March 31, 2023
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💟 Cultivate emotional intimacy in your relationship.
😊 Enjoy your engagement season even more by knowing these 3 things.
👩❤️💋👨 Apologizing matters in relationship, even when you don’t want to.
🤫 Wondering if you have to tell your fiancé everything? We’ve got some insight.
💫 Newly engaged? You’ll wanna know these 5 tips before you wed.
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learn these things before the wedding day
Being engaged is a season of anticipation! You feel all kinds of excitement, right? You can’t wait! Before the wedding arrives, that and the honeymoon are all you can think about! (Plus, you can’t wait for all those wedding questions to stop!)
There’s a lot to talk about before you get married. And let’s be honest, wedding planning dominates the majority of your conversations with friends, family and especially your fiancé!
However, there are a few things you can easily skip over in conversations because “You just don’t have time to think about that right now.” Do yourself a favor and talk through these seven things before the wedding… I mean, that is what the big day is all about!
🏠 Where do you want to live?
✨ What are your partner’s goals?
👶 Do you want to have kids? If so, when?
narcissism in relationships
Narcissism is one of those words that people use a lot. Have you heard something similar to these statements?
- He only cares about himself. Only doing what’s best for him. He’s so selfish.
- She is so into what she looks like. Did you see all those selfies? She’s such a narcissist.
- Did he really just take all the praise for that project? He didn’t even acknowledge those who helped him.
While many of us may have narcissistic traits, it’s essential to recognize that there are levels of narcissism, and that Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is something altogether different. NPD is a legitimate mental health condition. According to Christina Gregory, Ph.D., “narcissism exists on a spectrum: On one side, it’s craving the occasional compliment. On its darkest side, it can creep into pathological territory.”
So, are you dealing with narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder?
That’s a great question, and being in a relationship with someone who’s a narcissist is not an easy thing to deal with. So, let’s take a look…
let’s get REALatable
It’s time to take things a step further & get a little intimate with a Q&A. What do you say?😉 Learn a little bit about the faces behind all of this relationship gold. This week we’re chatting with Mitchell Qualls, husband of 17 years to his wife Dalet, a dad of 2, and the VP of Operations here at First Things First. Let’s get REALatable💛 & learn a little bit about him:
Q: Would you rather watch a movie or TV show?
A: 📺 Ohh, that’s a tough one. Depends on my options. I love a good movie but there a few shows I’d watch non-stop. If I had to make a choice in a moment, give me “The Big Bang Theory” anytime.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: ⚾️ I really wanted to be a baseball player or work for a Major League team. Sadly, neither happened. There’s still hope though…to work for a team. I’m too old to be out there playing baseball.
Q: Favorite way to workout?
A: 🏃 I really enjoy running. I’ve never been the biggest fan of working out but running has become my go to. It’s a nice mental reset.
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