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Signs Your Partner May Still Have Feeling for His or Her Ex

Holding on to previous romantic attachments creates feelings of distrust and can stymie an otherwise promising relationship. So are you wondering if your honey's heart still rests in the hands of a past love? There’s no way to know for sure without talking to your partner about your concerns. But how do you know when you need to have that talk? Here are a few tips -- that it may be time to bring it up. 1. Talking About the Ex Too Much. We all compare our current romance to ones we’ve had in the past, and an occasional reference to an old steady is no cause for alarm. But, if it’s happening 24/7 it’s a problem. It’s going to keep both of you from enjoying the new relationship. If you're hearing every detail and story about the former relationship, it’s probably a sign that your partner hasn’t moved on. 2. Not Talking About the Former Love At All. Silence about a former lover can indicate lack of closure. Guilty feelings from carrying a secret torch often make a person not want to ta…
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Second Try at Living Together and To Not Fall By the Wayside

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Know the Why

Moving in together can be done for multiple reasons. One should understand the specific reasons they and their partner are looking to join forces in the most intimate way. Being aware of this before taking the plunge prevents any problems achieving those goals. If one of the couple is not on board, everything may end as their first pass. What are some possible whys?

* Taking a Next Step: Some couples say this is making sure they are compatible in a living arrangement.

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The Upside of Arguing, But Stll A Little Tricky!

Ask any couple how much they enjoy the moments when they attempt to come to a consensus about an important decision or hash out a disagreement and most will confess nothing about the situation appeals to them. A few might enjoy the debate. Even allowing for the juice provided by confrontation, a far smaller percentage see the true benefits brought about by arguing with one another.

Part of the reason for the reticence to embrace arguing as healthy centers around most people's introduction to the concept. Hearing raised voices and tears implants a bad taste in everyone's mouth. In order to begin a discussion, one needs to reframe the role of arguing. The emotionally charged nature of arguing must be boiled down to a spirited discussion. Once in place, couples can see great benefits within the context of arguing.

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Ending a relationship triggers numerous emotions which means making the right decision requires some assurances. Seeing the reasons takes a critical eye and an iron will to act upon them. The signs fall into three main categories. Let's look at the reasons along with the subcategories under them.

Loss of Meaning:

Relationships require support beyond simple things like pleasure or companionship. Shallower items may prop up a failing couple early in the run. Unfortunately, the weight of longer relationships require sturdier supports.

Doesn't Mean Anything Anymore: When one no longer feels valued in the relationship, they will wonder what the point of continuing is. This often sounds quite dramatic, but everyone needs to feel valued. The lack of mean eats away at the relationship slowly like a lemon left face down on a marble counter top with its slow destruction to the porous stone.

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Establish Your Value:

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Sign One: No Planning, Only Postponing

Couples look toward the future. They may do so in small ways or for short periods of time. A clear indication of things heading in a wrong direction occurs when the forward momentum stops. Let's see how these factors manifest.

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# 2. Chivalry Still Belongs.

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