Self-Love and IKEA-Style Dating

Self-Love and IKEA-Style Dating

“An outstanding love doesn’t come from two half-filled people coming together to make one whole, complete life. Outstanding love comes from two whole people coming together to share and enhance their already beautiful lives.” ~ Pia Scade

 

Why You Have to Love Yourself to Love Your Partner

As a love expert, I deem that loving ourselves is just as important, if not more so, as loving our partner. Only when we love ourselves are we able to be present with our partner and truly accept their love. Loving ourselves in dating means that we feel fulfilled in our lives when single as well as in a relationship. Loving ourselves single means that we are likely to have standards in who we date.

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Be What You Need in Your Relationship

Be What You Need in Your Relationship

I often hear about men and women not getting what they need or expect in their relationships. People say things like, “We never have sex anymore,” or “You used to make so much more of an effort when planning date night”. It’s common for men and women to get complacent in relationships. It’s easy to stop doing the things that initially created attraction and connection. When a relationship is new, it’s easy to tune into the good things about our partner and to be the best version of ourselves.

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Small Things Often

Small Things Often

It’s important to consistently do things in our relationship that demonstrate care, investment, trust, and commitment. Successful relationships and how we perceive our partners are based on a series of gestures both big and small. You might be surprised to know that it doesn’t take grand gestures to maintain lasting connection. When I work with couples, I help them to make small changes, which done often enough will make a lasting impact. Couples who do small things often and repair conflicts as they arise will create a path towards a more intimate and satisfying relationship.

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