What are the Five Secrets for a Long Lasting Relationship?

Love is a basic, fundamental part of our lives, but it is also very complex. It can be very difficult, and also very rewarding, at the same time. Let’s take a look at some tips on how to have a long lasting relationship with the man or woman of your choice.

Sincerity is the key to a great relationship

Communication is the key

Intimacy and fun

The satisfaction that you will get from your relationship could be similar to the quality of your sex life, according to some studies on the subject made by experts. By making sure you engage in fun and exciting activities, together you will have more time to develop a strong bond in your relationship as well.

Some other fun things to do could be going for a bike ride together, taking tennis or golf lessons together, trying a new restaurant with cuisine you wouldn’t normally eat, or staying the night at a new hotel, among other things. You should adopt the motto of “couples who play together, stay together”.

The key is doing an activity that you and your partner have never done before, so that you both enjoy the new experience and bond over it.

Be Flexible in Your Disagreements

There will come a time in a relationship when there is something they do not agree on, and one or both of them may think that the other party does not like him/her. It’s typically just a disagreement, nothing personal, and your partner still likes you. You just have to learn to deal with these issues from time to time.

In light of this, you shouldn’t personalize the situation. Don’t criticize the person, try to concentrate on the issue and not the person involved in it.

Another good tip is to avoid assuming things or straying off the topic. You should try to be flexible in any new situation that involves you and your partner, so both of you can grow together from how you handle it.

Are You Sincere in Your Actions

You must be sincere in your expressions of love to your partner, and make it come from the heart so that you really mean it. By doing this, your partner will be more inclined to compromise or see things from your perspective to reach a conclusion that is fair for both of you.

Your sincerity will let your loved one see that you are not trying to hurt him/her, but trying to do the best for both of you. The more time together doing the things you love, like attending concerts, parties, baseball games, and the like, give your love more chance to grow. Just make sure you give them some space when they need it so they don’t feel smothered or trapped.

Talk To Me Baby

Some other key components of a healthy relationship are communication and romance. You need to make sure you talk about both the important things and any other happenings in your life with your loved one. The bonds between you will become stronger this way.

However, make sure you are a good listener, and be supportive and nonjudgmental. This will allow for the relationship to grow stronger as time passes by. Remember, if you are nonjudgmental, you will always get more open, honest communication than someone who is too quick to criticize, or someone who dismisses their partner’s ideas without any thought or consideration.

Don’t forget the romance! It must be an essential part of your love life, and those unforgettable moments lived with the one that you love must happen from time to time.

How Should I Handle Disagreements?

Having a difference of opinion from time to time won’t kill the relationship, as you can’t expect to agree on everything. It’s fine to have differences, but you shouldn’t let the situation become abusive or intimidating in any way.

You should also be curious about what your partner is thinking, and they will probably wonder what you are thinking as well. Learn to appreciate that you are two different people, but each with their own opinion on things, and with one common goal in growing and nurturing your relationship.

Common Food Myths Debunked

Most every day, new research is making us aware of a wide range of food myths, and this is changing the way that we eat. Here are some of those food myths debunked, with some new facts that you should be aware of:

  1. Eating Fatty Foods Makes You Fat

Love those oily, greasy foods or just can’t stop yourself eating that tasty strip of fat on your steak, chicken skin or bacon fat? Who doesn’t do this? Don’t worry though, it isn’t going to make you fat unless you make a habit of eating these types of foods all the time, or really overindulge when you do. The processed fats are the main culprits here.

On the other hand, don’t load up on sweet things instead of the fatty foods. Sugar has now been found to be the worst thing for weight gain. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any consequences for tucking into those fatty foods. Your body will struggle due to the high cholesterol, and heart disease results as well. These are primarily caused by a diet high in fatty foods.

  1. Chocolate

Chocoholics will be happy to know that chocolate does not cause acne, pimples or other skin related problems. In fact, chocolate can be good for your health. Everybody, YEAH! However, the sugar and fat contained in most types of chocolate bars are what does the damage, so you haven’t found the guilt-free food yet!

When choosing your chocolate, try to stick to dark chocolate or bars that have a high cocoa content. They contain less sugar and milk and are therefore healthier. As ever though, moderation is the key.

  1. Dairy Products Make You Fat

In the 90’s we were told that drinking milk and eating dairy products will make you fat. While there is some substance behind this myth, when eaten in moderation, dairy foods will provide you with essential calcium and protein. Some dairy products such as yogurt really are good for you, and help promote digestive health.

