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So, what is true love? How do you know if you and your partner truly love each other? Or if you want your relationship to last, how should you love each other?
No one is perfect, and as human beings, we could fail in how we treat our partners. However, if we want to give true love in our relationship, we have to change our ways that can harm our partner and relationship.
Here are the characteristics of a real and genuine love based on the popularly quoted 1 Corinthians 13.
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Sometimes, friendship could be the only way to keep you connected to someone you still care for. This could be a complicated process, but with respect and mutual consent, creating a new kind of relationship with your ex can be smooth.
If you want to keep your ex part of your life as a friend, you can try the following ways.
Is it your first time having a girlfriend? Or were your previous relationships a failure and your ex-girlfriends complained that you did not treat them with respect? Do not worry. I have here tips that can help you treat girls better or show them respect.
1. Meet her family and be courteous to them.
If you are really serious with your current girlfriend, then have the guts to meet her family formally. This way, you can show them that you have well-intentions for their daughter. It is also a sign that you respect them. You can also have a sincere talk with them, giving the assurance that you will take care of her.
Waiting to experience your first love? Or have you never entertained any suitor since you are waiting to see the signs of Mr./Ms. Right yet? Or probably you are looking for that person who has the qualities of your crush from a movie or novel. If you swore of only loving once in this lifetime—and …
Letting go of someone you still love is hard to do. You cannot imagine living your life without that person in it. This is why there are people who snap because of too much depression, lose the will to live a productive life, or worst, commit suicide. However, the fact that you are reading this …
Nothing could be harder to move on from than a relationship that had lasted for many years. It is not easy to detach yourself from a person who has been part of your system for a long time. Losing that person is like losing one of your hands or even having half of your body paralyzed. It seems like life will never be the same again.
However, if for some reason, the relationship has fallen apart and you know it can never be mended, then letting go is the only way to move forward. Especially if one of you has fallen out of love already or you have irreconcilable differences, then ending the relationship is inevitable.
It may be a hard and long process, but yes it is possible to move on after the end of a long-term relationship. Here are 27 tips that may help you with how to do it.
Do you know how it feels when your relationship ends without a proper closure? It is like dying with an unfinished business. Your soul has no peace. What about being left behind without the chance to ask why or say goodbye? It is like being a kitten left along the street to get lost.
Self-pity, bitterness, and anger are among the main emotions evoked in this kind of ending. Asking yourself if you are that easy to dump is a natural reaction too. Do not let them destroy your self-image.
Here are 14 ways that can help you let go and move on from an unclosed relationship that has clearly ended.
They say there are three kinds of cherished love: first love, which is usually called puppy love; great love, which would sweep you off your feet; and true love, which may not be as magical as first love nor as thrilling as great love, yet the one that makes your heart at home.
True love is what everyone needs. It is unconditional, reassuring, and secure. It may not be perfect, but it completes the person who has it.
Finding true love
The next time you enter a relationship, see to it that it will be with your true love already. This would save you from heartaches due to being with the wrong person. So, how will you find your true love?
Here are 15 ways to draw you closer to the right person.
These days, women find it harder to trust men. Although I am not generalizing, you and I are aware that more men than women are caught cheating and playing around with others’ hearts. In many cultures, machismo is still a big thing for men, and for them having many girlfriends is one way of proving it.
Now, is it still possible to get true love from a man? Can you still find a boyfriend or husband who will offer you real, faithful, and lasting love?
Well, there are still a lot of men who can be trusted. You just have to be careful in choosing the person to love. Here are some clear signs that can tell you if your man truly loves you.
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Women are unpredictable beings. They are emotional and they change their minds easily. They can be impulsive and surprising. They can easily fall in love, and later on have a change of heart. This is one of the causes of men’s heartbreaks. However, when a woman matures and experiences true love, she can be so …
Breakups are always difficult to handle. You go through many negative emotions, and these emotions are heightened because of the many painful words, painful actions, and broken promises. Despite this, a once-strong relationship is not hard to throw, and letting go is not an easy thing. How will you know if your ex is still …
Some people think being a teacher is less challenging compared to other professions like being a doctor or engineer. They think teaching is quite simple because all you need to do is talk in front of children, read books, conduct tests and activities, and check school works.
