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What Your Mama Never Told You. Tips for Concious Connection.
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16 Silly Bad Habits That Can Hurt Your Relationship

16 Silly Bad Habits That Can Hurt Your Relationship | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Are you subconsciously doing things that could hurt your relationship? See these bad habits to know if you’re hurting your lover without realizing it.

 

When you fall in love with someone, you can’t see their bad habits, at least not until you’re past the stage of infatuation.

And likewise, your partner won’t see the bad in you because they’re so smitten by you and your love for them.


But once the rose tinted veil of infatuation sweeps past your eyes, it’s only then that the nagging habits start to reveal themselves.

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7 Tips for Dating an Introvert

7 Tips for Dating an Introvert | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
If you’ve recently fallen for an introvert, perhaps you’re feeling a little uncertain about how to proceed. Read on for insight into the inner workings of your alluring introvert’s brain and a few tips on how to deal.

 

“Internet dating has leveled the playing field between extroverts and introverts,” says life coach and author Amy Bonaccorso. “In the past, an extrovert would be the life of the party and get the dates, but now, an introvert can impress someone with their excellent communication skills over email before meeting in person.”

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Fear of Commitment, Fear of Intimacy.

Fear of Commitment, Fear of Intimacy. | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Nicola Romagna

 

by Margaret Paul

 

In the depths of our souls we all yearn for love and connection with others. That yearning reflects a basic, even biological,

 

That yearning reflects a basic, even biological, human need. Infants thrive physically only when they feel deeply loved and cherished. As adults, we experience wrenching, soul-level loneliness when we don’t have love and meaningful connection in our lives, yet all too frequently we don’t have these things.

 

Not with our parents or siblings, not with a mate, not even with a best friend.

We all intuitively know that the highest experience in life is the sharing of love. However, we often confuse the idea of sharing love with the idea of getting love.

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How to Stop Being Manipulated in a Relationship

How to Stop Being Manipulated in a Relationship | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
All of us get manipulated into giving in now and then. But where do you draw the line? Find out how to stop getting manipulated using these 14 tips.

 

Manipulation is a behavior in which one person tries to change the mind of another person without confronting them directly.


Manipulators use deception, trickery and threats to get what they want, from people who are willing to give in to them.

 
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The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man

The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Learn the ropes.

 

We’ve all seen and perhaps grown tired of guides and lists that are ripe with tedious clichés and full of humdrum regurgitated meme wisdom.  

 

For that very reason, @GSElevator — in collaboration with John Carney (@Carney)— presents a fresh and hopefully thoughtful look at what it means to be a man today.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-gselevator-guide-to-being-a-man-2013-9#ixzz2eYCmyFvP

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15 Little Tips to Make Your Guy Feel Loved and Special

15 Little Tips to Make Your Guy Feel Loved and Special | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for ways to make your boyfriend feel special? Use these 15 tips on how to make your guy feel loved, and he’ll love you more for it!

 

Appreciation in a relationship always brings both lovers closer together.

 

As a lover, you’d want to feel appreciated by your guy.

And just like you, your guy too would want to feel loved and desired by you.

 

Subconsciously, every guy craves to be seen as a special someone in his girlfriend’s life."

 

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Congratulations, You’ve Been Friend-Zoned

Congratulations, You’ve Been Friend-Zoned | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

Veronica Grace would like to tell you her own experiences with the dreaded "friend-zone".

 

I saw an awesome poetry slam today by Dylan Garity. He talked about The Friend Zone and made me think that he was the guy version of me in high school. You see, there was a guy I wanted. Badly. For years. Badly. Did I mention badly? He wasn’t one of those totally out of reach guys, like the captain of the football team of teen movies. I didn’t want him from afar, I wanted him from up close. He would have claimed that his closest guy friend was his best friend, but I was the one he called when he was sad. I was the one he talked to for hours. He talked to me about his hard family stuff and depression and silly stuff and the girls he wanted. He talked to me about how things went when he dated those girls, or got turned down. We didn’t call it The Friend Zone back then, we called it being “just friends.”

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19 Telltale Signs A Guy Is Really Into You

19 Telltale Signs A Guy Is Really Into You | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Your friends get a good vibe off of him, and never have to give you that speech about how "we just don't want to see you get hurt again."

 

"He looks for excuses to talk to you, to see you, to be closer to you, and to get to know more about you. And even though you know he intentionally forgot something at your apartment just so he could go back and get it, you play along because you don’t want to ruin the game."

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15 Ways to Refuel the Relationship Tank.

15 Ways to Refuel the Relationship Tank. | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

by Tawny Sanabria


"Ever wonder how your relationship went from kisses, smiles and fun, to way too much work?"


The good news is that you are not alone, and it’s pretty typical for the passion to wane as relationships grow in length.

We could look for the “why’s” in that all day long, but it really is not going to get us anywhere—and might even have us going ’round and ’round.

 

What we do know is that relationships ebb and flow. We've learned that the initial lust and passion that is felt at the beginning of the relationship is not sustainable and that love evolves throughout our lives.

