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Like any other millennial, Riya and Kabir left home after studies for their jobs in the city. Being a young, modern couple, they never actually shied away from accepting their relationship in front of anyone. In fact, they were popularly known as the ‘It Couple’ of the college. Ranging from compatibility, understanding, passion to loyalty their relationship had everything that anyone could ask for. That’s why moving into a live-in relationship was the only next feasible step they took when they shifted to Bangalore from Chandigarh.

It was all hunky dory in the beginning with love overflowing in their hearts for each other. From cooking together to sharing household chores, they enjoyed every bit of it. They used to pamper each other with little surprises every now and then. Be it the unconditional emotional support or physical intimacy, nothing was less than what you call perfect in their case. Saying that they were at the peak of their relationship would do justice to the magic they both were experiencing in their new live-in phase.

How Live-in Relationship Helps Riya & Kabir (Pros of a Live-In Relationship)

A live-in relationship not just keeps Riya & Kabir physically close, but also assure them the unrestricted emotional care of each other. They both get fair chances and enough time to know more about each other such as each other’s qualities and habits. That enhances the level of love and intimacy between them. With a deeper level of understanding, both Riya & Kabir give enough space and respect to each other. That increases the factor of both security and freedom in their relationship.

Pros Of Live in
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They share the financial burden which leaves both of them with enough savings to follow their passions. Both of them are committed to each other. But there is no pressure or responsibilities like people have in the marriage that burden their relationship. Being in the live-in relationship offers Riya & Kabir the opportunity to test their commitment towards the long-term relationship without the pressure of making it work anyhow. With physical proximity, no financial dependence on each other and enough space, it is easier for them to live peaceful lives with fewer conflicts.

The Struggles Riya & Kabir Face in Their Live-in Relationship (Cons of a Live-In Relationship)

Being in India where live-in relationships are not accepted openly and considered a taboo, Kabir & Riya faced severe challenges while finding a decent accommodation. Boy, talk about the glances they received from a number of landlords. On being told that both of them are planning to live together without being married. They still get unfriendly glances, face judgmental eyes and asked uncomfortable questions. By everyone ranging from their landlords, neighbors and sometimes colleagues as well. The small fights or disagreements between Kabir & Riya increases the probability of either of the partner walking out of the relationship. That gives birth to the factor of uncertainty in their live-in relationship.

Cons of live-in
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In the worst case scenario, they fear the trust issues and emotional setback after the break-up that they will end up having for the rest of their lives. Especially for Riya who being a woman is more emotional. She sometimes highly fear the ill after-effects in case of their separation. Though being together helping Riya & Kabir know each other better but the comfortable setup may end up delaying marriage for them. Or they fear that having discovered so much about each other will lessen the spark in their relationship.

Both Riya & Kabir understand that relationships are quite twisted and complex to understand. Therefore, they are letting things happen at their own pace. They both are trying hard to strike a balance in their live-in relationship by enjoying each other’s company. Never do they stop surprising each other that keeps the spark alive in their relationship. And make it strong enough to take things to the next level when time and their hearts allow.

Man is a social animal.

– Baruch Spinoza

Being a social animal, we as humans come across several people in our day-to-day lives. And out of all the people we meet, some become an important part of our existence who have a deep impact on it. But their influence may not necessarily be positive all the time. Sometimes we surround ourselves with toxic people unknowingly who suck positivity from our lives and make us feel unhappy, suppressed, and depressed. Their actions and habits affect us badly by creating an aura of negativity and taking our attention away from all the positive things in life. You may feel stuck with them at every step and feel like there is no way out. Let us tell you that it may get harder to eliminate the toxic people from your life but with some effective measures you can turn around the situation.

Here are a few tips to eliminate toxic people from your life.

Identify the Toxic People

The first and foremost step- to recognize the people who are poisoning your life with their negative thoughts. They are selfish, controlling, and constantly bring you down with their pessimistic behavioral pattern. The toxic people distract you from your true motive. No matter what efforts you make to help them out, things only get worse with their negative approach, which makes it almost impossible to work with them.

Cut Them Out

You need to understand the fact that a toxic person is not going to change. No matter how many times this person apologize, accept the mistake or promise to change, it all comes back to square one. You cannot expect them to change for others! So do what’s good for you and your peace of mind. Cut these toxic people out of your life, for once and for all. If you notice no signs of change in their behavioral pattern, it is better to let them go.

