Relationships Information

Relationships Information

Your Relationships Begin With You


As a single male in my mid-twenties, I find myself consciously and unconsciously thinking about and searching for that special someone. My goal has always been to be friends with my future wife for at least a year, date for a year, engaged for a year, which includes being married by the time I'm thirty.

Essense of Infidelity


On one very popular web site there were 260 posts from both sexes commenting about forgiving and forgetting infidelities. I read every one of them.

Washroom Break


Picture yourself at a bar with some of your buddies. Everybody is having a good time.

Do Men Just Want Mommy?


Accomplished women are losers in romance claims NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd in her column titled "Men Just Want Mommy." She says powerful men want to marry women who are caretakers like secretaries, assistants, nannies, flight attendants, etc.

Better Than Help


One thing that women in abusive relationships and their family and friends frequently request is 'help'; help to change the situation. While I understand, and can relate only too well, to their sentiment, the term 'help' makes me feel uncomfortable.

The Flames of Love


Suppose you have everything; a good job, good health, good reputation, good relationships and lot of money to spend. But still there is something missing from your life.

Get Lucky In Your Love Life


Whether you are single or married, we all need luck in relationship and romance. It could be for getting a lifetime soul mate or to strengthen you relationship with your current spouse.

Dont Avoid Conflict and Confrontation with Your Spouse


"I just let him handle things his way." "We're not very good at resolving problems, so I let it go.

Extramarital Affairs: What Everyone Needs to Know and What You Can Do to Help


Recent statistics suggest that 40% of women (and that number is increasing) and 60% of men at one point indulge in extramarital affairs. Put those numbers together and it is estimated that 80% of the marriages will have one spouse at one point or another involved in marital infidelity.

46 Clues Your Partner is Having an Affair


Some of these signs of a cheating spouse are "tongue in cheek" while others are tell tale signs that commonly appear with a cheating husband or cheating wife. There is no copyright.

Cheating Spouse: 7 Legitimate Motives for Spying


Should you spy on your cheating husband or wife? You believe you see signs of a cheating spouse. The need to know whether your spouse is cheating and EXACTLY what kind of cheating is taking place is often strong.

Cheating Husband/Wife: 6 Keys to Know if You are Ready to Handle What You Might Find When You Spy


When you spy on your suspected cheating spouse, please make sure you consider all the possibilities you might encounter and whether you can handle them.Have you considered the many situations that spying might uncover? Can you imagine the worst thing you might find? Predict what your response will be to the worst-case scenario.

Cheating Spouse: Is Spying an Invasion of Privacy?


My, how the cheating spouse cries foul when he/she discovers you are spying.Outrage can be intense: "How dare you!! I never thought you would stoop to that! How could you!? How can there be trust in this relationship if you do that? This is none of your business; I don't spy and go behind your back! Now you know why I want to pull away from you.

Infidelity: Spying is NOT Revenge


Do not use what you find on your cheating spouse as ammunition for revenge. Sure, you may have wonderfully violent fantasies of what you would really like to do to him/her and the other person.