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How Self Respect Affects You and Your Relationship

How Self Respect Affects You and Your Relationship | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Self respect plays a very important part in relationships and happiness. Can you differentiate the line between giving in and losing your own respect?

 

by Allison Ricard

 

We’ve all heard this line before, that love needs understanding and compromise to be successful.


And it’s definitely true.


But love works best only when both partners understand each other and compromise for each other.


If you give while your partner only takes, no matter how compromising or caring you are, you can’t hold on to happiness forever.


And that’s where self respect comes into the picture.

 
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7 Helpful Things to Consider If You’re in an Unhealthy Friendship

7 Helpful Things to Consider If You’re in an Unhealthy Friendship | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Are you feeling like your friendship is imbalanced or unhealthy? Here are 7 helpful things to consider.

 

“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh


For much of my life, I lived for approval and acceptance from family members, friends, and co-workers.  I can’t recall not considering what one thought about my actions or what I had said, wondering if I could have done them better. I was always thinking of others and their feelings toward me...


No matter what they had done to me in the past, no matter how much pain they’d caused me, I thought it was only right that I give it another try. After all, friendships take a lot work.


You see, for me, gaining a sense of acceptance from the people I cared about was a life source that I sought after, again and again, because it meant I was important, that I mattered.

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Relationship Arguments – 23 Dos and Don’ts to Remember

Relationship Arguments – 23 Dos and Don’ts to Remember | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how some couples fight, but are still so in love with each other? Here are 23 relationship argument dos and don’ts that can help you.

 

Arguments in a relationship are inevitable for most couples...

 

Getting into an argument with your lover doesn’t make you a bad partner, nor does it mean that your relationship is less than perfect.

 

But how you end the argument can define you as a good or bad partner.

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Learning How To Balance "Me" With "We" In Your Relationship

Learning How To Balance "Me" With "We" In Your Relationship | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
The healthiest relationships are those in which each person takes time to be alone and cultivate "me" time. Communicate to your partner how important that is, or risk damaging your future together.

 

You find yourself with a committed partner. You’re in love. It’s one of the best relationships you’ve ever had… but you’re about to do something very risky. You have to tell your lover you need to balance “me” as you become part of a “we.” Becoming a “we” and falling in love is a beautiful thing, but it can be suffocating and ultimately damaging to the health of the relationship if you don’t also balance personal time for yourself. Read more at Your Tango…

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Why Do Good Women Pick the Wrong Men?

Why Do Good Women Pick the Wrong Men? | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

Why do great women pick people who treat them poorly? Smart, beautiful, incredible individuals – who give 110% to a man who in return, are only half-vested, part-time, and approach the relationship with a “me”, not “we” mentality.


And while your friends see that your relationship is unhealthy, and your rational mind does too, you just can’t seem to get out.  You know deep down inside that the person is not right for you, but make justifications and excuses over and over again.  You stay. You try even harder. You’re hooked.

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The 4 Romantic Archetypes Men are Drawn To

The 4 Romantic Archetypes Men are Drawn To | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
These four traits instantly increase your star power and desirability.

 

Men are drawn to women (and vice-a-versa) for numerous reasons. But some things stand out in a woman’s personality that make the attraction especially strong. There are four categories — or archetypes — that seem to be important in drawing out the best in a man.

 

When used together, these four archetypes give you an irresistible confidence and energy that invites the pursuit of high-caliber men and inspires his loving, long-termcommitment. 

 

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25 Ways to Make Your Guy Feel Appreciated and Cared For

25 Ways to Make Your Guy Feel Appreciated and Cared For | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Want to make your guy feel lucky to date you? Just use these ways on how to make your guy feel appreciated and cared for, and you’ll work your magic!

 

A successful relationship needs many things.


But all said and done, what matters most is knowing that you’re wanted and desired in the relationship.


If you don’t feel appreciated or loved in a relationship, would you ever feel happy to stay in it?

 

How to make your guy feel appreciated...


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What Women Really Want from Men.

What Women Really Want from Men. | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

"Oh, ladies, are we really that complicated? Unfortunately, yes. (Sorry, gentlemen.)

 

Okay, I’m not actually sorry, but I do feel a ti-ny bit bad, so I’ve decided to help you out.

 

Here, spelled out—quite literally—is what women want.

 

We want to be wooed. 

 

We want romance and we want chivalry. We want you to want to open a door for us because you respect us and, well, like us.

 

Because we like ourselves, so we demand to be treated well.

Yet, here’s the catch…

 

We want to have our cake and eat it too."

 

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Am I Being Taken For Granted? – 16 Discreet Signs

Am I Being Taken For Granted? – 16 Discreet Signs | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Ever feel like you’re being taken for granted in the relationship? Watch out for these 16 signs in your partner’s behavior and you’ll know for sure!

 

Love, as happy and blissful as it seems, can still be a minefield of confusions.


If you’re unaffectionate, your partner may think you don’t love them.


And if you’re too giving, your affections and your giving nature could be taken for granted.