Stick To Your Decision

As you decide to distance yourself from the toxic people, there are chances they may dig deeper and refuse to leave. And this is very likely to happen! They will try to get you back to cling and keep talking about the complexities in their life. But you need to stick to your decision. Be affirmative about your choice to end the relationship with them and make sure the message is communicated well.

Maintain A Safe Distance

Even after the attempt of eliminating toxic people from your life, you may have to come across them at the workplace or family gatherings and interact at a formal level. Do establish boundaries. Don’t entertain them at the personal level. Do not answer their texts or emails that requires a discussion about their life or personal issues. Once you decide to end the relationship, it is your responsibility to make sure that you keep your boundaries intact.

Don’t Feel Guilty

Toxic people get their energy from your loving and caring nature. And they can go to any extent to grab your attention. Even after the clear communication of your disinterest in their life matters, they may show up during crisis moments and ask for a shoulder to cry. Now, this is the point where you don’t have to feel guilty for not helping them out and should stop going out of your way to comfort them. Anyway, you cannot bring happiness to one’s life who has built the wall of sad clouds around them. Only they can clear their mess and make themselves happy.

Focus On Yourself

Toxic people have the ability to drain your energy. They leave you surrounded with the negativity that takes a toll on your confidence and self-esteem. So once you choose to chuck out these negative influences from your life, it’s time to focus on your happiness and things that matter to you. Surround yourself with positive people who help you evolve as a better person. The healthy friendships and relationships will make you feel happy, strong, and cherished.

The tips mentioned above will help you identify toxic people and teach how to maintain a safe distance from them to lead a happy, confident, and positive life.

As the weekend kicks in, all we need to do is party till the wee hours in the morning. That surely involves alcohol in whatever form you like. And a lot of it! As the night gets younger, you keep drinking to life, love, and all other good things. Without realizing that you are giving an invitation to the crazy H.A.N.G.O.V.E.R. So the next morning you wake up and realize that the last night was crazy but now you are paying for it by dealing with the hangover in its full swing. And all you can ask for is some relief from it. (God knows we all make secret promises of never drinking ever again that we forget the very next weekend.) We don’t want you to cancel the brunch you promised your bestie at the weekend, therefore, suggesting here some drinks that can cure your hangover and stop making your tummy feel bad.

Water
Water
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Drink plenty of water. Repeat. That’s the mantra. And the best one to cure a hangover. It is important to stay hydrated while you are consuming alcohol. So drink plenty of water between your drinks! But if you were too high last night to even remember and keep yourself hydrated, then drink up in the morning to rehydrate and get rid of the impurities from your body.

Fruit Juices
Fruit Juices
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Remember how the bartender was pouring your drinks last night. You have to follow the same process. But this time replace the alcohol with fruit juices. The fructose present in the fruit juices offers instant energy to the body that reduces the effect of the hangover. The fruit juices also contain vitamins and water in a great amount that helps keep your body hydrated.

Ginger or Peppermint Tea
Ginger or Peppermint Tea
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If you are in for some herbal cure to get over a hangover, then a soothing ginger tea is the best option. It helps reduces nausea and treat motion sickness by preventing the development of gastric dysrhythmias and the elevation of plasma vasopressin. The peppermint tea not only eases stomach pain but also decreases nausea with the help of essential oils present in it. That’s why it is also considered the best morning sickness cure for pregnant women.

Tomato Juice
Tomato Juice
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The studies suggest that when you feed alcohol to your body, your liver gets busy digesting the booze to maintain the adequate sugar levels. As glucose is the primary source of energy and low levels can cause weakness, fatigue, and nausea. A glass full of tomato juice offers enough sugar to the body that stabilizes the level of glucose and gets you up and running.

Coconut Water
Coconut Water
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The alcohol you consume grab all the water from your body and leave it dry including your brain. So hydrate as much as you can! Drinking the fresh coconut water will prove to be a good cure for the hangover as it contains many electrolytes. Or you can also reach for Gatorade to restore the liquid and electrolytes in the body.

Pickle Juice
Pickle Juice
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It is as good a cure for a hangover as weird it may sound. After a whole night of drinking your body gets dehydrated that causes a headache and nausea. The sour pickle juice contains vinegar, salt, and water that replenish the sodium level in your water. So don’t forget to drink up some pickle juice the morning after heavy drinking. You may not like its taste but you gotta do what you gotta do to cure a bad hangover.

