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The Impact of Addiction on Relationships and How Rehab Can Help

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Addiction can and frequently does ruin personal connections. Addiction problems have a domino effect that may affect whole families and friendships. Most people are aware that addiction has dire repercussions, but it may be hard to put a number on why. In truth, there are a wide variety of ways that addiction may and does strain interpersonal connections. Addiction may ruin friendships, families, and even trust between parents and their children. Problems, no matter how little, tend to compound over time, becoming more intractable as they worsen. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most typical ways addiction impacts a relationship.

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Couples Night in New Jersey

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They call it the seven-year-itch for a reason: the fact is, falling in love is not that hard. Staying in love? That is an entirely different issue. You could feel like the luckiest person in the world when you first start to feel butterflies. But as time passes, we learn about our partners’ routines and responses. They begin to feel…safe. However, being predictable might be dull. Of course, this does not imply that all relationships will end in divorce, but many lose their initial spark. Make couple’s night a part of the spice that keeps things interesting if you want to maintain the newness of your relationship for a longer time—possibly even forever.

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Poll of New Jerseyans Reveals that Long Distance Relationships have their limits (4hrs and 59 mins to be precise)

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Distance might not make the heart grow fonder: 4 hours and 59 mins is the maximum time the average New Jerseyan would be willing to travel to be in a long-distance relationship.

  • Almost half say that a long-distance relationship would be more appealing if their partner lived in an attractive location such as Miami or Hawaii!
  • 42% do not consider long distance relationships as ‘real’ relationships.
  • Infographic showing how far Americans will travel for love.

Ridgewood NJ, you can’t help who you fall in love with. In a big country like America, there’s a possibility you might find your soulmate in a totally different state from yours. Long-distance relationships can work, but they need regular maintenance – calls, emails, Valentine’s Day cards – and, of course, in-person meet-ups. But how far would you be willing to travel if your loved one lived somewhere different?

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The Health Benefits of our Social Support Network

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Life is a lot more than setting career goals, work hard, make money and go out to enjoy yourself once in a while. Being socially wired, it is also important to regularly assess the state of our relationships. Asking the following questions could help you: Do I have the social support I need? How would everyone benefit if I deepened my existing relationships? How could I open bigger doors, and build new and larger networks? 

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Helpful Tips On How To Become A Successful Online Coach

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An online life coach is a type of coach who specializes in helping people work on their problems over the internet. They can help people with many different issues, such as relationships and creating resumes. Online coaching is becoming more and more popular because it allows problems to be solved faster than if face-to-face meetings were required. If you’re interested in becoming a professional life coach, there are a few tips that can help you along the way.

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Relationships and Reading: Can Love Reading Help You Find The Right Partner

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Love is one of the most powerful human emotions and can help anyone sail through the toughest of times. This is the reason why everyone is looking for love in some form or another. In the era of dating apps and online dating, one would be forgiven to assume that finding love is pretty straightforward. However, that’s not the case, unfortunately. 

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Stop Phrases in Relationships: What You Should Not Say If You Want to Live Happily Ever After

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Some words cannot be said to loved ones under any circumstances! They kill the most valuable things on which a harmonious relationship is built — trust and intimacy. Here are three types of stop phrases that you should never say.

1.Phrases That Threaten Attachment

When men date senior women, and in a couple, one of the partners does not give the other help and support, attachment wounds arise in the relationship. This can happen in everyday situations and serious ones. Attachment wounds cause pain, distrust and make relationships insecure.

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7 ways to keep the romance alive in your relationship

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Given that sooner or later, without changes, people, even the happiest relationships, face boredom. This boredom can easily kill not only the romance in your relationship but also your love. So, how to maintain your relationships and make you both feel happy? Each of us, during life, has a magical time when we are in love and happy. Usually, at the beginning of relationships, people can’t even imagine that they may face such problems. With time it becomes harder to remain in a great mood every day, even when you have to go to work, study, or get tired.

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Reasons Why People Choose an Open Relationship

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Relationships do not, unfortunately, always work out the way that we might want them to. An open relationship is a relationship wherein neither party involved is restricted in their romantic options. This does not mean, however, that one partner loves the other any less, nor vice versa, but rather, they love each other so much that despite whatever rift has caused them to want an open relationship, that they will stay together. It takes a lot of love and trust to be able to stay together through an open relationship. An open relationship is not for everybody, and many would turn their noses up at such a notion in disgust.

