A little something to think about on the relationship topic.
I bet most people don't think about it, but researchers say that people feel good/romantic in relationship, when they feel _secure_ because of the support from the person they attached to. No physical beauty, no attraction, no money, no nothing usual. Take a moment, or several, to ponder that. If you provide no security to your partner, you risk losing that relationship.
OK, moving on.
Based on the experiment, described in this article, researchers propose this technique for strengthening your attachment. Together with your partner remember significant events that brought you two together, that defined you as a couple. What other memories does it bring, what associations? Are your memories similar? Do they add one to another?
Keep doing this on a regular basis, just like workout, to keep your relationship healthy, because you only stay together sincerely as long as it is meaningful to you. Taking out of the bo most meaningful memories often does exactly that, it proves that there is a reason for you two to stay together.
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