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5 Arguments Every Couple Has During The Holidays

The holiday season can be an incredibly stressful time to be in a relationship. Though it’s always nice to have a partner to get through the stress with, sometimes having a partner can add to the stress. Here are 5 common arguments every couple has around this time of year, and how to keep the issue from becoming a bigger deal than it needs to be.

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How to Include Your Girlfriend during Basketball Season

Sports are what brings the guys together. It’s their thing – and as women, we know that guys look forward to spending time with their boys drinking beer, eating high-calorie snacks and watching the game. While some men might agree that women roll their eyes at this, we also want to be included. To keep from getting the eye roll, there is something you can do to include your girlfriend during basketball season.

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What She Really Means When She Says This during the Holidays

Women have a reputation of saying something that has a hidden meaning. But men aren’t mind readers and can end up catching themselves in a sticky situation because they didn’t catch onto the hidden meanings. The holidays are one of the worst times to over-look a hidden meaning. We’re going to put men at an advantage this year.  A woman’s motives can be hard to read, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want you to succeed.

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How to Set a Gift Exchange Budget This Holiday Season

Whether it’s your first holiday season together or your twentieth, setting a gift exchange budget is an important decision to make as a couple. At least having a range of what’s acceptable to spend on one another will help you both avoid feeling as though you’ve bought too little or too much for the other person. Plus, there won’t be any pressure to spend more than you’re actually comfortable spending. Nobody likes a massive credit card bill the first week of the New Year!

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When Should You Propose to Your Girlfriend?

1. You’re Financially Stable

Money is one of the number one things that married couples fight about. When you get married, you’re not only making a life commitment, but also a financial commitment. Your debts become her debts and vice versa. Before you pop the question, make sure you have open and honest conversations about your financial situations.

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How to Take Your Relationship to the Next Level without Scaring Him Away

Becoming Exclusive

Communication is key and honesty is important in a relationship; but as the old adage goes “a little white lie never hurt anyone,” and in this case a small embellishment to get the conversation going can be very beneficial. A friend of mine was recently asked out while she had been dating someone for a while, and it provided the perfect excuse for her to bring up the exclusivity question with Guy #1. Beginning with an inquisitive, “hey so something happened the other day.” She was able to tell him that someone else had asked her out and she wasn’t sure what to tell him because she wasn’t sure where they stood. It provided her the opportunity to talk about their feelings and he felt a little jealous, prompting him to officially ask her to be his girlfriend. Feel free to borrow this line to start your own conversation about monogamy ;).

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