relationship advice

A Round-Up of Relationship Advice: Tried-and-True Tips for Sweethearts, Parents, Coworkers, and Friends – Self Improvement Article

For a Very Special Episode 260 of my podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, we asked listeners to share their best relationship advice. Listen to the episode to hear us discuss some of our favorite tips. If you have more advice to add, put it in the comments of this post. Different advice will resonate with different people. Most people gave advice about romantic relationships, but if you change the terms—”sweetheart” to “children” or “spouse” to “co-worker”—the similar principles apply to just…

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Relationship Advice from Over 1,500 Happily Married Couples – Self Improvement Article

When I got married nearly three years ago, at the wedding reception I asked some of the older and wiser folks who were attending for a few words of advice from their own relationships to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think a lot of newlyweds do this — ask for relationship advice, I mean, not shit the same bed— especially after a few cocktails from the open bar they just paid for.But then…

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How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship – Self Improvement Article

“Is he/she worth waiting for?”“Are they feeling the same way I do?”“Am I kidding myself thinking this can work?”“Would I be better off dating the mailman instead? At least he comes to my house every day.”“Does my boyfriend even exist or is this just an elaborate Nigerian credit card scam?”Long-distance relationships suck. I’ve never met anyone who said, “Yeah, my boyfriend lives 14 hours away in Finland, it’s great!” On the contrary, everyone I’ve met in a long-distance relationship ends…

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6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal – Personal Development Article

There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, we get taught the biology of sex, the legal ins and outs of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be an ass-face.Without clear ideas from adults, what we’re left with is basically trial-and-error, and if you’re like most people, it’s mostly error.One of the problems is that a lot of unhealthy relationship…

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Compatibility and Chemistry in Relationships – Self Improvement Article

A lot of dating advice glosses over the concepts of compatibility and chemistry, assuming most people have an intuitive grasp of what these two words mean and why they’re so important to a successful relationship. We kind of assume we know what compatibility and chemistry mean and whether we have them or not.Dating advice mostly ignores compatibility and chemistry because they can’t be faked or changed. Instead, most dating advice focuses on the nuts and bolts of dating: what to…

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5 Relationship Books Everyone Should Read – Personal Development Article

Here’s something you may or may not expect: I drown in fucking emails. I know everyone says that. Everyone gripes about their overflowing inbox. But I’m serious here. Every time I log in, I’m like a kid in a pool who forgot he’s wearing a floaty: it’s just pure panic. I get up to 1,000 emails per week. And that’s not counting spam. That’s 1,000 relevant emails that need to at least be acknowledged. Roughly half of those 1,000 emails are…

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Attachment Theory | Mark Manson – Self Improvement Article

If you’ve ever putzed around the internet, looking for why your relationships might all be screwed up (and screwed up in the same ways, I might add), then you’ve probably come across Attachment Theory. Attachment Theory is an area of psychology that describes the nature of emotional attachment between humans. It begins as children with our attachment to our parents. The nature of this attachment, and how well it’s fostered and cared for, will then influence the nature of our attachment…

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Relationship circles – The most important diagram of your life

Research shows that if you had to choose one variable that influences the quality of your life the most, it would be relationships. It’s not money or fame or good looks, it’s relationships. People who are deeply connected to their friends, family, co-workers and even the local community live longer, are healthier, happier, more fulfilled and live a better life in general. The good life. And it’s not the number of friends on social networks or the marital status; it’s…

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