This Valentine's Day, Remember: Love Is A Verb
"If you could accept that your partner would never change, how would you feel about that?" (Alain de Botton, 2017)
The wonderful writer-philosopher Alain de Botton proposes that our notion of love is flawed – that we expect love to be like in the movies – romance, passion and excitement. But the movies only show us the process of falling in love – what next? Does romance and passion keep the dishes washed, the clothes ironed and the bills paid? What sustains good long-term relationships and keeps the love alive?
Is Jealousy Tearing Your Relationship Apart?
All of us at some point in our lives have experienced jealousy, whether we are the jealous ones or someone is jealous of us. Even as children, jealousy is an emotion that is commonly experienced. We may have felt jealous of our siblings getting more attention or our neighbour getting a better toy. As adults, we try to rationalize our jealousy, however, it can grow to the point that it becomes destructive.
Healing from an Emotionally Abusive Relationship
Moving on from an emotionally abusive relationship can be difficult. You may feel extremely drained, and also feel a sense of loss over the end of the relationship. However, there are ways that you can start regaining your sense of self and start to move forward. Read on to discover how.
Is your Smartphone ruining your Relationship?
Does your screen time take away quality time with your loved ones? Do they complain that you do not pay attention to them any longer? What does your family feel when they hear your smartphone notifications ringing in all the time? Has your smartphone put your significant relationships on the back foot?
Am I in Love?
Have you ever been crazy about someone, felt weak in the knees, been head over heels in love? Your heart stops, you feel tingly and you cannot wait for the next message about when you will next meet. You spend hours remembering every conversation you've had. It is an exciting and warm feeling and you wonder... is this what love feels like? Could this be true love?
Sometimes, a relationship that starts out well turns sour. It is not always easy to recognize if you are in an abusive relationship. This article gives examples of relationships that are also abusive.
An enigma called LOVE
One can undoubtedly say that ‘Love' is one of the most studied, sung and written about topics, in existence. Everyone today seems to be going in circles to find an answer to the question - What is, in fact, this thing called ‘love'? This article defines love in a very descriptive manner and will help you identify what it might mean for you too.
Living in or cohabitating means two people are staying together out of mutual consent with no legal bond. A person is free to walk out of the relationship as and when he or she feels like it - there are no court cases or alimony. No one is questionable or accountable to the other.
Age Gap in Relationships
Are you or someone close to you, struggling to get into or move ahead in a relationship where there is a wide difference in age between the partners? Learn more about the aspects of age gap, pros and cons to it and how to take it further. This could be beneficial to begin the journey as well.
Is it Time to Let Go
Some relationships are not made in heaven and certainly not meant to last "till death do us apart" . If you think you are in such a relationship, it might be better to pull the plug now rather than regretting it later. Of course, like most things in life, it is easier said than done - there are several reasons why people stick on in impossible relationships, perhaps hoping for a miracle that would make things better