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How to Get Over a Relationship Breakdown in Six Stages

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Few experiences are so painful as the breakdown of a relationship. In many respects, the pain is similar to bereavement. As with bereavement, someone you loved, trusted, and knew intimately has been torn from your life. But you are not the first to endure this pain. Most people have been there at some point, struggling to deal with the shame, the heartbreak, and the fear that they are destined to...

Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity

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Infidelity can be one of the most devastating things to even happen within a marriage or other kind of committed relationship, and it can lead to the dissolution of a partnership quicker than most other experiences. Some things have to be set in order before partners can even begin trying to rebuild trust after such an experience. The infidelity must stop, for one thing, and the circumstances...

Three Key Ways to Move Your Relationship Forward

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As you look ahead and plan out your life, it may be necessary to establish what form your current relationship might take. Although there are many differences in opinion concerning how to move forward in a relationship, several key principles remain. This article outlines a number of key steps you can take to move your relationship onto the next stage. Discuss the Future Many couples stick to...

How to Make Your Next Relationship a Success

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Most people have been there: shattered by yet another failed relationship and desperate to make the next one work. Unfortunately, no simple solution exists. Relationships fail for a variety of reasons. Some fail because of jealousy, others because of selfishness, infidelity, or simply boredom. Nothing guarantees success in your next relationship, but the following might at least improve your...

How to Save Your Relationship

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Some relationships are toxic or abusive and should be ended as soon as possible; others simply run their course. But many could be saved if only those involved were prepared to try a little harder. Be sure you want to save the relationship Begin by asking yourself some tough questions. Do you want to save this relationship? Be honest. If the answer is yes, ask yourself why. Are your motives...

How to Stop Loving Someone

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Few experiences are so excruciating as continuing to love someone who has ceased to love you. But can you really switch off so powerful a feeling as love? People who find themselves in such a situation often have to endure the cliches of well-meaning friends, from “he was never good enough for you” to, worst of all, “you’ll meet someone new.” As those in love know...

How Do You Know When You’re Ready for a Relationship?

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Getting into a new relationship is an exciting time and magical even, but it’s also something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. When you get into a relationship you will be placing a lot of hope in it going well and staking a lot of your emotional well-being on it. At the same time, the other person will be doing the same thing and it’s your responsibility to them to make sure...

The Difference Between Love and Infatuation

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One of the first signs of maturity is that you no longer confuse love with infatuation. But learning to distinguish one from the other can take time. And even those in later life can still be caught out! How Do You Feel? Every relationship is unique because every individual is unique, and there is probably no such thing as a typical infatuation. That said, if you are confused about your feelings...

How to Keep Love Alive in a Relationship

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The British novelist Iris Murdoch once remarked that falling out of love was an important and valuable human experience. Most would disagree. While it may be useful material for a great novelist, others merely find it painful and sad. Is there a secret? Or would everyone eventually fall out of love, given enough time? The poet Shelley certainly thought so, famously writing that “love would...

Creative Ways to Show Your Partner You Love Them

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Romance is a fine art. If done properly, a romantic gesture can be a declaration of your love, a fantastic experience for you and your partner and hopefully the start of a night of passion. Done wrong though, romance can be plain embarrassing. If you need proof of this, then just think back to when you were a teenager and your idea of romance was to constantly gush over your partner like some...

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