Blog: Dating Advice
The cognitive process of rumination is rather simple, it involves deep thinking about something that has already happened or is due to happen — it becomes an issue when you get stuck in a cycle of unproductive thoughts. It can be one of the unhealthiest thought habits around hurting you and your relationships.
If there is one thing that’s true in life, it’s knowing that it’s impossible to find love without experiencing pain or rejection. But if you avoid it or try to dodge it, you may end up never giving it a chance. There’s a beautiful scene in the film Somethings Gotta Give between Mother and Daughter which shows why you have to give it a go. But if you are rejected, it really does hurt, so what can you do when you find yourself in that situation?
How can something like 'perfectionism' damage your romantic prospects—and what you can do about them.
A dating related outcome that has arisen as a result of the global pandemic, is the increase in 'turbo relationships', which are very fast-paced relationships. But are they sustainable now restrictions have largely lifted?
The digital era has provided us the opportunity for online dating and the connivance of fast and easy communication. But what is the flip side of that? What is it like forging an authentic relationship amid the screens?
Just because you’re dating someone with anxiety doesn’t mean your relationship has to suffer in the anxiety bubble forever. There are a number of ways to help alleviate tension and anxious thoughts to ensure your relationship continues to grow and blossom despite the mental health challenges your partner may be facing.
Whenever there’s a noticeable age gap between partners, it’s not uncommon for eyebrows to be raised. Some studies suggest that people show disapproval regarding relationships that breach the 10-year age gap. Today, the average age gap between partners is approximately three to four years but further studies show that both men and women prefer to meet and be with someone who is their own age.
However, as the world develops and we become more accepting as a society, the stigmas attached to age gap relationships are fading.
Experiencing relationship anxiety is not uncommon during a relationship and can arise at any stage. You may be in a long and stable relationship where you’ve developed trust, understand each other's boundaries and communicate well - but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel anxious from time-to-time.
Dating in your forties may seem scary at first. But love has no age or limit, your forties can be an amazing time to find love just be patient, positive and present.
It’s been way over a year since singletons were faced with an unbelievable scenario: the pause button was pressed on dating—and much of life in general. What does dating again look like?
In a COVID world, we are fortunate to have access to apps and technology that allow us to keep in touch with our friends, family and loved ones. However, while the world has witnessed rapid digital evolution, can it effectively replicate a realistic and intimate dating experience?
Being in a relationship that was destroyed by an addiction can be hard. But you have loved before, and you can love, and be loved again.