However, what many do not understand is that the weight of the world is upon the shoulders of educators. With morality and discipline deteriorating as technology and democracy upgrade, teachers bear the responsibility of making sure the next generation will still be able to preserve the values that are essential to establish a secure society.
It is not easy to be a responsible teacher. To know why there are seven real struggles that only they can understand:
One of the hardest things about moving on from a breakup is accepting that the person who used to be the center of your world does not want to be part of your life anymore. The difficult part is when you are left hanging because you are not sure whether to wait or not. However, …
Are you trying hard to find out whether your crush likes you too? Are you confused whether his/her actions towards you mean anything or you only overanalyze? If Your Crush Likes You Video Please help to our YouTube channel if you like our video. Let’s grow together! 15 Signs Your Crush Likes You To help …
How do you differentiate between love and lust? You might be too consumed by your relationship now that you actually cannot identify what you truly feel for your partner.
If the reason why you wanted to be with the person was that you were attracted to his/her being ‘hot’, then maybe it was not really loved that brought you together. Probably, it was only the thrill of owning someone that could satisfy your needs and fantasies.
Here are 12 differences between love and lust that you should know to find out if you’re really in love with your partner or just physically attracted to him/her.
How sure are you that what you feel for your special someone right now is true love? Is it just because you feel like the world stands still whenever s/he passes by? Or is it because you cannot get him/her out of your head?
Sometimes, what we think to be love is actually infatuation. It is too much admiration for someone that causes you poor judgments and pre-occupation. You feel so much attraction to the point that you become head over heels for that person. It is usually mistaken for love—but it is actually way different.
So, how do you know if what you feel is love or infatuation? Scroll down and read these 12 differences:
Yes, it’s possible to live a fulfilling life even after a painful breakup. There are still many reasons for you to continue living, even if you have lost the love of your life. All you need to do is see things with a positive outlook. How to be Happy and Strong After a Breakup Here …
How do you know if enough is enough? When do you know it is time to end a relationship? These are probably the questions that bother you right now.
When the attraction and thrill stage of a relationship wanes, some couples struggle in keeping their commitment to each other. Some think they fell out of love, so they want to part ways. Others discovered their personality and principles don’t compliment their partner’s, so they question whether to keep their relationship going or not.
Ending your relationship without wise judgment might cause you to regret it in the future. To avoid this, here are 12 questions that you better ask yourself before jumping into a decision:
It takes a lot of time to build trust, but it takes a minute to destroy it. Since trust is a foundation of a strong relationship, without it there is no guarantee of staying together for a long time.
Has your partner ever cheated on you? This is the most common cause of broken trust between couples. However, some, despite being hurt, choose to forgive and forget what happened. When you love your partner so much, you decide to stay and try to work things out even if there are trust issues already.
To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild
Is it still worth it? Should you try rebuilding your trust in your partner? Or should you choose to move on? Here are 14 practical tips that you can try to find out if your relationship is still worth a second chance:
Has someone caught your eyes lately? Do you get insomnia thinking about that person all night and spend the whole day daydreaming about your first date? You probably can’t focus at school or work because that person keeps on popping up in your mind. The problem is, you’re not sure if all these distractions are …
Bitterness happens not only because of a breakup or when you get dumped by the person you like. You normally feel it whenever you think you are being mistreated. Of course, no one wants to feel this way. However, it is an emotion that can easily swallow you up once you don’t feel good about …
Losing the person whom your world revolved around for months or years could be devastating. During the first few weeks, you may not be able to eat or sleep. You feel like there’s no more reason to go on in life, and you don’t know how to start living again. If you’re not strong enough, you could experience severe depression or even try to commit suicide — but hopefully, you don’t go this far.
However, no matter how hard you’re going through right now, be assured that the pain will go away. It may take months or years, but surely, time will heal all your wounds.
Letting Go and Moving On
Your situation is not hopeless. All you need to do is let go of the past and be determined to move forward to a better life. How to do these? Here are 8 not-so-easy but definitely helpful tips:
Being hurt by the person you trusted the most is probably one of the worst feelings. The betrayal makes it hard to trust anybody again.
