Do You Love Me? How to Stop Needing Reassurance in a Relationship

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Do you find that you’re constantly seeking and needing reassurance in a relationship? That was me just a few short years ago.  Do you love me? How much? More than anything? More than anyone? Will you never leave me? Promise? What if you change your mind? These were questions I put to my husband (then-boyfriend) …

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10 Paper Anniversary Gifts: Traditional 1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts

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What on earth should you give your husband or wife for your very 1st anniversary together? We’ve got you covered with these sweet paper anniversary gifts. Each year, our anniversary rolls around, and we get the opportunity to pick out a gift for one another. Though we haven’t always stuck to the traditional anniversary gift …

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Traditional Anniversary Gifts: What to Get Your Spouse Every Year

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1ST YEAR: Paper 2ND YEAR: Cotton 3RD YEAR: Leather 4TH YEAR: Fruit & Flowers, or Linen & Silk 5TH YEAR: Wood 6TH YEAR: Iron / Candy 7TH YEAR: Wool/ Copper 9TH YEAR: Pottery 10TH YEAR: Tin/ Aluminum 11TH YEAR: Steel 12TH YEAR: Silk 13TH YEAR: Lace 14TH YEAR: Ivory 15TH YEAR: Crystal 20TH YEAR: China 25TH YEAR: Silver 30TH YEAR: Pearl 35TH YEAR: Coral 40TH YEAR: Ruby 45TH YEAR: Sapphire 50TH YEAR: Gold 55TH YEAR: Emerald 60TH …

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18 Leather Anniversary Gifts: Traditional 3rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Did you know leather anniversary gifts are the traditional option for the 3rd anniversary? Anniversary gifts can be tricky–should they be aimed at one spouse or applicable to both? As the Two Drifters approached the third anniversary of our wedding, we started thinking about the myriad possibilities to commemorate this, our third year as a …

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How to Flirt With Your Husband: 6 Ways to Kindle the Spark in Marriage

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Have you forgotten how to flirt with your husband?  Or more likely, you know how but you’ve let it fall to the wayside.  You might think, I’ve already got my husband, what would I need to flirty with him? Maybe your lives have become some habitual that the idea of flirting at all just doesn’t …

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10 Relationship Rituals That Will Help Your Love Grow Stronger

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Did you know that relationship rituals can be an amazing way to strengthen your love?  Throughout history, sacred things have been preserved and honored by ritual. Cultures and groups both religious and secular show deep appreciation for the power of ritual. Indeed, ritual continues even to this day. One thing that is undeniably sacred is …

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