Tag Archives: relationship advice

What to do if you don’t like sports, but he loves ’em

One of my best girlfriends started dating a guy who’s crazy about sports. Like full on obsessed. He actually has two TVs set up in his living room so he can watch two games at once. It’s intense. At first, she didn’t think anything of his sports addiction. But, she doesn’t care for sports and slowly, but surely, sports have become a hot button issue in their relationship. She gets angry that he spends so much time on something that seems trivial to her and he wishes that she cared more about them. Read more

What to do if he’s a procrastinator

Nail biting, online shopping, social media refreshing, singing along to any and every Taylor Swift song at my lungs’ full capacity. We all have bad habits that we’re working on. Some bad habits are more annoying to our partners than others. My Taylor Swift volume problem might fall into that category. One thing that really gets under my skin is procrastination. I’m such a get-er-done person that procrastination makes no sense to me. Read more

How to immediately turn a new relationship into a serious relationship

I’m guessing this isn’t your first relationship rodeo. You’ve been around the block in the relationship department. So have I! And I don’t think of this as a negative at all. It’s good to have experience. Practice makes perfect and by this point, you know exactly what you want. Those are very good things! And when you find yourself in a new relationship, you probably know if you want to get serious with this newbie right away. If you do, why wait? Here’s how to crank up your new relationship into serious territory straight away. Read more

How to be the best partner when you’re not your best self

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I go through periods of major funks. I’m not clinically diagnosed with anything and I don’t want to say I’m dealing with anything close to those who do have diagnoses. I just have days or periods of days in a row when I'm not quite myself. I’m telling this to you guys because I think it’s important to be open about our mental health and realize that even people who are generally emotionally healthy have times in their lives when they’re not 100%. I think of it like my general health. I have a healthy body and immune system, but I still sometimes get sick. Read more

The Number One Key To Life: 50/50

Here is the key to happiness on all levels. You're 50% responsible for everything that happens in your life. Do not blame anybody for any situation you're in. You're 50% responsible. I would love to be able to blame some people for some of the stuff that I'm in, but I'm 50% responsible for that. Read more

What to do when your friend’s partner mistreats them

This situation happened many, many years ago and a lot of old wounds have healed since then, which is why I feel comfortable sharing this now. It was a pretty painful memory for a while. A friend in my circle was dating a man she was crazy about. We were all out one night, a whole big group of us, and no one’s sure what, but something my friend said really triggered him and he got incredibly mad, called her a terrible name and then storm out. It was so hostile and mean and out of nowhere. There’s nothing my friend could have done to warrant this reaction. She was humiliated and left. The next time I saw her, she was with him. Apparently, everything was back to hunk dory. Read more
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