How to Choose a Gift for a Newly Married Couple


When a friend of yours gets married, it is customary for you to make a wedding gift. However, deciding on what to give is not an easy task. The simple reason is that what you give has to be of some use to the recipient couple. Another reason is that the item you give should not be something that they already have. Also, you need to make it a point to give something that another friend may not give.

In order to fulfill all the requirements of a good wedding gift you need to think out of the box. Try to think of some novel item to give. If your fiend already has built his own house or has bought a house, one thing you could give is a sapling for a large plant. He could plant it in his garden in memory of his wedding. He will remember you every time he will talk about the particular tree. What a nice gift?

The best way to buy a good plant sapling is to visit a place where they sell plant saplings. The salesman could

How to Keep a Long Distance Relationship Going Strong


The unique challenges and problems faced by those wondering how to keep a long distance relationship going strong can be overcome if a few simple concepts are understood and applied. While the age old wisdom may say that absence makes the heart grow fonder couples who have successfully grew their long distance relationships will be the first to tell you that patience, hard work and a undying commitment to their other half were key reasons why their relationships not only survived but thrived the many miles that separated them. If you are in a long distant relationship or considering one here are some tips on how to keep a long distant relationship going strong.

Most women in successful relationships will be the first to admit that communication was key to making their relationship work. Conversely many women who have suffered through failed relationships will point to the lack of communication as being one of the key reasons the relationship failed. When it comes to understanding how to keep a long distance relationship going strong communication is one of the secrets to the success in

8 Tips for Women to Survive a Blind Date


Do you consider going on a blind date? Blind dates can be exciting and if you are lucky and it turns out right, you could end up with a new boyfriend or at least a new friend. But if not given a much thought, it could turn bad and end up in tragedy. Here are some tips to help you survive a blind date and make sure you’ll leave there with a happy experience.

Safety first. Make sure that you’ll literally survive a blind date by putting high priority to your safety. Remember that you’ll be meeting someone you’ve never met or spoken to before, so be extremely cautious. Maybe a common friend or a trusted third-party set you up for a blind date and this could lessen the worry but still do not let your guard off. Make sure to let your family or best friend know of your whereabouts and who you are meeting. It is best to meet in public places like galleries, museums, amusement parks or coffee shops.

Be well prepared and presentable. Remember that first impression lasts and this is

Nurture Friendship And Have A Long-Standing Relationship

Relationships will not sustain and grow if they are not nurtured. This includes friendship also. But, you do not have written rules that should be followed for nurturing a friendship. You should follow your mind and heart and take the required steps. You will find that these steps are just common-sense steps. It is not that you may know them when you start having friends when you are a kid. You gradually learn them and if you stick to them, you can be certain of having a strong and enduring relationship with your friends. These are the steps:

– If your friend is dating someone, you have no business to act smart and snatch the person from your friend. This means that the person whom your friend is dating is not available for you for dating. Even if there is a break-up between them, you should not try to date that person. If there is a tiff between them, you should try to solve the misunderstanding and bring them together. But, if the break-up appears permanent, even then, you should keep away from the person whom your friend was dating.

– The same rule applies to your friend’s friends also. You should

How to Maintain a Good Relationship With Your Friends

We will create a good relationship with our friends if we are considerate. Nowadays, we are encouraged to focus on positive thinking, self-esteem, motivation and self-confidence in order to attract people to associate with us. Subliminal mind help us to find solutions to problems that we encounter.

You should be honest with yourself and friends. In fact, some religions such as Christianity encourage people to tell the truth. We have peace of mind when we are truthful. Telling lies to your friends will end up harming your friends. Friends will distant themselves from you if you are dishonest because you are not the sort of person they can rely on as a true friend.

You must tell the truth always if you want to build a good relationship with your friends. You will enhance a good relationship with your friends by loving them from the bottom of your heart. If you have a problem with your friends, you should identify the cause of the problem and solve it. Ask yourself questions so as to find the solution for the problem.

We experience low moments that make us to be sad although we are supposed to be happy. Some of the personal problems that

Keep Your Female Friends and Your Girlfriend

Having a female friend can bring many good things in to your life. You can go to her for inside advice when the inner workings of your girlfriend’s mind are making you crazy. You can spend the evening with her when you aren’t in the mood for testosterone-fuelled competition. She will be there for you when you need someone to talk to. Unfortunately, having a woman as a friend can also cause plenty of discord-especially in your relationship with your girlfriend. How can you maintain a friendship with someone of the opposite sex while preserving the harmony in your romantic relationship?