  1. Eating More Often Is Healthier

Eating more meals throughout the day isn’t necessarily better for you than eating 3 main meals throughout the day. I tried the smaller meals and more regular snacks, but it just meant I ate more, as pretty soon it was back to the regular size meals, but still with the snacks in between. So the overall result was increased calorie intake and a bit of a weight gain. I don’t think I needed to lose much, but this good plan backfired and I ended up gaining, not losing.

It may also not increase your metabolic rate (the rate at which your body breaks down food) as it is supposed to do. Each of us have different metabolic rates and eating more often could have a negative impact on your health and weight. However, it is important never to miss your breakfast, have balanced meals (and don’t say fries with your burger, I mean different food groups like meat, vegetables, grains, etc) and get some exercise to improve your circulation and metabolism.

  1. Eating More Fruit Will Help You Lose Weight

While raw fruit is healthier for you than eating other types of sugary, sweet processed snacks, you may not actually lose weight by doing this. Some types of fruit are high in fructose which is a type of sugar. This is not great if you eat too much, as the sugar will in fact contribute to weight gain.

Fruit juice is delicious and refreshing, but it is really high in fructose, and contains none of the fiber that is so good for digestion that you get from eating the fruit in its natural state. Try to find fruits like bananas, which are low in fructose, berries, which are high in antioxidants. Don’t overindulge though. Between 3 and 6 servings of fruit a day should be enough to get the right amount of fiber and nutritional value without having to deal with the associated weight gain.

eat whole fruit

Make sure you get the benefit of the whole fruit, not just the juice

A Healthy Way to Lose Weight

Good nutrition is no secret; you just need to be aware of the facts. Once you know what is desirable you can incorporate good nutrition into your daily life immediately. You will see that good nutrition leads to a better self image, from having a healthier body with more energy and a stronger immune system. So let’s look at what to be aware of when setting some healthy meal plans.

One of the best nutrition tips is to avoid low carb or no carb diets. The foods we eat, and ideally those we should be eating, fall into the carbohydrate, protein and fat categories and it is important that we receive enough of each component to maintain proper health. For this reason, a healthy way to lose some pounds is to and look at a low fat diet, and avoid the extreme weight loss diets, . The diets can introduce many health risks from unintentionally cutting out some of the vital nutrients that your body needs.

To ensure the health of your family, you need to lead by example. If you try and tell your children to eat healthy and not to eat junk food, you’re giving them a mixed message by sitting there eating a bag of chips and drinking a soda while telling them this. They are unlikely to take much notice of what you are saying. But if you eat healthy and set a good example, your children will want to mimic you and eat healthy food as well.

First rule of ensuring you get a balanced diet plan is to not skip breakfast! When you wake up you may not feel like eating and think you can get away without eating, but this can lead to you feeling tired sooner in the day, and reaching for high calorie snacks, or having a big lunch. A nutritional breakfast really sets you up for a healthy day, increasing your metabolism and enabling you to go about your day without constant hunger pains nagging at you.

Missing breakfast also means you are starving your body of nutrients. People who skip their breakfast can end up going without vital nutrients for hours, and that’s too long to keep your body functioning evenly. Without the correct amount of fuel, you’re putting both your body and your brain at a disadvantage. You will end up lethargic and uninspired, throwing away several good hours that could be more productive.

If you are on a budget, you can still eat as cheaply as possible by purchasing a variety of fortified breakfast cereals. Healthy vitamins and minerals are added during manufacture, so it’s as if you’re taking an additional multivitamin supplement. A box of fortified cereal can provide you with meals at a cost of less than one dollar each, so reasonably cheap to get a balanced meal.

You should also eat breakfast to improve your overall nutrition. When you skip breakfast you are more likely to get hungry sooner, and then overeat later. You are also more likely to get cravings for foods high in sugar or unhealthy fats, and start looking for the snack box. Eating a balanced nutritious breakfast every morning enables your body to correctly regulate your blood sugar levels. When you have eaten sufficient food and have enough energy, thoughts of food disappear for a while, so you are unlikely to develop these unhealthy cravings.

Additional fiber should be added to your healthy daily diet plan where possible, with good sources being fruits, beans, brown rice, and vegetables. These fiber rich foods will allow you to feel fuller for longer, which may help you lose weight over the long run. Fiber is also great for maintaining a healthy digestive system, and helps cut your risk of diabetes and heart disease too.

