4 Relationship-Killing Habits

Everyone wants a long and happy relationship with their partners. Indeed, most of us work hard to ensure we fulfill their needs and make them feel appreciated. However, certain habits could kill a relationship if you’re not careful. With that in mind, we are going to highlight some of the most common ones in this post. If you’re guilty of these actions, try to remove them from your situation as soon as possible. While some couples might survive, these issues will place a lot of strain on both of you. So, you should always try to improve and ensure you become the perfect companion for your loved one.


Criticism

You should always support the decisions your partner makes. That is the case, regardless of whether you think they’re right or not. Just like everyone else, your loved one needs to learn life lessons, and so they will make mistakes sometimes. However, there are going to be instances in which you were wrong too. That is why you should never spend all your time criticizing your husband or wife. There’s some fantastic advice on that at www.wikihow.com/ and similar sites.  Instead of highlighting all the things they wrong, you should try to celebrate all the things they do right. That will show them you love them and you’re behind them 100%. Just because you think something doesn’t mean you have to say it out loud. The next time a critical thought enters your mind, you should review it before voicing your opinions.

Stonewalling

Ignoring your partner after an argument is never sensible. You need to get your relationship back on track as soon as possible. So, stonewalling is the worst thing you can do. People who are in love don’t hold grudges when they have a disagreement. They work together to come to a compromise that satisfies both parties. If you can’t manage to do that; you’re probably with the wrong person. Either that or you need to try therapy to deal with your issues. Some people just don’t have the tools required for conflict resolution. However, there are lots of specialists out there who can show you techniques and methods for getting it right. You just need to search online for reputable experts in your local area.



Addiction

Most people are addicted to something, and so you shouldn’t feel bad if you smoke or drink alcohol too often. However, you do need to deal with the issue as soon as possible. That is because addiction can place a strain on any relationship and cause problems. Experts from www.redvape.com/ say there are lots of ways in which you can beat addictions these days. You just need to search online and perform some research. Of course, if you have a severe drug habit, you should contact a rehab center as soon as possible. It could be the only way to stop you from losing your loved one. There are also lots of self-help techniques you could employ. Just take a moment to search YouTube for relevant instructional videos. You will learn a lot.


Jealousy

Jealousy can drive wedges between people and make them feel terrible. That is particularly the case if the jealous person raises their concerns. The other party will feel like they are not trusted, and that will cause problems. Arguments will increase if you’re not 100% satisfied your partner doesn’t want someone else. So, you need to remove jealousy from the relationship as soon as you can. Again, therapy can help with that if you’re struggling. So long as you both love each other, you should be willing to work together. Just identify the best psychologists in your hometown. You can then get in touch with them and inquire about their services. In most instances, they won’t charge the earth to give you a helping hand.

Now you know about the top four relationship-killing habits, you should try to avoid them at all costs. When all’s said and done, you don’t want to end up on your own forever. Sure, you might not be with the right person at the moment, but you will meet them one day. However, you’ll struggle to keep them happy if you haven't removed the previously mentioned habits from your life.

We hope you all manage to build a strong bond with your partners and take things to the next level this year. Who knows? If you improve your relationship, you might even consider bringing a child into the world. That is about one of the most exciting things you will ever do.



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Turn Back Time in the Kitchen

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Thinking or remodeling your kitchen? Instead of doing what most homeowners do and modernising the room, why not turn back time in the kitchen by giving it a very cool retro makeover? Vintage style, kitsch, and retro looks are very much in style these days, and they can take your kitchen from fab to drab in an instant.

Here are some tips to turn back time in the kitchen:

Retro Patterns

The simplest way to add a touch of retro design to your kitchen is to decorate the walls with retro designs. Think bold, geometric patterns that were popular from the 50s until the 70s: the kind of designs that are unmistakably retro. Feature oranges, browns and reds heavily for a 60s-70s look, or go for aqua, blues, and pinks for a more 1950s diner look.

If the very thought of this scares you, instead of using retro patterns on the wall, use them on shelving units, chair cushions and accessories instead.

Tiles, Tiles and More Tiles

Retro kitchens invariably had plenty of tiles, not only on the wall but on the floors too. Think of the classic 50s diner with its black and white checkerboard floor, and you can’t go far wrong. As an added bonus, kitchen tiles are very easy to clean, and they make the kitchen sparkle.

