I know a girl (we’ll call her Christy) who’s dating someone, but he’s still hung up on someone else. She knows this, but has decided she likes him so much that she’s willing to play the waiting game. I’ve never met the guy but she assures me he has a good career, he’s stable overall, and he’s a good person. And he tells her he’s really into her. The dilemma? He has admitted that he’s still struggling over feelings for his ex. [Read more…]
If you have children, then dating can be a little difficult—especially when the person you’re with doesn’t. Obviously you’re first priority is your children, and that can cause issues in the relationship if you’re partner doesn’t understand how time-consuming parenting is. Even if you’ve made it past the dating stage and have decided to move in together, there are going to be obstacles to overcome. In today’s post I’ll share a little about what I’ve learned to help make the transition of moving in together go more smoothly. [Read more…]
Sometimes humans are stubborn, especially when it comes to ourselves and relationships. We think we know what’s best for us, so we feel and act on it. A lot of the time we’re spot on, and other times we’re so dead wrong. So how can we correctly gauge when we’re truly ready for a serious relationship? [Read more…]
Unless you’re just in it for hookups, everyone wants more lasting love in their relationship, right? So how can we receive more of it?
Experiences with my current committed partner prompted me to try a little experiment addressing this question. So far, it has produced some pretty amazing results. I’ll share what I’ve learned below. [Read more…]
One of the most fulfilling parts of a relationship is feeling like your partner really listens to you. This goes beyond simply hearing. It’s easy to talk and be heard, but it takes a higher level of awareness to really listen—to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate –while your partner is sharing their thoughts, opinions, and feelings. Really listening and responding to your partner brings a level of social intimacy that is deeply satisfying. [Read more…]