How to Help Your Partner Understand Emotional Labor

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How Can I Get My Husband/Partner To Understand Emotional Labor And Carry Some Of The Burden? Please Note This article was originally written for women to discuss gender roles in the home. These ideas can also be applied to men in similar situations. × Dismiss alert If men are more competent, assertive and higher achieving …

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Navigating Traditional Gender Roles: Where they come from and the impact on a relationship

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What are traditional gender roles and how are they learned? When most people think of traditional gender roles, they might picture a “Leave It To Beaver” family with a stay-at-home wife who keeps a perfectly clean house and has dinner on the table when her husband gets home from work. Gender roles, are more complex …

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Relationship Advice from a Military Spouse

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As a military spouse, I’m offering the best advice I’ve ever received regarding my relationship. Let me start with the elephant in the room: whoever told you that relationships should be easy lied. Relationships are hard. They take work, lots of work. Whether you live together or you’re living miles apart. It doesn’t matter if your other …

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Long Distance Relationships: How to stay connected when you’re in a long distance relationship

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How to Stay Connected When You’re In a Long Distance Relationship Couples in a long distance relationship face several challenges. Being apart can put a strain on your relationship, especially if you’re already struggling, but being away from one another doesn’t have to mean the end of your relationship. A study from 2018 conducted by …

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One Text Shaped My Whole Life

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We met freshman year of high school. She was way out of my league and I never dreamed she would give me the time of day. She initially dated my friend which lead to us talking and texting. Then one day she just texted me that she loved me randomly. I was shocked and over …

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I remember every moment that made me fall in love with the man who one day would destroy my ease to love freely.

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I met the man of my dreams when I was 20 years old, working at a casino as a barista. He was the epitome of tall, dark(tan) and handsome. It was love at first sight. He worked there too, at the steak house, as a server. I was a young girl, barely old enough to …

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