Display Vintage Accessories

There is little point creating a retro look in the kitchen if you just go ahead and fill it with very modern appliances. Invest in a big Smeg fridge, which although not retro has a distinctly vintage look, buy an old-style cake mixer and whistling kettle, and it’ll really bring your vintage look together and make it feel more authentic.

Don’t Forgo Modern Appliances Completely

Of course, it would be foolish to forgo all modern appliances, unless that’s your thing. There are so many things, from instant boiling water taps to microwaves that can make life so much easier for you, that they are a necessity. Just try to buy modern pieces that blend in with your vintage stuff as much as possible, and if that’s not possible, you might consider hiding them away in the cupboards where they won’t ruin the effect.

Display Cabinets

Not strictly necessary, but great for creating an authentic vintage look, glass fronted display cabinets are a great addition to any retro kitchen. Most homes in the past had big glass display units where they would display their fine china, trinkets, and photos and installing one to your kitchen, filled with all your retro knick-knacks will go a long way to bringing your retro theme to life. If you don’t have the room for a display cabinet, put some shelves up on the wall and display your vintage finds that way.

Retro Signs
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Retro advertising signs selling everything from OXO to marmalade can be picked up at car boot sales and on eBay fairly regularly, and they are a great alternative to artwork in the average vintage kitchen, bringing a bit of colour and nostalgia from the past into the present.


Have fun creating your old-new kitchen.


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Start Taking Your Health Seriously Today

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Due to excellent medicine and healthcare, these days more of us are able to go on and live healthier and longer lives than ever before. However there are still a few things that most of us do that aren’t so great for our bodies, and over time can cause a range of diseases and illnesses. If you want to take your health seriously, here are a few things you can start doing today.

Eat Well and Exercise
It’s an obvious one, but a well-balanced diet and regular exercise is fundamental to good health- we all know this. You need a wide range of vitamins and nutrients from healthy sources. These include fresh produce, whole grains and lean protein amongst others. Cut back on the unhealthy extras you know aren’t good for you like saturated fat, sugar and salt. Eating organic is an easy switch you can make to improve health long term. Organic produce isn’t sprayed with the herbicides and pesticides that have been linked to serious illnesses such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s Disease. As these chemicals can stay on the crops even after they’re washed, going organic is by far the safest way to avoid them. Have your height and weight taken at the doctor so you can work out your BMI if you stay within a healthy range you body can perform at optimal levels, and you avoid all kinds of preventable diseases. These include heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Exercise will help you to maintain strong muscles and bones, boost immunity, keep your metabolism fired up and even help your mental health too. Try to find activities you enjoy, that way you’re more likely to stick them out.

Reduce or Quit Alcohol and Tobacco
Tobacco and alcohol are extremely dangerous, in fact, they’re one of the leading causes of death in developed countries. Despite being legal, they can still lead to serious health conditions and eventually death. Many people find quitting smoking to be immensely difficult, if this sounds like you then you could consider switching to vaping instead. It’s far healthier since no tobacco is burned. Therefore you avoid all of the dangerous chemicals that occur as a result of this. Instead, nicotine is heated delivering you the hit you need without any of the added nasties- it reduces passive smoking too. You’ll need to purchase a few things to get you started: the vape pen, liquids and these Aspire coils for example are a good place to start. After that, you’re saving money and making a healthier choice every time you vape rather than light up a cigarette.

Take Vitamins and Supplements
While you should aim to get your vitamins and nutrients from food, things aren’t perfect.  Some vitamins are difficult to get enough of, and even healthy diets might miss certain things. Vitamins and supplements are like an insurance policy, they give you peace of mind that you’re getting everything you need. If you check out your local health foods store you’ll see all kinds of herbal supplements too, you can find everything from cinnamon to turmeric to garlic to sage. Herbs are powerful natural medicines and can b really beneficial, so even if you don’t like the taste of these things you can reap the rewards by taking them as tablets.

Attend Your Cancer Screenings
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death. Unfortunately, there are so many different types and things that can go wrong in the body. Thankfully, screening processes can mean anything is caught early at the most treatable stages. Your age and gender can put you at a slightly increased risk for different cancers, so if you’re invited for a screening be sure to attend. It’s a few minutes out of your day that could quite literally save your life.



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