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Top 9 Websites To Ask For Relationship Advice

Top 9 Websites To Ask For Relationship Advice

Sometimes, you have relationship questions that you just don’t want to ask your mom, your best friend, your coworker, or some random person on the street. You want someone with more experience, or an expert in the field, or even just someone anonymous who can’t give you a weird look. When you’re finding yourself in need of some thoughtful and helpful relationship advice, get your questions answered on one of the following websites.

1. Reddit Relationship Advice

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    This is a relationship advice thread where the readers, or redditors, are the advice givers. It provides thoughtful and lengthy feedback given by people who say they’ve been in the same boat as you.

    2. Carolyn Hax in The Washington Post

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      Carolyn Hax is an intelligent and insightful giver of advice. She is humorous and helpful about all sorts of interpersonal issues, as well as relatively brief and to the point.

      3. Dear Prudence on Slate

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        Emily Yoffe writes as “Prudence” and tackles all sorts of relationship and etiquette questions. She also does a live chat each week with readers. Funny and incisive.

        4. Savage Love

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          Dan Savage is an advice giving icon and gives excellent advice on sex and relationships. LGBT and kink-friendly.

          5. Ask Amy

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            Amy Dickinson is a nationally syndicated advice columnist who answers questions on family and relationships. Find her in many major newspapers or contact her through her own site.

            6. Answerology

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              Like Reddit, this is a fun, free way to get relationship questions answered by other members. Ask about a variety of issues, not only relationships.

              7. Ask Dr. Love

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                Dr. Jamie Turndorf is a psychologist and author who answers relationship, sex, and dating questions in a lighthearted and helpful way.  Also specializes in grief therapy for those who have lost a loved one.

                8. Ask April

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                  April Masini is a relationship expert and welcomes questions on sex, dating, and relationships. She also has a forum on her site, and has a no nonsense but warm style.

                  9. Ask E. Jean

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                    Elle magazine’s relationship columnist is smart and savvy, and backs up her advice with evidence from books and experts. She’s also older and British, which makes her sound even smarter.

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                    Last Updated on October 16, 2019

                    5 Powerful Ways for Building Fulfilling Relationships

                    5 Powerful Ways for Building Fulfilling Relationships

                    We all have relationships. We have acquaintances, relatives, colleagues, neighbors and friends. However, for a large percentage of us, many of these relationships are not fulfilling.

                    They are unfulfilling because they lack real strength; and they lack real strength because they lack real depth.

                    Unfortunately, in today’s society, we tend to have shallow, superficial relationships with others, and it’s extremely hard for this kind of relationships to provide anything more than faint satisfaction.

                    I’d like to show you, based on my experience as a communication and confidence coach, how you can add a significant amount of depth, and thus strength, to your relationships and make your social life a whole lot more meaningful.

                    Here’re 5 simple yet powerful ways for meaningful relationships building:

                    1. Meet More People

                    This is an apparent paradox, but the quality of the people you meet has considerably to do with the quantity of people you meet.

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                    If you don’t know a lot of people and you barely meet one or two new people every season of the year, considering the variety of individuals out there, you won’t meet very often people who are a good match with you in terms of personality, interests and values.

                    And since this natural match plays a huge part in building strong relationships, you’ll just as seldom have the opportunity to develop strong relationships.

                    Conversely, if you go out a lot, you meet a lot of new people and you constantly expand your social circle, you’re much more likely to meet people you match up well with, and these people have a tremendous potential to become good friends, reliable partners, etc.

                    This is why it’s important to meet more people.

                    2. Talk about the Things That Matter To You

                    A relationship becomes the strongest when two people discover they believe in the same things and have similar interests. It’s these commonalities regarding values and interests that create the strongest emotional connection.

                    I’ve noticed that many people keep conversations shallow. They talk about trivial stuff such as the weather, what’s on TV, the lives of various movie stars, but they rarely talk about what really matters to them in life. This is a mistake from my perspective, because it’s the perfect method for a relationship to not develop.

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                    Talk about the things that truly matter to you and give others a chance to know what you care about and what you believe in. If they believe in the same things and they care about the same things, they’ll eagerly let you know. Thus you’ll find meaningful common ground and you’ll feel more connected.

                    3. Express Vulnerability

                    Many people try to come off as perfect. They don’t talk about their failures, they hide their shortcomings and they never say anything that could embarrass them.

                    This is all just a facade though. You may appear perfect to some, but you know you’re not perfect and they know that too. You’re only human and humans have flaws.

                    However, by hiding your flaws, what you do succeed in is appearing cold and impersonal. You seem like a marble statue rather than a real person. And this makes it very hard for anyone to connect with you emotionally.

                    Humans connect with other humans, not with ideals. Keep this in mind and don’t be afraid to let your vulnerability and your humanity show. This is what takes a relationship to the next level.

                    Take a look at this article and find out Why Showing Vulnerability Actually Proves Your Strength.

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                    4. Have Integrity

                    Integrity, as I see it, is the alignment between your thoughts, your words and your actions. When you say what you think and you do what you said you’ll do, you have integrity.

                    This is a crucial trait because if you have integrity, people can trust you. They can trust you to give them an honest feedback, even when it’s hard to shallow, and they can trust you to keep your promises.

                    This trust is one of the central pillars of a strong relationship, both in your personal and your professional life. So, as challenging as it can be sometimes, always try to have integrity.

                    Be honest with the people around you, even when this will initially hurt them. It’s more important for them to trust you than to not feel hurt. And always do what you promised. Even better, think twice before you promise anything, and only promise what you really can and you are willing to do.

                    5. Be There for Others

                    Another central pillar of strong relationships is support. Connections between people grow sturdy if they can rely on each other for support when it’s needed, whether that support means a few kind words or several massive actions.

                    Of course, you can’t be there for everybody, all the time. Your time, energy and other resources are limited. But what you can do is identify the genuinely important people in your life and then seek to be there as much as possible, at least for them.

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                    Your support will help them practically, and it will comfort them emotionally; which makes one hell of a difference in a relationship.

                    The Bottom Line

                    With the right mindset and the right behavior, you can strengthen a wide range of relationships in your life and advance them as far as they can be advanced.

                    And with strong relationships, not only that you feel more fulfilled, but you feel more connected to the entire world. You feel that your life has real value, you have more fun and you live in the moment. An entire world of opportunities opens up in front of you.

                    Then your task is to simply walk through the open doors.

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