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How to Deal with an Age Gap in Your Relationship

It has long been socially accepted that men tend to be slightly older than their female partners. Studies have attributed the pairings to a number of causes, one being the idea that women tend to mature quicker than men and therefore, the younger woman/older man combination ends up being pretty on par where maturity is concerned. These days, it’s also become quite common for a female to end up with a younger male. And why shouldn’t she? But, no matter which way you slice it, there’s the potential for a major age gap in your relationship to lead to major issues.

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Are you Settling?

Are you settling in your relationship? It can be easy to confuse comfort with love, and all too often people settle for an easy relationship rather than pursuing something that will truly make them happy. That may be fine for today, but what about two, five, ten years from now? Ask yourself – is this really how you want to spend the rest of your life? To help you decide, see if our list of six sign you’re settling sounds familiar to you.

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Ways to Keep Your Relationship Alive and Healthy

In a long term relationship it can be difficult to keep the ‘magic’ going after the initial honeymoon phase. We are all guilty of it- getting so comfortable that we forget the little things that make relationships so rewarding. If you feel like you might be in this stage, here are a few quick and easy ways to bring the romance and excitement back.

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5 Lessons Learned from “He’s Just Not That Into You”

Remember the 2009 movie, He’s Just Not That Into You? Or, maybe you remember the book that inspired the movie (same title), penned by Liz Tuccillo and Greg Behrend? Either way, there are some lessons in love to be learned from the story. While we’ll admit we were a little distracted by the gorgeous cast, a second watch gave us ample opportunity to pull away some hard love lessons.

In this post, we’re sharing our five lessons to be learned from the film. Listen up, because they might just change your (love) life forever.

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When to Call it Quits

You’ve been chatting with someone online for a couple of months now. You really enjoy the conversation and you perhaps even think about them when you’ve had a little bit too much to drink. But, when it comes down to actually making plans to meet you have a habit of initially agreeing and then backing out last minute.

You may have begun to think, ‘is there something wrong with me?’

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Taking Classes as a Couple

Looking for some new ideas to spice up your date night? Why not ditch the same old dinner and a movie and enroll in a couples class instead! Taking a class together allows you to both learn and bond, all while trying out a new experience. Not only will you gain a fun new skill, but you’ll also develop and strengthen your relationship without really trying. Here are some of our favourite classes for couples.

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Creative Ways to Apologize

We all mess up from time to time. What’s important is that you show the maturity to own up to your mistake and offer your partner a sincere apology. Actions always speak louder than words, right? So look at this as an opportunity to show your S.O. that they’re special to you, and give them a creative apology that will put you back in their good books. Take a look at our list of five creative apologies.

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How to Avoid Miscommunication in Texts

These days, couples are in constant communication. Whether it’s by email, text, video chat, or instant message, technology helps us to stay together even when we’re apart. But just because we’re communicating more often does not necessarily mean we’re communicating better. Texting opens the door for serious miscommunications in your relationship, which can lead to unnecessary arguments. Here are a few tips to avoid miscommunication in your texts.

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How To Refresh Your Relationship

Is your relationship in a rut? In can happen to even the best couples at some point in their relationships – when the excitement is long over and you feel like things are at a standstill. With a little work, you can refresh your relationship. Read on to learn how.

Find a Hobby by Yourself

It might come as a surprise, but the time you spend nurturing your own interests and passions can actually go a long way to fixing a strained relationship. It will boost your self-confidence, help you meet new people, and (most importantly) make you feel like an individual again instead of one half of a couple. As your mother probably told you, you need to love yourself before you can properly love someone else!

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