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Use a Thirst Trap to Fish Out Your Crush on Social Media

The filmmaker, producer, and comedy show runner Tyler Perry has never really been a lifestyle influencer. He’s wildly successful—a show-business tycoon worth a billion dollars—but the public has never looked to Perry for personal wellness, beauty, or anything that might fall under the remit of a Kardashian.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Splitting Your Finances Can Save Your Relationship

If relationships are about sharing, isn’t combining your finances the inevitable, last step in a mature relationship? Not at all. According to a recent survey, half of us maintain separate bank accounts from our partners. If you’re always fighting over shared expenses, splitting finances might be worth it for you.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Maintain a Long-Distance Relationship

Most people don’t begin a long-distance relationship thinking it’ll be effortless, but even if you enter into one with your eyes open, you might find it a lot harder than you anticipated. As much as you try to prepare mentally and logistically for being in a romantic relationship in which you are separated from your…Read […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Texting Someone You Want to Date

Scoring the phone number of someone you’re interested in feels like a major victory, and it is. But it’s also just the beginning. Once you’ve got that number in hand, you have to figure out what to actually text the person, and when, and how often. So no pressure, but your entire romantic future here […]

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Red Flags to Watch Out for When You Start Dating Someone

The early days of dating someone new can be wonderful. You’re getting to know someone, learning about all of their quirks and figuring each other out. Part of that is recognizing if something about them seems off. If, in the first stage of seeing someone, you see too many of these red flags flying instead […]

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How to Talk About Mental Illness in a New Relationship

Dating can be tricky for anyone, but for those living with mental illness things can get a little more complicated. Putting aside how having an anxiety disorder makes the whole process much harder—you’re deliberately introducing new potential sources of anxiety into your life—there’s also the issue of how and when to…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Figure Out If You’re Dating a Narcissist

When Lisa* met Adam* in graduate school, she thought she’d hit the dating jackpot. “He was very wealthy, very charismatic, and at first he was very charming,” she says. “He was constantly showering me with gifts, fancy dinners, and romanic nights out. He was playing by this 1950s courtship rulebook.” But over time,…Read more… Continue […]

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I Hate ‘Hubby’

The internet is full of irksome words—“heckin,” “awesomesauce,” “updoot”—but the worst one by far is “hubby.” Hubby, if you’re not familiar, is short for “husband” and is primarily used in spaces where certain types of married women hang out online. On mommy forums, it pops up like measles on the skin of an…Read more… Continue […]

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For a Meaningful Life, Ask Yourself Who You’d Bring to a Remote Island

As a philosopher and psychological researcher specializing in the meaning of life, Dr. Frank Martela is constantly fielding questions about how to make your life more meaningful. Clearly, that’s not an easy question, but he does have a suggestion for a thought exercise that could help: Ask yourself who you’d bring…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Do I Get Through to My Withdrawn Teenager?

Teenagers have a reputation as being a little moody or withdrawn, particularly with their parents. The teenage years should have their fair share of eye-rolling and door-slamming at one’s clueless, annoying parents. It’s a rite of passage; what goes around, comes around, etc. But what do you do when it seems like your…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Pandemic-Proof Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton

Being trapped with your significant other 24/7 is not a recipe for relationship success. That’s why this week we’re talking with divorce attorney James J. Sexton about how to save our marriage and avoid becoming a statistic in the post-pandemic “divorce boom.” Hear James talk about the ways couples can remind…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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