“We are most alive when we are in love.” — John Updike
Alice, who I have mentioned in a previous article elaborating signs that your partner is in love with you, is one of my go-to gurus when it comes to matters of the heart.
I choose to have these conversations with her because she keeps things real with me. She emphasizes that when people say relationships are a bed of roses, that is exactly what it means. The bed of roses looks beautiful but the moment you lie in it, you are reminded that roses have thorns.
I once spent my whole morning on the phone with one of my best friends, Alice. It was a very enlightening conversation for me. She had recently gotten married and I wondered how she knew this was the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.
Her answer was quick and cheery, “He loves me and he is also in love with me.”
This was the basis of most of our conversation. I always thought loving someone and being in love with someone were the exact same thing. I was wrong.
According to psychology, to love someone…
Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Till death do us part is the length.
— Fawn Weaver
Who we marry is one of the most important choices in life. One that will influence the level of happiness, growth, and success, like no other choice.
I am at that point in my life where I know what I want when it comes to dating and relationships. I value honesty, compassion, loyalty, friendship, and companionship.
As I have grown older, appearance has ceased being a great priority for me. I mean, it plays its…
Love is great. Love is necessary. Love is beautiful. But love is not enough. — Mark Manson
I still get excited whenever I talk to my friend, Wilson. Last week, he walked into my office with a bounce in his step. He enthusiastically announced, “Today, I am going to share a truth many people do not know — love is not the most important aspect of a happy relationship.”
Wilson recently got married to the love of his life so this announcement was perplexing to me. He was, however, clearly excited about what he was about to tell me.
“And all those “and they lived happily ever after” fairy tale endings need to be changed to “and they began the hard work of making their relationships happy.” — Linda Miles
One of my favourite movies of all time is a Disney-produced cartoon called Anastasia. When her family is killed, Anastasia barely makes it out alive. Later, with vague memories of her past, she travels to Paris with two cons who want to portray her as the real princess and get rewards from her grandmother, the Queen.
In due time, one of the cons finds out that Anastasia is actually…
Some moments are suspended in time, captured by an infinite number of invisible words that are woven into each and every pixel of the vision. — Lizzie Skynate
I find the above quote to be a beautiful rephrasing of the famous quote, “One picture is worth a thousand words”.
I have published over 50 articles on Medium. The experience has taught me a vital lesson I wish I followed right from the very beginning:
It does not matter how great your article is if no one reads it. First, it should be noticed. …
As a writer on Medium, one of the activities I spend most of my time on is research. Often, that means scouring Google Scholar for journals that support my thoughts on a given topic.
Other times, I am on Reddit and Pinterest looking for quotes that resonate with my subject matter to include in my articles. There are many ways to spice up your article and quotes are one of my favourite.
Here is a collection of 50 Quotes about True Love that you can use to support your articles on the topics of love, relationships, dating, and all things…
“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”
— Hank Rosso.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first 10 years. Only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more. These statistics haven’t changed much over time, and have been fairly consistent since the 1990s.
Lack of funding turns out to be one of the common reasons.
Money is the bloodline of any business. The painstakingly long…
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda
Finding love is one thing, keeping it is another. There is no foolproof plan that will always work like a magic charm; or one-size-fits-all piece of advice. However, it is possible to find true love in this lifetime. And I hope you get to keep it, too.
Here are seven steps that worked for me that I believe might work for you, too:
When I started to discover more about myself and to follow my own path, I started to live a life that was meaningful to me. …
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~Carl Jung
Many times when people want a new relationship, they either look for someone to complete them or they imagine sharing their life with someone just like them.
So, they try to present themselves in the best possible light for their imagined future partner — either as one perfect half of a whole or as an ideal version of what they believe their future partner will want.
In my experience, finding your forever love and soul mate requires a different, far more soul-enriching approach.
Here are six…
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