Dating observations from "that girl".
Love doesn't have to include huge, grand gestures for it to be real! Here are 4 more relationship truths I have learned after five years in a happy & healthy relationship.
Finding love isn't about building walls & protecting you from harm. Finding love is about being vulnerable, even if it means your heart could get badly broken.
You might think marriage equality doesn't affect you, but it does & this why.
Through the sharing of the unique experiences of all people, it is our hope that we can bring greater understanding & connectedness into the world. With that in mind, is the experience of one woman who identifies as demibixeual.
As Australia has a plebiscite in which we will vote on marriage equality, this is what LGBTQ+ individuals face in Pakistan.
While most Western Countries, The United States included, have already legalised gay marriage, Australia has yet to have marriage equality. Instead, as of this date, they are going forward with a plebiscite which leaves the rights of a minority group of people in the hands of the majority.
If you only ever listen to one piece of advice about online dating, this article is it.
There are little lessons to be found in each relationship, no matter how hard or painful.
When it's real love, you just know...but how do you know when letting go & moving on is the healthiest thing?
Yoga might just be the secret to maintaining better & healthier relationships with your partner & the world around you.
What happens when your first love becomes your worst nightmare? When you suddenly realise the man you thought was your fierce protector is actually an abuser, & you are the victim, it's time to leave.
Want to have better sex? Let go of these 9 surprising things.
Finding love on holiday is both a blessing & a curse. Goodbye is inevitable, but, as the saying goes, the heart wants what the heart wants.
What would you do if you found yourself in a marriage where you partner only married you for citizenship?
The ending of a relationship is hard. The ending of a relationship just before your partner passes away can be that much harder.
Relationships end all the time, sadly leaving sorrow in their wake. It's beautiful when you can turn that sorrow it to lovely words.
What does it feel like to be a girl on the receiving end of violence? It feels small. It feels scary. It feels like this.
Young love can seem so promising & in the face of a cancer diagnosis love can be terrifying & the idea of losing the love even more so.
Sometimes, leaving is the hardest thing to do. Sometimes, leaving is also the right thing to do.
In relationships, sometime seeing your partner for who they truly are is the hardest thing of all.
From each relationship, we learn something new. You have to learn to take the bad with the good.
First loves are always big. This is the story of Titus & his first love.
Sometimes, love blinds us to who a person is on the inside. The pain comes when we are forced to face the reality of the person you're with.
Sometimes, leaving is the only thing you can do in a relationship. The trick is learning when to hold on & when to let go.
When love passes away, there is always someone left behind in grief. This is the story of grief & of mourning in the wake of a love ripped apart by death.
They say breaking up is hard to do, but how heard is it really? Maybe it's just that we make breaking up really hard on ourselves & on our former partner.
In this article, the author shares her candid thoughts on love, on the Gratitude of being in love & the privilege of being a part of another's life.
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at The Essential Life.
Add a little bit of heat between the sheets & amp up your sex life with Essential Oils. There's an Essential Oil recipe for everyone.
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The Essential Life was founded on the principle of continuous learning. We believe that a full life is one that is spent on a continuous journey toward betterment, self-improvement & personal-evolution. A large part of this journey of life-long learning is the relationships we find ourselves in, both romantic & non-romantic.
Those we surround ourselves with, those we invest our love in, those we hold near & dear - they all shape us in so many ways. The people we surround ourselves with & the relationships we form with those people, have a tremendous influence on the decisions we make on a small & large scale. The people we form bonds with are the ones with whom we share our moments of joy & our moments of sorrow. They are the ones whose shoulders we cry on & who we lend our shoulders to in times of tears & tumult. With the important role that relationships play in our lives, it is necessary to enjoy the connection with another person in the present & to cherish & honour the passing of a relationship by learning from it. To do anything less would be to dishonour the important role those we love & hold dear play in our lives.
At The Essential Life, we believe there is a great deal of wisdom to be gained from the relationships we form. We believe relationships are akin to divinity & that each person who walks into your life is there for a reason. Either you have something to teach that person, or they have an important lesson to imprint upon your life. In even the most sorrowful situations, the ending of a relationship, or the passing of a loved one, there is value to be gleaned from the aftermath.
The Essential Life believes in the sharing of wisdom to the betterment of our community. It is in the spirit of sharing that we would like to invite you to share your relationship experiences. If you have a story to share, please submit your story here.
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