LoveBonds

Relationships. Betrayal. Repair.

Unique Relationship Insights: Sonia Schnee of Jersey Indie Interviews Terri DiMatteo, LPC

Since 2014, Jersey Indie has been dedicated to showcasing and promoting all things independent and born/built in New Jersey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they expanded their coverage to include Pennsylvania and New York. Jersey Indie supports New Jersey bands, restaurants, bookstores, film, dance troupes, galleries, small businesses, startups, or nonprofits—you name it—that are trying to make it on their own. I was honored to be...

A Relationship Resolution for the New Year: Increase Intimacy for a Stronger Bond

Being loved and cared for boosts health, increases confidence, and contributes to overall well-being. Intentionally nurturing your most important relationship is absolutely worthwhile. The new year is an excellent opportunity to prioritize nurturing your relationship in specific ways. You and your beloved will reap many benefits, though some approaches get better results than others. A well-crafted relationship resolution aims to deepen...

How to Ask Someone On a Date: According to +15 Experts

You’ve crossed paths with someone who has captured your attention: Every time they come near, you feel butterflies. It seems you can easily identify them in a crowd. Somehow, your eyes always gravitate in their direction. Thoughts of them always seem to float through. Keeping eye contact with them while speaking makes you nervous. You decide to ask them on a date and want to get it right. Perhaps you’re wondering: “What is the best way to...

4 Ways to Reassure Your Partner for a More Secure Connection

Couples that offer reassurances to one another regularly develop a more robust, more secure, and dependable relationship.  Many couples interact with one another in ways that resemble roommates or household co-managers. They often speak with each other in a way that directs, instructs, or guides. Yet, even when there is no malintent or ill will, the tone and tenor of the exchanges lack warmth, caring, and sensitivity.  WHY THIS WAY OF...

3 Powerful Benefits of Eye Gazing for Relationship Repair

More often than not, after a conflict or time of distance, most couples create space and distance between one another until the intensity of the feeling dissipates. Then, they reconnect often without the recognition that their romantic bond took a bit of a hit.  What helps following a disagreement or distance is ways to reestablish the bond between you. The idea is to restore the feeling that our love is safe, secure, dependable. In other...

How Love Helps Romantic Partners Manage Difficult Emotions and Why it Matters

When asked what a love relationship is for, most people respond that it's for companionship, sharing tasks, and sexual intimacy. While those things are true, romantic loves serve a greater purpose. Romantic love has a very significant purpose and function. It is designed to help partners regulate difficult emotions serving as a buffer from the stresses and strains of life. Getting that functionality right is key to relationship satisfaction!...