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Saying 'I Love You': Romantic Ideas For Relationships | Gina Senarighi | YourTango

Saying 'I Love You': Romantic Ideas For Relationships | Gina Senarighi | YourTango | Relationships | Scoop.it
Love out loud and in your own unique style. Make it count when you say "I love you," and you'll watch your relationship blossom.
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Clever and creative ways to say I love you...

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Balancing Codependent Tendencies: Improving Relationships through Self-Care

Balancing Codependent Tendencies: Improving Relationships through Self-Care | Relationships | Scoop.it
For those who frequently take care of others before themselves, self-care routines can be an important way maintain good health and happiness.
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Love Is Like Cocaine - by Helen Fisher

Love Is Like Cocaine - by Helen Fisher | Relationships | Scoop.it
From ecstasy to withdrawal, the lover resembles an addict.

George Bernard Shaw knew the power of romantic love and attachment. Both, I will maintain, are addictions—wonderful addictions when the relationship is going well; horribly negative addictions when the partnership breaks down. Moreover, these love addictions evolved a long time ago, as Lucy and her relatives and friends roamed the grass of east Africa some 3.2 million years ago.

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if you're curious what happens in the brain and body when you fall in love and what's happening when that same love later hurts...great article by Helen Fisher! 

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Talks that just might save your relationship | Playlist | TED.com

Talks that just might save your relationship | Playlist | TED.com | Relationships | Scoop.it
No matter how long you've been together, it never hurts to have a little refresher course on what really matters.
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Great list of talks to explain how relationships really work...
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How the Thrill Can Last a Lifetime - Mindful

How the Thrill Can Last a Lifetime - Mindful | Relationships | Scoop.it
It’s up to us to awaken passion when it’s waning, and mindfulness can provide the tools.
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Seven Reasons to Get Help For Your Marriage before it's too late -

Seven Reasons to Get Help For Your Marriage before it's too late - | Relationships | Scoop.it
If you have real concerns about the health of your marriage, here are 7 reasons to begin Marriage Counseling NOW! 1. If you haven’t been able to improve the relationship on your own, it’s time to try something different. Some people describe insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If you’ve tried to …
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How a Green Light Practice Can Change the Way you Talk, Feel and Love

How a Green Light Practice Can Change the Way you Talk, Feel and Love | Relationships | Scoop.it
Many of the couples I work with say their number one problem is communication. Usually the real problem is learning to stay calm when conversing with each other, especially if the topic is a “touch...
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Health and Marriage: The Cortisol Connection

Health and Marriage: The Cortisol Connection | Relationships | Scoop.it
Bad marriages can be sickening. Most people don't have to be convinced of this, but for those who do, several decades of studies offer plenty of proof. Even so, very little is known about exactly how marriage quality affects health....
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Believing your partner is responsive is associated with longevity and lower physical stress. 

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Why Kindness Matters in Marriage

Why Kindness Matters in Marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
Spring is a time for commencement addresses, and I’ve seen a number of good ones recently. This youtube video of professor and NYT best-seller George Saunders’ address on kindness. Of all the lesso...
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7 Things Scientists Know About the Science of Long-Lasting Love

7 Things Scientists Know About the Science of Long-Lasting Love | Relationships | Scoop.it
What do people in happy long-term relationships have in common? Learn their science-backed secrets to staying satisfied for the long haul.
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Research based tips for couples!

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, September 16, 2014 4:55 PM

Optimistic and helpful tidbits on how to maintain a healthy and vibrant marriage. 

Hemanshi Nimavat's curator insight, March 19, 2015 10:36 PM

I and Amit have been together since 2 months, just in march our relationship will turn into 3 months, yes our relationship has been healthy, we do fight, have some quarrels, but instead of chewing it over and over.... we let go of it and just love each other. After 5 years, all i hope is that my love for him will turn more depper and we will be together forever

 

Katie Barber's curator insight, August 24, 2015 2:33 PM

Nice article that reminds you that love at first sight maybe isn't so important.

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Expert Answers on E.M.D.R.

Expert Answers on E.M.D.R. | Relationships | Scoop.it
Francine Shapiro, the originator of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, responds to readers’ questions.
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16 Fun Ways To Say "I Love You"

16 Fun Ways To Say "I Love You" | Relationships | Scoop.it
Few sentiments carry the kind of weight that the three little words, “I love you,” does. But what happens when you say them so much that they start to become expected and lose meaning?
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365 Conversation Starters for Couples | Amplify Happiness Now

365 Conversation Starters for Couples | Amplify Happiness Now | Relationships | Scoop.it

One of the most important things we can do to support lifelong loving relationships is continue to learn about one another.  When we start out in relationships we are fascinated.  We stay up all night talking.  We can’t wait to learn more about each other.


Over time we stop being curious.  We start thinking we know everything about our partner.  Which is impossible- every one of us grows every single day.


But when we stop being curious and start making assumptions about the people in our lives we start running into problems.  We stop letting our spouse or sweetheart surprise us and things get a little blah. It’s not uncommon to end up in a conversation rut in a long term partnership.

