Love, on its own, is simply not enough, but this one thing might be.

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Love is great. Love is necessary. Love is beautiful. But love is not enough. — Mark Manson

“Today, I am going to share a truth many people do not know — love is not the most important aspect of a happy relationship!” Wilson announced.

My friend, Wilson, recently got married to the love of his life, so this announcement was perplexing to me. He was, however, clearly excited about what he was about to tell me.

At the beginning of the conversation, I was very skeptical as I have thought for the longest time that nothing surpasses love in any…


You are one of their top priorities.

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“This is my confession. As dark as I am, I will always find enough light to adore you to pieces, with all my pieces.” — Johnny Nguyen

I was once stuck in a terrible relationship that I convinced myself was not too bad. My partner seemingly loved me, he bought me flowers every other week, he took me on fancy dates and spent numerous hours speaking on the phone with me every night.

On the other hand, whenever he would be displeased about something, he would act out in extreme ways. He would sign into my social media accounts and…


Love, on its own, is simply not enough, it needs this glue to hold it together

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“Any problem, big or small, within a relationship, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” — Emma Thompson

My friend Ava has spent the last week regaling me with tales from her relationship. What looked like a romantic fairytale to outsiders is actually a terrible relationship that she had convinced herself was not too bad.

Her boyfriend of four years, Aaron, seemingly loved her, he bought her flowers every other week, he took her on fancy dates and spent numerous hours speaking on the phone with me every night.

On the other hand, whenever he would be…


These are the most important traits for couples that keep them happy together for longer.

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“Being in a relationship isn’t about kissing, dates, or showing off. It’s about being with a person who makes you happy in a way that nobody else can do.” — Unknown

The most essential thing in a relationship is the love shared by the partners.

However, love is not enough to make a lasting relationship because other aspects are equally cardinal in a relationship. They make the foundations of a relationship.

Without them, the connection will start to wither at the smallest of troubles.

Today, I am going to share the 9 keys to building a happy successful relationship and…


Because there is no health without mental health

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Maybe you’re unsure of where your next paycheck is coming from. Perhaps you’re in an at-risk population and know that developing COVID-19 could prove to be fatal. Or there’s a possibility that you’re struggling mentally with the loneliness resulting from social isolation.

The most important thing you can do while living in an uncertain and risky world is to prioritize and care for your mental health. Let’s talk about 6 ways that you can do that.

1. Do things you enjoy

One of the best ways to keep your spirits up during a crisis is to do things that make you genuinely happy. That could…


Your mental health should always be a priority

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“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” — Charles Spurgeon

According to Wikipedia, anxiety is defined as an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behaviour such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It includes subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events.

In layman terms, anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. …


“True love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach

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“I don’t understand just how your love can do what no one else can.” — Beyonce Knowles

Being in love is an amazing feeling. It can be exhilarating and give our hopes and dreams wings. George Sand said there is nothing better than to love and be loved.

Being crazy in love with your partner is the best feeling.

It makes you feel like you can take on the world no matter what it throws your way, and you would never be alone when that happened. Being in love with the person you are with is a gift.

There is…


Good relationships do not just happen by chance.

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“A great relationship is about two things: First, appreciating the similarities and second, respecting the differences.” — Unknown.

I recall the day my partner asked me if I would be his girlfriend. I felt excited and nervous in equal measure; excited that the person I like so much wants to be more than friends, but nervous because if things did not work out, we would have also lost the friendship.

We were 2 years into the relationship when I started to feel myself pulling away.

I no longer felt the thrill I used to feel at the beginning of our…


Simple actions can be powerful.

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“A great relationship does not happen because of the love you had in the beginning, but how well you continue building love until the end.” — Anonymous

At the start of an intimate relationship, everything seems so perfect. The sun seems to shine brighter, the sky looks bluer, there is beauty in all you see, and you start to see awesome things you never took notice of prior.

However, for most relationships, as time goes by the couple starts to face relationship problems. And relationships become harder to sustain and finding the perfect balance to maintain becomes even harder.

According…


It is tough but you can do it.

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“It is amazing how someone can break your heart and you still love them with all the little pieces.” Ella Harper

Heartbreak is a vicious beast.

In my experience, it felt like someone had ripped my heart violently out of my chest, threw it into a blender and ground it into 1,000 bits and pieces. He did not then put it back where it belonged in my chest so there was a gaping, painful wound where my heart used to be.

And I still loved him in my brokenness.

In due time, my heart morphed into a cold icebox because…

Lizzie Natesky

I write about love, life, relationships, and dating. I've been in love before, had my heart broken, picked up the pieces and now found true love. Let's connect!

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