Getting Mixed Signals From the One You Love? appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
Getting mixed signals from the one you love? When you are in a relationship with someone who is sending you mixed signals you may not know how to feel or what to think. Just when you believe the one you love is on the same page as you, they turn around and make you believe you may not even be on the same planet.
It is very hard to gain any real sense of stability in the relationship when they keep pulling the rug out from under you all the time. One day they can be talking and behaving as though a relationship with you is what they want. Then, suddenly, they behave and speak as though being in a relationship with you is the last thing on earth they want. So what are you supposed to think? Which of their signals is the one you should believe and have faith in?
Of course you want to believe they care about you, love you, and want to be with you. But ..Read More
Open Relationship: He Wants One But You Don’t appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
He wants an open relationship and you don’t. What are you supposed to do now? You more than likely didn’t see this conversation coming. He probably blindsided you with this out of nowhere and threw you for a loop. You don’t want the relationship to end, but you never considered having an open relationship either.
So should you walk away, or take some time to see if you can handle having an open relationship? That is for you to decide, and you should take the time you need to honestly assess if an open relationship is right for you. The first thing you need to understand and discuss with your loved one is what an open relationship actually is. An open relationship means that the both of you have the options to have a sexual and/or emotional relationships with other people on the side. Monogamy is no longer a part of your relationship.
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You Want an Exclusive Relationship and He Doesn’t appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
What do you do when you want an exclusive relationship and they don’t? Many women believe their only option is to hang in there until they do. This is not always a wise idea.
The passage of time and the good times you spend together do not guarantee that at any point they will want an exclusive relationship with you. If being exclusive is important to you, and not to them, you are not compatible in a major way. You are not looking for the same kind of relationship right now, and may never be on the same page.
So what should you do if you want an exclusive relationship and they don’t? First, you should have a discussion with them (not just with your friends) and ask them why you are not exclusive, and then listen to their answer. If they say they are not looking for an exclusive relationship right now, ask them if they think they ever will. If th..Read More
Inconsistency in Relationships: How Do You Manage It? appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
Inconsistency is relationships really keeps a relationship from moving forward. When the one you love sends you mixed messages with their inconsistency, such as their thoughts, emotions, and behavior, you never really know where you stand. When the one you love acts and speaks in ways that make you believe they really care and are fully committed to you and the relationship, you are on cloud nine. But when they suddenly behave and speak in ways that are the exact opposite, you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under your feet. So what should you believe?
If they were pretty consistent most of the time but during fights or stressful situations acted differently then you have to go with the consistent behavior as being their true thoughts and feelings. All relationships for the most part, have times when we say and do things we don’t r..Read More
How to Recognize a Bad Relationship appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
It’s crucial to recognize a bad relationship in its early stages. The warning signs are often there, but people tend to excuse them or ignore them. In the first few months of dating mostly all you see is their good side, but there are often ways you can tell if a relationship will be good or bad for you.
When you first start dating, you may spend time only together. But if they always want to keep you all to themselves and give you a hard time about you spending time with your friends or family you need to recognize this is going to be a bad relationship down the line. Cutting you off from those closest to you is a bad sign.
If you hear too much about their ex, or they are spending too much time with (or talking to their ex) is another way of recognizing a bad relationship early on. It is not going to get better if they do not have healthy boundaries with the..Read More
Monogamy in Relationships is not Always Easy appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
Monogamy in relationships is not always easy. When a relationship gets comfortable, sometimes the eyes and heart begin to wander. The trust that has been built over time could be in jeopardy if they wander too far. Not all people want to be in committed, monogamous relationships. That is the first part of the problem.
If you want monogamy to be part of your relationship but the one you love does not, you may not be compatible where it really counts. When a couple starts dating, the subject of monogamy should be approached early on to learn each others views. If, right away, someone expresses a desire for monogamy at some point, you know that point will eventually come and it will have to be dealt with.