However, the worst part of being hurt by someone you loved so much is carrying the weight of hatred around. An unforgiving heart has no peace, and moving on becomes more difficult. If you don’t release forgiveness to the person who hurt you, then you would be in bondage to anger and pain for as long as you don’t let go.
Choose to forgive
You can’t live a happy and peaceful life without forgiveness. The painful memories of what the person did to you would haunt you forever, and it won’t make you feel good. That is why you should intentionally choose to forgive.
It may seem impossible to forgive the person who has made you miserable, especially if the wound is still fresh, but with willingness, you can surely do it.
Here are tips that can help you forgive the person who broke your heart. Try them with persistence and prayers and they will surely work.
Just coming from a bad breakup? Yeah, it’s not easy and there is no shortcut to making the pain go away soon. However, it won’t last forever. Soon you will move on and there is no looking back. And trust me if I say you’ll end up a better person if you handle this situation …
A heartbreak could be literally deadly. You may die from heart attack, suicide, or accident due to too much alcohol—or you could kill someone if given the chance. That’s why it should not be taken lightly. You should deal with it intentionally.
Yes, there is no shortcut to healing a broken heart. No matter how hard you try to move on in a day, it is impossible, especially if you have truly loved. It may take months or even years. However, if you are just patient enough, you will heal just fine.
If you know someone who is suffering from heartbreak, or if it’s you, then check out the following inspiring tips that have helped many survived what they thought to be their doomsday.
So, you told this woman you like her, but she said back off because you don’t have the looks of someone who can be trusted. Ouch. Or maybe your girl said she loves you, but would check where you are and whom you are with every hour—and she doesn’t believe the details you tell her, so she spies on you!
It is normal for a woman who has been cheated on in her past relationships to have difficulty trusting men again. Or if you are currently in a relationship and your girlfriend has caught you lying several times, you cannot blame her for suspecting you to be doing something behind her back. And it won’t be easy gaining her 100% trust again.
What you can do to get her trust
If you want to gain a woman’s trust, here are 14 things that you can do. They are simple, but not so easy. However, if they successfully work, you will have a better chance of winning a woman’s heart or securing your relationship. Here they are:
Fresh graduate? Are you excited to find your first job? Or maybe you are worried not to get hired anywhere because you are not sure you can make it. Does this make you anxious?
As a college graduate, you already have an advantage, since there are more opportunities waiting for you than those who are at the undergraduate or high school level. Your concern should be how to pull yourself together and be competitive when hunting for work.
Practical job hunting tips that can help
To get started in the job hunt, here are six simple but helpful tips that you can apply when searching for your first employment:
Waiting for the final job interview? You are probably stressed because you do not really know what to do. It is alright. HR officers are used to dealing with nervous applicants, so they would go easy on you. However, this is not an excuse to flop. For them, this is actually the best part of scrutinizing applicants, because they can find out who has the guts to overcome the weakness they feel so they can perform their best—and this is a good quality they look for in potential employees.
Tips on preparing for your job interview
To help you get ready for your upcoming interview, here are some preparation tips that you will find easy and handy.
Are you prone to thinking negative thoughts about circumstances, other people, and even yourself? Do you sometimes feel life is hopeless because it seems you have run out of luck and everything you do fails? You are probably struggling with pessimism, and if you do not overcome this soon, it will hinder you from achieving your goals.
Having an optimistic outlook is necessary if you want to see the positive side of life even in bad situations. True, we cannot control the circumstances around us, but at least we can do something about our response to each. Like what they say, happiness is a choice—well, so is being positive.
Tips to optimism
Here are some tips that can help you be more positive even when all you see around is negativity. Hopefully, these help you change your perspective in life as they have helped me:
Are you one of those fresh graduates who are clueless about what to do or where to go next? Having taught college students for more than two years, I frequently encounter graduates who go through a hard time figuring what career path to take. There were also those who got rejected from job applications countless times, and they are already afraid to try again. Some of my previous students asked me for inspirational advice on how to qualify for jobs or find out what they really want to pursue.