Ignoring a Guy: How to Do It Right and Leave Him Chasing You

Ignoring a Guy: How to Do It Right and Leave Him Chasing You
Guys have a way of acting as if they don’t need us around. But, try ignoring a guy and see what happens. It is an excellent way to get him and keep him. Often the hardest things to do meet with the best rewards. When it comes to getting a guy to fall head over heels in love, sometimes the way to his heart is not through his stomach but by getting under his skin. Ignoring a guy may be the best way to peak his interest and have him begging for your attention. 6 great arguments for ignoring a guy Guys are predictable creatures. If you chase them, they run. If you are too needy, they pull away. Be...
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Book Review: No More Narcissists

Book Review: No More Narcissists
“The problem is that narcissistic men can initially seem so appealing that it can be hard for those involved with them to break away,” writes Candace Love in her new book, No More Narcissists: How to Stop Choosing Self-Absorbed Men and Find the Love You Deserve. In the book, Love explores the unique allure of the narcissistic man, why women are attracted to him, and most importantly, how they can learn not to be. At first he seems like Prince Charming. He makes you feel special. He seems to have a magnetic attraction, and yet he chose you, and only you. But then everything changes. He begins c...
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What Does Exclusive Mean? 15 Signs to Tell You’re at This Stage

What Does Exclusive Mean? 15 Signs to Tell You’re at This Stage
If you’re ready to settle down with your partner, they may ask if you’re ready to be exclusive. But what does exclusive mean exactly? Here’s how to know. Your relationship will go through a lot of different stages even before you’re considered to be in a real relationship. Meaning, you might not be able to tell when you’re exclusive. But what does exclusive mean? Being exclusive is a term used to describe when a couple decides to only ever date each other. They’re happy with one another and they don’t want to date anyone else. Basically, it’s becoming an official couple. Boyfriend and girlfrie...
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Let Your No Be No

Let Your No Be No
For many years I had trouble saying no. I would get approached by someone selling something (or answer a sales call at home), listen respectfully to their spiel, then go into a long, drawn out explanation about why I couldn’t take part in what they’re offering. The pressure to say no was even harder when it came to people in my family, and close friends. Over the past couple of years, however, I have discovered that the art of saying “no” is often enough in itself. Often, no explanation is needed, unless requested. Saying “no” is easy when it is a telephone solicitor or via email. ...
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How to Be Mature: A Guide to Grow Up and Face Life like an Adult

How to Be Mature: A Guide to Grow Up and Face Life like an Adult
Learning how to be mature is something we all face at some point in our life. It is not as easy or fun as the carefree days of youth, but it has its own reward. “Adulting” is hard. With bills to pay, a college loan to worry about, and relationship troubles that seems to be pulling at the seams of one’s sanity, how you wish you can revert back to the Hakuna Matata days of your youth. Alas, you’re faced with learning how to be mature instead. Adult life is indeed challenging. And whether you like it or not, it is inevitable. Sooner or later you’ll find yourself adjusting your lifestyle to accomm...
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How Can a Shy Adult Get Dates Without Using Online Dating?

How Can a Shy Adult Get Dates Without Using Online Dating?
Many shy adults feel like there aren’t any options when to meet someone special without using online dating sites. After all, it’s hard to introduce yourself to a stranger when your palms start sweating and your chest tightens up. When the symptoms of shyness or social anxiety kick in, the only thing we want to do is disappear. Q: What did the shy pebble say? A: I wish I was a little boulder It doesn’t have to be that way though. Even though you may not be an instant Romeo, building your confidence with small steps will improve your love life. Here are some ways to train you...
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10 Communication Techniques to Finally Get Them to Open Up to You

10 Communication Techniques to Finally Get Them to Open Up to You
It’s not easy getting someone to talk to you. But open communication is vital in relationships. Here are some communication techniques that can help. You know how important communication is in a relationship. Without it, your relationship won’t last. You’ll have a number of different problems all based on the fact that you lack the necessary communication techniques to make your relationship work. Luckily, those methods can be learned. But it won’t be without effort. Relationships are hard work and a lot of that work is in the communication. You have to be willing to work on talking to each ot...
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There Are No (Good) Marriage Shortcuts

There Are No (Good) Marriage Shortcuts
I like shortcuts. I like those back streets that get me somewhere faster. I like keyboard shortcuts that do things faster or call up a program.  However, I’ve learned that marriage shortcuts are a snare and delusion. Relationships take time and effort, and shortcuts don’t accomplish the same things as you get from investing the time and effort. To put it another way, you can’t microwave your marriage! If you want a good marriage, you must be all about giving it the time and energy that requires.  Links may be monetised Image Credit: © Meditations | pixabay.com Shop Amazon ...
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Financial Goal Setting With Your Spouse

Financial Goal Setting With Your Spouse
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Patty Moore of Working Mother Life. For many couples, money is a major source of tension within a relationship. In fact, in a 2017 survey, 49 percent of all respondents considered money to be the most critical and stressful factor in their relationship. Undoubtedly, problems with money can cause strain in a relationship. From arguing over having too little money to how money is spent, finances can play a major role in the health of a relationship. That is why it is so critical for couples to work together and communicate in order to effectively wo...
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Loving Someone with Depression: Why It’s Not Your Job to Fix Them

Loving Someone with Depression: Why It’s Not Your Job to Fix Them
Loving someone with depression can strip you of your own joy. You can’t save them. Only they can save themselves, it isn’t your fault they’re sad. For most of us, when in a relationship, you want to make your partner happy. In fact, you thrive on being with someone who not only fulfills you but that you make their life better too. Loving someone with depression is not an easy thing. It isn’t just tough on them—it takes a toll on you. We all go through times in our lives where things aren’t so great, we get into a funk, or we just don’t feel happy. But, if you live with someone who can’t seem t...
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When an Out of Control Mindset Hijacks the Steering Wheel

