Dating and relationship advice for women
Many people assume that just because they are OK without things they want so is their partner.
'No relationship is perfect' shouldn't be used as a rationalization for complacency."— Irina Firstein, LCSW, individual and couples therapist"A friend taught me that no matter how in love you are or how long you've been together, it's important to take an exhale from your partnership.
When it is not, then things turn sour, and the relationship ends.
That is why it is important to pay attention to what you and your partner actually do for each other as expressions of love...
Loving relationships are a process by which we get our needs met and meet the needs of our partners too.
When that exchange is mutually satisfying, then good feelings continue to flow.
Let go and enjoy the journey."— April Beyer, matchmaker and dating and relationship expert"This may sound obvious, but you can't imagine how many people come to couples therapy too late, when their partner is done with a relationship and wants to end it.
D., licensed marriage and sex therapist, expert at Adam and Eve, and Greatist expert"For long-lasting love, the more similarity (e.g., age, education, values, personality, hobbies), the better.For example: 'I get annoyed when I see dishes in the living room.Would you please put them back in the kitchen when you’re finished? Ed., LPC-S, a certified Gottman therapist and master trainer for The Gottman Institute"The number one thing I have learned about love is that it is a trade and a social exchange, not just a feeling.Another secret for a long marriage: partners need to commit to making it work, no matter what.