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Carlos B.

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Broken hearts got nothing on me. Love is beautiful.

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Friend Swiping

Friend Swiping, or using or managing your friends’ dating profile for prospects, is a fun activity for many young people around the world, hooked in the foggy world of online dating.

Swiping for friends has an appeal that exceeds the fun of managing one’s own profile.

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Love & Family

Swiping For Friends: Why Managing Others' Dating Apps Is So Damn Fun!

in.mashable.com

Breaking Up With Someone You Never Dated

Breakups are hard as it is, but it gets more complicated when we are trying to move on from someone that wasn’t even our romantic partner.

An unrealized relationship is when we put someone on a pedestal, assuming that ours would be a great match. When nothing materializes and life takes a turn, it can be just as heartbreaking as a real romantic relationship and one can feel grief, sadness, rejection and disappointment.

The Paradox Of Getting Over Someone You Never Dated

betterhelp.com

Rejection hurts

And we tend to interpret the pain incorrectly - we connect rejection to our self-worth, which makes us feel worse.

Rejection can benefit you. It can build resilience and help you grow and use the lessons you learn to future setbacks.

The Secrets to Dealing With Rejection, According to Experts

time.com

Valentines day is not a modern idea

The history of Valentine's Day can be traced back to ancient Rome.

From 13 to 15 February, ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. Roman men sacrificed goats before using their skins to whip women, believing this would make them fertile.

A history of Valentine's Day celebrations – from fertility festivals to the first cards

historyextra.com

Be together for the right reasons

The most common reason people cite why their marriage fail is that people marry someone for the wrong reasons, such as pressure from friends and family, being together for image, thinking that love will solve everything.

But what makes a relationship work is a genuine, deep-level admiration for each other.

Every Successful Relationship Is Successful for the Same Exact Reasons

markmanson.net

Distracted by Drama

We can't deny that drama surrounds us everywhere we go. We can see it on social media or on television and despite of our best intentions to not get involved, we can't seem to avert our attention away from it.

From a biological standpoint, we are hardwired to love the novelty, the constant stimulation that the drama provides. However, drama does not lead us towards meaningful lives and it keeps us from the stillness and reflection and deep conversation that make our lives meaningful.

How to Ditch the Drama in Your Relationships

greatergood.berkeley.edu

Fear of abandonment

Some people will pursue multiple relationships simultaneously because of a fear of abandonment.

They want to have a backup relationship in case something goes wrong, but in doing so, they are putting their relationship at risk, living a lie, and not dealing with their fear of abandonment in a healthy way.

Do You Have Fear of Abandonment? (Signs and Ways to Overcome It)

lifehack.org

Criticizing or Listening

Do you tend to hear your partner out when she’s sharing his or her perspective or do you jump in quickly to point out the problems with their views? 

Try listening and giving your partner space to share their opinions—it’s easier to find a compromise or the best solution when everyone has a chance to share their thoughts.

Seven Toxic Relationship Habits That Need to Be Broken Today

psychologytoday.com

The heart and love - Ancient Greeks

In ancient Greek, lyric poetry identified the heart with love.

Greek philosophers agreed that the heart was linked to our strongest emotions, including love. Plato thought the heart was responsible for love, fear, anger, rage, and pain. Aristotle granted the heart as supreme in all human processes.

How did the human heart become associated with love? And how did it turn into the shape we know today? |

ideas.ted.com

Loneliness And Loss Of Connection

Loneliness is nothing new, but the last decade the feeling has expanded to alarming degrees. Loneliness used to mean being socially isolated, but now it means loss of connection, lack of trust, and mental isolation in between two people sitting next to each other.

The digital vortex offered by the smartphone, where we ‘doom scroll’ all the time, desperately trying to keep up with the avalanche of information and news, hasn’t made things easier.

Feeling Alone in a Relationship? You're not Alone

estherperel.com

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