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Your Love Life & Breaking Patterns of Dysfunction

In our relationships, it's the repeated things that keep us together or drive us apart. The health of our love life depends on our success in breaking patterns of dysfunction.Source: NetflixHave you ever found yourself asking, "Why does this always happen to me?". You may be stuck in a cycle, and if so, this one is for you.Finding someone to call your life partner can be a journey and a half. I know for me it took many years of happiness and heartbreak, ups and downs, and a lot of learning about myself and others. My most recent post before ...

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5 Bands That Have Shaped My Life AKA The Musical Journey of Matt

If music tells you a lot about a person, get ready to learn a lot about me - here are five bands that have shaped my life and gotten me through the ups and downs of life.If you appreciate music, are looking for some new tunes to check out, or just like people being reflective, give this one a read.Everyone's being super reflective at the moment. Being an INFJ super reflective type at most times, I've definitely appreciated seeing people taking stock and sharing about themselves in a more intimate fashion. I love hearing people's dreams and their life journeys ...

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Source: Love - Alexander Milov

How The Root of Bitterness Destroys Relationships

Whatever type of connection it may be, this one could certainly end it - this is how the root of bitterness destroys relationships.We live in uncertain times. Life continues to change. Interactions continue to be different. Expectations and reality stay at odds from each other. We've got to be physically distant whilst trying to maintain social connection. It's one of those times where everything in your life is under a microscope from the pressure of the current day - your goals, your dreams, your contentment, your peace, your aspirations, and yes, your relationships.When things go wrong in life, it can ...

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10 Signs You've Found Marriage Material

We hear all the time about the red flags and the reasons to break a relationship off - instead, here are 10 signs you've found marriage material. The search for a life partner can be an all consuming venture. Trying to find someone you want to marry is one thing, then you have to also find someone who wants to marry you. Relationships press every button on every issue in our lives - upbringing, identity, sense of worth, how we feel about our own hopes and dreams. You can feel like you'll never find anyone, you can feel like you only ...

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8 Ways To Be Physically Distant But Socially Connected

8 Ways To Be Physically Distant But Socially Connected

With the need to be physically distant from others in this season, it can be a very trying time for human connection. Here are 8 ways to be physically distant but stay socially connected. A positive look at our great opportunity during this trying time. I'm writing this in the midst of a world in chaos. COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus is ripping through the world and destroying much of the societal norms that have existed to this point. Affecting China for several months at this point, the spread of the virus has become fairly widespread. As a result, governments everywhere are making necessary ...

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Mental Illness Isn't An Excuse for Cruelty or Destruction

A recent tragedy of domestic violence has highlighted the dark reality of many relationships, resounding to us that mental illness isn't an excuse to be cruel or destructive.Source: Daily MailWhat recent marital tragedy am I referring to? That would depend on where you live and when you are reading this. Unfortunately in every country at any point of the year, there are so many tragedies in relationships and marriages. Domestic violence, emotional or psychological abuse, and intentional cruelty ran rampant across our world today.The particular case I'm referring to is the case of Hannah Clarke and her three children who ...

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7 Things That Push The Good Men Away

In the search for a partner, could you be pushing away the man of your dreams? Here are 7 things which push the good men away.Source: Warner Bros.There are a few re-occurring seasons of life that put extra pressure and awareness on the state of your love life. Valentine's Day is the obvious one, where every corner of marketing is covered in love (or anti-love, which still puts just as much pressure on). Christmas and birthdays are another time where the togetherness of others reminds you of whether or not you have a bae to call your own. New Year's ...

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Do The Right Thing Even If You Get The Wrong Result

There's been a fairly simple, fairly underrated yet fairly profound encouragement echoing through my mind for the start of the year - do the right thing even if you get the wrong result.Photo by Kun Fotografi from PexelsThe Twenties are back, baby. I hope you're putting the full four digit year down on dates to keep the lawyers happy, that you're over the jokes about 2020 vision (although I hope you have it physically and towards your purpose), and that you're well acquainted with Baby Yoda.There's been a fairly simple thought going through my head for the start ...

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Children Are Not Their Parents: The Rise Of Skywalker Spoilers Review

Episode 9 in a sentence - children are not their parents. To say any more than that... well, spoilers. Here is my Rise Of Skywalker spoilers review.Source: DisneyIn case it wasn't clear enough already, spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker to follow.Like Avengers: Endgame, Episode 9 of Star Wars is impossible to talk about without talking spoilers, especially since the first few minutes of the movie are loaded with them. So like I have with the previous entries in the sequel trilogy, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, I thought I'd give Episode 9 the same treatment. This is ...

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When Will Christmas Be Happy?

One of the deepest questions of this season isn't around presents, lights, carols or shops - it's this: When will Christmas be happy?Source: Universal. Also, Arthur is a doodley-dooChristmas really is one of the most unique times of the year. I'm walking around Australian shops in 40 degree heat and our country is currently facing a huge bushfire crisis, but at the same time, all the songs playing are about winter wonderlands and letting it snow and the carol of the winter bells... and everyone seems to find it completely normal. Shops are open later providing more opportunities to shop, ...

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