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Category Archives for Marriage Advice

Never Tie A Knot Without Answering These 10 Questions

So you’re madly in love and you want to take your long-term relationship to the next level – marriage. The fact that you get along for almost a decade and sparks just light up whenever you look at each other’s eyes just validate that your partner is “the one.” It’s just like the movies, and you can’t wait for a sequel. But taking all the chick flick moments aside, what would remain? Are you best friends? Or merely cold strangers?

Older folks used to say that marriage is not like a hot spoonful of rice that you can spit out once you get burned. Unlike in young, shallow love, there’s no such thing as a “break-up” when you get married. It’s a lifetime commitment. Yes, divorce and annulment exist but nobody wanted to even go there. Upon wearing those rings, two persons vow to spend the rest of their lives with each other, for happiness and sorrow, and for better or for worse.

Before you say “I do,” here are 10 brutally honest questions you and your spouse should answer.

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Is Your Relationship Healthy?

Balance

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It’s incredibly important to have the right balance in your relationship. By this I mean balancing the time you spend with your partner, your family and other friends. Spending all your time with your partner can be unhealthy. You’ll become in danger of potentially getting bored of them and you might start noticing the little things that bother you.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to spend time with the person you love but you’ll learn to appreciate them even more when you’re away from them from time to time.

Arguments

Some people think that if you have an argument with your partner then it isn’t a healthy and solid relationship. Let’s be realistic though, it’s probably the opposite. Unless you happen to

be very fortunate and never have misunderstandings or falling outs then it’s only natural to have arguments now and then. It’s certainly a better idea than bottling up all of your thoughts and not sharing your concerns with your partner.

Speaking from personal experience it’s far more beneficial to be honest with your partner, even if it’s over the smallest things. You’ll then learn for future situations what buttons are the wrong ones to press!

Love

This might sound daft but it’s an incredibly common occurrence in this day and age. The question is are you still in love with your partner? A lot of relationships are built on a solid foundation over time. However, some couples think they have to remain together purely on the basis that they have shared a lot of time together. But if the spark has gone, no one is benefiting from staying with each other for the sake of it. I’m certainly not insinuating you should get up and go when times get hard but it’s something worth contemplating if you’re not happy the majority of the time you spend together.

Four Truths About Marriage Every Unhappy Couple Should Digest

Nobody hopes to end up in a bad marriage. Every individual who yearns to love and be loved wants a marriage that lasts a lifetime – to grow old in love with one another until mortality parts them.

But things change through the course of the relationship. People change. Priorities change. Feelings change. Some marriages which are built with a solid foundation stand the test, while some eventually crumble like a house of cards. Some people part ways and move on upon recognizing it cannot be fixed, while some people decide to stay in an unhappy marriage, still hoping.

Do you find yourself stuck in an unhappy marriage? Don’t get me wrong – the lack of happiness and intimacy isn’t uncommon in romantic relationships. But if the cause of unhappiness is beyond repair and you feel like you’re wasting your time in a relationship that’s no longer working, maybe it’s time to face these four truths.

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Why You Should Not Give Your Cell Number Online

More often than not, you are asked for a mobile phone number when you are signing up for websites and newsletters online. You are usually given a field in the signup process where your cell number is required. Most sites don’t tell you why they want your information or how it will be used. You can usually leave this field blank, but it is becoming a required piece of information in most companies and sites today.cell number onlinecell number online

Why is it a Requirement?

According to number-finder.co.uk, the main reason websites ask for your phone number is so that they can start doing 2-step verification when you forget your password and want to reset it, or when you sign in from a device in a location that seems suspicious. It is, however, illegal for any business to make your phone number a mandatory requirement when paying for an order.

One prime reason why it might be required for you to provide your cell number is that more people are switching to cell usage over landlines, which means that cold call marketing doesn’t work nearly as well. According to federal law, it is now illegal to call cell numbers using an autodialer, which means that marketers need your number to contact you.

What Can be Done With Your Cell Number?

