Category: Mindful Mate®

Romance Plagued by Debt

Debt not only impacts our bank accounts, it can also be devastating for our romantic relationships. Experts like Dr. Terri Orbuch states that money causes tension in 7 out of 10 couples. In fact, debt is becoming a major deal breaker for many relationships. This is unfortunate considering that the average American has $47,000 worth of…
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Toxic Spending Habits Hurt Relationships

Honesty and trust are the cornerstones of marriage. Unfortunately, statistics show that bad spending habits can destroy that sense of security, jeopardizing many marriages. Learning how to stop spending money can save our money and relationships. Money and Relationships According to American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, the average amount a person in a relationship…
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How to Make New Friends

Old friends are like an anchor in your voyage of life. Our friends are lifesavers, holders of our deepest secrets, a healing balm and loyal to the grave. Friendship is one of life’s greatest blessings. Studies show us people with friends are happier, much healthier and live longer. When you meet new friends  it brings a…
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Tips for Building Strong Relationships

Bad habits like keeping your feelings to yourself or bickering with your mate can have disastrous consequences in a relationship. However, taking the time to develop healthy habits can help you build a stronger bond. According to Mayo Clinic research, the right bond between two people can reduce stress, prevent loneliness, increase your sense of…
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Romantic Vacations for Two

Dr. Schwartz reports on Psychology Today that a “loving relationship is created by accumulating a memory bank of experiences that is both proof of compatibility and affection.” Travel provides quality time for a couple. During romantic vacations for two, couples can test their compatibility while dealing with travel-related conflicts and stress. However, before you start…
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5 Tips for an Authentic Friendship

Everyone needs a strong, authentic friendship, but developing such a bond can be a challenge. An authentic friendship goes beyond the surface-level pleasantries; it requires us to become vulnerable and break down the walls we’ve built up to protect ourselves. The roots of a deep friendship are acceptance, compassion, and respect. With the rise of…
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Sweet Summer Date Ideas

Whether you’re in a serious relationship or a blossoming new romance, you’re going to want to add a little summer fun to your love life. If you need a few ideas, we’ve got you covered. With a little pre-planning, here are four perfect summer date ideas for you and your partner. 4 Summer Date Ideas…
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Dating Tips for Single Parents

According to the U.S. Census, there are 12 million single parents in America who have kids under 18 years old. For singles, getting back into the dating game after a relationship or marriage has ended can be quite a challenge, especially when children are involved. Before getting discouraged try these dating tips: Finding the time…
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Tips for Summer Romance

The passion for even the most hopelessly romantic partners can go stale. Fortunately, August (which is known as Romance Awareness Month) is the perfect opportunity to remedy the situation. Follow our summer romance tips and bring some light to your love life. We are addicted to romance. In fact, romantic entertainment and romantic services for…
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A Beautiful Wedding on a Modest Budget

Weddings should be about love, but, these joyous occasions can be quite costly. With mindful planning you can have a wallet-friendly wedding. According to Brides magazine, the average cost of a wedding is $26,986, down from the pre-recession average of $28,082. This is still exceptionally high considering that the median U.S. income is around $45,000.…
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