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Men and Emotions: 3 Things Women Need to Know advice: dating advice: relationship lauren gray

You sense something is wrong, but he won’t tell you about it.

You encourage him to share his feelings, but all you get is radio silence. He’s such a Cave Man!

You’re starting to question everything you’ve ever done or said to him: Is it me? Have I done something wrong? Is...

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Why Men Don’t Give Reassurance (and How to Get Some in 3 Easy Steps!) advice: dating advice: relationship lauren gray

Can we agree on this? After a fight, it’s nice to get a little reassurance that “we’re going to be okay.” After an emotionally revealing conversation, it’s good to be reminded that he loves you no matter what. When he’s acting withdrawn for some weird reason,...

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Why Men Never Help Out and What to Do About It advice: relationship lauren gray

Why do men never help out?

It seems the easiest way to show someone you care, right? Jump in and offer help, support, an extra hand…

You would do it for him so why doesn’t he do it for you?

There’s actually a very simple answer to this and it has nothing to do with how much he...

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How to Support Your Partner When They Have a Bad Day. It’s Not What You Think! advice: dating advice: relationship lauren gray

When we’re in a relationship, we feel responsible for each other and take on each other's pain. That’s empathy, right?

Their bad day becomes your bad day, their upset upsets you and so on. That’s what love is, right?

Or is it? The pattern I just described is actually what I call...

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Is He Into Me or Not? I’m Getting Whiplash Here! advice: dating lauren gray

Mr. Cool. He “says” he’s not ready for a relationship, but he’s all over you! Flirty, sweet, kind, attentive, thoughtful, boyfriendy, charming…

And then, silent, cold, indifferent.

What is up with this guy? And why do men do this?

In this episode and blog, I’m...

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Why Men Fight Dirty in Arguments (and How to Take the High Road) advice: relationship lauren gray

Fighting in relationships can get out of hand so easily.

You just want to communicate about an issue, a challenge, open up and share but very quickly, you can trigger a man’s anger and he can transform from your loving partner into a mean and competitive person.

And if you push, he might...

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Resentment In Relationships? Clear It Away With This Secret! advice: relationship lauren gray

Resentment in relationships: it’s not just for unhappy couples that are bitter and unsuited for each other.

It’s fair game for ALL of us at times. Givers, Lovers, Nurturers, Heroes — where you at?

You know the feeling you get when you’re giving so much to your relationship...

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Do Soulmates Exist? (And How to Connect With Yours!) advice: dating lauren gray

Dating is exhausting, and I’m sick of it! Are you there yet? Are you even wondering, “Do soulmates exist?” at this point?

They do, by the way. And in this post, I’m going to show you how you can get your hands on one!

You’ll learn who your soulmate is, how to...

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Losing Yourself in a Relationship advice: relationship lauren gray

Do you find yourself losing yourself in a relationship? Sacrificing your needs and who you are to please your partner?

Are you growing steadily less confident and more frustrated in your relationship… and you just can’t help yourself?

It’s so easy to do this. Like SO easy. And...

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The Rubberband: A Simple Yet Little Known Way to Light Your Passion On Fire! advice: relationship lauren gray

The passion was electric in the beginning! You couldn’t keep your hands off each other. It was so easy and natural.

But now it’s gone (or at least fizzling).

And as cool as you are on the outside, inside, you’re desperate for someone to tell you how the heck to bring that back.

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The 10 Most Romantic Things to Say to Someone You Love advice: relationship john gray lauren gray

“I love you” is one of the most romantic things to say to someone you love. But the truth is, and we’re sure you’ve heard this before, love isn’t just a word, it’s an action. It’s what we do.

Here’s the thing: Communication can “show”...

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How to Get Your Ex Back (a Step by Step Guide) advice: relationship lauren gray

Well, the worst happened. They broke up with you. This is about as painful and confusing as it gets.

I mean, is it really the end or can you reconcile?

