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Explaining needy relationships – why relationship based on need are no relationships at all

Generally, people get into relationships for one of two reasons:because they simply enjoy being with and sharing their lives with someone; orbecause they have an inner need that they expect their partner to fulfil.What kind of needs do people often expect their partner to meet? It may be a need for approval, validation, security, identity …

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T: what it means in relationships

You might hear someone say, or may say yourself, that “my partner doesn’t respect me”. What does this actually mean? What can we do to get the respect we feel we deserve?The Oxford dictionary defines respect as:“a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements” (noun);“admire (someone, something) …

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Courtesy: It just makes sense.

At Metanao, we talk about the ‘Three Cs’ of happy relationships: Commitment, Consideration and Connection. There’s another C that forms an important part of Consideration: Courtesy.We sometimes think of good manners – saying “please” and “thank you”, holding doors for people, not talking with a mouthful of food, letting people speak without interruption – as …

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5 relationship tips for stress-free travel with your partner

Travelling with your partner can strengthen and grow your relationships as you experience new things together and spend quality time with your significant other away from the stress and distractions of every-day life. But while holidays are meant to be a time for resting, relaxing and reconnecting with our loved ones, they can also be …

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No need to get a room – using non-sexual touch to boost intimacy

Increasing non-sexual touch can help to re-establish lost connections and can provide a pathway back to intimacy for couples that have lost their “spark”.It is natural in relationships that have undergone significant life changes or challenges, to suddenly realise they have lost their intimacy and emotional connection. This often happens to first time or new …

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