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by  Anshika Sharma,

While there’s no set formula of what makes a relationship happy and successful, there are certain things we can keep in mind in order to protect ourselves and our partners from heartache. Reddit user staggeryjay recently asked, “What is the best relationship advice that you have heard in one sentence?” and the answers were unexpectedly insightful. Here are 14 of the best ones:

By Markham Heid,

Sex and health go hand in hand. Research has linked it to a slimmer waistline, a stronger heart and a lower risk for prostate and breast cancers. It’s also a boon for mental health since sex is associated with lower rates of depression and better mood.

But Americans today are having less of it than Americans a decade ago, according to a just-released study appearing in Archives of Sexual Behavior.

By COURTNEY DIAMOND,

Saddle up for a little honesty, kids. It’s time to get real about what’s going on in the streets.

Sometimes people don’t text back. Crazy, right?

It’s called ghosting and it’s a damn epidemic, ya’ll. I do it and I’ve experienced the other side of it. Quite frankly, I don’t know of a friend that hasn’t been visited by a ghost. If it happens enough, it can start to make you feel like you don’t matter to others or that there’s something wrong with you.

Ditch that idea right now before you keep reading, my friend because that ain’t it.

By ,

If your experience in the dating world isn’t at least a little bit awkward, you’re doing something wrong.

Especially in a relationship that’s only a few months old, there are bound to be hurt feelings, and embarrassment, and confusion. When do you tell the person you’re seeing that you’d like to be exclusive? Or that you’re just not into them anymore?

There are no easy answers, and we’re not pretending to have them. But for some nuanced insight, we consulted relationship expert Andrea Syrtash, author of “It’s Okay to Sleep With Him on the First Date,” about how to navigate some of the most uncomfortable dating scenarios.

By Gabrielle Moore,

There are times when we just can’t be with our partners as much as we’d like. This might be the case if you’re in a long-distance relationship, travel a lot for work, or just have a generally busy schedule. I’d be lying to you if I said your relationship won’t suffer from too much time away from each other, but most of the time there is nothing you can do about the distance. If that’s your case then you will need to work extra hard to make the most of the time you are away from each other. This doesn’t just have to be lost time. If you do things right then that time away from one another won’t hurt you, it can actually make the relationship stronger and spicier! Here’s what you have to do…

By Lavanya Shrivastava,

You know what is the best part about being in love? It’s acceptance. It’s embracing someone’s past, their emotional baggage, their quirks, their insecurities, their weaknesses and everything wonderful that comes along with the one you love.

There is so much that is being said, written and expressed about love. But nothing beats this story.

This beautiful story posted by GMB Akash is about a sex worker, who fell in love with a disabled man. And that’s just what meets the eye, her recount of how she fell irrevocably for him will leave you enthralled! Read along –

By Gia Ravazzotti,

Some years ago, Australian sex therapist and online dating coach, Bettina Arndt wrote, quite controversially, that women who felt low sexual desire in their relationships should “just do it.” What she meant was this: even if women felt low libido, having sex anyway might encourage feelings of desire and sexual responsiveness.

Despite the controversy, her idea has been supported by a new scientific study, which basically found the same thing to be true. The recent study, published in Social Psychology and Personality Science, has shown that when the partner (male or female) who feels low sexual desire indulges their partner’s sexual needs regardless, they strengthen the relationship. Sex doesn’t always have to be desired to have the desired effect of building intimacy.

By Euforia

According to BroBible “It’s a little known fact that the first instance of human laughter was caused by a raw meat fart 50,000 years ago (which was blamed on the Homo Erectus dude sleeping in the corner). Of course, the shockwaves of flatulence still ring strong and true today. And farts are never not funny. But as civilization has advanced, our freedom to expunge gas has diminished.”

In this hilarious video, The Kloons show us that farting in front of your girlfriend could be, actually, the key to a great relationship. Watch and learn gentlemen. 

9 Good Reasons To Have Sex While You’re Pregnant.

Couples sometimes erroneously believe that having sex while pregnant is dangerous. Men in particular think their penis may poke the amniotic sac. A fetus grows inside the amniotic sac in the uterus. Furthermore, to get to the uterus you have to get through the cervix, a barrier or canal to the vagina. To make a long story short, no, a man cannot poke or hurt the baby.

Unless there are underlying medical issues or concerns, there is no reason why expecting couples should stop enjoying sex. In fact, there are benefits for getting hot and bothered while waiting for the baby to come.

By Euforia,

Jay Shetty is a a guy who used to be a Monk and now is an influencer, speaker, motivational philosopher and a Award Winning Host who’s goal is to make the wisdom go viral. He has some fantastic relationship advice for everyone who is willing to take time to work on their sentimental life, for everyone who wants to improve their life and find someone who inspires them and makes them want to be at their best.

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The concept of dating, relationships, marriage—even divorce—can evoke feelings of anxiety in many. This is a natural component of relationships with others; after all, we are sharing ourselves with somebody else, and that can make us feel vulnerable at first.

In my last post, I described how “every important relationship we have shapes our brain, which in turn shapes our very relationships.” This still holds true. Now imagine that the anxiety of one particular relationship transcends into our overall psyche, and consequently gets transferred to our other relationships. This knock-on effect can have a pretty significant impact on our happiness, making us feel a bit out of control for the most part. What’s more, the anxiety we experience in childhood (even in the womb!) can stay with us for a lifetime if we don’t take an active course in diminishing it.

By Tom Hale for IFL Science!,

Hollywood movies, cheap sitcoms, and glossy magazines are often blamed for muddying our perceptions of sex, love, and relationships. Fortunately, there has been some empirical study on the matter to separate gossip from reality.

Social psychologists from the University of Toronto investigated the sex lives of 1,900 participants, including both heterosexual and homosexual relationships, in the hopes of answering the age-old question: what makes a happy sex life?

In essence, their study found that sex satisfaction in long-term relationships all centers around our desire to work on our sexual problems and our sexual expectations (or “sexpectations” as the researchers call it). Those who held less rigid and idealistic views of “soul mates” and other implicit theories of sexuality tended to be happier with their partner in the bedroom.

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