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The Surprising Key Factor That Makes Or Breaks A Relationship

The Surprising Key Factor That Makes Or Breaks A Relationship

Everyone wants to know the secret to a lasting relationship, but few do. However, there is one key factor that can help your relationship last a long time. Relationship podcaster Jimmy Knowles delves into a research study that exposes the one thing in your relationship that can make or break it. The Surprising Key Factor For Relationship Success “Research shows that what men do in a relationship is by a large margin the crucial factor that separates a great relationship from a failed one,” says Knowles. Now before you yell at me, this doesn’t mean women should give up and stop trying. However, it does mean that men in relationships should be more reflective about their actions. Sadly, most men struggle with self-reflection because to be reflective takes vulnerability. And “Men have been taught over and over again that vulnerability and intimacy is a sign of weakness,” says Knowles. However, licensed therapist Sam Dekin writes that refusing vulnerability can have damaging consequences for both you and your partner. Avoiding emotional vulnerability can lead to an …

4 Man-Melting Phrases That Make Him Fall In Love

4 Man-Melting Phrases That Make Him Fall In Love

Words are powerful. With a simple sentence, we can bolster, boost, encourage, or strengthen someone… And with a different choice of words we can shame, crush, undermine, destroy, or decimate.  After working with thousands of men from all around the world, I have compiled the following four phrases. Can words make a man fall in love? As in, take him from cold fish who’s never heard of you and turn him into a follow-you-to-the-ends-of-the-earth, slobbering love slave? No. No, they can’t. But the following four phrases can drastically increase the levels of love, connection, and harmony in an existing relationship. One important warning before we get into the four phrases: These words are powerful… no doubt. But it is the congruence with what is being said that makes them work. In other words, if you say these words without believing them, they will fall flat. Now, you don’t have to believe them 100%, 100% of the time. There’s absolutely room for humans to be human here. But you have to solidly feel that the statement is true, at least …

6 Truly Effective Phrases For Handling Uncertainty In A Relationship

6 Truly Effective Phrases For Handling Uncertainty In A Relationship

When relationships hit a rough patch, it’s natural to struggle with what to do next, or even how to feel. When things feel uncertain, we tend to look outside, to our partner and others, for validation and clarity. But in truth, that’s the time we need most to turn inward and find answers in ourselves. Relationship coach Rebecca Ore shared some wisdom in an Instagram post that will hit home if you’ve experienced that situation. She shared six simple and effective phrases you can say to yourself to handle uncertainty in any relationship. RELATED: 41 Powerful Relationship Quotes To Get You Through The Tough Times — Together 6 Effective Phrases For Handling Uncertainty In Relationships 1. “The only thing I can control is how I choose to think, feel, and show up.” Ore says the first phrase to help you with your uncertainty in relationships is, “The only thing I can control is how I think, feel, and show up.” To go along with this, licensed psychotherapist Caitlin Cantor writes, “Relationships are uncertain. You don’t know …