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has a special registry called the Do Not Call registry. Any phone number on the registry can’t be dialed by a telemarketer. This is true even if your number is on the registry. While they can’t call using an autodialer, they can ask a human to call you and try to sell you products.

Business phones can’t be placed on the Do Not Call registry. If you provide your business phone number to the company you made a purchase at, they are legally able to call you for as long as they want to. If your home phone is your business phone, such as when you work from home, you’re opening your personal life up to telemarketing calls to your business number. However, these calls can only try to sell you a product relevant to the business to which your number is registered.

don't give cell number onlineText messages are exempt from the registry. If you give your phone number to a company, they can send you as many texts as they want as often as they want as long as the texts are relevant and not fraudulent in any way. The texts can’t be sent to you by a machine unless you are informed and consent to this, though.

The Bottom Line

If you give your phone number to a business or online, you’re in trouble. They can bother you for as long as they want over text, and can call you too. Take measures today to protect yourself from harassment by telemarketers!

 

8 Ways To Rekindle Your Marriage In 60 Seconds

“We need to spend MORE time with our significant other” – if you’re given five bucks for every time you hear this phrase, you can probably load up your shopping cart with one week of grocery. We get it. Every time our relationships fall flat and dull, we turn to this blanket statement with the hope of saving what seems to be lost. But with hectic schedules and other commitments in mind, this so-called “time” becomes a scarce resource you just can’t easily have.

The question is how much time does it really take to rekindle a relationship? At least one week? One day? One hour? One minute? It appears that one minute is enough, and you can make the most out of 60 seconds with your partner with these things.

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How Can Jealousy Ruin Your Marital Life – Jealousy in Marriage

How Can Jealousy Ruin Your Marital Life – Jealousy in Marriage

Have you ever seen an award show of Hollywood film industry, if yes then you must saw the nominations, which are based on a number of actors but finally an anchor revealed the name of the award winner? All the other actors’ applause for who wins the award, but one face from particular award nomination not seemed to be happy and often show some negative facial expression against the winner. This particular feeling is known as the jealousy.  So, it does not mean that it only belongs to the actors from the film fraternity, it also belongs to the all of the characters belongs to the world. So, in short, it can be anyone who is jealous of someone. Continue reading

Relationship Toxic

6 “Normal” Habits That Can Turn A Relationship Toxic

No relationship is perfect. No matter how healthy and happy a couple’s relationship is, fighting is still inevitable. However, disagreements in healthy relationships are way different from the ones in toxic relationships.

Toxic habits are suffocating, demeaning, and full of a bunch of unnecessary drama. What’s more dangerous is the fact that most people think they are normal, and this may keep people from distinguishing that there’s something wrong in the relationship that they need to address.Continue reading

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Kerala for a Romantic Escape

 When looking for romantic escapades, people just go in for beaches or posh resorts. But there is more to explore and experience when it comes to romantic destinations in India.  Kerala, with its serene backwaters, lush greenery, beaches and Ayurveda, definitely tops the list.  There are numerous places in the state which are ideal for couple escapade and you can choose the ones that you like depending on what your preferences are, be it backwaters, beach resorts, wildlife, adventure sports, or tea estates.Continue reading

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Do I Want an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding and Reception?

Planning your dream wedding is definitely something to enjoy and look forward to. But, when you have so many different ideas on what will be the perfect option for this big day, things might get a little bit complicated. No one is so simple that they don’t find beauty in various, sometimes very different things. In that respect, choosing between an indoor and outdoor wedding and reception can really keep you thinking. There’s no one who could say which option is better because both of them can be equally spectacular and endearing. So, if you need some help on deciding, keep reading and you’ll get the necessary perspective on both indoor and outdoor options for your wedding day.

Going for an indoor wedding

Pros

Many venues to choose from

If you set for an indoor wedding and reception, it’s important that you know that looking for a perfect venue will undoubtedly be easier. This is simply because there are many commercial buildings that specialize in wedding receptions. In that respect, you have a free hand to look for whatever venue you find best. Also, most indoor wedding venues can take a lot of guests, so if you dream of a big wedding, this is surely a way to go.

