The progression of technology, computers and phones make communication a new species in modern relationships. What used to require actual phone calls and advanced notice now happens in the blink of an eye. And this fast pace may hurt your relationships.
We live in an amazing age where there are so many methods of communication open to us, so many ways to stay in touch with the people who are important to us. However, in the case of our most intimate relationships, sometimes the best communication methods are the old-fashioned ones. In fact a recent article in Australia’s News.com stated that Oxford University psychologists found husbands and wives who kept in touch using technology ha
I’m from a huge extended family, so I spent most of my formative years changing diapers, cleaning up vomit and chasing after younger cousins. By the time blogs and social media rolled around, I’d already heard enough for a lifetime. I couldn't understand all the public over-sharing by new parents. Then I took in a teen from the foster care system, and everything changed.
According to Facebook’s website, their new Graph Search feature let’s you “find people who share your interests,” “explore your world through photos” and “discover restaurants, music and more.” In essence, it’s a tool that will let you search the Facebook community (your friends and connections) using simple, specific phrases such as “likes cycling and is from Brooklyn,” which would probably garner about 2 million hi
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For every Facebook article extolling its virtues, there’s another that warns of its dire social consequences. Do we feel validated by our social media friends, or devastated by them? Does Facebook increase our loneliness, or help us feel connected? The key to determining whether you’re on-line too much or need more face-time is to consider how you use social media, and how you experience the consequences.
It's safe to say that, for the most part, everyone has the same general fear when it comes to online dating. The biggest concern is usually if the person on the other side of the Internet will match their profile. Thankfully in this day and age, technology has made it a little bit easier for you to help ensure you are meeting is actually the person in the picture.
Dating online can be the beginning of a long lasting relationship. According to Match.com, one out of every five new relationships starts online. However, even though technology can speed up the time it takes to find someone, it still takes time to plant the seed and let it blossom into lasting love. When you have met a special person on the Internet, it may not be as easy to begin dating in life. They may live in another city, schedules may not work or because of personal reasons, it may be more comfortable to develop love online before going offline.
I’m sure there have been more stories about social media hurting a budding relationship than helping it, but let’s play devil’s advocate and examine the other side. Is it actually possible for social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and the like) to improve a relationship?
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Assertiveness-Getting What You Want In the world today we are faced with many choices. We are all built with the instinct for fight or flight when faced with confrontation. But there is a third way--it is to speak up with an assertative voice about what we really want and need in life.
Are you one of those people? You know the type. The one who roars every Sunday night, "This is the LAST weekend I am sitting home alone." And then, Friday rolls around again and there you are sitting on the sofa with your remote, surfing through your recorded DVR shows, wearing your fluffy slippers. Don't let another weekend pass you by. There's an entire singles community looking for love. Make plans now to join others in the search for love. Take the bull by the horns and RSVP to Find Love or at least someone to LIKE this weekend:
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