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Writing Meaningful Wedding Vows To Remember

You and your partner have decided to declare your love for each other in front of your nearest and dearest, and you couldn’t be more excited to do so. You’ve got the whole day planned out, from where you’ll say “I do” to how you’ll celebrate afterward. Your special day wouldn't be complete without wedding vows to remember. Do I sense a subtle cringe? I get it, you're not a poet. Don't worry, I've compiled a few hints and tips to get you started.

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5 Ways To Support A Loved One In Difficult Times

There are few things in life more painful than watching the suffering of someone you love. Even worse, if you don't have the tools or information to help, you feel lost. Sometimes, you can do nothing but watch him or her drift away from you. If you've ever had extreme challenges, you know it can be difficult to ask for help or even admit that there is something wrong. So, how do you support a hurting loved one without creating a wedge or resentment? Even if it seems hopeless, there are things that you can do. Here are a few ways to help and support a loved one in need.

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4 Ways To Spend Quality Alone Time With Your Partner

Getting quality alone time with your partner can be challenging, especially if you have children. Yes, we parents said goodbye to spontaneous one-on-one adventures as soon as we left the delivery room. But, even childless couples can get into a pattern of neglecting the intimacy they once knew. No matter what the reason is for the neglect in this area, there are some solutions if you are willing to make some plans and stick to them. Try these 4 things out to spice things up and find that magical alone time you long for.

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5 Things Your Teen Daughter May Wish She Could Change

Girls can obsess about many different things, especially between the ages of 13 and 17. The hair, the clothes, the voice, the body...on and on they can go! Though most of these types of obsessions are normal and soon pass, some can lead to insecurity and low self-esteem. The fact is, most girls, including your teen daughter, have something they would change about themselves if given the opportunity. And, there is nothing wrong with that; however, it's important to help our daughters to understand the beauty of being themselves and owning who they are inside and out. Here are some of the most common things that your teen may be wishing she could change about herself.

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How To Know Whether You Should Fight For Your Relationship

While some relationships grow and prosper over time, others just aren’t meant to last. If your relationship has been on the rocks for a while, ...

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Finding Your Man A Gift He’ll Love

Whether it’s his birthday, your anniversary or you just fancy treating him, picking out the perfect gift can be tricky. Let’s be honest about it; ...

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6 Golden Rules Of Starting A New Relationship

Starting a new relationship with someone is equally exciting as it is confusing. You’ve met someone who interests you and the feeling seems to be mutual. But at this initial stage, things are unsure, as you may have no idea what the other person is thinking. You may not even know for sure what you feel. What you think they might want could be the total opposite and vice versa. This could lead to stress and misunderstanding that could be easily avoided. The way you navigate the early stages of a new relationship just might determine whether it's long term or just a fling. We all want our relationships to succeed. Fortunately, there are some things you can do at the beginning to give the romance a fighting chance. Here are my 6 golden rules that will help you enjoy your time together and give your relationship a fantastic start.

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Do You Suspect Someone You Love Might Be On Drugs?

When someone you love has a problem with alcohol or drugs, it is painful to watch them go down the slippery slope of substance abuse. You want to help. You want your loved one back. But it’s difficult to help someone who may not be thinking clearly or is having trouble seeing their problem. Unfortunately, they may only get help when they are either forced to or when something bad happens like illness, accident, or legal issues. But, you still try. The fact is, those who are dealing with addiction will either wake up and get help, stop on their own, or they will eventually suffer horrible consequences for their lifestyle.

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How Do You Know He’s Right For You?

Why is it that some relationships flow so naturally, and others are rocky right from the start? Sure, every relationship is going to have endeavors, but being with someone should not feel forced or like a job. The majority of the time the reasoning for these bumpy relationships is that they are simply with the wrong person. Some of you may believe there is one true love for everybody. So, how can you tell if the one you’re with is right for you? And is there really only one soul that’s right?

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4 Dating Rules To Live By

Let’s be honest, the dating game is a demanding jungle. You'll find yourself spending hours on Tinder, only to end up on a painfully awkward date with someone, who is nothing like their given online persona. Dating can be hard, and it seemingly gets more discouraging as you get older.

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4 Ideas For Meeting A New Partner

So you’ve been single for a while and have decided that the time has come to meet someone new. The question is, where do you start? It might seem confusing knowing the best ways to meet a new partner, but it’s actually much easier than you think. To help you meet some new people, we’ve put together four useful ideas below:

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Practical Advice For Giving Your Teenage Daughter Confidence

Teenage girls go through a lot of shit. Don’t you remember? Their bodies are developing and changing. Their hormones are on high alert 24/7. They ...

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Why I Stopped My 10 Year Old Daughter from Dieting: How to Raise Body Confident Girls, Part 1

Every mother wants her daughter to grow up feeling beautiful and confident, but babies don’t come with owner’s manuals and we can only teach our girls what we know ourselves.

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Human Rights Activist, Monica Perrett, Simply Keeps Fighting

It gives me very great pleasure, to say nothing of pride, to introduce a woman who is all the above and more and also my friend of some years’ standing. Please meet aged care worker, Monica Perrett, mum to six and grandmum to one. A real battler. Monica says, she has always supported the underdog and fights for what she believes is right. And, believe me, I have watched her, albeit from afar, and she is all that she says she is.

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A New Season

Today not only marks the end of the month and the challenge but is an exciting ending to a life season for me. Tomorrow morning, I will enter into a season of life I've never been in before: I will become a grandmother for the first time! I'm so excited I can hardly keep it together here! Until now, it had not really hit me like it is today. My life is going to change in some amazing physical and energetic ways when that precious little goddess breathes her first bit of oxygen tomorrow.

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