Relationships

We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

To quote the famous novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, "We accept the love we think we deserve." These words ring true to many people and would explain the dynamic that some relationships seem to have. Love comes in many different forms and people express their love in different ways. The person you choose to be with and the way they show their love is chosen based on what we think we deserve.Some relationships just seem to work so naturally, seemingly without much effort. As rare as it is to find, it does exist and that probably has to…
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Can Cheating be Forgiven?

Can Cheating be Forgiven?

It's sad that in recent times relationships or marriages don't seem to last as long as they used to. There can be many different reasons for that and a common one is cheating. Cheating comes about unexpectedly. One minute you're on cloud nine, basking in the solidness of your relationship and the next minute they're dropping the cheating bombshell on you. That can be enough to end any relationship.  Or maybe it won't.  So can cheating be forgiven? There are those who would say that it can't and I'm inclined to agree with them. Cheating is a conscience decision that…
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Ghosting in Relationships

Ghosting in Relationships

Ghosting is just another term that has made its way into our everyday lives. For those who have never heard of the term, it is when someone in your life, usually a significant other, cuts of all communication with you with no reason what so ever. The person is said to have ghosted on you.So why do people ghost? Ghosting is usually done by a person in an attempt to end a relationship with someone. They do it in the hopes that the person they are ghosting will get the hint and avoid hurting their feelings by actually ending things.…
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Here’s to being happier

Here’s to being happier

Happiness exists and anyone can experience it. There has been new scientific evidence that there are ways in which one can boost their moods.Learn to say thank youLearn to recognize good things when they happen. Count your blessings and try out a gratitude journal. Recording what you appreciate can lead to less anxiety and even better sleep. Spread the lovePerforming acts of kindness can make you happier. You don’t need to go the Oprah route and give out cars to everyone. You can help a friend or even volunteer. If you want something harder, trying being nice to every person you…
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Why Do We Marry Our Dads

Why Do We Marry Our Dads

You ever hear the phrase a man marries his mother? Well it’s the same with daughters. Research has shown that women tend to be drawn to partners that resemble their fathers psychologically, behaviourally, emotionally and sometimes even physically.Fathers and self-esteemMothers are seen as extremely loving-praising whatever their child does but fathers are different. The type of affirmation that daughters receive from their fathers forms the basis of their self-esteem. The dad consistently encourages her and ensures that she knows that a man does not make her valuable.In the case that a young woman does not get affirmation and approval from…
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Going through a break-up? What not to do on social media when your relationship comes to an end….

Going through a break-up? What not to do on social media when your relationship comes to an end….

Rule number one: No drunk statusesBreaking up with someone is never easy, especially when you are the on left heartbroken. Breaking up in the 21st century makes it even harder, with social media we still feel connected to the person and cyber stalking or constantly checking up on your ex probably does more harm then good!Do your unfollow or unfriend them? When you are trying your best to get over someone it is not exactly helpful to constantly see their face cropping up everyday. However instead of unfriending them it will probably help to just be selective and hide how much…
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Happy, Healthy Relationships

Happy, Healthy Relationships

Our relationships are a key part of our lives, and the love and friendship we build with our partner is invaluable. Of course, we all desire to see our relationship succeed and exceed all expectations. So, here are some tips on how to maintain a healthy relationship.Give Each other spaceIn this day and age, it is widely believed that a healthy relationship equals being joined at the hip every minute of every day. Whereas this may seem cute and conjure up images of bleeding heart romantics singing choruses of “baby I can’t live without you!”, it is actually extremely unhealthy.Nothing…
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Surviving a Breakup

Surviving a Breakup

We have all been down heart-break lane at some point in our lives. As we know, it can be an extremely distressing and emotionally trying time, and is much like a going through any grieving process. At the time, it may even feel as though it is the end of the world as we know it. However, there is a light at the end of this deep, dark tunnel- and the experts have shared their tips of surviving a heart break!The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. Heart break is as old as humanity itself,…
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Warning Signs Of A Toxic Relationship

Warning Signs Of A Toxic Relationship

Humans are social beings. Our relationships are core to our existence, and we form many of them over our lifetime. These relationships can either make or break us, and it is important that we are able to separate those which are good for us and those which are toxic.Here are 7 warning signs that a relationship may be toxic. 1. You are constantly fighting, even over the silliest things It is perfectly normal, even healthy, for a couple to fight from time to time. However, when you are fighting more often that you are enjoying each other’s company, it could…
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Long Distance Relationships – Do They Work?

Long Distance Relationships – Do They Work?

Movies make long distance relationships look like one of the greatest things in the world. The couple face many problems but in the end, their love is able to overcome it and they live happily ever after. Sadly, this is not always the case in real life. When you begin a new relationship, you feel like you’re on cloud 9. You feel happy, excited, giddy and every other good feeling there is. The truth is that long distance relationships are hard work and don’t always work out. For a relationship to actually work, both individuals need to experience real life…
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