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Articles - Relationships and Dating
TeenHelp January 1st 2018 07:13 PM
Discussing boundaries with your partner By Sammi (Orenda.) While it's no secret that understanding boundaries is a key factor in any healthy relationship, openly discussing them with your partner can sometimes feel awkward, especially when you're having the initial conversation about what is and is not okay with you. Questions may run through your mind such as "Is my partner going to be disappointed if I say I'm not comfortable with this?" or you might face concerns about whether or not...
TeenHelp August 5th 2017 07:56 PM
Maintaining effective communication with your partner By Sammi (Metanoia.) One of the most common pieces of advice people offer when a new relationship starts is to communicate with your partner about topics such as boundaries and expectations. During those beginning stages, it's common for couples to talk about everything, big and small. However, as relationships progress, those open conversations often start to dwindle, especially regarding the more mundane topics like little annoyances....
TeenHelp January 2nd 2017 02:44 PM
Inexpensive date ideas By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~) When you are in a relationship, or are simply getting to know a special someone, itís fun to go on dates. However, dates can be expensive. Dinner and a movie can end up costing quite a bit of money and if you are on a tight budget itís unlikely youíll be able to do those types of dates very often. Coming up with the money for dates can be really stressful and it can take the pleasure out of dating. This article is going to ...
TeenHelp February 6th 2016 09:22 PM
Valentine's Day gift ideas By Cassie (Cassado) and Nicole (eumoirous) Valentine's Day is about showing your love for the important people in your life. While love is shown all year around, Valentine's Day is a day dedicated to spending time with your friends, family, or partner. You don't have to be in a relationship to join the fun and celebrate! It can be hard to choose what you want to give as gifts sometimes. Here are some crafty do-it-yourself gift ideas. List the reasons...
TeenHelp July 3rd 2015 05:29 PM
The difference between loving someone and being in love By Nicole (eumoirous) Many couples wonder when they transition from just loving each other, to actually being in love. While this line between them is not concrete, there are some differences that can alert you to whether you actually are in love with a person, or whether itís just lust, infatuation, or general affection. These are general ideas of the concepts between the two, however it is up to you to decide what you are truly...
TeenHelp May 3rd 2015 10:52 AM
Getting back together By Nicole (eumoirous) No matter how long you were with your partner before the breakup, going your separate ways will always be tough. Itís very natural to miss each other, especially at first, however sometimes things change and it may seem like giving things a second chance is reasonable. Getting back together with an ex is a very delicate process, and itís a decision that should not be taken lightly. There are many things you should consider before you and your...
TeenHelp March 2nd 2015 09:23 PM
Dating a person with a mental illness By Nicole (Pug Princess) Dating a person with a mental illness can be challenging for various reasons, however it can still be a very rewarding experience. Youíll need patience, empathy, and a positive attitude to make it work. Thereís a balance between helping take care of them, and treating them like they canít help themselves. Finding this balance and knowing how to cope can help ensure that your relationship is still healthy even if their mental...
Wingless. February 7th 2014 06:40 AM
The Single Life, Part Two By Dave (dr2005) and Katrina Questions and Answers Thus far, we have conjoined our thoughts and views on each of the above issues presented. However, to give readers a more comprehensive look, we have chosen to answer each of the following questions separately. In doing this, readers are given a male perspective as well as a female perspective, each from different countries, backgrounds, and upbringings. Question #1: ďIíve been single forever. Where do I...
Wingless. February 7th 2014 06:36 AM
The Single Life, Part One By Dave (dr2005) and Katrina As one enters adolescence, the pressures of being in a relationship are intensified, perhaps by the social networking relationship statuses open for the public to see, or the tendency to feel as though all of oneís friends are in relationships. As weíve all seen in the movies, teenaged relationships can grow into marriages of ďhigh school sweethearts,Ē and others still can turn into long term relationships stretching into the twenties....
Wingless. February 7th 2014 06:20 AM
Is your relationship healthy? By Ada (you'rebeautiful) and Robin (PSY) There are many reasons for a person to seek out a romantic relationship. For the sake of both people involved, however, it is important to ensure that the relationship is a happy and healthy one. Many people fail to make a distinction between the two. For example, one can be happy with their relationship, but exhibit signs of co-dependence. Relationships can also be fun and passionate, but lack the necessary components...
Wingless. February 7th 2014 05:54 AM
February 14th: Just Another Day By Cheyenne (Come As You Are) Valentineís Day is the bane of many a single personís existence. The sudden influx of roses, chocolates and love songs is enough to do anyoneís head in. Many, myself included, argue that Valentine's Day isnít even a real holiday. Itís an excuse for Hersheyís and Hallmark to charge unreasonable prices for their wares all in the name of romance. As you can probably see, this isnít an article about what to get your girlfriend for...
Wingless. February 2nd 2014 05:05 AM
Technology in long-distance relationships By Traci (Traci) Technology has affected the way that we communicate in a variety of relationships. From reconnecting with old friends on Facebook to making new friends around the web, technology has changed the way that we interact. Technology allows long-distance relationships, from two lovers split apart by necessity to a couple that met over a dating site, to survive just as a normal couple would. Which apps are best for you and your partner?...
Wingless. December 1st 2013 09:59 PM
Taking a break in a romantic relationship By Robin (PSY) Taking a break in a romantic relationship can either help or hinder a couple's ability to work through conflict; therefore, it is important to approach a break in a healthy manner, regardless of whether or not the decision to take a break is mutual. Various events can lead a couple to consider taking a break, such as a major life change or hardship (e.g., moving to another state or losing a loved one), an ongoing issue (e.g., an...
Rob August 4th 2012 04:58 PM
Coping with jealousy in relationships By Traci (Revolution) Regardless of your particular romantic relationship, from different sexual orientations to having a long-distance relationship, you are bound to deal with jealousy, defined as an uneasiness or suspicion of unfaithfulness. In small amounts, jealousy is healthy, showing a love for that person and desire for mutual love, affection, and commitment. But if jealousy in your relationship is impeding you or your partnerís ...
Rob July 8th 2012 09:48 PM
How to begin dating By Barbara (Unbreakable♥) When youíre looking to date someone there are tons of articles and stories about how to talk to your crush or how to ask someone out. What you donít see very often is what to do before all of that. Meeting other people When youíre first looking to date you have to meet people in order to see what type of person youíre attracted to or not attracted to. You might care about looks, personality, beliefs, or basically anything that makes a...

 
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