16 Surprisingly Intimate Things You Only Reveal In A Secure Relationship

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1. Your hygiene frequency. You reveal how often you actually shower, how long it takes you to straighten, or curl or gel your hair. You see how often your partner actually brushes their teeth, and if they ever stop to floss.

2. The times of day you prefer to have sex. You will reveal yourself to be a morning sex, post-party sex, before meals or gatherings, or an afternoon sex person. Or maybe you’re all of the above, in which case God bless.

3. The bizarre things you find funny. They will become your best friend in that they will learn what will always get a laugh out of you. And they’ll know how to use it to get out of tight spots.

4. Your fears. Your fears about what’s coming next, about your job, your life and even your fears about your relationship. You will share it…

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22 Inspiring Quotes For When You Just Need An Extra Boost

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“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”

— Ellen DeGeneres

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.”

— William Blake

“It can feel like you will never be enough and, in many ways, you’re right. You won’t ever be enough if your enoughness lies in the hands of others. But, if you let yourself be enough now, in this moment, and you stop needing other people to affirm you, then you are free.”

— Jamie Varon

“Uniqueness is wasted on youth. Like fine wine or a solid flossing habit, you’ll be grateful for it…

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9 Short Quotes That Changed My Life And Why

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Like a lot of people, I try to collect words to live by. Most of these words come from reading but also from conversations, from teachers and from everyday life. As Seneca, the philosopher and playwright, put it very eloquently:

“We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application–not far far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech–and learn them so well that words become works.”

In my commonplace book, I keep these little sayings under the heading “Life.” That is, things that help me live better, more meaningfully, and with happiness and honesty. Below are 9 sayings, what they mean and how they changed my life. Perhaps they will strike you and be of service. Hopefully the words might become works for you too.

“If you see fraud and do not…

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