Your new mate’s just given you an excuse that feels lame. Before you spin out of control, pause. Here’s the best way to handle suspecting a lie, while hoping to preserve a new relationship and get to the truth.
You’ve patched up your relationship. Things are going well. But you’re wondering if the issues of the past are really gone. Here’s how to make the necessary changes you need to make your love last.
By NATALIA LUSINSKI
You’re working non-stop and tired, to say the least, when you get home. You’re excited to see your significant other and you have a big night planned (wink). But then you settle into the couch and exhaustion sets in. You both fall asleep, fully clothed. But don’t despair — there are ways […]
Breakups are crushing no matter when they occur. But holiday breakups have a different meaning. It’s a time of reassessment, and a time of honesty. Sometimes that’s the most noble intention your ex is able to offer you. Here’s how to see the holiday breakup in a different light.
By Hayden Manders
Meryl Streep has been married to Don Gummer for 39 years. That feels like a very long time for most of us, not least because it’s more than likely that the longest relationship we’ve ever had is with Netflix and Facebook. I’m currently at that age where if my friends aren’t putting […]
We’re living in a time period of evolutionary disruption—which including dating. Here’s how to create a better structure for a love that works for you. ‘A La Carte Love’ allows you to be the designer of the type of romantic format that resonates for you.
Valentine’s day can be a real head-trip for many of us. Single’s can feel the pressure of not having a partner with whom to share this day of love. Those in a relationship can feel the pressure of social expectation, wondering if their partner’s going to let them down. Both positions can be emotionally […]
By Talia Lakritz
Everyday life as a married couple takes a bit of work. The INSIDER Summary:
• Take time to appreciate your partner by saying “thank you.”
• Fight fair, with honesty and open communication.
• Keep things fresh with regular date nights.
What’s the secret to a long, strong, and happy marriage? There are probably endless answers, but the […]
15 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re In A Long-Distance Relationship, Because It’s The Thought That Counts; Bustle interview
By NATALIA LUSINSKI
With February 14 around the corner, you may be wondering how to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re in a long-distance relationship. You’re certainly not alone — 14 million couples report being in a long-distance relationship, according to a study by Statistic Brain. As someone who’s been in plenty of LDRs, I think there are two key things to making them work (aside from trust) — communication and creativity. After all, even if you don’t ever expect to be in an LDR, sometimes you and your partner find yourself in one, whether it’s for a few weeks, months, or more — and key holidays may occur at the time, such as Valentine’s Day. Or, perhaps you’re used to celebrating holidays while physically apart.
“One of the keys to a successful LDR is to maintain healthy levels of intimacy and closeness, especially during Valentine’s Day,” Clarissa Silva, behavioral scientist and author of the relationship blog, You’re Just A Dumbass, tells Bustle. “Some couples use video chats, audio files, and snail mail as ways to compensate for the lack of being able to physically be in the same room. This Valentine’s Day, try adding creative elements to what you already do.”
Exactly. After all, when you’re long-distance with your significant other, everything is magnified — how often you speak, when you speak, and doing your best to keep up with each other’s lives while also maintaining your own. It’s a fine balance. Here are 15 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re in a long-distance relationship, because the more ideas, the better, I think.
1Surprise Them And Show Up […]
By Talia Lakritz
Getting engaged is a big commitment.The INSIDER Summary:
• Getting engaged means you have a shared vision of your lives together.
• It’s important to have a sense of direction when it comes to major decisions.
• Go with your gut, and make sure you know […]