Love / Relationships – Love Wide Open https://lovewideopen.com The art of holding heart space. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:13:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Dating After You Are Widowed: The Pitfalls and Pluses https://lovewideopen.com/dating-after-you-are-widowed-the-pitfalls-and-pluses/ https://lovewideopen.com/dating-after-you-are-widowed-the-pitfalls-and-pluses/#respond Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:13:13 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2804 Dating Widowed

The desire to form a new romantic connection after the loss of a spouse is a positive and healthy one. Our ability to bond with other people has an enormous effect on our well-being. Dating after you are widowed can have physical and psychological benefits. Not only will you feel more confident, but you will […]

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5 Tips to Leave a Relationship that Just Isn’t Working https://lovewideopen.com/5-tips-to-leave-a-relationship-that-just-isnt-working/ https://lovewideopen.com/5-tips-to-leave-a-relationship-that-just-isnt-working/#respond Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:34:31 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2773 Leave Relationship

Ending a relationship is perhaps the most anxiety-inducing conversation you’ll ever need to prepare for. It’s more difficult than preparing for a job interview or telling your mom you aren’t coming for the holidays because you’ve been invited on a ski vacation with friends. There’s no great way to have this sticky conversation, but here […]

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3 Ways Chivalry Can Improve Your Relationship https://lovewideopen.com/3-ways-chivalry-can-improve-your-relationship/ https://lovewideopen.com/3-ways-chivalry-can-improve-your-relationship/#respond Sat, 01 Jun 2019 17:25:46 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2756 Chivalry

In a world still striving to gain gender equality, the concept of chivalry may seem like the antithesis of progress. Chivalry began as a code of conduct for Medieval Knights that included oaths of loyalty, honor, bravery and gallantry toward women. By this definition, chivalry may seem to have no place in today’s society. The […]

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Are You Matchmaking or Meddling in Other People’s Relationships? https://lovewideopen.com/are-you-matchmaking-or-meddling-in-other-peoples-relationships/ https://lovewideopen.com/are-you-matchmaking-or-meddling-in-other-peoples-relationships/#respond Mon, 13 May 2019 22:18:26 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2732 Matchmaking or Meddlin

We’ve all done it. As soon as you hear a friend has gone through a breakup, you immediately start thumbing through a mental Rolodex of every other single person you know trying to decide whether any would be a suitable match for your friend. You start plotting introductions and push other friends to join in […]

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3 Ways You Are Damaging Your New Relationship https://lovewideopen.com/3-ways-damaging-new-relationship/ https://lovewideopen.com/3-ways-damaging-new-relationship/#respond Sat, 11 May 2019 23:14:45 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2715 New Relationship

You keep your weekend plans open to be with your new love. You envision what it will be like to grow old together. The sky is bluer, the neighbors are friendlier and life, in general, is just grand. Then suddenly your new love has work commitments, family events or friend activities that don’t include you. […]

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Can You Have More Than One Soulmate? https://lovewideopen.com/can-you-have-more-than-one-soulmate/ https://lovewideopen.com/can-you-have-more-than-one-soulmate/#respond Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:51:40 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2662 soulmate

When we think about the person we want as a partner, we often imagine that person will be someone who not only shares common interests, values or personality traits, but someone who just gets us in a way that doesn’t have to be explained. We call this person our soulmate. Have you ever wondered, is […]

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Enduring Grief, Loss and Love https://lovewideopen.com/enduring-grief-loss-love/ https://lovewideopen.com/enduring-grief-loss-love/#respond Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:06:19 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2601 grief, loss, love

Generally, people strive for routine and predictability in life. Day to day variations in a schedule, for example, traffic congestion or unexpected visitors, do not break the patterns we establish. Even larger interruptions to our routine, like the upset of an injury or an illness, only modify the norms we come to expect in a […]

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Making Your Crush’s Dreams Come True Will Not Win Their Heart https://lovewideopen.com/you-cant-buy-your-crushs-love/ https://lovewideopen.com/you-cant-buy-your-crushs-love/#respond Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:40:45 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2596 crush

It seems simple enough- if you can dazzle your love interest by giving them what they’ve always desired- naturally they will fall in love with you, right? Not so fast. While giving your crush everything they always dreamed of may seem like the perfect way to spark a romance between you, it can lead to […]

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Four Things That Lead To Friendship Break Up https://lovewideopen.com/four-things-that-lead-to-friendship-break-up/ https://lovewideopen.com/four-things-that-lead-to-friendship-break-up/#respond Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:37:38 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2542 friendship break up

You’ve read about relationship break-ups. How to survive them, how to avoid them, or how to recognize when you should break up. What if it’s not your partner who is troubling in your life, but your friend? Just as you would in a love relationship, you need to consider whether your friendship is causing you […]

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Love And The Aurora Borealis https://lovewideopen.com/love-and-the-aurora-borealis/ https://lovewideopen.com/love-and-the-aurora-borealis/#respond Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:15:21 +0000 https://lovewideopen.com/?p=2528 Aurora Borealis

The stars are always in the sky, but we need darkness to see them. The moon is there too — 238,900 miles away, so much bigger than any other bright spot in the big sky. And it changes shape depending upon one’s view. The sun is always in the sky — whether it’s cloudy or […]

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