Defensible Female Friend

There are some girls that you can have as friends without your girlfriend being able to justifiable complain about it. She might grumble about it, but she’ll have no ground to stand on. These women include those you were friends with before you got together with your girlfriend and those who are clearly in happy, stable relationships of their own. She also shouldn’t have a leg to stand on in she tries to bitch about a female friend that you are obviously not attract to physically.

Female Friends Those Are Tougher to Defend

On the other hand, there are some

Heal Your Broken Heart With Heart Touching Poems

Being in love is an amazing experience in itself. Countless days and nights thinking about someone and the moments you spend with them takes you in a world which is far away from reality and seems just like heaven. Lots of promises and commitments for spending the life together is an essence that can never be forgotten. Unfortunately, all the couples are not so blessed; they have to face the separation in the mean of their love journey.

Whatever the reason may be either the circumstances or the misunderstandings, it seems like all the happiness is going too far from their life. At that time one feels that he should lock himself in a dark room and keep on talking with those memories. It feels like the whole world is laughing on the separation of two hearts.

Generally, those broken heart guys love to read their previous chats, messages, and letters again and again. No one knows why people do this while the fact is it’s the power of words that take them to rewind all their memorable moments and tears automatically comes out of their eyes. World witnessed that power of word can change an enemy into a friend and vice-versa.


5 Keys to Having a Successful Long Distance Relationship

But while these physically-challenged relationships require tons of hard work, there still are a countless happy couples out there who could proudly say they have overcome all the obstacles and their relationship succeeded.

If you are in such a relationship and you feel hopeless and frustrated, this might be your gift from heaven. Here are the 5 keys to having a successful long distance relationship:

1. Trust and Loyalty
This is a no-brainer. Loyalty and trust are a mutually exclusive clause otherwise known as commitment. While this much is true (or should be) for all relationships, long distance relationships require each party to make the extra effort of showing loyalty and trust to the other. Never give your partner any room for doubt!

2. Constant Communication
As long distance lovers, you don’t get to go on dates on a whim. So you have to both make use of whatever available means to keep each other updated of what’s happening with each other’s lives. Thankfully, the internet makes this easy.

Fill your partner in with details; make him/her feel like you still are sharing the same world despite the distance.

3. Compromise
A relationship is never about one person. Agree on what works best for your

Surmounting the Challenges of Long Distance Relationships

Couples are finding more reasons to seek long distance relationship advice because of the seemingly insurmountable challenges of maintaining this kind of relationship. It is great to have someone to call your sweetheart, but having a love life is not that easy when the person you are in a relationship with is thousands of miles away. No one really intends to be in a long distance relationship just because of the innate difficulties of such a setup. Nevertheless, sometimes love just blooms between people who do not live in the same city, or in some cases not even the same country. It happens a lot these days since the Internet and telecommunications systems allow for more intimate long distance communications. In other instances, people who spend a lot of time together and eventually fall in love end up leaving to stay in other places for extended periods due to work or other circumstance.

Difficult but not impossible to maintain

Being physically apart hurts. This is especially true if you want nothing more than to be near the person that you love all the time. Relationships are plagued by doubts and fears, but these worries are more pronounced in couples who are far

Core Values and Ground Rules For Conflict Resolution

Why does conflict happen in teams?

By working in teams we are able to bring together combined resources, skills and knowledge that is beyond the scope of any single individual. Working in teams is a double-edged sword; the very advantage sometimes becomes dysfunctional when teams cannot work together due to interpersonal conflicts.

There are many reasons why conflict emerges in teams. This could be due to the constant jostling for power, differences in values, and the positions that each individual in the team takes, based on perceptions of personal advantages. Recently I was facilitating a team about their values. One of the members was stuck to his position that ‘Teamwork’ should be the key value. While defending his position he forgot that ‘teamwork’ was not really happening in the group, where he was not permitting other members to air their views on teamwork. Conflict is aggravated in times of major changes, distribution of rewards, review of performance and external threats like major socio-eco-political downturns. Conflict in teams is inevitable. Teams require sound management and facilitation skills to resolve them. Handled well, conflicts can lead to learning, improved problem solving and better all round performance, both individually and collectively. This is an essay

Best Way To Reconcile A Conflict With Your Wife Or Girlfriend

Conflicts and misunderstandings happen in all couples no matter how in love you are with each other. When these happen, no matter who started it or who’s fault it is, men mostly are the ones to fix the broken pieces and bring back the romance in the relationship. Yes, that is not fair, but sometimes you have no choice. So, instead of complaining and nagging about it, learn the ways instead on how to overcome the situation and win your love back.

