Every trip is a journey of self-discovery. Should you decide to go on a road trip with your loved one, it can easily become a treasured occasion to rejuvenate your relationship and discover new things about each other.
Honesty is an interesting trait. When asked what we look for in a partner or friend, the vast majority of people will place honesty pretty high on their list. Most of us crave honesty in intimate relationships, yet often we find ourselves withholding the truth from our loved ones in order to ‘spare their feelings.’ These white lies are usually seen as fairly innocent, but when they start to become your default mode of communication, and you’re not expressing how you truly feel, your relationships can start to suffer. Not convinced? Here are three reasons why getting rid of those little white lies will actually end up strengthening your relationships.
Ugh, tax season. As the dread slowly creeps in, you’re faced with utter confusion and feeling as though you need to learn Math 11 all over again (my least favorite subject of all time). If this time of year is a recurring nightmare for you, like it is for me, it’s time you ask for a little help in this department, instead of putting it off until the very last day (April 15th).
Growing up watching strictly romantic comedies, I was obsessed with grand romantic gestures. I was under the impression that in order for a relationship to truly be deemed successful, it had to be filled with flowers and poems and massive declarations of love. Before I even knew what romance was, I had already defined it and put it in this small little box, certain that once I’d experienced romcom level love, I would be happy. Having now been in a relationship for the better part of a decade, I can confidently say that romance doesn’t always manifest in the ways we expect. There’s no one size fits all for how to show your partner you care, and just like each and every one of our personalities is unique, the way we express love is as well.
In long-term relationships it can be easy to fall into a lazy lifestyle, filled with late nights on the couch and take-out dinners—especially if you cohabitate. These comfortable habits can quickly turn into stale patterns that make life less than exciting, and whether your relationship is new or seasoned, no one likes boring.
The hallmark of a strong relationship is being able to weather the storms of life – some minor and some major – and come out on the other side stronger. One of the most stressful times for a couple is the home buying process, and that’s true of new couples and of those who’ve been together for ages. A recent survey found that 60 percent of couples said they had disagreements at some point during the hunting/buying of their home. Here’s how to ensure the process goes smoothly and your relationship stays strong.