Now that you know the facts about healthy eating plans and good nutrition, make some easy lifestyle changes and follow these recommendations every day. Your new more natural diet should improve how you feel, and with a stronger immune system, make you more resistant to illness and disease. A healthy diet should also taste good, so if some of your new foods aren’t too appealing, look around for something different and be creative. Experiment and you should be able to find something that appeals to you. Bon appetit!

How To Have A Long Lasting Relationship

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Remember back to the time when you and your partner swore in front of the altar, that you will be keeping your marriage vows in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, through thick and thin, until death do your part? Good for the two of you if you still keep those sacred vows you made on the day you were married. Unfortunately, there are couples with a failing marriage who happen to be filing for divorce after experiencing long term relationship problems. Why aren’t they asking how to have a long lasting relationship?

So why are there couples who are separating after they have taken their marriage vows? Is the marriage in trouble? There are many reasons to mention, but the most basic, and hardest to deal with, is the loss of love, respect and trust with one another. How will you trust your partner if you don’t love them? Conversely, how will you love your partner if you do not trust them? Given this most basic breakdown, you have to ask “How can I make our marriage happy and long-lasting?”

That may not a new question for every couple, as before marriage, they will probably have been asking the same thing. But now, after the wedding, it is really serious. Remember that you have sworn that you will love and take care of each other until the end of your lives. Are there ways to improve marriage, or if things have deteriorated, how to fix a marriage? If none of this works, can this marriage be saved?

As mentioned earlier, the gravest reason of divorcing couples is the lack of love and trust. So what will you do to maintain, or if lost, bring it back into your relationship?

You must always have open and direct communication. One of the reasons that trust is lost is from miscommunication. You must learn how to communicate with your spouse. Be open and honest, as there will be instances where you may not be revealing your problems to your partner, but they will have already noticed it. This immediately causes them to think you have something to hide, so they do not trust you her anymore because you are not coming clean.

You need to find ways of keeping your communication going. Make sure you talk over any issues every night before you go to sleep. You can talk about what happened that day. Let them know that you want them to be included in everything you are going through, most especially in situations that relate to you both, or in cases where you have identified problems.

Be prepared to make sacrifices in some situations, and know when to hold your tongue. It is one of the secrets to enjoying a happy and long-lasting marriage. From time to time, both of you must make the effort to put your partner’s happiness and wellbeing ahead of your own.

Sometimes, the small problems can become large problems if you always try to be in charge and be the boss of the relationship. You must learn to concede the point sometimes, as nobody wants to be continually told what to do. Both parties need to be satisfied with your relationship. For instance, ask if you can clean the bathroom. If she’s not used to this, then it should put a smile on the face of your wife if you volunteer to do these things to help around the house. In addition, it also shows that you care for your partner, as everybody should be acknowledged for what they do in the relationship, and the contribution they make to ensuring the smooth running of all parts of your life. Learning how to fix marriage problems can best be avoided by keeping everyone informed and on the same wavelength.

Try to be careful with how you spend your money. It can destroy your marriage if you do not handle your financial situation carefully. When a financial crisis arises, it is important that you discuss the problem so that you are both aware of the situation you are facing, and that there are no surprises. At the same time, you need to be finding solutions together. Working as a couple on this particular issue will make you feel that each of you is an integral part of the relationship and of the decision making process.

There are many different situations that can bring on a marriage crisis. Love is what brought you together, and love and trust will be the things that bind you together. Both parties should realize that the two of you must continuously work on all of these aspects to ensure that your marriage will be happy and long-lasting through the rest of your lives.

 

Thanks to RescueThisRelationship.com for advice and tips.

What A Girl Wants In A Relationship

Things Women Really Love from their Men

Relationships are a series of good times and bad. So what do women want in a relationship? The key to a great relationship is in making the good times exceptional and frequent, and by doing this, make the bad times increasingly rare and briefer every time. This helps to maintain a little bit of brightness when the sad times arrive.

Small Tokens of Affection

No, you don’t have to break the break. We’re not talking about tokens along the lines of Ertha Kitt’s infamous Christmas list.

The big gifts in life might light a fire in the eyes of the woman you love. But, it’s the little things that melt her heart and bind her to you in ways no sable coats ever will, so make an effort and put some thought into it.