10 Crucial and Surprising Steps to Build Trust in a Relationship


1. Be predictable.

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11/12/2017 09:45 AM
Relationships: Do Some People Only Have Relationships With People Who Will Make Them Look Good?
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11/12/2017 09:44 AM
Broken Lives That Break Windows Are NOT the Enemy
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11/12/2017 09:43 AM
Intimacy: Does Someone Need To Feel Safe In Order To Experience Intimacy?
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11/09/2017 08:03 AM
Time to Say Goodbye to "Dudes"
Males of almost any age are referred to as "dudes" these days. I don't much like the word. It smacks of an unnaturally extended adolescence. What comes to my mind when I hear the term is a shallow parody of a grown up man. The guy who smirks at women, tells dirty jokes, smacks another guy in the ass with a wet towel. But most men are not dudes. They are poets as well as warriors, dreamers and lovers.
11/05/2017 08:04 PM
Navigating Challenging Relationships Over the Holidays
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11/02/2017 10:11 PM
I Wanted To Rescue Women
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11/02/2017 08:23 AM
Relationships: Do Some Men's Childhoods Set Them Up To Put Women On A Pedestal?
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11/01/2017 04:33 PM
I Thought All Women Were The Same
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10/30/2017 08:22 AM
Humanology for Couples - Personal Development
My husband and I have been together for more than 25 years and many people often ask me what our secret to still being together and happy is. This article is the beginning of a series offering basic humanology knowledge and tools for relationships.
10/27/2017 04:12 PM
She Was Emotionally Unavailable
When I met the woman who I would go on to spend a number of months with in 2013, I remember seeing her from a certain angle and thinking about how much she looked like my mother. It wouldn't be accurate for me to say that this was something that I consciously thought about, though, as this was something that I only just picked up on.
10/21/2017 07:21 PM
I Felt Accepted
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10/20/2017 08:45 AM
Why Being There for Someone Is Not Impossible
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10/17/2017 09:35 AM
A Social Truth That Can Set You Socially Free
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10/13/2017 09:18 AM
Relationships: Can The Fear Of Rejection Cause Someone To Change When They Get Into A Relationship?
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10/13/2017 08:23 AM
Letting Go and Starting Afresh
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10/11/2017 04:11 PM
If You're Saying Sorry, Make Sure Your Apology Is THIS Good
APOLOGY is one of the most powerful ways of reconciling a struggling relationship. Saying sorry is about one person taking the low ground for the benefit of the relationship. That person takes responsibility to love the other, given that love gives. Saying sorry is the gift of a second chance for the relationship.
10/11/2017 04:09 PM
Relationships: Should Someone Change When They Get Into A Relationship?
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10/04/2017 02:27 PM
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10/03/2017 03:26 PM
Relationships: Why Do Some People Come On Strong And Then Go Silent?
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10/01/2017 08:17 PM
I Think You Expected Too Much
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10/01/2017 11:54 AM
Relationships: Do We Only Allow People To Treat Us As Bad As We Treat Ourselves?
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09/29/2017 08:33 AM
Relationships: Why Do Some Women End Up With Mother Enmeshed Men?
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09/28/2017 02:32 PM
Four Ways to Spot a Wolf
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09/26/2017 05:27 PM
I Was Completely Ignored
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09/22/2017 09:05 AM
Is Invasion a Subtle Act of War?
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09/20/2017 07:59 AM
Backsliding Out of Forgiveness?
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09/17/2017 10:16 AM
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09/16/2017 10:15 AM
Forgiveness Facilitates Freedom Into Functionality
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09/11/2017 04:10 PM
The Valuing of Awkward Listening Silence
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09/10/2017 08:59 PM
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09/01/2017 08:47 AM
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08/28/2017 12:43 PM
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08/28/2017 07:53 AM
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08/27/2017 12:19 PM
Forgiveness and Freedom As We Take Our Personal Responsibility
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08/24/2017 04:26 PM
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08/24/2017 08:55 AM
KIND (Kindness Is Not Difficult)
WHEN we take a step back from matters that irritate or infuriate us kindness as a response seems so far away. But when emotions are checked kindness is not difficult.
08/23/2017 08:18 AM
Relationships: What Can Happen When Two People Put On An Act During The Start Of A Relationship?
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08/19/2017 11:41 AM
When Someone Tells Other People How To Live Their Life, Does It Show That They Lack Empathy?
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08/09/2017 03:52 PM
Subtlety Is Beauty in the Compromise
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08/09/2017 03:36 PM
How To Set Boundaries In A New Relationship
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08/08/2017 10:41 PM
Is It A Good Idea For Someone To Ask Themselves Why They Want To Rescue Another Person?
If one had a friend who was going through a challenging time, they might look into what they could do to assist them. This could be a time when they will listen to what is going on for them and offer their advice.
08/07/2017 11:20 PM
Emotional Expression: Can The Fear Of Abandonment Stop Someone From Expressing How They Feel?
If someone wanted to explain something to another person, there are a number of ways for them to do so. It could be said that the most important thing will be for them to use words, as this will allow them to be understood.
08/06/2017 07:08 PM
My Reaction When My Wife Told Me She'd Been Lying for Months
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08/01/2017 12:33 PM
Where's All the Deep Connection Christ Cares So Much About?
"LOVE one another." It was Christ's final imperative that has ongoing effect. His command to all believers. Just as He loved His disciples, with perfection of unction, He said we should love each other.
07/30/2017 09:01 PM
Relationships: Can Being Tolerant Cause Someone To Be Abused?
If one is in a position where they want to start a new relationship, they could have a clear idea about what they are looking for. In fact, they could say that they want someone who is perfect.
07/27/2017 06:31 PM
Forgiveness When It Seems Impossible
YOU'VE tried myriad times and ways to forgive a person, so now you're open to anything God might use. Finally, when we've tried seemingly everything we come to be ready to face what God has led us to.
07/27/2017 06:28 PM
Relationships: Do Some People's Childhoods Cause Them To Close Their Heart?
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07/22/2017 06:59 PM
How Must It Feel to Be 'Welcomed' But Not 'Affirmed'?
A Christian frame-of-reference is the well-worn term, 'welcoming but not affirming' in reference to dealing with people in the LGBTQI group. This article discusses that term.


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