In this age of globalization long distance relationships have become quite a norm. People who balked at the idea even a few years ago have accepted the fact, while millennials take in their stride all the time. The distance is also quite a large one for it’s no more just a job in another city; it could very well be a three year stint in another country. You may not be able to take off for the weekend as easily which means longer separations. It is not just about time and distance but a lot of money as well which, let’s face it, can be hard to shell out all the time. So will your relationship last in face of such challenges?
Breaking up is hard to do, or so the line goes.
It’s true and anyone who has been in a relationship for more than a few months can testify to that. If you’re on the wrong end of the breakup, meaning your ex is the one who ended it, then it can be even more challenging to overcome.
It’s an age old question: why are men intimidated by strong women? There are probably plenty of guys out there who would adamantly claim they are not intimidated by any woman, but when push comes to shove, truth tends to shine bright.
Have you ever noticed that you spend all this time figuring out what type of outfit to wear, getting the makeup just right, and then your date arrives to pick you up and he doesn’t seem all that thrilled? It could be what you chose to wear or even how you wear it.
Relationships are hard and finding that right person is even harder. They say you have to kiss to a lot of toads before you get to the prince. Well, don’t expect the prince to be perfect. He is going to do and say things that will seriously rile you up and you will probably feel like smacking him on the head most of the time. But that doesn’t make him a bad person, just a man! You have to give him that leeway. Don’t judge a man by the great books you read or the movies that turn you into a marshmallow inside. That’s not reality. This imperfect man, who loves you, is.
Marriage is a big step and can be harder than you think. Even if you have been in a relationship for a long time, marriage will make a difference. Definitely for the better but if you go into it blindly then you are bound to expect some disappointments in the process. So take off your rose-tinted glasses and adopt a more practical approach. There are going to be some big changes in your life and you should be adequately prepared to deal with them. Make a list of all the things that are important to you both and what could be issues later on. Unless you have a mutual understanding about these things, there could be nasty surprises in store for you.
Most of us think that love is enough to make a relationship last. Well. for starters the definition of love differs for each of us. When we are attracted to someone we have a physical compatibility merged with a mental connect that takes it to the next level. Having either one is not enough to have a successful relationship. At the same time, sex, love or money, things that are so important when we are young, aren’t enough to make a relationship work. When you see a couple who have been together for decades you will notice that it is the little things in them that signified their deep love and affection. Long after their sex lives have paced down to a slow cadence they are a still a symbol of what lasting relationships should be.
There are many things that you shouldn’t do in a relationship and these rules keep changing. Times have changed and electronic devices have taken an enormous amount of importance in our lives. It is understandable because we live in an age of technology and communication revolution. But the hold that these devices have on us should be allowed to a certain extent. For if we let them these will devour us. More so in a relationship, where you should be giving your partner time and attention instead of immersing yourself in the phone. And the worst thing you can do is hide the phone from your partner. That’s probably the ultimate disaster you have courted.
Valentine’s day. That magical day in the year when love is in the air and everything looks wonderful. When you are in a wonderful relationship or married to the love of your life, this days takes in even greater significance. You are celebrating love so don’t hesitate to go all out and show your love to the world. Make it a special day and show your partner how much you adore and appreciate him or her. No gesture is too small or big as long as you are comfortable and your partner happy. When you see a smile on his/her face you will know that it was all worth it.
If you are 40 and still single, then either you really like being single or you are doing something wrong. It could very well be the latter but that doesn’t mean you are doing something heinous and needs to be flogged for it. You are probably just lying to yourself and so well that you have begun to live these lies. You are not alone in this for scores of single women everywhere are in the same dilemma. Don’t believe me? Well, all you have to do take a look at the list below. You may be surprised to find some of the lies you have been telling yourself.
You didn’t expect this. No way, nuh-uh, no how. When you started dating Mr. Perfect, things were supposed to go on forever, right until the end of your life. Now you just got home and saw the text message he sent while you were heading back from work. ‘Sorry, babe. I can’t do this anymore. Be good.’