Embrace Your Single Life To Increase Your Chance Of a Happy Relationship

Posted by Brooke M.
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After a bad break up or just even if you are in between relationships it is important to learn to be happy all on your own. In this day and age with the media and movies force feeding us the “ideal vision of love” it can be hard to enjoy life without feeling the pressure of society to find a partner. In order to find a lasting relationship it is necessary to enjoy your single life and spend time getting to know who you are and what you need and want in life.

First thing to reach bliss while single would be to learn to love yourself. While you are single you have the freedom to get to know who you are as a person. You are able to understand what your core values are, your preferences, and your needs to determine what you want when you decide to settle down. When you take the time to learn about your character, it allows you to become the best version of yourself.

Your wallet will thank you for remaining single because relationships are costly. Being single gives you time to save money to eventually follow your own dreams. In a relationship, there is usually a constant flow of money going into your partner. Whether that be going out to eat all the time, attending events, buying gifts etc. Debt is less of an issue for single people who only have to worry about taking care of themselves and their own finances. A good tip would be to stay single until you are financially stable.

Another luxury of being single is the fact you can work at your own pace when it comes to choosing the person you want to be in a relationship with. The longer you are single the more time you will have to figure out your goals, aspirations and expectations. When you are ready to jump back into the dating pool it is good to explore your options. Date multiple people to find out who is out there and help further determine who would be a good match for you.

The funny thing about love is that it will find you when you are least expecting it. As cliche as it sounds it is very true, I am a firm believer of this idea for the simple fact that I have experienced it. I was in a relationship for almost 5 years and between falling out of love and lost of trust our relationship ended. As soon as I became single I felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulder. It gave me the opportunity to spread my wings, hang out with friends and family, and enjoy getting to know who I was without my ex. One weekend I started catching up with an old friend who started hanging out with me and my friends more frequently. Before I knew it we started hanging out every weekend, talking every day and eventually fell in love with each other. So moral of the story? Don’t stay in a relationship that you aren’t happy in, enjoy your single life and all the positive things that come along with it and let love happen.

8 Tips On Having a Handle On Your Divorce

Posted by Brooke M.
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Divorce is a huge milestone in life that is emotionally charged and often can cause you to lose your composure. Once all the dust has settled from your divorce it is time to take small steps each day to take your life back into your own hands. It is time to forge a new path and create new habits that allow you to live your life to the fullest.Read More

Divorce After 50: Top Reasons For Silver Divorces

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Late life or “silver” divorce is becoming more common than ever. According to the National Center for family and marriage research at Bowling State Green University in Ohio, in 2014 people age 50 and above were twice as likely to go through a divorce in 1990. There are many reasons why people in this particular age range are making such a big life change later in life. One thing that is clear is a lot changed since the Baby Boomers starting getting married which has led to a higher amount of silver divorces.Read More

Is the Internet making it easier to cheat?

Posted by Brooke M.
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Should we blame the internet for an increase of infidelity? Between dating apps, social media, and sites catered to people looking to have an affair it is safe to assume the internet has played a big part in the rise of divorce rates.

An interesting study conducted in 2011 by Divorce-Online, a UK-based legal services firm, found that over one-third of divorce petitions cited the word “Facebook”. According to the study the top reasons why social media platform, Facebook, was mentioned was due to having inappropriate messages, bashing each other on social media and from reporting spouse behavior. Facebook is one of many outlets available for married people to search for love interests or engage in appropriate behavior.  Read More

5 Tips to Help You Adjust to the Single Life After Divorce

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So you just got divorced and you’re newly single and you are thinking, now what? Dealing with a loss like divorce is not an easy task and getting back into the dating pool can be overwhelming. There are ways to ease this process and actually make it a new exciting experience in your life. In order to adjust to the single life we have 5 tips to make this transition as smooth as possible and help you create an identity for yourself which will hopefully lead you to a spouse that better suits you. Read More

8 Troubling Signs Your Marriage Won’t Last

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Indications Your Marriage Might Fail

When you’re considering getting married, it’s an exciting time – one that makes it hard to see the big picture. No one gets married believing their marriage will end quickly, and everyone believes they’re the exception to the rules. But psychologists have identified tell-tale signs that foreshadow whether most marriages will be successful or not. It’s important to be aware of these signs before you commit to being someone’s life partner. Here are 8 red flags that tend to signify a shorter marriage, and tips to navigate around them.
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