Healthy Relationships

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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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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13 Subtle And Not-So-Subtle Ways To Tell If They Are Actually Into You

13 Subtle And Not-So-Subtle Ways To Tell If They Are Actually Into You
Love can be complicated, but we are often the ones overcomplicating things. The good thing is that women and men usually exhibit similar signs if they are interested in someone. If you are seeing someone and trying to figure out if the relationship is moving forward, here are some subtle and not so subtle ways to tell if they are into you. 1. They spend quality time with you. When someone cares about you, you don't have to beg for their time. It's quite the opposite. In fact, they look for reasons to spend time with you and look for ways to build in future plans to make sure they stay on yo...
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These Are The 7 Common Traits Of Relationships That Last

These Are The 7 Common Traits Of Relationships That Last
The struggle for you to find real love and a healthy relationship can be a challenge. Love, while seeming simplistic, can end up being complicated when you add two people to the equation. It’s no wonder that it’s difficult to understand how something that starts off so strong can move in a completely different direction so quickly. It’s quite reasonable to want love in your life, and often your relationship is your roadmap to meet this particular need. But, the question of how to have a successful relationship looms loud. And while most relationships start off on the right foot, many fall o...
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9 Everyday Ways We Overcomplicate Love

9 Everyday Ways We Overcomplicate Love
When you are at the beginning of a relationship, it can be challenging to figure out if it is the right fit. Part of this is because we get so many confusing messages about what love is and what type of relationship you need. But, love doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are nine ways to filter out the complications that often stop us from finding love and determine what works for you: 1. Determine the type of relationship you want. It is the most important thing you need to focus on so you are in the right relationship. Stop comparing and looking to others for guidance. What works for t...
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Stop Validating Your Feelings for the Wrong One

Stop Validating Your Feelings for the Wrong One
Why Validate for Someone who Invalidates You It's hard when you are in love and you are constantly trying to validate your feelings for someone who won't be definitive or specific with you about their feelings for you. When this happens, you question yourself and your worth because when you are in a relationship like this where the emotions and energy are one-sided, it is a constant roller coaster of ups and downs. (more…)
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