The relationships you have in your youth help form the foundations for relationships later in life. It is important to understand what makes a relationship healthy, unhealthy, abusive or somewhere in between. Visit the links below to learn all about dating and relationships and access support. It’s up to you what would enhance your time together. If you’re both tired in the evenings you’re limited with what you can do. But you’d be surprised what you can accomplish if you want ti. Maybe you could simply agree not to put the TV on when you only have a couple hours together at night. Or, every other night, or at least one night a week – no TV. You can really make it more quality time by talking. Share a bottle of wine, or take turns coming up with a new cocktail to try, or coffee, or beer. Something that ritualizes the idea and makes it tangible. Sit facing each other instead of facing the tv. And talk. Hear about each other’s day. Share stuff from your childhoods, maybe you could each bring one song to turn the other one on to, one night a week. Like a shared music club, just for you two.
I remember when I was 17, I watched this movie called Go”. It’s a great movie with a bunch of intersecting story lines. The characters are doing all kinds of fun, exciting things – going to raves, living it up in Las Vegas, and everything in between.
Glad you enjoyed this hub Mariah. Actually, I think the country is catching on a bit because I just read something in Marie Claire talking about how more people are choosing to be single these days, and it is not the horrific thing our grandparents made it out to be. Yes we are still surrounded by friends and acquaintances who always need to be in a relationship, or pursuing marriage as a life goal, but there is a very good likelihood a lot of those people will not be together in a few years anyway. It is better to focus on your own life rather than just trying to fill the void, so to speak.
Fast-forward to about 2.5 weeks ago, my Algebra 2 students are now working on distance vs. time graphs. We’re doing graphing stories. We’re writing stories to match graphs. And, this is leading to a lot of off-topic conversations. It’s a Friday, and the class consensus is that we would all rather be at the beach than analyzing graphs of walks at the beach.
Mine lied about a girl that was coming to see him with an excuse to see his puppy. Even though he really wasn’t cheating because she was pursuing him, it upset me that he lied about it and acted like a jerk when I told him it would be hard for me to trust him again. It was like he was blaming me for what he did b/c I almost broke up over it (not the girl, but the lying). He acted like a jerk too b/c he would ignore me, cut me off when I ever needed to discuss anything he did that hurt me as a way to communicate my concerns. He would not communicate with me whatsoever and he is NEVER wrong. I just had to let him go. Should I have tried to keep him knowing I couldn’t communicate with him? He just didn’t seem to care about hurting my feelings. It was always about him.
Cheating on your partner is probably one of the most common reasons for any break up. If you are really in love with your partner and can forgive him/her for the infidelity then it is best to try reasoning with your partner directly and solving the misunderstandings. However if he/she is repeatedly cheating on you behind your back, then it is time to think you thing about maintaining the relation and stop investing all the time and emotion. After all a relationship where the trust is broken and which is filled with jealousy and suspicion can never last long.