Author: Elizabeth Overstreet

10 Things To Expect When Dating An Older Man

10 Things To Expect When Dating An Older Man
Dating is difficult. Let's face it. Finding someone who is compatible, has some emotional maturity and who can be a life partner you can count on is a struggle. Some of us are old souls and mesh well with those who are a little bit older and wiser. And this puts you right in the bucket to consider dating an older man. There can be an allure that comes with dating someone older. But, there is a bunch of other stuff to consider too. Dating an older man who is more mature and who has a high level of self-awareness of who they are as a person can shift your world in some pretty unique ways. It'...
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10 Important Questions To Ask Before Getting Married

10 Important Questions To Ask Before Getting Married
Falling in love with someone is an amazing feeling. It is a journey to find someone you truly connect with and love. And when you do as your emotions continue to grow deeper for one another, it is natural to have a desire to marry them. I interviewed couples in successful relationships and asked them to share what they wish they had known about their significant other (SO) and what they think you should know too before you take that walk down the aisle. Let's get started. 1.) Does your partner display empathy for others and you? You know there are the basics you should know about y...
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11 All-Too-Real Things No One Tells You About Being In A Relationship

11 All-Too-Real Things No One Tells You About Being In A Relationship
Being with someone you love and care about is one of the best feelings you can experience. It’s normal to want to be loved and to want to be in a loving relationship that makes you feel valued and appreciated. But, much like having a baby, being married, or going through difficult life experiences, there is much that often goes unsaid about relationships, and this is applicable to even the best ones. It’s not our fault that we have this perspective. We receive so many subliminal and not so subliminal messages that everyone else’s relationships are going well, while we might feel we are stuck ...
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The Top 10 Commonly Asked Dating Questions Answered By A Man AND A Woman: Part 2

The Top 10 Commonly Asked Dating Questions Answered By A Man AND A Woman: Part 2
 Read Part One Here!! Robert and I continue our discussion about the most commonly asked dating questions we hear from our listeners and readers in Part 2 of the “Top 10 Most Commonly Asked Dating Questions from a Male and Female Perspective.” Robert is the founder of a podcast called the Orion Group which discusses issues, thoughts, and concerns of the Millennial Generation. I am a relationship coach, author, and write specifically about relationships. 6. Should I date someone with kids if I don’t have any yet? Robert’s Response I have a friend who’s going through t...
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How You Can Find Love Again After A Break-Up

How You Can Find Love Again After A Break-Up
If you are or have gone through a break-up, it is one of the most difficult and jarring experiences you will face in your life. The sudden loss of someone you held dear and close and love can feel similar to the feelings you have when you lose a loved one to death.  At the onset, it can look hopeless and feel as though you will never find love again. When you have been in a long-term relationship with someone, it's difficult to move forward because of the time and energy you have invested in your relationship. You thought it would work. And when it doesn't, it is devastating. Love may se...
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This Is The Most Overlooked Secret To A Truly Successful Relationship

This Is The Most Overlooked Secret To A Truly Successful Relationship
There is a secret to relationship success that no one ever discusses. Many articles I have read and seen written fail to touch on this subject, but I think it is one of the essential ingredients to a successful and long-lasting relationship. I’m not trying to fool you or give you some secret formula to relationship success. Because having a successful relationship consists of many factors. But, here is what I’ve observed and seen in happy couples. It is an ability to look beyond focusing entirely on their partner and putting the onus on them for their happiness and instead redirecting focus o...
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6 Reasons Why It’s Perfectly Okay To Be Single

6 Reasons Why It’s Perfectly Okay To Be Single
I write a lot about relationships but thought it was important to shift some attention to those of you who may not be in a relationship and are single. It isn’t an article to ‘single shame’ or tell you why you’re still single because being single is not necessarily a bad place to be. The worse relationship status is when you are in a relationship with someone who isn’t the right fit for you. It is counterintuitive to the many articles and advice you will read which will highlight why being in a relationship is better. But, I’m of the mindset that being in a relationship is only better for you...
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This Is What Should Matter Most To You In Your Relationship

This Is What Should Matter Most To You In Your Relationship
I’m getting very frustrated with the dating scene and how people approach the process of building relationships with one another. I realize that there are a lot of extra, unnecessary influences that are mixing up what is important in your mind instead of what should matter. And this is why I put pen to paper – ok sorta – my fingers to my keys on my laptop to vent my frustrations and more importantly help people refocus on what creates a happy and compatible relationship. I’m sharing my insights and experience to save you some time so you can focus on what should matter most to you in your rel...
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7 Little Known Advantages Of Being In A Long-Distance Relationship

7 Little Known Advantages Of Being In A Long-Distance Relationship
Finding someone who is compatible with you in a relationship is difficult enough. If you add in the factor of the person you fall in love with not living near you, it can create some additional challenges. The benefits of technology are that it has helped to broaden our dating options beyond people which we would not usually meet. And sometimes, even after actively pursuing someone who lives in your city, you might have better luck meeting someone who lives someplace else. While some may rule out this option, others have embraced the opportunity of being with someone who they feel suits them ...
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6 Definite Signs It’s Time To Let Go Of Someone You Love

6 Definite Signs It’s Time To Let Go Of Someone You Love
Even a relationship that starts off great can suddenly take a turn in another direction unexpectedly. And irrespective of what you are taught and told, fairytale endings don’t exist in relationships. Don’t get me wrong. You can have a great relationship with someone and which can feel mystic, warm, and euphoric. But, love is much more complicated than that. It is why when you are trying to figure out if you should stay or leave a relationship, it is a decision that can easily torment you. Here are some clear signs to help you know when to walk away from your significant other versus staying p...
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