☝🏽Button up, it’s time!
I’ve been stagnant, I’ve been fearful of the unknown, I’ve been a bag of nerves, I’ve been lazy, I’ve procrastinated over and over and mentally, I’ve spun in circles. Getting over this s*** has been tough, but movement of ANY kind and shifting forward through it is progression. If you stand with your back against a wall, there’s only one way to go... 👉🏽
We constantly beat ourselves up because it isn’t ‘perfect’, I’m over it, I aim for progression, never settling and never achieving ‘perfection’ because the word is overused and should be erased from our vocabulary.
I was buttoning up for the biggest day of my life, to marry an EPIC woman to whom I’ll stand beside. She’s remarkable and shown me what a TEAM is. People ask how we’re so happy... It’s because we’re fearless together, we constantly want to understand each other, challenge one another and grow better everyday.
Lads, if you’re reading this, button up, right now more than ever. Our decency and respect needs to shine through and we need to be better within our relationships. Support them, fight in their corner and show those around you how MEN should treat their loved ones.
By airing your dirty laundry outside for everyone to see, you're showing a lack of respect for your partner and the relationship 🙊 Never argue with your partner outside..... it's a silent relationship killer🙌
Love is a powerful thing!
Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that!
Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that!
There is only one true HAPPINESS in life, to LOVE, and to BE LOVED!
Love isn’t easy- shit of course it isn’t easy. It’s suppose to be hard. There’s almost 10 billion people on this plant. If it were easy everyone would have it, and half of us wouldn’t spend a chunk of our life looking for it. Being hard makes you appreciate it.
I’m not talking about the fairytales girls grow up reading or the movies like the notebook. I’m talking about the real deal. The nitty gritty.
You can have a romantic heart and a realistic head. .
Love someone the way they need to be loved. The way they deserve to be loved. Not the way you want to love. Love is selfless - not selfish.
Don’t miss out on something that could be amazing, because it could be difficult. Don’t take for granted the love you’re given. It’s a gift with an unexpired receipt. .
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As the wall comes down and connection grows deeper, things may come up about your partner that you do not necessarily agree with. There is a trust that has developed, where your partner now feels safe to share with you things about themselves or their past, they might not be proud of.
At this time, your partner is feeling fragile and vulnerable. Your response may determine how safe they feel again in the future.
It is important to ensure that your partner feels safe, that they are not being judged and that they can trust you with the sensitive information they just shared.
Moving forward, it is important, that you continue to honour this, and even when disagreements come up that this is not used as leverage against your partner.
Honour and respect your partner, especially at the times they need it most.
This includes not speaking negatively about your partner in social circles.
When was a time in your life that you should have shown more respect to your partner, and regretted it later?
How did it impact the relationship?
I don’t just love this guy. I actually really really really like him. Like really like who he his, what he thinks, how he acts...the whole shabang. After 10 years I still enjoy and look forward spending time with him. We can talk about nothing or have intense long conversations. And laugh. We laugh so much. The key to this? No simple key that makes a marriage happen. But I will share my unusual marriage tip that I think aids in the success!
Go to bed “angry”.
Okay so technically we rarely hold on to that anger long enough to go to bed with that feeling, as we have figured out our rhythm. But the concept is—in a fight there’s normally a winner right? Well sometimes there is no winning. Sometimes you’re mad about something that seems earth shattering now when you’re tired or hungry or your emotions are all wound up...but after sleep and clarity, wake up and see...is it actually still important enough to fight with your SO about? Actually if you’re like me only after sleep AND a cup of coffee can you evaluate lol 😜 Now this doesn’t mean all disagreements go unresolved but it allows us to calm and have respect for each other’s opinions. We are able to revisit issues with less emotional wind up and logically resolve the disagreement . Sometimes we don’t talk about it again and just let it go (really, is it important?). Now there’s more to this which includes how you communicate and listen to your partner but that’s for another day!
So there, that’s my two cents on that “age old advice”. Does anyone else have any unique relationship tips for keeping the love and respect alive? Xx
I’m grateful for the peace and happiness I have in my life.
I’m grateful to have not been good enough for my ex boyfriend.
I’m grateful for the hard times. Why?
It’s taught me how to love and care for myself, how to build up my self esteem, how to realise it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of you. You’re happiness and internal dialogue is what matters.
Life throws things at you! Relationship problems, Bereavement, health problems, work problems, family problems.... not everything is always going to be rosey !
If you’re lucky enough to have a partner that fully supports and embraces life with you, hold on to them.
If you have a partner that constantly criticises, tells you you’re wrong, is jealous and pokes fun out of you, I hope you find the courage and inner strength to be able to (eventually) move on.
The biggest lesson I’ve learnt in the last 6 months is to be kinder to myself. Close my ears to the Criticism, and to teach myself that I am good enough.
The right man will come along and appreciate that one day.... For now, I’ll carry on improving myself, learn how to be kinder, give more and more and more and eventually I know the right relationship will come 💕#soulmate #lifepartner #bestfriend #relationshipgoals #justbekind #loveyourpartner #respectyourpartner
I have been watching many videos regarding self-confidence: how to be an alpha male, how to get a guy’s attention, how to win a girl’s heart, how to talk to certain people.
One thing I want to tell everyone is.
It’s ok to be a beta male. It’s ok to be a shy girl. It’s ok to not get a guy’s attention. It’s ok she is ignoring you. It’s ok you’re anxiously waiting for him to text back.
It’s all ok.
It’s also ok that you want to change.
The most important thing is “Genuine authenticy”
If all the girls send the same line of text to a guy, what makes you different?
If all the guys are alpha males, where is the sensitivity?
Whatever makes you, you, be it. Be the best version of it.
You deserve to be yourself don’t you think? Someone should love you the way you are and be attracted to you the way you are.
And don’t forget the other person deserves to be themselves too.
There must be acceptance within attraction. See the person as they are, not what you think they are or what you want them to be.
Then in a relationship comes respect. If you genuinely love someone, you never want to do anything that makes them doubtful or disrespect their dignity.
We have heard a lot about this, for you to be confident.
You deserve to be respected, but so does the other person too.
Why do we spend so much energy analyzing for something that is probably not even true at times? You perceive someone from your assumption of them, but what if it’s not what they are really thinking?
Just because the other person isn’t texting back, ignoring you doesn’t mean they’re bad people or they fall into certain category. You have your reasons to do certain things, so do they.
You have a problem with certain behavior? Talk to them. Don’t listen to those videos and immediately shove them into a category. No two people are the same. No two relationships are the same.
Your life is YOUR OWN.
Relationships are not difficult to obtain
But it’s not easy to maintain, that’s all.
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