How do you do it?

Well, the first thing you need to do is kill your ego. Your ego, which is synonymous with pride, will be your worst enemy when trying to solve a conflict with your significant other. This will be the inner voice that will seek justice and victory over the unfought war. If you will listen to this, I can most certainly say that you’ll be heading to the end of your relationship. So in this first phase of the process, you have to choose between your ego or your relationship.

After overcoming your ego and deciding to win back your relationship instead, the next thing you need to do is listen. Listen well. Listen very carefully. Listen

Improving Relations Between Parents and Children

One can never stress on the importance of the relationship between parents and children. Parents can be your best friend, guide, mentor, tutor and trainer if you look very carefully. Children are in every way a reflection of their parents directly or indirectly.

Conflicts between parents and children is very natural, there can be a difference of thoughts and views. While children may not have that much of experience about life however they live in the present generation due to which their thinking will always be influenced between the reality of what the present scenario is and what parents are trying to tell them.

Keeping in touch with the present times and molding a child is a challenge that is faced by every parent. Resolving conflicts can be a really frustrating at times and can lead to further fights and lead to various other problems in the relationship. This is why it is essential that if there is a conflict between a parent and child, it should be resolved as soon as possible.

We all know that children can make demands which may not be right or suitable for them, however by arguing or screaming at them will not really help. Kids of

6 Helpful Ways of Controlling Your Jealousy

Is your jealousy causing tension in your marriage? Jealousy if not controlled can rule your marriage and will eventually cause problems in your relationship. If you failed in controlling your jealousy, it will eventually ruin your marriage.

Being suspicious and constantly accusing your spouse of being unfaithful to you without solid evidences can harm your marriage. If your jealousy is hurting your marriage then you have to find ways of controlling your jealousy. So what you have to do to successfully control your jealousy?

Acknowledge that you have a jealousy problem. You have to recognize first that you have a jealousy problem before you could control it. You must admit that your irrational behavior and suspicions of your spouse is causing problems in your marriage and that controlling your jealousy is the solution to save your marriage.

Talk to your spouse. Stalking or violating your spouse’s privacy to verify if your jealousy is true or not is not a good idea. It is best to talk to your spouse. Honestly talk about how you feel and your suspicions but do it acceptable manners and don’t blame your spouse. It is important to have a heart to heart talk with your spouse acknowledging your

How To Date Beautiful Ladies And Make Them Beg You For A Relationship

You don’t need lots of money, or long months of dating before you can actually date any lady you admire. All you need is the right attitude. When you are equip with it, you will discover how truly easy it is to impress any lady in the world.

Every man likes a lady that can cook for him, do his laundry and takes care of him in the bedroom etc.

If you have ever thought about approaching any lady you admire, I would say congratulations because you will learn how to date beautiful ladies and make them beg you for a relationship in this article.

To begin with, approaching a beautiful lady should not get you jittering. You should as a matter of fact see it as an honour and a privilege to do so.

1. Be Polite

Ladies love men that are polite and reasonable. So, be polite to her in your conversation. You know it is your first conversation with her, so be respectful. Don’t use any vulgar words on her and try as much as possible to be very free with her and she will be very glad and build her trust in you. That will really make the intimacy real close.


Get Yourself That Girlfriend By First Building Confidence With Women

If you’re unsatisfied being single, interested in knowing how to build confidence with women, or how to approach women now, look no further. Below are some tips that are sure to help you in ways more than one. By following these, you will find it a lot easier to get started in a relationship and finally have girlfriends. You’ll realize it’s not that hard at all, and you’ve probably just not exerted enough effort towards this yet.

These are 5 of the quickest ways to gain confidence with women.

Go Out and Socialize

While there are many men looking for women, a lot of them are not keen on going out and actually exploring the possibilities. In this case, I suggest that you get out there and socialize! Women are not just going to show up at your door or fall in your lap. Meet up with your friends, and if they are with other friends, you can meet other people. If you are clueless about how to meet women in bars, go out with a friend of yours who often hangs out in these kind of places. It’s always a good idea to have a wingman, who will help you while you’re

How to Overcome Shyness Around Men

Is shyness getting the best of you when you are around men? If yes, then you are probably having problems in meeting and dating men as your shyness around men keeps interfering with your social and dating life.

