All grown up: Building Stronger Family Relationships as an Adult.

All grown up: Building Stronger Family Relationships as an Adult.

Our family relationships are one of the most long standing and significant in our entire life. They’ve helped to shape us into the person we are today, instilling our early values, belief systems and sense of self.

By adulthood we’ve learned that life can be a far cry from The Cosby's, and even the healthiest of connections can’t escape times of strain. Whether you’re dealing with family feuds or simply striving towards strengthening existing ties, there’s always ways to make positive changes.

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9 Tips and Techniques To Improve Communication In Your Relationship

9 Tips and Techniques To Improve Communication In Your Relationship

Communication is the life force that flows through healthy relationships, and partnerships can live or die on how effectively these channels of dialogue are kept open. Yet there's something about our very closest of connections that can make calm, considered and consistent communication challenging. No-one pushes our buttons quite like our other half, and when fragile feelings are involved, all bets are off. We could all do with a few pointers, so here's your ProperGirl guide to better communication with your beau…

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6 Signs that He's Not Ready to Date a Grown-Up

6 Signs that He's Not Ready to Date a Grown-Up

You’re an adult, he’s an adult, right?!...that’s what your driver’s license says. The problem is that, just like the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing, there are actually plenty of teenage boys lurking behind the disguise of a fully-fledged grown man. While some are simple to spot, they may not always be quite so easy to identify. Here are some of the signs that your man-child may not be ready to date a grown-up.

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How to Feel Love, When You're not in Love

How to Feel Love, When You're not in Love

In today’s society more of us are facing singledom, at all stages of our life, than ever before. In fact, as the Washington Post highlights, there’s never been a time in US history where more adults are unmarried, with 109 million people either divorced, widowed or have never married. Whether you’re single by choice, or by circumstance, an absence of a partner in your life doesn’t have to mean the absence of love. So how do we make sure we still feel loved, even when we’re not in love?

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Balancing a Healthy Marriage and a Demanding Schedule

Balancing a Healthy Marriage and a Demanding Schedule

For many, modern life involves carefully juggling personal relationships, expanding careers, family time and personal growth. There are only 24 hours in a day, and a demanding ‘To Do List’ can quickly eat away at them all. Just remember that anything worth having in life is going to require effort, and a marriage is no different.

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Try to Win Back an Ex

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Try to Win Back an Ex

Do a quick search online and you will no doubt be inundated with articles offering tips on how to get him back “guaranteed” or “for good”. It’s actually pretty worrying to see so many, so called, dating experts over social media dishing out advice on ways to win over an ex. Before you start masterminding a plot to bring him back into your life, consider these three things:

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The Perfect Man: When Good on Paper Isn't Good Enough

The Perfect Man: When Good on Paper Isn't Good Enough

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who seemed perfect for you on paper, but something was just off? He's educated, has a prestigious job, your parents would love him and he's even really good looking, but there's still something missing. These are the moments you may start to doubt your sanity or wonder if you're waiting for a fairy tale that doesn't exist. Maybe you should just settle for good enough and hope that a logic-based decision will eventually lead to an emotional connection and a satisfying relationship. But what if it doesn't?

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4 Ways Cliques Hinder Collaboration Among Women

4 Ways Cliques Hinder Collaboration Among Women

Consider yourself blessed if you have a trusted group of friends who genuinely love, support and are loyal to each other. A circle of trust is a gift. However, a clique is different. A clique is not simply a circle of close girlfriends who are encouraging and supportive of each other. The problem begins when that group of friends intentionally isolate other women. That's when the circle becomes a clique. 

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Our Top Destinations for the Perfect Girls' Trip

Our Top Destinations for the Perfect Girls' Trip

Planning the ultimate girls' trip? Look no further, we've based these preferred destinations on a few top requirements: walkable streets, boutique hotels and spas, plus lots of activities to keep your girlfriends entertained. What makes these types of getaways so charming, no matter who you bring on your trips, is that there's something in each city for every type of girl to enjoy.

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A ProperGirl's Guide: Discussing Politics Without Ruining Relationships

A ProperGirl's Guide: Discussing Politics Without Ruining Relationships

A well-balanced woman is inspired to gather insight, share stories and be passionate about her convictions. However, given today's political landscape, such passion and conviction can have adverse effects on relationships.

A Proper Girl should know how to navigate these situations respectfully and still contribute to the conversation, which is why we've come up with a guide to discussing politics without putting your relationships at risk.

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