Some advice on how to establish social connections, build strong and long-lasting romantic relationships and communicate effectively with the people from various areas of your life, such as the workplace, friend circle and family environment.

5 Signs of Temporary Friends and How They Differ from Real Ones

Most of us have had temporary friends at one or another point in our lives. While it’s perfectly normal, it’s also important to differentiate them from true friends so that you protect yourself from unrealistic friendship expectations. How do you know if the people you hang out with are going to stick with you or whether they are just passers-by in your life?…

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Buying a Gift for a Child? Consider These 6 Factors

Of all the challenges that parenting brings, you’d think that choosing a present for your little one is one of the easiest. Unfortunately, finding the right gift for a child can be incredibly frustrating and even a little confusing if you’re unsure what to look for. Sadly, as they get older and move away from stuffed animals and brightly colored plastic playthings, it…

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4 Deep & Interesting Things to Talk about on a First Date

First dates with new people are a myriad of emotions! Nerves, excitement, anticipation, stress all combine to make it seriously tough to think of things to talk about on a first date that won't feel like time killers. We all want to come across in the best way. Interesting but not opinionated. Confident but not arrogant. Excited but not a ball of nerves.…

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Is My Marriage Over? 10 Ways to Know for Sure

From the fights and disagreements to the silent treatment, have you asked yourself one important question, “Is my marriage over?” I’m no marriage counselor, but I’ve been divorced before – make that twice. The thing about my first marriage is that I knew it was dead years before I asked for the divorce. No matter how many times I tried to make it…

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Is It the Right Person at the Wrong Time? 3 Ways to Know

Do you ever feel like you're in a 'right person, wrong time' situation? Like you have a connection that seems to be something special, but the circumstances are so laughably wrong, you are convinced the universe has had a glitch in the framework? We all expect sparks to fly and lights to dim when we meet our soul mate. Sadly, the real world…

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How to Not Be Clingy in a Relationship? 7 Annoying Behaviors to Avoid

Relationships can be complicated, but they can also be amazing. One thing you must learn, however, is how to not be clingy. I’m sure most everyone has experienced a clingy partner before, or they’ve been the one who acts this way. Either one or the other most likely has happened, and so you understand that it’s not a normal type of behavior. In…

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The No-Contact Rule And How It Works After a Breakup

After a breakup, you must avoid emotional complications. Even though it might seem harsh, the no-contact rule is the best way to move on. The objective with a breakup is to move on and start over, right? Well, some people bounce back and forth between breaking up and getting back together, wasting time and increasing emotional pain. This shouldn’t happen. While not all…

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10 Signs of Superficial Friends and How to Deal with Them

There's little doubt that social interaction, friendship, and companionship are vital to our mental wellbeing. Still, how do you know if your friends like you for who you truly are, or whether you've picked up some superficial friends along the way that are only there for the good times? Let's think about why superficial friendships can only ever make a half-hearted stab at…

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7 Signs You Ex Is Pretending to Be Over You but Still Has Feelings

If you think you’ve cut all strings, then think again. There are signs your ex is pretending to be over you. Grasp a real detachment from the past. When you end a relationship, it can be tumultuous. These are always scary ones for me – when they become violent or break things. But there are other problems that may arise later, long after…

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How to Stop Being Jealous: 10 Practical Tips

Jealousy can be a destructive, dark emotion - but one that almost everybody will experience from time to time. Learning how to stop being jealous isn't just about being kind to others but about learning how to appreciate your own self-worth. "Comparison is the thief of joy." -President Theodore Roosevelt How to Stop Being Jealous in 10 Practical Ways Let's discover ten practical…

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