Shy women are often inexperienced in dating men because their shyness cost them to end up dateless and loveless. A shy woman may be interested in a guy and wants to make a good impression but her shyness prevents her to do so. When a guy approached and talked to her, she’ll be terrified and can’t express herself that the guy eventually thinks she’s not interested. She may want to date a certain guy but end up saying “No” when asked due to nervousness being alone with a guy on a date.

In general, women are perceived as more socially competent so shy women can be mistaken as aloof, snobby, rude, anti-social, unfriendly or simply uninterested if they are unable to interact with the opposite sex in social situations. Men have no idea what these shy women are going through and didn’t consider the idea that they are just shy and their nerves are getting the best of them that they cannot interact with

5 Curly Hairstyle Ideas for a Winter Wedding

If you have always admired the sleekness of straight hair ever since but would like to try something new, then I guess it’s about time for you to explore curling and experimenting on different hairstyles. Browse below to get the latest on 5 Curly Hairstyle Ideas for a Winter Wedding!

1. Genuinely Curly

Women with natural curls sometimes think that it’s hard for them to try out latest hairstyle ideas. What they are not aware of is that sometimes the best wedding hairstyles are amazing because of the curls! All you need is a dependable curling leave-on conditioner to style it, put frills and voila! The best natural Curly Hairstyle Ideas for a Winter Wedding!

2. The Power of Curlers

Having a natural straight hair is great, but you have to admit, those who have natural curls are always in for a treat when it comes to latest hairstyle ideas. Fret not, because your super friendly curlers are at your service as always! Every woman should have a ready set of curling iron especially if you are at the phase where invitations to parties like weddings become a regular thing. Curls add volume to your hair thus gives you a best wedding hairstyle.

3. The

Renting Event Spaces for Your Wedding and Reception

After getting engaged, booking a location for the wedding and subsequent reception is one of the first things to check off your pre-wedding checklist. Planners recommend booking at least 12 months in advance of your big day if at all possible. The venue that you settle on will ultimately determine many of the other aspects of your wedding, such as whether you need to hire a caterer and what kind of musical entertainment will be appropriate. Here are a few things to consider when seeking the perfect areas for your reception.

The Date

The day you plan to marry your beloved can affect your choices of event spaces. Some spots are only available during the warmer months, making winter wonderland weddings problematic or even impossible. And some spots are popular destinations for special events, so it might be difficult to book it without months’ or, in some cases, years’ notice. This is part of the reason that it is crucial to book as far in advance as possible.

The Space

If you are planning on using the same area for both your wedding and your reception, then you will want to opt for a destination that has either multiple buildings or rooms. This will

Bridal Gowns for Any Body

Every woman is different; we all have different body shapes, some of us are very slim, while others carry a few too many extra kilos. The good thing is it is possible to buy the perfect wedding dress for your body shape, we all have our own little quirks, and some look great in tight jeans where others look good in trousers. When choosing a bridal gown, you are faced with so many choices and it’s a big choice, probably the BIGGEST choice of clothing you will ever make. Planning your big day has its ups and downs, but if you can do a little bit of *homework* before you hit the bridal boutiques it can make the world of difference.

The first thing to do is make use of all those body guides that are available. If you use those guides – the ones that classify the different body shapes – pear, full, hourglass, apple, tall, petite etc you can determine your shape and look for a wedding dress that will flatter your body. When you are looking for a wedding dress you’ll find that by knowing your body shape alone – it will be a real time saver. You’ll

How to Prepare to Find the Right Wedding Dress at a Wedding Fayre

Attending a wedding fayre can be one of the best things to do if you are undecided in any way about the dress you want to wear on your special day. Of course, attending a fayre is also the ideal place to find your caterer, wedding planner and bridesmaids’ dresses too, so attending at least one or two events is definitely well worth it.

If you are planning on picking out your ideal wedding dress whilst attending a fayre, there are several steps that you should take to prepare for this to happen. First of all, it is a wise idea to find out about all the different designers who will be exhibiting at the event, whether they are larger brands such as Enzoani and Jim Hjelm or smaller, lesser-known brands.

By finding out which brands you like, and whether you would prefer to find a stunning Lazaro gown or look beautiful with Enzoani wedding dresses, you will already be prioritising your visit to get the most out of the event.

As well as looking at the different styles of dresses that you will potentially be seeing from these different designers that will be presenting their garments, you will also be able to