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In lockdown(or home quarantine), relationships are being stress-tested across the globe, as couples and partners live together 24/7, and have to deal with:
Everyone is stressed out as there are losses all around. Most of us miss life before the lockdown. It is a good idea to let those feelings come out, listen attentively to the partner, and ...
Rituals are important to maintain a positive connection. A ritual can be anything that makes you and your partner regularly turn towards each other, emotionally, physically or spiritually.
Strong and meaningful rituals, whether it is praying together, or even coining nicknames, can stitch couples together and build strong relationships.
Reading old diaries and letters, or looking at old pictures is a great way to bond at home, while revisiting old memories when life wasn’t too complicated. Since there are kids present in most home...
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They are not “elaborate religious ceremonies”, but more often just private and idiosyncratic activities.
Repeated rituals seem to gain in strength, but even one-time rituals can be effective (for example, burning pictures in the place where you met your ex).
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When something feels bad, at least it has meaning. In depression, everything becomes a big blank void.
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According to a study in Applied Research Quality of Life, single people tend to be happier than the married ones, as they are more socially active.
Therefore, it is these very social in...
The so-called ‘social capital’ is perceived by the singles as a substitute for the affection that a life partner is to provide.
More than that, for individuals who have recently gone through a divorce or the loss of love of any kind, social interactions seem to have particular importance, as they become a synonym for the support that they need in order to deal with the current difficulties.
All in all, making sure that you keep your circle close to you, especially when you are single, can make a significant difference in your quality of life, as you are going to feel happier whenever you are surrounded by your friends, relatives and so on.
So stay positive: being in a couple or choosing to stay single can result in the very same amount of happiness whatsoever.