Habits for a Healthy Relationship: Being Supportive & Encouraging

I remember expressing my despair and disappointment to my boyfriend over the phone, almost in tears because I was unemployed and the job hunt was getting harder with each day. I told him how embarrassed I was because of that and how he probably would be too. But he wasn’t. He told me that even […]

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Habits for a Healthy Relationship: Playing Together

“Sarah, just enjoy the relationship.” In the early days of our dating relationship, my boyfriend bluntly but lovingly told me that I had to try to enjoy and have fun in our relationship. I was constantly worried and trying to make sure the essentials and the serious parts of our relationship were in tact, only […]

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Habits for a Healthy Relationship: Complete Transparency

Honesty is always the best policy. People may argue that sometimes we shouldn’t be honest because we’ll risk hurting the other person’s feelings. But this phrase isn’t saying you have to be honest, and though it’s ultimately your choice, the best choice will be to tell it like it is. Though there are some gray […]

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Habits for a Healthy Relationship: Actively Listening to Your S.O.

We talk too much. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, everyone talks too much. It’s true that we can be masters at talking but amateurs at actively listening when the roles are reversed. There have been times when I’ve come so close to wanting to say to the person excessively talking, “Be quiet! They […]

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