Good relationships don’t happen overnight. They take commitment, compromise, forgiveness and most of all — effort. Here we offer the latest in relationship science, expert advice, fun quizzes and helpful tips to help you build a stronger bond with your partner.
" Healthy relationships nourish and support us. A toxic relationship, on the other hand, is like poison to us - instead of lifting us up, it makes us feel worse, " says marriage & family therapist and author Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT. Relationships can be a lot of work.
These are strange times. Planning beyond next week seems like an impossible task for anyone, as we all try to make the best of our new routines. Those of us in long-term relationships are now learning all about our other half's annoying office-based quirks, as the world self-isolates and practices social distancing.
Being in Lockdown or in a quarantine complicates dating in unexpected ways, raises some previously unheard questions (like who’s got a more ‘apocalypse’ friendly place) and makes partners feel as if they are already in the boring part of a relationship without any of the initial romance or spark.
Constantly sharing updates about the pandemic with your new partner is not a good idea.
Social distancing etiquette (hello elbow bumps) may feel awkward, and FaceTime video chats can feel a bit too intimate and over-the-top after a while, as the other person is still a practical stranger.