Zero Words & A Thousand Pictures For The Friendly Type

Complete silence. Dead as a doornail. Pause. Just like that, a conversation comes to a stop. It’s something that people worry about because they aren’t quite sure how to interpret it in general terms.

But then their minds start to wander, as their doubts and concerns start to eat away at their self-consciousness. They ask themselves questions like: Am I weird? Boring? Do I have anything in common with this person? Can we see eye-to-eye? Agree to disagree? Is this conversation over? Do I just let this person go? Are they even paying attention?

Well, that depends on how close the relationship is between the people in question. As we all know, stressing about it won’t make much of a difference for anyone involved in this scenario.

So what can we do about this? What’s the first step? Sometimes we have to understand that this person needs their own space. It’s a sign of respect. It gives them time to make their own decisions like whether they want to return the gesture or not? And then there’s so much more to consider after-the-fact.

Everyone’s got their own style of social etiquette, which mainly goes back to the way they were raised, their background and their personal tolerance for social settings. While this may seem pretty obvious to some, others need a reminder from time-to-time.

However, there’s one question that could be easily missed by all—how badly this person wants you to be in their life? Once you figure it out, the direction of your relationship will become easier to manage. People tend to pitch in the same amount of effort into a relationship that they value.

Regardless, it’s always refreshing to move onto new ventures and new people, who are just as happy with having you in their lives.

How To Survive An Almost-Relationship [Revised]

Remember that sudden rush of excitement you felt as soon as you entered this relationship? This almost-relationship? The one that almost seems like a fling, but isn’t? Yeah, those are a few things that happen when you fall in love.

Deny it all you want, but some part of you wanted to take that risk. You considered the consequences of this relationship and took a leap of faith, anyways.

The reason why you even put up with all of this is becauseyou were deprived of unconditional love. In your pursuit of love, you looked in all of the wrong places. All except for one. You forgot to look within yourself.

Now all that’s left is to take the next few steps. First, you have to decide how you want to be loved. Next, you have to set a clear standard without settling for less. Finally, make sure to communicate your feelings and thoughts that come to mind.

Take this chance to find out more about yourself as a person. You’ll build a stronger foundation for relationships that way as well as a sense of fulfillment. Oh, and don’t worry, that rush of excitement will be here to stay.

This Is The Only Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need

Ever since meeting your S.O., your life has become much happier. You feel like a priority, you feel like you’re understood, you feel like you’ve found a puzzle piece to a larger picture.

Yet, for some reason, you notice your relationship heading downhill. You turn to your best friends and family for advice and still – nothing. That’s when your problem really begins.

When asking others for advice in this area of your life, you’re allowing third parties to intervene in your romantic endeavors. Oh, and by the way, this is not an attempt to slander your friends and family.

They will tell you that they only want the best for you. However, what they say will most likely reflect their idea of what constitutes a perfect relationship.

Don’t forget that this isn’t their problem to begin with! All issues, concerns and comments should only be reserved for a healthy conversation between you and your S.O.

So the next time you seek to improve your love life, think carefully about what you want in this relationship and pay attention to your partner’s needs as well. If you don’t know, you’d better find out!

When consumed by emotions, take a step back, breathe deeply and resume conversation as calmly as possible. Try not to glare, fidget, cross your arms or raise your voice in your attempts to resolve any issues. Most importantly, don’t turn to other people for a fresh perspective unless they are professionals with high ratings and a good reputation!

Make sure your relationship goals are achievable and don’t expect instant gratification. Healing comes naturally wherever there is true love.