Dating

Signs you are in an abusive relationship/ marriage – Lifestyle Article

1. You are used to satisfying your spouse’s sexual needs when you don’t feel like it. You are forced to have sex. 2. Your opinion does not matter. Your spouse dominates all decision making processes. 3. Your spouse orders you to do what he/she wants instead of requesting you with respect. 4. Your body is insulted and made fun of by your spouse but you still have to give him/her sex. 5. Your spouse gangs up with his/her friends/parents…

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The Random Show — On Fasting, Forest Bathing, How to Say NO, Rebooting the Self, and Much More (#391) – Self Improvement Article

Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show. In this one we discuss Japanese whisky, domestic speakeasies, wooden saddles, the rebooting power of Anthony de Mello’s Awareness, poetry, the art of surrender and letting go, mushroom cultivation in the Pacific Northwest, fasting, learning to say no, and much more! Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Stitcher, Castbox, or on your favorite podcast…

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Beware of People Who Promise You the World – Self Improvement Article

A friend recently asked me, “What’s a red flag that most people wrongly interpret as a positive thing?” It was a great question and an answer immediately came to mind: those who promise too much. I see people fall for the “over-promising trap” very often. They meet someone who is super nice to them, treats them well, and promises the world to them. Then they inevitably get burned and blind-sided… They think, “I never saw this coming! He was so…

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Q&A With Tim — On Happiness, Dating, Depressive Episodes, and Much More (#390) – Self Improvement Article

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time, we have a slightly different episode. As many of you know, I tested a “fan-supported model” earlier in the year, but I ended up reverting back to ads. That’s a long story, and…

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3 Things he needs to know before he commits – Lifestyle Article

He’s watching you…all the time. We often forget that despite spending time with someone, the time we spend with others also plays a major role in how you’re judged by your significant other. Relationship expert Matthew Hussey explains the 3 stages of dating that can influence how your significant other perceives you. Here are the 3 things he needs to know before he commits to you: Showing that you are capable with strangers It’s unattractive when you’re rude to…

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A Series Of Crushes I Still Haven’t Gotten Over – Self Improvement Article

He was my childhood sweetheart, my first crush, the first date I ever had. I’ve been told I idealize the people I have feelings for, and he is the perfect example — there was nothing he could do to dissuade me. I haven’t seen him in five years, but I heard he recently came out as gay and lives in a nice place with his boyfriend and a cat. I’m happy for him, but dear god, that boy still pulls…

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Stay Single Until You Find Someone Who Chases You – Self Improvement Article

Stay single until you find someone who chases you. Stay single until the person you find, you didn’t go out looking for because the best love in your life is the love that you stumble across. It’s not the love you searched for. No, the love that will change your life is the love you never, ever saw coming. Stay single until you find someone worth holding onto. Don’t just hold on for the sake of it. Hold on because…

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Why Physically Connecting With Others Improves Well-Being

Human touch is a necessary component to anyone’s happiness, mental health, and well-being. One of the most famous experiments in psychology is Harry Harlow’s experiments on rhesus monkeys in the late 1930s. He put young monkeys in various forms of social isolation (away from their mothers) to see how it influenced their development. While the studies are highly controversial and unethical by today’s standards, they reveal a lot about our need for social connectedness and touch. In one study, Harlow…

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The “Silent Treatment” Is A Sign of a Toxic Relationship

Communication is one of the most important factors in any healthy relationship – whether it’s with family, friends, loved ones, coworkers, bosses, or whomever. And much of the social conflict we experience in our lives is due to some type of miscommunication or lack of communication. One study published in the journal Personal Relationships has identified one pattern that’s common in most negative and toxic relationships. Psychologists looked at over 100 married couples in the U.S. and had them keep…

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