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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Tips for Couples Counseling: How to Get the Most from Your Therapy

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This post on tips for couples counseling was written by Alicia Sweyd, MA, LMFT Who here remembers that romantic comedy with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey? The one where they start dating each other to prove opposite points about relationships? How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days! Seriously, it is one of my most …

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How to Fight Fair in Your Relationship: 5 Fair Fighting Rules for Couples

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Fighting is never fun. It’s something I particularly do not enjoy. I tend to shy away from conflict and avoid it whenever possible.  Yet in any marriage or long-term relationship, conflict is inevitable. Learning how to deal with it appropriately with your spouse is a necessary part of building a healthy relationship. That’s where these …

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26 Common Relationship Myths You Need to Stop Believing Immediately

In our world, there are a lot of relationship myths. These are misguided (though perhaps well-intentioned) ideas about love and relationships that our society has grown to accept as truth, spouting them to the next generations as given facts of romantic wisdom. The cycle of these love lies continues on and on, reflected in popular …

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How to Mend a Broken Heart – Top Tips for Getting Over a Breakup

In November of 2015, Nathan and I took our engagement photos. The weather was cold and grey, but we had such a fun time as our photographer captured our silly and romantic moments. Dressed in vintage outfits, carrying suitcases, laughing and dancing on an old train track, rain pouring down around us. I looked at …

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How to Help Your Partner Feel More Secure in Your Relationship

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We all want to feel safe and secure in our relationships; particularly our romantic relationships. But it’s not always easy.  As with anything meaningful in life, anxiety often attacks the things we care about most. Anxiety in relationships is very common, and it can come in the form of jealousy, doubts, fear, withdrawal and more. …

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10 Relationship Red Flags to Watch Out For, According to Therapists

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Relationship red flags: those big, flashing warning signs that tell us something might be wrong with this situation. You would think that these would be easy to spot, and while many of them are more obvious than others, the truth is that red flags can actually be pretty tough to recognize. This is especially true …

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9 Signs He’s Not the One, Even If You Love Him

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Picking a life partner is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life. And it’s not one that is taken lightly. If there are signs you’re with the wrong person, that’s something you will need to address immediately. If you’re like most single people, as you’re dating, you’re considering whether there’s long-term …

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Does He Love Me?: 10 Signs He Loves You + How to Deal if He Doesn’t

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Have you ever found yourself wondering, does he love me? You are far from alone. Not only do I have personal experience wondering this in various relationships over the years, but my research shows that thousands of us ask the same question every single month. Questions like these– does my boyfriend love me does my …

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