Allow Yourself to Be Vulnerable

Allow Yourself to Be Vulnerable

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I know that it can be incredibly scary to allow yourself to be vulnerable and share your feelings. However, if you want a long-lasting relationship you need to be able to express your inner thoughts and feelings to your partner, and be able to listen to his/her wants and needs. Ask yourself, “What’s the …

Falling in Love Too Fast Isn't Good 1

Falling in Love Too Fast Isn’t Good

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Do you fall in love easily? When you first start dating someone do you go “all in” and decide this is the person for you? Regardless of any actual compatibility between you, do you feel grateful he or she is showing interest in you? If you feel like you’re falling …

When to First Say I Love You 2

When to First Say I Love You

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When should you first say I love you? To some degree trust your instincts. But if you’re feeling it in the first week or so, realize that your feelings are probably lust or infatuation, not true love. If you say those three little words too quickly, a healthy partner will think you’re …

Don't Test Your Partner

Don’t Test Your Partner

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Do you test your partner to see how much s/he loves you? Or to see how he’ll respond in a particular emotional circumstance? If so, are you aware that you’re playing dangerous games? Playing games in a relationship doesn’t work. Games create competition, and a winner and loser. Playing games is …