Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Moving toward Commitment

Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros As couples begin to feel this comfortable, at ease, secure feeling in each other’s company, they are ready to move from “having dates” to “dating,” or being “in a relationship,” or having a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” We found all these terms to be used pretty much interchangeably by our research participants. With some couples this has to come after a pre-determined number of dates—like by the 3rd date. But with many couples it comes mor...
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Changing your Facebook Status from “Single” to “In a Relationship”!—Building Up a Relationship

  Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros So just listen—really listen Responding to Disclosures. Now let’s look at how you should respond when your date has given you some information or disclosed her or his feeling or opinion about something. Researchers have found that for you to be seen as responsive and caring, four things need to happen. You need to: Listen to what was said. Understand the “spoken” meaning of what was said and the more subtle “unspoke...
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Dozens of Great Date Ideas

From LDSdates.com Here is a whole truckload of ideas for dates.  Page through and find things that you might really enjoy. Crafts Antique hunting Candle making Collecting things Cross-stitching Drawing Flower arrangements Macramé Make t-shirts Painting Pottery Quilting Refinishing things Scrap-booking Sculpture   Cultural Concerts, free community concerts International culture dinner Learn new ethnic dances Local tours ...
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Thoughts on Suicide Prevention

'You know, Seth, I almost lost my little brother.  I don't think I'm gonna go anywhere for a while. I'm just gonna sit here with you for a bit.' "For the first time I recognized that there was a world outside of myself. There were people that cared about me and loved me and wanted me to succeed and live. The mere fact that they reached out to me in love, that is what did it. What my brother did is what changed my life." So many people need that love, that attention, that comfort.  This...
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