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Some advice on how to establish social connections, build relationships with other people and communicate effectively

How to Spend More Quality Time with Family (and Why It’s Important)

By |2018-09-24T20:06:06+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

Quality time with family is more important now than ever. We are constantly worried about work, focussed on technology and busy with everyday life, and quality time with family can be something we overlook.  It can be easy to forget the importance of spending one on one time with those closest to you. Spending time with family has been shown to be beneficial for both children and parents, but the truth is that there is a difference between spending time with family and spending quality

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How to Make a Good First Impression with These 7 Science Backed Hacks

By |2018-09-23T19:43:05+00:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

The way someone sees you for the first time means so much. That’s why learning how to make a good first impression is so important. Whether it’s for a new job or a social event, learning how to make a good first impression leaves your company with a long-standing view of you. It doesn’t matter how you appear the second or third meeting. They will always remember their first introduction, and this is the image that tends to last. Science proves first impressions matter It’s

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3 Weird Signs of Relationship Compatibility, According to Scientific Studies

By |2018-09-22T23:00:51+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’re all out there trying to find Mr or Mrs. Right. But, when it comes to relationship compatibility, are there other forces at work? If you are still looking out for your ideal partner, it might be worth considering these three predictors of relationship compatibility. 1. Relationship Compatibility Stinks There are bio scientific studies which show that up to 40% of physical attraction is determined by your genes. According to the biotechnology company, Instant Chemistry, the reason we feel the “spark” with someone is that

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How to Recognize Gaslighting in Relationships and Get Your Reality Back

By |2018-09-22T02:35:26+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Could you be a target of gaslighting? Below are some signs of gaslighting in relationships you should never ignore. Gaslighting in relationships can have lasting, destructive psychological effects on the target. For this reason, it is important to recognize it before it is too late. “I said that you should see a therapist, Rachel. I never agreed to a couple’s therapy,” said Tom. However, Rachel remembers otherwise, and her efforts to remind him of the original agreement were futile. “We will be fine as a

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How to Trust Your Boyfriend When You’ve Experienced Past Toxic Relationships

By |2018-09-20T20:08:05+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

It’s difficult learning how to trust your boyfriend when past relationships were unhealthy. The toxic influence from the past still lingers. One of the most confusing aspects of being in a relationship is understanding whether something is wrong or if you’re basing things on past relationships. When learning how to trust your boyfriend, you cannot be influenced by these things, honestly. Hard as it may be, you must have a clean slate when making wise judgments. At some point, you have to learn how to trust

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3 Reasons Why Sensitive Men Are the Strongest

By |2018-09-15T17:26:51+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Social life|Tags: , , , , |

Our society tends to ridicule sensitive men who are not afraid to show their feelings. But in fact, they have some underestimated qualities. It’s not only the sensitive men who have feelings. All men do, even if they don’t show it. It is the conclusion of an American psychologist who has been studying the way men think and feel for 25 years. To give women a guide through the incomprehensible mind of so-called strong sex, Dr. George Weinberg published a book detailing the mechanisms of

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Signs of Anxious Attachment Style and How It Damages Your Relationships

By |2018-09-12T22:52:51+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our attachment style affects everything from our choice of partner to our behavior within relationships. Anxious attachment style is just one attachment style but research suggests it is particularly damaging one. Before we go on, let’s have a quick recap of Attachment Theory. Psychologist John Bowlby coined the term Attachment Theory and used it to explain that children need to bond with a primary caregiver. If this caregiver does not respond in a nurturing way we form certain kinds of attachments. Anxious attachment style is one

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12 Relationship Goals That Help You Evolve as a Couple

By |2018-09-11T20:07:49+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

It’s true to say that the majority of us rate relationships as one of our top priorities in life. Having said that it’s surprising just how little effort we put into maintaining them. This is where working towards relationship goals can help. Relationship goals can help whether you are in a short-term relationship, married or you’ve just started dating. Consider other parts of your life. Just think of the hours spent on hobbies, work, children, your friends, and even social media? What would happen if

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