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6 Subtle Signs Of A Cheating Spouse And What To Do About It

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Relationships are difficult but being cheated on is one of the worst feelings in the world. The sense of betrayal and the feelings of inadequacy that often come when you know your spouse has been unfaithful can be so painful. Whilst it is never a good idea to jump to conclusions, certain signs might suggest your spouse is having an affair. It is always best to try and communicate with your partner if you have suspicions as a false accusation can do almost as much damage to a relationship as a real affair. 

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Do Entrepreneurs Suck at Relationships?

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“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

August 26,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Some argue that entrepreneurs suck at relationships. On the contrary, I think most of us are pretty good at them.

Many of us begin to realize success because of the nurtured relationships we’ve built. But as stress builds and businesses evolve, we allow our relationship skills to diminish. The more we engage in stressful business decisions and debate, the more our relationships suffer.

We speed walk through the hallway to our office to avoid a lengthy conversation with the staff because we have back-to-back conference calls starting two minutes ago. We check emails at the dinner table because no one’s really talking right now anyway.

We begin to treat all the people in our lives the same. Generic. Passionless. Cold. Soon our spouses, children, and employees feel inferior to everything else on our mind. I know because I let myself get like this—once. As my business grew and I became busier, my time became even scarcer. Enter relationship problems.

My insensitivity and newly-found failure in relationships became evident. Suddenly my operations team dreaded meeting with me, my wife and I were disconnected, and my kids liked her better than me (ouch).
This all dawned on me when I sent my wife a picture of my filet mignon from a business trip in Singapore.
She responded with a picture of the mac & cheese and hot dogs she was eating with our kids. Clearly something was off.

This reminded me of the value of working on relationships. I began rebuilding the relationship with my wife, my kids, my business partners, and my team. What’s more, I actually started looking at these relationships as something to be developed and analyzed. I finally realized that relationships don’t take care of themselves.

I now have meaningful, individualized, and long-lasting relationships with the people in my life—because I live for others. And that, my friends, is the one thing we all need to do every day.

Here’s how I live for others now.

1. Reach out to people.

The expression “let’s get together sometime” has become cliché for one reason: little to no follow through. Our Google Calendars get so packed with appointments and conference calls that we forget to include a wildly important component to our day—maintaining existing relationships and creating new ones.

Keep a list of your 20 closest friends and 10 people you want to get to know better and reach out to one person a day. Show your friends you care by asking how they’re doing and what’s new in their life. Ask the people you want to build relationships with what you can do for them. Genuine focus on the other person shows how committed you are to the relationship. You’ll also maintain awareness of what’s going on.

2. Be there for others. Do you have a person in your life that you lean on? This is the person you call immediately without even thinking about it because they’re consistently there for you. Be that person for others. You can do this by just making time for them. As entrepreneurs, time is the best gift we can give. If someone calls, if a staff member comes into your office, make time for them. Be engaged. Don’t cut one meeting short for the upcoming meeting. Just plan better, provide support and counsel.

3. Focus on the value delivered, not taken. Relationships are a two way street. Imagine how strong a relationship would be if you both approached it selflessly. Stop thinking about what you can gain from the relationship. Instead, focus on what you’re bringing to the table. It’s not about you, it’s about them. If you find yourself drifting off when someone’s talking to you, remind yourself of this and regain focus. Building a relationship is about having a real conversation and making a connection.

We talk about the importance of relationships all the time. Network, build your collection of business cards, connect with colleagues on LinkedIn, and follow people within your niche on Twitter. But if we’re not going to nurture and value these relationships, what’s the point?

About Matt Stewart

Matt Stewart is co-founder of College Works Painting (, which provides business experience for thousands of college students each year. The award-winning program also offers high-quality house-painting services for homeowners.

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Vift launches a Valentine’s Day Break-Up Kit


February 9 ,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, while most couples are planning a romantic night for Valentine’s Day, others are hoping to cut ties before Sunday and go into the weekend single and ready to mingle. For those looking for a compassionate way to end things with a significant other, video messaging company Vift has launched a Break-Up Kit to help.

Vift is an online “video gift” platform that allows people to send recorded or uploaded video messages that arrive in sync with your package delivery. With Vift’s new Break-Up Kit, you can send your soon-to-be ex a gift to help them transition back into single life, along with a personal video that they receive via text/email when your gift arrives at the door. Gifts range from tissues and Netflix subscriptions to a Single’s cruise in three different gift options:

  • The “I’m Not Ready To Be In A Profile Picture With You” package;
  • The “We’re Perfect… For Other People” package;
  • The “I Want To Grow Old Without You” package.

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