Cuddle Time

Women like to cuddle and be close. Not as a form of foreplay, but simply as a sign of affection and security. Holding hands, cuddling on the couch, and laying with her feet (or head) in your lap are perfect.

They are all signs of casual intimacy and love that MATTER to her in a really big way. It’s a small gesture on your part that carries massive weight and will help you secure a place in her heart.

Hearing those Three Magic Words

You know what they are. You’ve probably said them to her dozens of times. You’ve probably said them to her even more. The thing is, she NEEDS to hear them for the reassurance they bring.

Those words mean the world to her because they reinforce her position in YOUR world. Tell her “I love you!” and watch how her face just lights up at the reminder.

Your Approval

The other thing your woman needs from you more than you’ll ever know or understand is your approval. Give it to her.

Tell her she looks great tonight. Even if she “dismisses” it with something along the lines of a questioning “This old thing,” she is secretly tickled and extremely pleased to hear it. Especially as “This old thing” probably took 20 minutes and 6 different combinations to get right. The key is, everyone likes to be complimented, so don’t hold back.

She works hard to look good for you, prepare good food for you to eat, and keep your house in great shape. Acknowledge her efforts and you’ll be rewarded with a very happy girlfriend, wife, or partner on your hands.

Being Asked on a Date

When was the last time you threw caution to the wind and asked her out on a date? Not asking her, “Do you wanna go do something?” But, asking her on an actual date. A date you’ve planned out ahead of time?

Have you ever done this? Don’t skimp on these things, as women appreciate and remember these gestures.

If not, now is the time. It will rock her world and melt her heart even more. Try it! You’re going to love the results!

Touring On A Bike

Touring bikes are a great way of taking a bike tour. They will hold all your gear and supplies more comfortably, so that you will be able to go anywhere that you choose with a bike that is designed for the job..

If you want to take a bike tour, then you may want to consider investing in a touring bicycle. This type of bicycle is specially made to carry food, clothes, and other supplies that you will need on your bike tour. There are racks that are on the front and rear of the touring bike for toting around all the extra stuff that you need on a trip. They also feature three water bottle holders, a large wheelbase, and mudguard mounts, and a frame that fits the wider tires perfectly. zillertal_zillertaler_alpen_mountain_bike_219408

Three common touring bikes are available today. These include the tandem, recumbent, and road touring bikes. Every touring bike has its specific benefits and they should be chosen after considering your individual needs and desires.

The classic touring bike has a wheel that is 700c, with a diameter that is the same size of a racing bike, but with more ample clearance for the frame and a wider rim so that you get an easier ride. You will notice that most manufacturers modify a mountain bike tire that is 26”, because it is very strong and will be less prone to punctures, and gives you less resistance while riding.

Recumbent touring bikes are easy to notice, due to the position of the seat. This touring bike offers the rider a reclined seat that keeps their legs in front of the seat, rather than under the seat. The steering is usually slightly below or above the level of the seat for maximum comfort. However, there is one drawback with this type of bike – it can be hard for other traffic to see someone so low.

A tandem bicycle is a bicycle built for two and is very popular for couples who are going on a trip of a long distance. This bike would be excellent for you and your spouse to take a bike tour or other tour across a country – take note husbands, get ready for some exercise! These bikes will not carry extra weight like supplies as they are already pretty heavily loaded, so you may want to hook a trailer to your tandem bike to take a long trip.

The more modern touring bikes have the proper equipment for long distance rides complete with saddles that you can ride comfortably for a long distance, road handlebars, and front and rear luggage racks to hold all of your gear. This bike has sturdy wheels and rims that withstand all types of roads, and are stable and durable. You can find trailers to tow some of your gear and this is a great idea if you have quite a lot of gear, because it lets you keep the weight low and gives you a lower center of gravity.

Touring bikes are made to be very durable and sturdy for the up and down roads. The brakes on a touring bike are different than on other bikes as they are lever-pulled or cantilever brakes. You may even find a touring bike that comes complete with disc brakes simply because they offer additional braking.

Touring bikes are not known for their speed, but they are known for functionality in traveling and durability. They are excellent to use on your bike tour or for any ride you may want to take. Maintain them well and perform basic bicycle maintenance on a regular basis, and they will be ready to go. If you want to get some knowledge about working on your bike when on your trip, there is a system of diybikerepair that will give you some great tips. They are excellent to use on your bike tour or any bike tour that you may want to take.

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