Category: Relationships

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How to Choose an Appropriate Gift

Buying the right gift can be tricky sometimes. Although we’d like to think it’s all about the spirit of giving and the thought behind the gift, there is actually a lot of diplomacy and social politics involved. Gifts can send a message, however subtle, so it’s important to make sure yours is sending the appropriate one....

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Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts

Rather than spend a fortune on flowers, cards, candy and other trinkets, why not make your sweetie a homemade Valentine’s Day gift from the heart? The following ideas should get your creativity flowing and help you craft the perfect gift on the cheap. Memory Book Create a scrapbook of all the fun, special moments you and...

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Homemade Gifts that Go Right to Your Boyfriend’s Heart

Given the tight budgets a lot of us are feeling this year, it’s time to get a bit creative with Christmas gifts. Here are some do-it-yourself gifts that your boyfriend will really appreciate — some of which were suggested by guys themselves! Dinner with all the trimmings My husband asked some of the guys he was working with...

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Holiday Small Talk Survival

“What do you do?” “How long have you worked here/there?” “Have you tried the dip?” If you are anything like me, you absolutely love the holiday season but end up feeling very tired of holiday parties by the time New Year’s Day rolls around. One of the obligatory elements of a holiday party is small talk....

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Helping The Lonelies Cope With The Holidays

When most people think about the holidays, they’re anticipating the joy that the season will bring. That isn’t the case for someone who is mourning the loss of a loved one. For them, the holidays are only another reminder of the fact that their loss has left a void in their life that may or may...

womens

Friendship vs. Introversion

It is safe to say that out of all the people in my circle of friends, I am easily the most introverted. I’m not shy; my avoidance of social interaction has nothing to do with fear, but rather a need to recharge on my own, to relax and unwind without the distractions of conversation or company....

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Double Dating: Not Just for Teens

We all know it’s important to keep dating even as a married couple. But it’s all too easy for those married dates to get dull. What’s even worse is now that you’re married sometimes keeping up the best behavior is challenging, and keeping the date focused on quality fun time instead of day-to-day happenings becomes nearly...