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10 Signs SOMEONE IS GOOD FOR YOU

20/09/2022

Are you the type of person who looks for the green or red flags first when you’re newly dating someone? There’s no wrong answer, both are equally important indicators to know if a person is a good fit for your life. We’re putting an emphasis on the good part in today’s relationship advice and sharing signs someone is definitely a healthy match.When you catch feelings and enter the early stages of dating, it’s all too easy to let toxic traits slide by because #honeymoongoggles. We’ve all been there.…

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The DOS AND DON’TS of Dating

10/09/2022

I’ll be the first to admit that I know very little about love. I understand the concept of love—and how I think love should look and feel—but falling in love? Staying in love? Being in love? Uh, no … definitely not my domain. I’m not the type of person who falls in and out of love in the amount of time between a polish change. I have friends who love to fall in love and, honestly, I’m slightly envious of their total abandon to…

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SUMMER’S OVER and So Is Your Fling …

08/09/2022

You needed it. A light, easy summer. A fun fling. The fling was hot … not someone you’d ever see yourself settling down with in the long run, but he served his purpose of just making you feel ALIVE again. Thank you, sir, but now it’s back to reality. Editor’s note: Although this article uses male pronouns, the advice applies to all sexual orientations and gender identities. The school year is starting (even if you’re not a student, you know what I…

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13 Things to Consider Before Getting Back Together With Your Ex

02/09/2022

It’s the plot of basically every romantic comedy, country song, and sugar-free gum commercial: The one that got away. Whether or not you did the dumping or were the dumpee, saying goodbye to the person you’re pretty sure was your soul mate is up there with forgetting it was picture day in middle school. It majorly blows. And chances are, you’ve probably thought about trying to rekindle things too. But instead of drunk texting your ex or sending them all the gifts from “The 12 Days of Christmas”…

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12 Subtle Signs Your Partner Is in Love With You

01/09/2022

Unless you possess the ability to read people’s minds, there’s unfortunately no way to know how someone feels about you unless they directly tell you. And because communication is hard in the early stages of dating, knowing what love looks like can be hard to suss out. But FYI, just because your partner hasn’t fully thrown out the whole “I love you” thing doesn’t mean they’re not experiencing all the feels. In fact, it’s possible your partner could be feeling a deep love, even if they…

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The Importance of HAVING SPACE in Your Relationship

30/08/2022

Romantic relationships that have blossomed into mutual commitment are a beautiful thing. You have a lover and a built-in best friend who is always concerned with your best interests. You’re each other’s top priority, and you exalt each other’s feelings above almost everyone else’s … A dream. However, there is a healthy boundary in those kinds of commitments that allows these relationships to sustain and endure, and that is having—and giving—space. Think of this space as an air cushion. Without this…

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How to get Over FIRST-DATE STAGE FRIGHT

29/08/2022

First dates have always felt a little tumultuous. But post-pandemic, the idea of meeting up with a stranger (!) in public (!!) and maybe even ending up wanting to kiss them (!!!) can feel downright terrifying. We’re here to help you reframe the situation with Michelle Afont, relationship expert, divorce lawyer, and multi-published author, whose most recent work is The Dang Factor. Here are her top four tips to help you prep your mindset for a first date. 1. ATTITUDE REALLY IS…

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RED FLAGS on Dating Apps

25/08/2022

Before I address red flags to look out for on the dating apps, I invite you to store them in a little closet of your brain, once you’ve been made aware of them.So often, I see clients focusing too much on red flags in their search for love, versus focusing on the person they are actually looking for. This is easy to do, as there are a plethora of interesting characters on the apps, but when you’re primarily focused on what isn’t…

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HARD BUT HEALING Post-Breakup Advice

12/08/2022

We all have an inner child. This is the former, younger self that was harmed in some way—large or small, there is no judgment on the size of the traumas that occur to us at a young age. They all have an impact on how we develop, how we move through life, and how we cultivate and behave in relationships. It can be very challenging to have an in-depth understanding of what our former selves have suffered. Often, as children, we don’t fully realize problematic…

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HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING About Your Crush

02/08/2022

Whether it’s a dating scenario like today’s reader submission or a conversation you can’t get off your brain—some situations call for reinforcement (like the 10 suggestions I’m sharing below) to really clear your mind and think about literally anything else besides what’s consuming your headspace due to a case of obsessive thinking. “How can I stop my mind from obsessively overthinking about whether my crush is going to text/call me back?” Overthinking causes us to spend too much time on the same…

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