The Bad Movie. It ruins a pleasant evening like nothing else, robbing you of your time, energy, and money – until you decide to ponder the ultimate question of whether or not you should simply walk out. It makes for a first date nightmare, but it’s equally frustrating when you’re already in a relationship. But when you factor… Read More »
We’ve all been there: the infamous honeymoon phase. Heck, plenty of us have been on real, live honeymoons, as well. There’s a certain magic in the air whenever your relationship with your significant other is going especially well: it’s almost as if the rest of our lives are brighter because of how fulfilled we are on the romantic… Read More »
Building a relationship nowadays is unlike any time in history. Not only are we immersed in modern technology like social networking and instant communication, but our sensibilities as a culture have changed drastically over the years. This means that an effective modern couple faces some unique challenges that might not have been so challenging in the past.
When many people think about having “couples” as friends, they might initially be turned off by the idea. After all, when couples get together, the fun generally seems to be a bit predictable: maybe you have dinner either at home or go out, maybe you play a game or two, but that’s about it. For some, this might… Read More »
“Yikes,” your significant other says to you at a friend’s dinner party as they notice someone sauntering over. “I know this person – they can be very annoying. Brace yourself.” Yikes, indeed. While you won’t always have advanced warning that a person will annoy both of you, you’ve been there before: stuck in a situation that you and… Read More »
There’s a good chance that you can count the amount of couples you know on one finger. And when you take the time to consider how many couples you and your significant other both know, well…let’s just say that the number probably drops even further. Why is this? Aren’t human beings social creatures? Don’t we need companionship in… Read More »
We know, we know: love conquers all. But when it comes to awkward social situations, there may be no greater advantage to traveling in a pair with your partner than using a secret language to make your great escape. We’re not talking about learning “Klingon” or a dead language to communicate your distress. We’re talking about the little… Read More »
When most people picture a strong relationship, they make a big mistake. They don’t actually picture a strong relationship, but the ideal relationship. Why is this such a big mistake? Simple: because the ideal relationship doesn’t actually exist in the real world. Striving and striving for something you’re not going to achieve is a waste of time. As… Read More »