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Great news about marriages: 80% are happy

Great news about marriages: 80% are happy | Relationships | Scoop.it
What if I could snap my fingers and make 80 percent of marriages happy? And cut the divorce rate for first time marriages in half? Consider it done. What if everything you thought you knew about ma...
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New research about the divorce rate and marital happiness...
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CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL MODERN FAMILY | Quentin Hafner, LMFT

CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL MODERN FAMILY
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How To Make Sure Your Next Marriage Is Your Last Marriage

How To Make Sure Your Next Marriage Is Your Last Marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
Saying "I do" is a bit different the second time around. You accept the proposal with more reservations (getting a divorce, however long ago it's been, will leave you a little shaky). The ceremony itself will generally be smaller, the weddi...
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Stop Fighting With Your Partner, and Start Fighting With Yourself | Quentin Hafner, LMFT

Stop Fighting With Your Partner, and Start Fighting With Yourself | Quentin Hafner, LMFT | Relationships | Scoop.it

Stop Fighting With Your Partner, and Start Fighting With Yourself".   

What Most People Want Out Of Couples Therapy

The majority of couples who enter couples therapytypically want one thing: They want their spouse to be different.  Many people in unsettling and dissatisfying relationships have come to believe that their discomfort or unhappiness is a result of their partner’s actions, and if only their partner would change, things would feel and be much better. The problem herein lies usually that both parties in the relationship want each other to change, and most typically neither of them are willing to change.  And so, we have a classic standoff; you change first, then maybe I’ll consider changing.  In other words, “I need YOU to be different, because I am fine”.

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, April 10, 2014 3:33 PM

Our partner is like a mirror and the things we don't like in him/her are the things that we don't like in ourselves! There is no point in breaking the mirror! Things will always stay the same untill we understand that we can only change inside ourselves! when a real change occurs, the whole reality around us changes!

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For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key: MedlinePlus

For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key: MedlinePlus | Relationships | Scoop.it
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
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Vicki Larson's curator insight, July 22, 2014 8:53 AM

Uh, oh guys — don't blame us!

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Perfectionville: Population Zero |

Perfectionville: Population Zero | | Relationships | Scoop.it

Perfectionism gives the illusion that we are better off with it. Learn how perfectionism detracts from healthy self-image, relationships and enjoying life!


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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, March 18, 2014 10:18 PM

When we can embrace our imperfections, we are becoming more authentic versions of ourselves – and becoming perfectly us.versions of ourselves.

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Don't bother trying to rekindle your marriage

Don't bother trying to rekindle your marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
There is a popular belief in the marriage and relationship world that when the doldrums hit and you find yourself more numb than really alive, you should look for ways to get back what you once had...
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How the "love drug" phenylethylamine and Oxytocin work in long-term relationships...good stuff.  

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage

The All-or-Nothing Marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
Couples can be happier now than ever before. But it’s rare.

The good news is that our marriages can flourish today like never before. They just can’t do it on their own.

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Interesting article about the history of marriage and current relationship trends backed by research. The state of marital satisfaction is like wealth in America...the gap is getting bigger.  It IS possible to have a great marriage, but it will take time, dedication and effort. 

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Angie Mc's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:40 AM

"Those individuals who can invest enough time and energy in their partnership are seeing unprecedented benefits."  I am grateful to be living proof of this statement.  My marriage is flourishing because it is we are one in a complimentary sense and we are unitive and procreative, which are traditionally held values. And we have modern sensibilities to help us be our best selves within this context and the complicated culture in which we live.

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21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever

21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever | Relationships | Scoop.it
Discover what scientists know about happy couples, and your relationship will never be the same--guaranteed.

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Great Visuals backed by tons of Research! MUST READ for happy couples or wanna-be happy couples! 

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, February 26, 2014 4:50 PM

21 facts about what makes a marriage happy! 

Vicki Larson's curator insight, July 22, 2014 8:52 AM

Science can't tell us to be kind, appreciative and loving, but that's really what people need and want from each other. Simple!

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3 Tips to Avoid Fighting with Your Spouse - Happy Wives Club

3 Tips to Avoid Fighting with Your Spouse - Happy Wives Club | Relationships | Scoop.it
We all want to be understood. We all need to be understood. Here are 3 important tips to avoid fighting with your spouse while still getting what you want.
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These 3 great tips are really a challenge...because they are NOT easy! 

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How to Save Marriage in America

How to Save Marriage in America | Relationships | Scoop.it
Traditional matrimony—he brings home the bacon, she cooks it—is dying. But college-educated couples are pointing toward a new model with children at the heart of the union.


American marriage is not dying. But it is undergoing a metamorphosis, prompted by a transformation in the economic and social status of women and the virtual disappearance of low-skilled male jobs. The old form of marriage, based on outdated social rules and gender roles, is fading. A new version is emerging—egalitarian, committed, and focused on children.


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This fascinating article explains the transformation of marriage for the most highly educated into what he calls a HIP marriage (Highly-Invested-Parents) and suggests their focus on children could, if practiced among the least educated, save marriage in America. 

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