Long Distance Relationships- Characteristics And Maintenance

A long-distance relationship (LDR) or long-distance romantic relationship (LDRR) is an intimate relationship between partners who are geographically separated from one another. Partners in LDRs face geographic separation and lack of face-to-face contact. LDRs are particularly prevalent among college students, constituting 25% to 50% of all relationships. Even though scholars have reported a significant number

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RELATIONSHIP TIPS – CREATE A FULFILLING LIFE

According to Charlie Bloom, MSW, relationship expert and author of That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places. “Like many people, I grew up believing that marriage required self-sacrifice. Lots of it. My wife, Linda, helped me see that I didn’t have to become a martyr and sacrifice my

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RELATIONSHIP TIPS – DON’T ABANDON YOURSELF

By Ezeodili E. Ekene According to Margaret Paul, PhD, Relationship Expert and Co-creator of Inner Bonding “There is one major cause of relationship problems: self-abandonment. We can abandon ourselves in many areas: emotional (judging or ignoring our feelings), financial (spending irresponsibly), organizational (being late or messy), physical (eating badly, not exercising), relational (creating conflict in

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RELATIONSHIP TIPS – IDENTIFY YOUR “GOOD CONFLICTS”

According to Ken Page, LCSW, psychotherapist and author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy “Every couple has what I call a ‘good conflict.’ In long-term relationships, we often feel that the thing you most need from your partner is the very thing he or she

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RELATIONSHIP TIPS – IT’S NOT WHAT YOU FIGHT ABOUT- IT’S HOW YOU FIGHT

By Ezeodili E. Ekene According to Sean Horan, PhD, associate professor of communication studies at Texas State University “Researchers have found that four conflict messages are able to predict whether couples remain together or get divorced: contempt, criticism, stonewalling (or withdrawal), and defensiveness. Together, they’re known as ‘The Four Horsemen.’ Instead of resorting to these

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RELATIONSHIP TIPS – YOUR RELATIONSHIP VS. SELF-ISOLATION VS. MR. COVID

By Ezeodili E. Ekene As the world unites to fight a common enemy the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), everyone is advised by health experts and professionals to ensure that you try as much as possible to self-isolate and maintain maximum social distancing. Correspondingly, I encourage everyone to keep a positive mind, stay in touch with loved

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RELATIONSHIP TIPS – DON’T FORGET TO KEEP THINGS HOT

By Ezeodili E. Ekene According to Sari Cooper, LCSW, licensed individual, couples’, and sex therapist “Many times, people become increasingly shy with the person they love the more as time goes by. Partners begin to take their love for granted and forget to keep themselves turned on and to continue to seduce their partner. Keep

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