No worries about the weather

With indoor wedding and reception, you don’t have to trouble yourself about setting the really specific date due to the weather. Neither rain nor snow will be able to ruin this important day for you. Be it the hottest or the coldest season of the year, you’ll be able to control the temperature when indoors and make sure that everyone feels comfortable when celebrating your love.

Plenty of décor possibilities

Indoor venues don’t usually come pre-decorated which means that you can basically let your creativity run wild. From wall décor to table pieces, with effective lights and no worries that the wind with will blow out your candles, you can truly make any indoor venue represent your greatest dreams when it comes to décor.

Cons

Unique venues

If you want an indoor wedding but have a certain special place in mind that holds a lot of memories for you and your spouse-to-be, you might stumble upon certain obstacles. Usually, these places require a special permission. But, even if that’s not a problem for you, most of the unique places that can hold a wedding don’t really have adequate space or parking for many guests. Also, if your dream is to hold a thematic wedding in a historical building, your décor options may be limited.

Too many choices

As mentioned before, having many choices when it comes to indoor wedding venues can be a great thing if you really enjoy picking and choosing the right one. Still, if you don’t really like having to make a cut between several perfectly fine venues, than this may be a definite con for you. In general, there are more indoor than outdoor venues and with that much more possibilities, you can easily get stressed out.

Going for an outdoor venue

Pros

Beauty of nature

For some people, there’s no décor that can look better and more glamorous than the natural beauties of fauna. In that respect, those of you who dream of a true fairy tale wedding can really get the most out of an outdoor wedding venue. Also, there’s the possibility to hold a wedding in parks and forests even, which can only add to the mesmerizing atmosphere of this lovely event.

You can find outdoor venues

There are more indoor venues for you to choose, without a doubt, but that doesn’t mean that there are absolutely no outdoor venues for you to look into. Even if smaller in number, outdoor venues can be very charming and some of them also incorporate a closed space and a wonderful garden. In that respect, you can get the best of both worlds.

No need to decorate too much

It’s all about what you find more interesting and pleasing on the eye. For those who enjoy decorative bits and pieces, going for an indoor venue is a given. Still, those who don’t really like to deal with décor too much will find outdoor venues absolutely perfect. Basically, with so many natural décor, there’s no need to trouble yourself with adding a ton of other details. Less is more in this case, which is really important for some couples.

Cons

The question of elements

The inevitable elephant in the room when it comes to outdoor weddings and receptions is the possible issue with weather elements. You have to be really careful about the specific date and even so, you can’t have any guarantee that there won’t be rain or wind to spoil the fun. This is precisely why most couples who dearly wish to hold their wedding in the open look into getting shade sails online so that they can have adequate protection from unwanted atmospheric changes.

Wildlife is not for everyone

Enjoying the picturesque nature is one thing, but fauna is not the only thing that you’ll find when stepping outside for a whole day party. A lot of insects and wildlife can spoil the fun. And even if you’re okay with that, you have to make sure that your guests are, too. This is essential aspect to take into consideration because some people can actually be allergic to pollen, bees, etc.

In the end, you and your partner have to take the time to analyze your best options if you’re truly divided between an indoor and outdoor wedding. In order to do so properly, it would be best to deal with other important wedding aspects beforehand, such as your desired theme and number of guests. That way you will find it much easier to choose the venue that matches your style and party. Still, remember that this is your day to shine and you should always base your final decision on your own preferences.

Top 11 Things Never To Say to a Single Woman

Even Samantha Jones Would Hate It: Top 11 Things Never To Say to a Single Woman

Let me tell you, single ladies rule the world in their own right. We can go out on a Tuesday, take a road trip with friends around the holidays, travel the world, or take up pole dancing without having to explain ourselves.

On the other hand, being single can also mean being lonely sometimes, hooking up with strangers who turn out to be married, going on countless bad dates and being judged for not settling down.Continue reading