The next time you go head-to-head with each other on big issues, follow these rules.
A useful conversation falls apart when partners attack, defend or withdraw. These 'rules' help to keep the connections clean. They are simple. They are not easy, but they will effectively change the way you address — and resolve — your disagreements.
No updated relationship status? Should I be worried?
Question from Kendall M.: I’ve been seeing this guy for a few months, and things have been really good. I’ve stayed over a couple times and even met his parents, but he hasn’t sent me a relationship request on Facebook. I’m too nervous to do it myself. Should I be worried that he hasn’t posted our relationship on Facebook yet?
Answer from Our Love Experts:
How much sharing is too much? How to decide what to share with our mates.
I was posed a question which I find interesting. “Would you like to know if someone hit on me during the day?” Not in a “this is sexual harassment, I need you to beat this guy down,” kind of way, but in a “would something like that be too much information to share,” kind of way. The point of the question is essentially, “Are there some things we should not share within our relationship?”
I got a great e-mail from Nicole.
I’ve complained to my man that he's not been caring of late and he said that he has financial debt that he's trying to resolve. The problem here is that he hardly calls.
Now he said I should give him some time to clear things up, and that he still values the relationship. And he said he doesn't have any problem with me.
Do you know that having a good credit standing – or a bad one – can make or break your relationship?
There are many disadvantages to having a bad credit. One of them is that you will have difficulty in loaning for a car or a house. Another is that you will have a hard time looking for a job since employers will have to look at your credit history. There is, of course, your credibility and reputation at stake – lenders won’t be able to trust you anymore with loans or finances in general. But do you know that credit scores ruin life – your love life, to be exact? Yes, having a bad credit score can make you break your relationship and the only thing you need to work on is how to fix this.
By Ashley DelBello for CupidsPulse.com
We could go on and on about different scenarios where it’s best to keep it “just friends” with that particular someone within your social circle – whether it be a coworker, someone in your close group of friends or a person that one of your friends has previously dated.
Don't let jealousy take over! Stay in control with these four tips.
"Can you believe she just did that?!" Marcy is outraged. She and her boyfriend are out dancing with a group of friends. She notices another woman checking out her guy — even though he's obviously with Marcy. At one point, the woman grabs Marcy's boyfriend and starts dancing with him. He is embarrassed but plays along and dances for a few minutes with her.
If your last relationship lasted for a while dating again can be scary. Let Dr. Romance help.
Dear Dr. Romance:
How can one get over the nervousness of dating again when its been quite a few years since their last date?
If your last relationship lasted for a while, dating again can be a scary proposition.
These guidelines can help:
Dr. Romance's Guidelines for Successful Dating
Do you believe that safety comes from having control over getting another's love?
I was having a phone session with Randy.
"When I am around most people, I am generally fairly relaxed. But the moment I'm around my mother or Gineen (his wife of 12 years), I get anxious and often angry. I can't figure this out. I love both of them, so why do I feel anxious and angry around them?"
In Peace, Love and Healing, Dr. Bernie Siegel says: “Whatever your age, if you learn to listen, your inner voice will speak to you about your path... your ‘job on earth.’ This wisdom that is directing you from within is your birthright... an inner message, an inner awareness, that says, ‘This is your path, this is how you can be the best human being possible.’ If you follow it, you will achieve your full growth and full potential as a human being before you let go of the Tree of Life...”