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◉ How to Decide When to End a Long-term Relationship Relationships are among of the most complex aspects of our lives, particularly long-term relationships such as marriage. Your relationships can elevate you to new heights or drag you down into the dumps. But what if you’re somewhere in the middle? What if your relationship is pretty good, like a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10? Should you stay, openly committing to that relationship for life? This is the dreadful state of ambivalence. Fortunately, there’s an excellent book that provides an intelligent process for overcoming relationship ambivalence. First, the book points out the wrong way to make this decision. Kirshenbaum’s solution is to dump the balance-scale approach and use a diagnostic approach instead. In order to perform a relationship diagnosis, the author offers a series of 36 yes/no questions to ask yourself. Each question is like passing your relationship through a filter. This isn’t as brutal as it sounds though because most of these filters will be very easy for you to pass.

What Does Love Mean? When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love. 2. “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. 3. 4. 5. Terri – age 4 6. Danny – age 7 7. Emily – age 8 8. Bobby – age 7 9. Nikka – age 6 10. Noelle – age 7 11. Tommy – age 6 12. Cindy – age 8 13. Clare – age 6 14. Elaine-age 5 15. Chris – age 7 16. Mary Ann – age 4 17. Lauren – age 4 18. Karen – age 7 19. Mark – age 6 20. Jessica – age 8 21. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

67 Cheap Date Ideas for the Recession-Era Romantic When you’re in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression, it’s not always easy to come up with the cash to impress your date. Luckily, there’s still tons of fun and romantic things you can do that take little-to-no money — all that’s required is a little creativity. Here are our 67 favorite ideas for cheap dates: Browse the local farmers’ market.Go on a picnic. Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. If you enjoyed this article, please consider bookmarking it on Delicious or sharing it on StumbleUpon. Love in the Dumps - Listless: 10 things to say to unwanted creeps hitting on you It’s a situation that every woman has been in: you go out with friends with the hopes of perhaps meeting a half-decent guy, but the only ones who talk to you are married creeps, disgusting trolls, or witless meatheads. It wouldn’t be so bad if these bottom feeders would just quickly crawl away upon recognizing your rebuff, but no such luck. They stick around like an unwanted kid at recess who can’t find anyone else to play with. But the pen, as they say, is mightier than the sword, and with a quick turn of phrase you can easily dispel of the sad-sack suitors and quickly send them back to their wounded wolf pack. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

LOL Ten Rules to Avoid Intimacy When most people think of intimacy, they envision physical intimacy. However, in our relations with others, psychological intimacy is needed much more — but it is engaged in much less. People often confuse the physical with the psychological. Sometimes it helps more to tell people what not to do, so they can avoid common pitfalls. However, this is not a complete list. On the other hand, if you want to be intimate, the above rules — along with your own — can help you to avoid the pitfalls that trap many of us.

Overcoming Insecurity in Relationships "I'm driving him away, I just know I am," she sniffed. "It's just that I love him so much and I can't bear the thought of losing him!" Emma had been badly hurt before by her former cheating fiancé. Once bitten, twice shy. Part of her knew that her new man was decent, caring, and honest, but the emotional bit of Emma felt that it was "just a matter of time" before things went wrong. "If he's quiet I actually start panicking! Insecurity spoils relationships. Feeling insecure in a relationship is natural up to a point, at least until the relationship "settles". Relationships: A security issue When we enter an intimate relationship we can feel very emotionally vulnerable; especially if we have felt let down or hurt in previous relationships. Will they reject me? These are the typical thoughts and feelings of the chronically insecure partner. Seeing problems where none exist We perform constant monitoring: "Do they look fed up? 1) Stop confusing imagination with reality 4) Stop 'mind reading'

Top 10 Tips for Self-Improvement Miscellaneous While I do not always end up managing to put each of the following tips into practice, I do make a big effort to do so each day. This is a list of my favorite tips to improving your life. All it takes is a little bit each day and you will see wondrous changes. 10. This means getting up early and eating breakfast. 9. It is a very good idea to write down the tasks you need to achieve in each day. 8. If you spend too much time in front of the computer, at your desk, or doing whatever it is that your occupation requires, you should take a break. 7. Generosity has a tendency to come back. 6. When something bad happens in our lives, we try to fix them or change them. 5. Learning another language is one of the best ways to improve your grasp on English. 4. If you have a lot of patterns in your life, try breaking them – do something different every day. 3. Every day you should do something you don’t want to do – or feel uncomfortable doing. 2. 1. Technorati Tags: self-improvement

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