When an Out of Control Mindset Hijacks the Steering Wheel
Whether it’s in the news or our personal lives, we bear witness to people continuing to engage in compulsive, self-defeating behaviors despite the obvious negative or destructive effects. Sometimes it seems like what’s needed is more willpower, moral fiber, or a better strategy to fight temptation when the primitive part of our brains take over. However, in many cases the obstacle to change is that we were never fully on board with giving up these patterns in the first place. But why wouldn’t people who seem to, or should, “know better” be motivated to stop doing something that goes against th...
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How to Communicate in a Relationship: 14 Steps to a Better Love

How to Communicate in a Relationship: 14 Steps to a Better Love
The old saying “communication is key” is not wrong. But it’s a lot easier to tell someone how to communicate in a relationship than to actually do it. Many of us confuse communication with having a conversation. Sure, talking to someone is basic communication, but just because you’re talking doesn’t mean you express your feelings nor does it mean that the other person truly understands what you say. Learning how to communicate in a relationship is what makes it work or where it all falls apart. So, yes, communication is key, but what we really mean is effective communication is key. How to com...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Your Addicted Spouse

The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Your Addicted Spouse
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joshua Butcher of the Ohio Addiction Recovery Center. Addictions can tear a marriage apart. It’s a scary thing. If you’re dealing with addiction in your marriage right now, take a deep breath. You’ve taken the first step in helping your spouse through the darkness by researching the problem. Every situation is different, but there are some universal dos and don’ts that can help you understand what to do when you’re married to an addict. DO 1. Listen and Observe As with any marital issue, understanding is the best approach. Before you can tackle th...
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Book Review: Radical Acceptance: The Secret to Happy, Lasting Love

Book Review: Radical Acceptance: The Secret to Happy, Lasting Love
At the heart of all advice about how to have better relationships, resolve conflict, improve connection, and enhance intimacy is the idea of simply learning to accept others for who they are. Acceptance is, after all, the highest form of love. In her new book, Radical Acceptance: The Secret to Happy, Lasting Love, Andrea Miller, the founder and CEO of YourTango makes the compelling case that acceptance isn’t just good for our relationships — it’s also good for us. Although Miller founded an organization whose mission is to help people love better and connect more meaningfully, her own pe...
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How to Tell if He Loves You: 15 Actions that Reveal His Feelings

How to Tell if He Loves You: 15 Actions that Reveal His Feelings
You won’t always be able to know how to tell if he loves you. Sure, he can say it, but does that make it true? Actions speak louder than words. It’s not always enough to hear a person tell you they love you. They’re just words. Anyone can say them, really. What you really need to know is how to tell if he loves you through his actions. Does he do things that support his words? And what if he hasn’t said them yet? You still want to know how he feels about you even though the words haven’t come out of his mouth. There are a lot of ways to know whether or not a guy loves you just by what he does ...
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12 Signs He Wants to be Exclusive and Committed to Only You

12 Signs He Wants to be Exclusive and Committed to Only You
Knowing the signs he wants to be exclusive isn’t easy. Guys are hard to read and if you try to make it official before he’s ready, it could go bad. I know how hard it can be to start something new with someone and then wonder if they’re in it for the real thing. Because you are. You want to be with them but you’re just not sure they’re feeling the same way yet. That’s why being able to read the signs he wants to be exclusive will come in handy. You won’t have to worry about jumping the gun when it comes to the topic of becoming “official.” We all know how awkward it can be to wrongly assume so...
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The Other Gate-keeping

The Other Gate-keeping
Usually, when we talk about gate-keeping here, we mean a woman who is limiting sex. She guards the gate to what her husband wants, and he only gets in on the rare occasions she allows it. In really bad cases he hasn’t gotten past the gate in months or years.  But gate-keeping is done in other areas of marriage, and men do it too! Plenty of women would say their husband is the gate-keeper of conversation in their marriage. Others would say he’s controlling access to date-nights, non-sexual touch, finances, and more. Are you limiting something your wife would like more of? Just as I...
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Create More Intimacy In Your Marriage

Create More Intimacy In Your Marriage
One of the major things marriage provides is it’s the best chance to create an intimate connection with another person. It’s part of marriage’s elegant design. You and your spouse can create an entire part of life that only the two of you know about. Yet, this intimate connection is also a source of major frustration. Why? Because the marriage of your dreams is very likely not the marriage of your spouse’s dreams! One of the hurdles to creating a close intimate connection with your spouse is an unrealistic togetherness expectation. Stated another way, this is idealized or fan...
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8 Small Shifts that Significantly Enhance Your Life

8 Small Shifts that Significantly Enhance Your Life
Sometimes, we need to make big changes in our lives. We need to take a different job. We need to sell our home and downsize. We need to move to a different city. We need to end a relationship. And sometimes the smallest shifts can help. Sometimes adjusting our perspective can have a significant impact. Sometimes adopting a small habit can drastically improve our days. Below are eight habits and perspective-shifters to try, which might even be life-changing. Surround yourself with positive voices. “You become the five voices you are around the most,” said Brooke Schmidt, a marriage and family ...
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Best Lesson to Live by: Surround Yourself with Positive People

Best Lesson to Live by: Surround Yourself with Positive People
If there’s one piece of life advice you should always live by, it’s to surround yourself with positive people. Here’s why it’ll make your life better. You can’t deny that keeping positive people around makes you more positive. It’s like their happy mindset is contagious in the best way possible. The more you’re around them, the more you start emulating their characteristics. This is usually a subconscious thing but you’ll be able to tell by the way your life improves. You’ll notice subtle changes that can only trace back to the people you surround yourself with. And there are many reasons you’...
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