit that this isn’t exactly how my personal hell-and-back love-life journey unfolded. It started 12 years ago, at 28 years old, when a platonic friendship turned into my first adult love that ultimately led to my first excruciating heartbreak. I then moved on to ANOTHER friend. Even though my spidey senses said, “Run from him as a lover,” I let myself fall for his grandiose…

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7 THINGS You’re Probably Forgetting Before a Date

16/06/2022

Modern dating is one of Dante’s circles of hell, and this is a hill we will die on. But since it’s a thing that many people do, ourselves included, we thought we’d try to make the process a bit better by sharing some hard-won tips. Here, seven things you’re probably forgetting before a date. 3 good convo starters Statistically speaking the conversation will, at some point, peter off into an awkward silence. Have a few things at the ready to help…

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The Most Common BOUNDARY MYTHS

15/06/2022

Boundaries are a hot topic these days. Their very name is sung from the mountaintops, but explaining exactly what boundaries are is a little more of a moving target. That’s because most boundaries are unique to us all as individuals, and they don’t come with a rulebook. In fact, while boundary-setting may be good for us, it doesn’t always come easy. We find ourselves wracked with guilt over declaring our boundaries to loved ones. We feel like we are letting them down, being…

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RED FLAGS TO LOOK FOR on a First Date

07/06/2022

When it comes to first dates, we’re all for keeping an open mind and not immediately writing a potential prospect off because of a personal ick you noticed. That said, there are certain non-negotiables to look out for on date number one that will most likely save your time in the long run. Your time is precious and you should keep it sacred, so if you witness any of these red flags during your meet-up, it might be best to let the date live as…

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How To Build Trust In Your Relationship And Why It’s Important, Per Relationship Experts

06/06/2022

What’s hard to build, easy to ruin, and absolutely essential to any healthy intimate relationship? Trust. Your connection may start with a meet-cute and a spark, but for a relationship to have real staying power, you’ve got to be able to use the “T” word when describing how you feel about your partner. “If you want a healthy, happy, long-term relationship, you’ll need to prioritize building and maintaining trust,” Theresa Herring, a licensed marriage and family therapist says. “Without it, other…

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5 Ways to REFRESH YOUR RELATIONSHIP

02/06/2022

We tend to romanticize the idea of love when we’re single, but what about when we’re far into a long-term relationship? Things can go stale or feel tired, repetitive, disconnected. Love is so much more than the blissful initial fall or even the paradise years immediately following— it’s a journey that two people consciously embark on together, knowing that it will take work and intention. Monica Berg, co-host of the Spiritually Hungry podcast and author of Fear Is Not an Option and Rethink Love,…

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9 Tips to Get Your PARTNER TO HEAR YOU

01/06/2022

Healthy communication is the foundation of any healthy relationship. We all know this, and yet lack of communication is still one of the most common problems that couples face. How many times have you gone to your partner to discuss something that is on your mind, only to be met with defensiveness? Or have you ever been advised by your therapist to open up to your loved one, but when you did, it just seemed to make everything worse? Have you…

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Signs You’re Being LOVE BOMBED

26/05/2022

While many dream of a love-at-first-sight fairy tale, the truth is, too much love too quickly can often be a red flag. Not sure if it’s real love or if something unhealthy is going on? Ahead I’m sharing four signs (as a Love Coach) that you’re being love bombed. Read through and see if any boxes check off, but don’t feel ashamed or alone—this is a common dating habit (now it just has a name tied to it).  Sign #1: Exaggerated declarations…

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DEAL-BREAKERS in Relationships

17/05/2022

So, what’s the deal with non-negotiables? When you start to see habits and routines in your significant other that you don’t want to tolerate (for a lifetime) … that’s how you know if you’ve come across a deal-breaker in your relationship.It can be the moment when you’re in bed and realize you don’t want to be lying next to them anymore because they go to bed early and want the room quiet so you’re left there with nothing to do. This…

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10 Not-So-Obvious Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship

11/05/2022

You probably have heard the words “toxic relationship” thrown around at one point in your life—maybe when your friend has spoken about her not-boyfriend boyfriend or maybe when reading a review about a movie like 365 DNI. But the truth is, it’s hard to fully understand what it means to be in a toxic relationship. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of “toxic” is “relating to or being extremely harsh, malicious, and harmful.” So, yeah, you can only imagine what that looks with someone who…

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