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Ways to win over your partner’s parents

Ways to win over your partner’s parents

Madison Wood

May 1, 2014

Winning over your significant other’s family is no easy feat, especially when you feel that they may not like you as much as you wish they did. Trouble with the “in-laws,” or legal in-laws, is a classic tale that almost everyone has experienced. However, hope is not lost. There are a few tips and tricks to k...

Relationships: Learn the key to keeping things fresh in the long term

Relationships: Learn the key to keeping things fresh in the long term

Madison Wood

April 3, 2014

When in a relationship for a long period of time, it isn’t always easy to keep things fresh and upbeat. Once the novelty of the “honeymoon” phase has worn off, it takes some effort to keep things from becoming routine. 1. Have a life outside of your relationship. It is important to maintain...

Relationship Column: How to rebuild yourself after a breakup

Relationship Column: How to rebuild yourself after a breakup

Madison Wood

March 26, 2014

Breaking up with someone can put you in an awkward and uncomfortable position. In order to keep things cordial and to end the relationship on a good note, make sure to set up a time in which you can speak with your former significant other in person. Do this to provide them closure and to answer an...

Don’t let long distances change your relationship

Don’t let long distances change your relationship

Madison Wood

March 19, 2014

Long distance relationships aren’t the easiest. It’s hard being away from your significant other, and there is a lot hard work that goes into maintaining a long distance relationship. Not to mention the doubts that come with it. Long distance relationships take a good deal of effort from ...

First date tips for anxious lovers, and how to keep an eye on body language

First date tips for anxious lovers, and how to keep an eye on body language

Madison Wood

March 13, 2014

First dates often involve a lot of preparation and overthinking. After all, we all know how crucial first impressions can be, but they don’t always have to be such an anxious experience. Once you get through the first one, the rest is pretty much smooth sailing! Whether it’s your first time or it...

The ‘ex-factor’ could be the key to making your new relationship work

The ‘ex-factor’ could be the key to making your new relationship work

Madison Wood

March 5, 2014

Exploring a new relationship is always novel and exciting, which often makes it hard to focus on anything but the present. However, if longevity is what you are looking for, it can help to look back on past relationships to better see the potential future of your present relationship. This idea is what I h...

Working past the scariest sentence for couples: ‘I’m fine.’

Working past the scariest sentence for couples: ‘I’m fine.’

Madison Wood

February 26, 2014

Everyone can think of the classic scenario when they have said or heard the words “I’m fine,” knowing things are far from it. In fact, the phrase is actually a good indicator that the problem isn’t going away anytime soon. There are two sides to this situation. There is the “offensive” poi...

Get through an argument without ruining your relationship

Get through an argument without ruining your relationship

Madison Wood

February 19, 2014

We all know that relationships aren’t always sunshine and daisies. In a healthy and successful relationship, it takes two people who actively work at being together for the betterment of both. This almost guarantees that it won’t be smooth sailing the whole way, but when you do find yourself in a fight, it d...

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