I an attempt to impress the opposite sex, singles tell each other a plethora of lies. This is common on dates. It's even more common online. You'll hear every kind of lie, from fairly innocuous lies like "I'm a natural blonde" or "I graduated college with a 4.0 GPA" to more nefarious lies like "That's not my kid" or "It was all my ex's fault." But, the most common lie singles tell each other is "I love you."
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I'm not sure that there is any great way to end a relationship. But, if you're the one ending the relationship, there are better ways and worse ways to breakup. Here are some of the better ways.
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You are a single parent. This does not mean that you have no desire for sex, romance, and marriage. You are still an emotional and sexual being as well as a parent. But, you are first and foremost a parent. That comes with certain responsibilities.
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Single people in today's culture seem obsessed with avoiding divorce. This goes for single men and single women of different age groups, different religious traditions, and different nationalities. I would suggest to you that an obsession with creating a happy, healthy marriage would be a far more useful and healthy obsession and that if people spent their time pursuing that the whole divorce thing would take care of itself.
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Here are some odd, scientifically studied ways you might not have thought of to be more attractive to the opposite sex. Plus, they're easy to try and have zero downsides.
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Single women - don't do these things single men hate. Single men - don't do these things either - or the things I wrote about last week.
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Any woman you meet will have met their share nice guys and their share of jerks. All they have to go on when deciding which kind of man you are is how you treat them and how you treat the people around you. Don't end up labeled a jerk. Don't do these things women hate.
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True beauty starts on the inside Spending time improving your outward appearance is a good thing. Spending time working on your inner beauty is even better.
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How old is too old to date, attract a mate, marry or remarry? Where exactly is the cutoff age? I could just as easily have titled this post 'Fifty-Something and Single', 'Sixty-Something and Single', or even 'Seventy or Eighty-Something and Single'. Divorce or death of a spouse can happen at any age. Then the question arises, am I too old to remarry?
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Are you a single person who is trudging through your day and waiting and hoping to find that special someone? Or, are you thriving and living every day to its fullest? The answer to this question is important because it affects the quality of both your single life now and your married life later.
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For most of us, divorce was easily the most painful thing we ever experienced. How can you ever thrive again? Here are four essential steps toward recovery.
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If you want to be married at any time in the future, but especially in the next few years, there are some things you should be doing right now.
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From time to time I have written that if you are single you should probably be dating. This week I want to focus on why I add that qualifier in there. Not every single person should be dating. There are a few important caveats.
Here are a few reasons why some of you should not be dating.
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Knowing that second marriages are more likely to end in divorce than first marriages and being that I was happy and thriving as a divorced single man, why did I get married again? After being betrayed the first time around, why take the risk? Those are fair questions. I’m glad you asked.
It’s What I Wanted
First and foremost, I married again because I wanted to.
That sentence says more than you think it does.
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It is heartbreaking to the point of being almost unbearable. Before the divorce, you are a present and highly engaged parent. Suddenly, after your divorce, you find yourself forced into the role of a part-time single dad. If you do it right, even in these horrible circumstances, you and your children can thrive.
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When it comes to masks, Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Instagram, OKCupid, and dozens of other social and dating apps, make it easy to make up pretty much any persona you think people will find attractive. But, is that really the best way to attract someone with whom you can form a lifetime relationship?
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Unless you grew up in a ridiculously dysfunctional home, you were probably taught that honesty is the best policy. Your parents probably told you this in the context of dealing with other people. Today I want to affirm that truth, but it applies just as much when dealing with yourself. Are you honest with you?
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If you want to thrive as a single person, start with these three essential first steps. 1: Decide that change is necessary. 2: Believe it is possible. 3: Create a plan.
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Have you been basically going out with the same person over and over - just with a different name? Or, maybe you have not been going out on any dates because you have too severely limited your options. It's time to introduce a little diversity into your dating life.
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