I believe this is a beautiful opportunity for greater love and relationship success if you handle it right, and I’m going to prove it to...

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Feeling Needy In Your Relationship? Your Problem Might Be the Solution. advice: dating advice: relationship lauren gray

“The Cool Girl” doesn’t get needy in a relationship.

But where does that leave us?!

He pulls away and, suddenly, it doesn’t matter that you’re a total badass and completely self-sufficient in the workplace... you turn into a “Please don’t leave...

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What to Do When She Asks You to Talk About Your Feelings advice: relationship lauren gray

Everything is fine until she drops the line: “I need you to open up and tell me how you feel.”

Noooooo!!! Everything crawls into slow motion as you realize what she’s asked of you. You do a lingering blink hoping to get saved by the bell or text or natural disaster.

But there...

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We Had a Great Date! Why Won’t He Text Me Back? advice: dating lauren gray

Being in a relationship is my favorite thing in the world! Dating? Not so much.

Some dates are good, plenty are awkward, some are bad, but the worst — I mean the WORST — is when you have a great date and then…

CRICKETS.

He never calls or texts you back.

Without MarsVenus gender...

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Could Giving Space in a Relationship Solve Your Problems? advice: relationship lauren gray

Giving space in a relationship: It feels dangerous. Threatening even.

When you start to feel distance between you - whether it’s cool indifference, physically pulling away, not answering your calls, or full-on irritation - all instincts drive you to bridge the gap immediately.

You have to...

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How to Open Your Heart in Your Relationship advice: relationship lauren gray

Every relationship has ups and downs. But if you can learn how to open your heart and let love in, even when it's hard, your ups will be higher and your downs not so steep.

To be totally fair though: sometimes opening your heart to your partner feels like the most impossible task in the world.

...

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Money and Relationships: The How-to Guide for Peace and Prosperity advice: relationship lauren gray

So, are you the spender or the saver? Money and relationships may be one of the biggest tests for married and long-term couples because usually there’s one of each!

In this area, we confront our differences head-on. We all have values around money: how to spend it, save it, allocate it and...

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He Cheated on Me. Can We Save Our Relationship and Trust Again? advice: relationship lauren gray

The ultimate betrayal. A knife to the heart. He cheated on me.

Can the relationship be saved? Can you ever trust him again? What is a relationship without trust?

Great questions. While your world is falling apart around you, let me shine a light on some answers. In this episode, I’ll share...

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How to Talk About Your Feelings So He Listens advice: relationship lauren gray

It’s easy to not talk about your feelings in a relationship. It’s easy to swallow your voice and let the issues brew.

It’s easy until it feels so hard you’re crying on the phone with your mother just bursting with things to say!

But where does that leave your relationship?...

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Breaking Down the "No Label Relationship" advice: dating advice: relationship lauren gray

Are you in a no label relationship? You know, having fun, getting close, keeping it casual and cool without “putting a label on it?”

It’s easy and undemanding until you run into a problem.

What if they don’t call you back? What if they start hanging out with someone else?...

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Solving Relationship Problems After Moving in Together advice: relationship lauren gray

Why are there relationship problems after moving in together? It’s supposed to be the most romantic time!

And yet, across the board, it seems to create a whole new host of communication challenges: bickering, misunderstandings, secrets, silence, tension, stress, emotions...

The good news...

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How to Say I Love You for the First Time advice: relationship lauren gray

How to say "I love you" for the first time. This is one of my favorite topics!

You also may be wondering “When should you say I love you?” Or even, “Who should say I love you first?”

To answer those real quick:

When: You should say I love you when you’re bursting...

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3 Love Hacks to Save Your Long-Distance Relationship advice: relationship lauren gray

Long-distance relationships are hard! He doesn’t text you back enough, he doesn’t call you enough, he’s “busy,” he “forgets,” and it’s exhausting and painful to keep chasing after him to get the attention you deserve!

Although LDRs are more common...

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