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Best apps for couples

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and for singletons it can be a pretty rubbish day (actually, it can be a pretty rubbish day for couples if one gets the other a better present or, worse still, if one forgets completely). If you’re looking for a date for Valentine’s Day, you might still be able to find one online (ok, so a day doesn’t give you much time but you never know), by using one of these online dating sites, all of which have companion apps, too.

Match.com

Match.com has a free-to-download app that requires a subscription if you want to send or receive messages and access additional dating features. For one week, you can sign up for £7.99.

You’ll be able to set up your profile to find matches that are nearby, particularly using the ‘Around Me’ feature that lets you know whether there are...

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Top habits of older couples

We all know couples who’ve been married for 30, 40, 50 years or more and who seem as genuinely happy as they were when they were newlyweds.

They keep up with the changes. Lillian Hellman once said, “People change and forget to tell each other.” When it comes to marriage, that can be risky. The most successful couples really take note of each other’s changes. They do not assume their partner is the same person he or she was 20 years ago, even if there are many similarities. What’s more, they take the time to learn their partner’s goals, dreams and future plans. By keeping in touch with who their partner is at this moment and looking ahead to who he might become, they secure a truly intimate relationship.

They know how to fight fairly. It’s not that happy couples never argue...

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Ways to avoid divorce

Many spouses ignore for years the alarms of discontent that their partner has been ringing.  None of the complaints sounded like they might end up being causes for divorce (link is external).  When their spouse “suddenly” announces that he or she is moving out, wants to end the marriage, or even has filed already for divorce, the ground below shakes like an earthquake. Is there any way, at that last-ditch point, to stop a divorce?

Ted announced on Friday to his wife Maria (names changed for confidentiality) that he wanted a divorce.  Maria was shocked.  She had no idea that her husband had been so unhappy.  Yes, he had complained of this and that, but don’t all husbands complain?  By Monday morning however Maria had made a decision.  She would do all she could to stop the divorce...

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Best tips for the perfect wedding

Best tips for the perfect wedding

Ensure your special day goes without a hitch with our foolproof advice. From venues to the guest list, we’ve got wedding planning  covered.

Start planning early

You’ve got May 2018 in your mind as the ideal wedding date, but don’t think that means you have to wait two years before you start planning! The earlier you get onto it, the easier, and less stressful it will be as your day approaches. Having a clear plan before you start will help you keep on top of everything and be sure that you don’t forget something important. Insurance, rough guest list numbers and the budget should always be your first three things.

Nail the budget

Don’t spend anything until you’ve set a realistic budget that won’t stretch you too far...

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Best ways to fix your marriage

Best ways to fix your marriage

Although a marriage in trouble is upsetting, it can often be repaired more easily than you think. The honeymoon phase in any committed relationship is not meant to last; eventually it becomes obvious that sharing life with another person requires a special set of skills. Most couples start to come apart because our culture doesn’t teach us how to maintain and strengthen these bonds.

Have high standards

Happy couples have high standards for each other. The most successful couples are those who, even as newlyweds, refused to accept hurtful behavior from one another. Low levels of tolerance for bad behavior in the beginning of a relationship equals a happier couple down the road.

Focus on the positives

In a happy marriage, while discussing problems, couples make at least five times as many ...

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Best tips for blissful marriage

Best tips for blissful marriage

Everyone walks down the aisle dreaming of their happily ever after, but maintaining a happy marriage is often easier said than done. One of the most common questions we hear is, How do we make our relationship work? The answers are complicated, varied, and after a while, start to sound like muddled platitudes. Every couple has hard days when someone is just easily annoyed with the other person and it happens which is completely normal. The more important thing is how to get out of those hard days that matter.

Given are the important pointers to remember for a happy marriage:

Discuss money

It may be thought that keeping the odd money-related issue from your spouse is alright but finances have a way of wreaking havoc on even the closest bonds...

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Ways to bring back romance for older couples

Ways to bring back romance for older couples

It can be very scary launching into romance after years of habitual coupledom. Those sweet kisses, that wonderful late night sex, the romantic compliments and the way you felt about each other’s bodies that fueled your love for years at the beginning of your relationship might be sadly filed away in the bottom draw of that chest you never go to. The idea of being ‘close’ in those romantic familiar ways hasn’t crossed your mind for ages. Love is an eternal feeling which can never die and remains deep inside you as you need to find ways to bring it out.

These are some of the best ideas to have romance for old age couples:

Together enjoy

Marriage is not just a business deal. You have the opportunity to be best friends if you’re willing to invest in the relationship...

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Ways to have strong relationship after baby

Ways to have strong relationship after baby

You are head over heels in love with your spouse, but throw some kids into the mix and suddenly your rock solid bond starts to break down. Between sleepless nights, an endless list of chores, and no time for yourself or each other, having a baby takes a toll on most relationships.People get efficient instead of romantic and after having a baby, many couples start living parallel lives and quit being partners and although it is inevitable that you will have challenges, there are things you can do to keep your marriage strong everyday.

These are the best ideas that help to strengthen relationship after children:

Be supportive

Instead of grand gestures of love, make a habit of offering to help out in small ways and let him reciprocate: you watch the kids for an hour and I’ll drop your clothe...

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Ways to know that your partner truly loves you

Ways to know that your partner truly loves you

Most theories of relationships focus on how intimate partners feel about each other. You need to focus on outward signs to test the health of yours. This approach follows from the assumption that observable actions provide, in many cases, harder evidence about what’s going on inside a person than the inferences we make from what he or she says. There’s no guaranteed way to know if a person truly loves you, but there are a few ways to read the signs to figure out what is on the mind of your loved one. If you’d like to know if the person you love truly loves you back.

These are some the vital ways to know that you spouse loves you:

Gives respect

The key feature is not what your beliefs are, though, but how open you can be to accepting your partner’s perspective as valid...

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How to be best friends with your partner

How to be best friends with your partner

A person with whom you spend your entire life is your partner. You always dream of a happy life with your spouse and children without any worries. The major reason for discord among most couples is that they do not understand each others feelings.  A study among the most happiest couples around the world revealed the solution to the problem. A relationship of friendship along with love must co-exist among the partners in every successful marriage and most long – lasting relationships rely on this important aspect in life.

Given are some vital tips to make your partner also your best friend:

Give a surprise

In your pursuit to find the best friend in your spouse, you should try to give surprise to your partner in any way...

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