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7 Reasons Why You Should Just Tell Him (Or Her)

Life is too short to keep love to yourself. Here are 7 reasons why you should just tell him (or her). "Matt, why is this one not targeted at guys telling them to communicate their love?". Well, it is. It's about all of us really. The phrasing here, "Tell Him", refers to a classic duet between Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand which seems to be a frequent summary of some of the greatest advice in the realms of love I've ever heard. Whilst a dialogue between a younger woman seeking counsel from an older woman about a man she loves, it ...

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Is Your Phone Ruining Your Love Life? - Valentine's Day 2018

Is your phone ruining your love life? Single, dating or married, the greatest competition to a satisfying relationship may be that little screen in your pocket. I think everyone has had a Valentine's Day that's sucked. For some it was because it was a time of love unrequited. For others it was a time where you felt forced into expressing your feelings for someone you feel you've already sufficiently expressed your feelings for. Others still may remember a bad date or a breakup triggered by the pressure of the day. For me a Valentine's Day that always sticks out was one a ...

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Is It Harder To Date In Church?

It's an issue plaguing many of the young adults in our faith communities, but not one we're always willing to talk about directly. Is it harder to date in church? In recent months I've met a number more people across some different churches. My travels have taken me to churches and non-denominational events of a variety of different kinds. As a person who has been actively involved in the young adults community in a few churches, I notice and regularly hear about a common thread of frustration and difficulty in many a Christian's walk. And that's in the area of dating and ...

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7 Ways To Destroy Your Friendships and Key Relationships

It's easier to break a connection than it is to build one. Here are 7 ways to destroy your friendships and key relationships. Relationships are the greatest source of joy, or the greatest source of pain. There's no real middle ground. Whether it be friends, significant others, key business partners, or people we wish we were closer to, our interactions with each other frame the best and worst moments of our lives. In one of my sets of relationships at the moment, there are several people extremely hurt by someone's actions and the actions that surround their actions. It's difficult to deal ...

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Three Movies Better Than Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The latest episode in the space drama has got nothing on these. Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, and Your Name are three movies better than Star Wars: The Last Jedi. For the record, I enjoyed The Last Jedi. I saw it three times in the cinema. I wrote one of the few fan reviews in favour of the film. But I've gotta say, there were two movies in the same holiday window that really took me by surprise. The first one, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was one the lady and I thought would be a bit of a fun night out. Little ...

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Ghosting Is The Worst Phenomenon In Modern Relationships

Ghosting is the worst. Here's a look at an ever increasing, and an ever disheartening, trend in modern relationships. This year I was working for a company that had a bit of a shorter Christmas closure period, so we only had a week or so off. It was certainly enough for people to get enough of a break from the work calendar, get some things done (I took 100kgs of old junk out of storage to the tip, I feel like such a man), and spend time with people we love. Coming back from break is the usual question of "What ...

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The Last Jedi Isn't The Worst Movie Ever

Much like the galaxy itself, the fans are more divided than ever. But put down the pitchforks, kids - The Last Jedi isn't the worst movie ever. Moderate spoilers for Star Wars:The Last Jedi to follow. None of the major reveals will be mentioned, but some of the sequences and themes will be discussed in depth. If you've been on the Internet recently, you may have noticed it is currently burning down in a flame war between Star Wars fans. Major news outlets are getting in on it. It's amazing what fires start when all the nerds come out to play with ...

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It's The Most Difficult Time Of The Year

The song says it should be the most wonderful time, but for many, Christmas is the most difficult time of the year. Can you believe the year is almost over? How amazing is that. If you've already read my Year in Review, you'll already know that I felt like I lived a whole lifetime in this year. That's not necessarily a good thing, but I'm glad I am where I am finishing this year. Here comes Christmas. It's a time of lots of presents, increased financial pressure, a few extra days off from work (or a few weeks if you've taken more ...

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Days In The Sun - 2017 In Review

2017. I feel like I lived a whole lifetime in this year. From many dark days yearning for the return of the days in the sun, to the eventual dawning of new days, join me in taking a look back at the year that was. I can't believe it's been only a year since this time last year I was writing my review of 2016. In truth, it feels like it has been much longer since then.  I'm not sure what your year has looked like, but something I like to do here is write a review of every year. I'm ...

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Are You The Problem In Your Relationships?

It's not me, it's everyone else who's crazy! Or are these the words of ignorance? It's time to ask - are you the problem in your relationships? I wrote towards the start of the year about one of the most frequently used break-up lines in history - it's not you, it's me. At the time it seems so easy to use, and yet in the postmortem of our relationships we may find there was more to the death of the relationship than we initially acknowledged or heard about. I think blame shifting and blame laying are very common practices across all sorts ...

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