Live Wire: Week of October 2, 2017
In this week’s look around the web at all things dating, relationships, sex and intimacy, we discover how to minimize conflict and arguments in your relationships; six ways to keep the magic alive in your relationship; 10 ways to leave your lover; 20 fun date ideas that are free; and 26 ways to say “I love you” in a long-distance relationship.
How To Minimise Arguments And Conflicts In Your Relationships – Salman Chatta at Happiness and Beyond – As all of us know and have experienced before, arguments and conflicts are inevitable in the relationships we have with other people. Not just our partners but also amongst family or friends. The way in which we handle these problems can often determine how long they last and how healthy they are. Often the arguments within relationships arise from the need to protect your ego and change the other person.
Complacency Kills: Six Completely Free Strategies to Keep the Magic Alive in Your Relationship – Ms. Finks at Intimate Explorations – This post was inspired by two friends in my real life recently lamenting the perils of living with someone, one of them married and one of them not married. So this discussion isn’t about marriage, per se. This is about what happens when you forget that your partner, legally contracted or not, has a choice about spending their life with you. When you start to take each other for granted, there can be so many consequences, none of them positive: feelings of resentment, neglect, or anger; a decrease in desire for one another; a lack of trust; and the tiny bits that get chipped away and add up to the deterioration of the bond between you. But the longer you’re together, the harder it can be to remember to pay attention, to show the interest, love and care you did when you were in the courting phase. So what do you do about that? How do you continue to show each other you care? Read on, and I’ll share six completely free strategies to help you keep the magic alive in your relationship.
10 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Katie Paul at Head. Heart. Health. – The space between knowing a relationship is over, and actually leaving can be a yawning chasm of fear and uncertainty. If you’ve taken the test, Should I Stay or Should I Go? and you realize it’s time to leave, what are your next steps? I don’t claim to be an expert in leaving relationships, because I completely fucked it up when I left my marriage. I’ve learned from my mistakes, so you don’t have to make the same ones. Here aare10 ways to leave your lover.
20 Fun Date Ideas That Are Free – Fallon Brooks at Kisses for Breakfast – Whether you just started dating someone, already married or in a committed relationship. Bonding is a great way to build a better foundation for your relationship. Having money issues like myself you will probably want to do a free and cheaper alternative other than ‘NETFLIX’. What is your idea of a romantic evening? Well, let’s see about the most fun, romantic and adorable ideas for date nights on a budget.
26 Ways to Say “I Love You” in a Long Distance Relationship – Jo at Jo, My Gosh! – One of the toughest things about being in a long distance relationship is that it can feel really rote and tired after awhile. While everyone else gets to share experiences, you’re stuck just talking about those experiences. While everyone else gets goodnight kisses, you’re relegated to blowing kisses on Skype. It gets kind of boring and restricting because it feels like you’re doing and saying the same thing over… and over… and over. That’s where you have to step in and make it a little spicy. And no, I’m not talking about boob photos. (I will never talk about boob photos. Figure that out at your own risk if that’s your thing.)
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I'm Tanya Finks - Dating and Relationship Coach | Gallup-certified Strengths Coach | Sex Educator | Passionate advocate for dating intentionally, building collaborative romantic partnerships, and fostering fulfilling physical intimacy. I also love my partner (madly!), international travel, and anything superhero.