Posts tagged "long term relationship"

Life After Dating: Trusting A Feeling, Taking A Leap

My boyfriend and I moved in together last July. At the time, we had been dating for just shy of six months.

If a friend had planned to do what I did, and had asked me for advice, I would have told her that it was too soon. “What’s the rush?” I would…

By: Jana Pollack / August 18, 2014

Life After Dating: The Beauty Of Doing Your Own Thing

Here’s a situation most people in long-term relationships have experienced at one time or another:

You really want to do something. Say, a challenging hike that ends at an idyllic waterfall. And you really want your partner to do it with you, because you love spending time with them, don’t want to do it…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 23, 2014

Life After Dating: Compromising On Compromise

Yesterday evening, Nick and I were trying to hang up some pictures on a blank wall in the living room, and things were getting tense.

“I think that blue frame should go about a quarter inch to the right.”

“I think it’s fine where it is.”

“But the bottom…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 16, 2014

Life After Dating: 10 Signs You Need Some Alone Time

Over the weekend, a friend of mine was telling me that she was headed out to run some errands recently when her husband chimed in, “Hey, I think I’ll come with you.” Normally very open to any help she can get while grocery shopping, my friend was shocked when instead of replying, “Sure!”, she found…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 2, 2014

10 Things I’ve Learned From 10 Years In A Relationship

Today is Nick and my 10-year anniversary. TEN YEARS. A decade. One-twentieth of a lifetime if we both live to be 200, which we plan to. I’m not usually super sentimental about anniversaries, if only because I’m like a doofy sitcom husband when it comes to remembering exact dates, but I couldn’t help but get…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 14, 2014

Life After Dating: 20 Not-So-Nice “Firsts” Of A Long-Term Relationship

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, we’ll discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom.

A few weeks after Nick and I started dating, he got his wisdom…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 6, 2014

3 Simple Ways To Fall In Love With Your Partner All Over Again

As I mentioned earlier this week, I think fall is the most romantic time of year. Nights are long, the scenery is gorgeous, the drinks are hot, and the weather is perfect for cuddling. Fall is the perfect time to fall in love, but what if you’re already in a long term relationship? Don’t worry! You…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2013

Puppy Love Leads To No Love

If you want to find lasting love in your adult life, you have to avoid puppy love altogether, according to a claim in Changing Relationships, a collection of new research papers by Britain’s leading sociologists, edited by Dr. Malcolm Brynin, principal research officer at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of…

By: Annika Harris / January 19, 2009