If you are looking for different things from a relationship, they might not be the right person for you. Sure, over time, they may change their mind, ..Read More
Relationships Should Not be Left to Chance appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
Relationships should not be left to chance. Everything we, as a couple, do creates the relationship we have currently and shapes its future. Resolved issues can be left behind, but unresolved issues come along with us going forward, and if it was a problem in the past, it will be a problem in the future. Don’t think you can leave your relationship up to chance and it will all work out. There is just as great a chance of it not working out.
We all need to realize that what we and our partners put into a relationship, is what we will get out of it. If we put in the time for quality time together, we have a better chance of growing together as a couple instead of growing apart. Time alone should not build trust between a couple, instead how we behave over time is what should earn trust.
If you take too many risks and too many chances and cause damage to ..Read More
Confronting Your Ex appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
Confronting your ex may seem like a good idea, but often when we look back on it, it turned out to be a horrible idea. You should first consider what your motive is for confronting your ex. If you think that just getting your feelings off your chest will make you feel better, sometimes it doesn’t work that way. It can backfire, and you wind up feeling worse, especially if the two of you create a scene in public or they resort to nasty words and behavior.
Some people feel the need to express their emotions and to tell their ex just how they feel or what they felt at the time. But does your ex care about your feelings? Keep in mind most of them won’t. If you are looking to make them feel bad or feel remorse, there is a strong chance that won’t happen. When you are confrontational with an ex, your ex will usually label you as a “psycho ex” and it can then excuse them for what th..Read More
Are You Solving Your Relationship Problems or Just Creating More? appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
Are you solving your relationship problems or just creating more? For the most part, people want to solve their relationship problems because they don’t like negativity, hard feelings, or friction in their relationship. They want their relationships to run smoothly, and to have positive interactions and to get along.
When a problem in a relationship arises, most people want that problem solved. But in an effort to solve relationship problems, many people wind up creating more. For instance, if in order to avoid an argument one person always keeps their mouth shut and/or lets the other person get their way, they are causing numerous more problems in their relationship. Now of course sometimes it is good to avoid an argument and keep your mouth shut, but when you do that too often, you are avoiding the problems, not just the argumen..Read More
Lack of Appreciation in Relationships appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
A lack of appreciation is relationships is one of the main causes of brake ups. We don’t all necessarily want a big production made every time we do something for the person we love. But when there is a total lack of appreciation for what we do for those we love, we tend to get hurt or angry.
No one likes to be taken for granted. That is a given. But when we give from our hearts and all we get in return is a lack of appreciation we often feel foolish. What are we doing it for then? How can we make the ones we love understand that their lack of appreciation is causing resentment to build up and negative feelings to grow? Is there a way to turn it around?
There can be a way to go from a lack of appreciation in a relationship to one where there is more gratitude. So how can this be achieved? Well, the first step would be to stop bringing it to their attentio..Read More
Anxiety in Your Relationship: Is There Too Much ? appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
Is there too much anxiety in your relationship? When your relationship is riddled with anxiety it stands to reason that your relationship isn’t exactly healthy. The anxiety could be self-inflicted, meaning the one you love is not doing anything to cause it. Sure, you may think they are, but the reality is that your innermost fears are creeping in and invading your relationship.
It is not up to the one you love to fix the issues you brought into the relationship. Those are your responsibility. You may expect them to make you feel secure, and they may use doing what is required to make you trust them. However, because your trust issues, or other issues, cannot be fixed by someone else, you have to find a way to let release them in order to have a drama free relationship.
Anxiety in Your Relationship: Is There Too Much ?
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Do Your Friends Really Understand Your Relationship? appeared first on Relationships Reality and was authored by Sarah Adelle and Sophia Elise
Your friends don’t understand your relationship because of what they see and hear from you. We have a habit of telling them private details about our relationships hoping for guidance and good solid advice. Sometimes we talk to them about our relationship because we want someone to validate our feelings. Our partners may make us feel understood in our relationship, and our friends can make us feel understood.
The problem is that we often tell them too much. We go on and on about our relationship problems and complain to them about everything and anything our partner does to annoy us. What we don’t realize is that when we tell our friends too much, they may never understand why we stay in our relationship. They get tired of hearing about our dysfunctional relationship and start to really dislike our loved ones.
We may be able to tolerate the o..Read More