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Examining the Warning Signs of Manipulation

Nobody enters into a relationship that they know will be damaging or cause abuse, be that physical or emotional. Despite not knowing it from the start, many relationships can become damaging in both obvious and subtle ways. No matter how negative the relationship may become, leaving your partner is never an easy decision. For those in emotionally […]

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Disagreements Versus Fighting: The Importance of Respecting Your Partner

Growing up, I used to believe that my parents never got into fights. They have always treated each other with nothing but respect, and it made relationships seem like a walk in the park. I’ve learned a thing or two since then, and am aware of the real work that goes into any successful partnership. […]

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Keeping the Flames Alive: Exploring the Five Languages of Love

There is no universal way to show someone how you love them. While some people may love a grand spectacle, others may enjoy their love being expressed in more subdued ways. Some people use their words, while others prefer to show love through their actions. No matter how you express your love, the importance is that […]

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Closing The Gap: Technology’s Role In A Long Distance Relationship

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. For many individuals this phrase becomes apparent once they have engaged in a long distance relationship. An estimated 75% of college students will engage in a long distance relationship at some point in their lives. While for many this may be due to pursuing career aspirations, there is […]

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Moving On: The Signs To End Your Relationship

Breaking up with someone is hard to do. No matter what your reasons may be, the end of any relationship signifies the start of a new chapter in your life. My parents would always stress to me that just because you found a partner that you could not become complacent. To be the right partner takes […]

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Respexuality: The Role of Respect and Communication in Sex

What does it mean to have a healthy sexual relationship? When I was first taught about sexuality, it was not by some crumpled magazine or my sister’s Cosmopolitan—instead, it was from my fourth grade Catholic teacher. Sex was simply something to not be done, except with the person you marry and the idea of sexual […]

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Keeping the Fires Burning: Tips for Long-Distance Relationships

A long-distance relationship is an investment by two people who can’t be together due to circumstances or choice. We’ve covered some of the reasons that people enter into long-distance relationships here. Movies like Sleepless in Seattle play up the mystique of LDR’s but the realities don’t fit into a Hollywood ending.

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