 
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Single Men Want Love Too

Single Men Want Love Too | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Forget the stereotypes; men are looking for love.

 

Love. Believe it or not, single men want love just as much as women do. Even though it may be hard to believe, men want true love just as much as women.

It’s just that single men and women have VERY different ways of falling in love.

 

Single women, they’ve been TRAINED to look for love. From their childhoods when their moms and aunts taught them that getting married and getting a good job were to be their main goals, but that getting married was their birthright...

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Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage

Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

"A note from James Russell Lingerfelt: Mr. Gerald Rogers’ article stirred a wide variety of feelings among people across the globe. Helped and encouraged thousands, infuriated few...

 

As of August 26, 2013 (eleven days after posted) the article had received over 2 million views. One common idea reverberated among many of the healthy responses: If we make the conscious decision to daily place our spouse’s desires and needs above our own, and that’s reciprocated, the marriage will succeed. Utter and complete selflessness. Isn’t this true in all healthy relationships?"

My advice after a divorce following 16 years of marriage, by Gerald Rogers.

Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had.

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12 Subtle Signs You’re Being Manipulated By Your Lover

12 Subtle Signs You’re Being Manipulated By Your Lover | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Do you think you’re a victim of manipulation? Use these 12 subtle and yet shocking signs to find out if you’re being manipulated by your lover.

 

Sometimes, we end up manipulating our lovers to get things our way.

We may do it intentionally just for fun, in an obvious manner.


Or we may do it sneakily and subtly to get something without confronting out lovers.


And it’s all fun and games for a while, as long as both partners realize that one of them is being arm-twisted into giving in.


But where do you draw the line?

 


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Loving Links - Married dating guru's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:44 AM

Well I guess if you are married you draw the line at being manipulated to leaving your partner.

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Improve Any Relationship by Challenging Your Perceptions

Improve Any Relationship by Challenging Your Perceptions | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

 

When we are caught up in our own egos and forget to distinguish between our own perceptions and the factual reality of things, bad consequences can arise.

 

This morning, having set herself one hour to get some good work done, I found my wife desperately trying to make her printer work. I told her she should use my printer and concentrate on more important things. Surely her printing goal was to get the document in hand, not to spend her one precious hour fighting the machine?

 

When our argument had died down (yes, it really did get that far!) and after I had finished my morning meditation, I realized that I had once again committed my favorite error: Mixing up reality and perception and not calling things by their proper name.

 

In my mind, she was wasting her time and unlikely to get her any good results. I had told her so and that’s where we started arguing...

 

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Mind-Reading: Don’t Try This at Home - Building Relationship Skills

Mind-Reading: Don’t Try This at Home - Building Relationship Skills | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

Although most people realize that it is not reasonable to expect others to read their minds, that does not always stop them from becoming hurt or outraged when they don’t. Many of us possess an unconscious belief that when it comes to intimate relationships, mind reading is not only a legitimate expectation, and that it is also reasonable to to respond in accordance with unspoken needs and desires. Failure to do so can sometimes result in serious or even catastrophic breakdowns in one’s relationship. 


What we consciously think and what we unconsciously believe are often misaligned and in such cases, hidden expectations often trump rational thought. This can, as many of us have found out the hard way, lead to (ahem) “difficult” situations. For example:...

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Loving Links - Married dating guru's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:15 AM

I can read my girlfriend's mind and she isnt thinking about sex right now duh!

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4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

4  Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it

"Have you been feeling a little emotionally drained lately? Have you been finding yourself responding to the emergencies of others as if they are your own?

 

Perhaps you have been allowing someone to invade your space even though you are not quite comfortable. Maybe it’s time to look at whether you have healthy boundaries.

 

Boundaries are the limitations we set for ourselves and others. They can be both physical and emotional."

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:55 AM

Some good simple tips for setting boundaries. These are good, and could be applied to any relationship. 

Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:57 AM

interessante riflessione sull'importanza di metterre dei "sani" confini tra noi e gli altri. È una delle cose piú difficili da fare perché pressupone il riconoscere i propri bisogni prima di tutto ma, per cultura, siamo stati abituati a proiettarci all'esterno piú che all'interno....

 

Eppure saper mettere i sani confini è essenziale per evitare di accumulare frustrazione e rabbia e per poter vivere una vita serena, a beneficio nostro e di chi ci sta intorno!

 

ulteriori spunti di riflessione su www.thaatt.com

Juliana Ericson's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:51 PM

Peace and joy begin with self-care

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16 Signs You’re Settling in an Unhappy Relationship

16 Signs You’re Settling in an Unhappy Relationship | SEX | DATING | RELATIONSHIPS | Scoop.it
Are you really happy in your relationship or are you just putting up with it? Use these 16 signs you’re settling in a relationship to know the truth.

 

A relationship should make you feel better about yourself.

It should never weigh you down or make you feel miserable.

 

And if you find yourself in a relationship that leaves you unhappy and tired, you’re better off being alone!

 

Why do we settle in unhappy relationships?

 

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