Lemon Water
Lemon Water
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For generations, lemon water has been a popular remedy for the hangover. Lemon water supports detoxification by enhancing liver functionality. So next time you feel nauseous or dizzy after a heavy night of drinking, just squeeze in half a lemon into a glass of water and drink it up. The best dose of Vitamin C, lemon water will help ease the symptoms of the hangover by making the body more alkaline.

Go for the simple and effective drinks mentioned above to beat the hangover blues!

Said truly by David DeAngelo, “Attraction is not a choice.” You have no control whatsoever to whom you get attracted to but there are always reasons. And the solid ones that make you fall for the opposite sex. It’s no secret that younger women fall for older men all the time. We have several examples in front of us such as the iconic Bollywood couples Saif & Kareena & Alia & Ranbir. The women out there seek older men to have a stable and long-term relationship. Popularly known as the May-December Romance in the western world as the month of May represents springtime when a woman is her youngest at heart and December represents the start of winter when the man is past his prime.

So let’s find out further why older men are more desirable to the younger women.

They Are More Confident
They Are More Confident
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It’s a thing about older guys that they just know who they are. Gotten over their young age insecurities, they exude confidence and charm wherever they go. Their higher level of maturity is the topmost reason why younger women enjoy their company and like to date them.

They Are More Experienced
They Are More Experienced
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Time is the best teacher. With time, men get more experience in their life, work, and relationships. They learn to handle situations with more maturity and better than before. They are sure about what they want in life and aim for it with the right mindset and preparation. And the most important thing that any woman expects from man- they carry themselves very well in both personal and public surroundings.

More Established & Financially Stable
More Established & Financially Stable
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It is a common fact that women prefer men who are financially stable. And this holds true for self-sufficient, financially independent women as well. Logically, you cannot expect a guy in his 20s to have enough assets and money. When he can barely afford the minimal necessities with his salary. That’s why women go for financially-stable older men who are able to start a family and support his kids.

They Know How to Please & Handle Women
They Know How to Please & Handle Women
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Older men had gone through their fair share of short-term and unstable relationships at a young age. Which gives them more experience on how to handle a relationship and keep women happy. They become more sensitive to their partner’s needs and develop skills to please women, which younger men generally lack.

Look For a Serious & Stable Relationship
Look For a Serious & Stable Relationship
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They say the 20s are for experiments and that’s why you see young guys moving in and out of relationships in a jiffy. But older men, they seek more serious and stable relationships. They are not afraid of commitment and ready to get into a long-term relationship with the right person.

They Know How to Cook
They Know How to Cook
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A mature, confident, and stable man who can cook. Listening, all you ladies out there! Having a partner who can cook and is really good at it is the dream of every woman. And by cooking we don’t mean boiling potatoes or making scrambled eggs. We are talking about real food like chicken, lasagna, and things like that. Where young men rely on their mothers to cook for them, older men can really surprise you with a three-course meal for a candlelight dinner. Well, who would you choose? Don’t tell us. Decide for yourself.

They Have Better Communication Skills
They Have Better Communication Skills
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Communication is the soul of every relationship! With age, men excel the art of listening and expressing, which is rarely seen in young men. You can actually expect to have a meaningful conversation with the older men about anything and everything. They have a very sharp perspective about everything that attracts women towards them.

Excel In Physical Intimacy
Excel In Physical Intimacy
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Apart from excelling in bed, older men know what they are doing and they do it well. Mark these words. It’s not just their own satisfaction that matters during physical intimacy. They try equally hard to please their partner and surprise them with their exciting moves from time to time.

They Are Chivalrous
They Are Chivalrous
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Every woman expects her man to open doors for her and pull the chair in a restaurant. But chivalry is not just limited to that. It is a fine art that older men cultivate over the years and show towards women as and when required. And not to mention the gesture of chivalry makes the women feel significant.

They Never Try To Change a Woman
They Never Try To Change a Woman
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What could be better than having a man in your life who accepts you for who you are? An experienced older man never tries to customize a woman as per his convenience. Rather look for a woman who compliments him. The older men are less controlling, less complex, and are not intimidated by the smart and strong-willed women.

An older man doesn’t mind going an extra mile to make his woman happy and satisfied. If dating an older man, consider yourself in for an amazing relationship experience. From selfless love, care and respect to freedom, good laugh, and stability, you will get everything in a relationship with an older man.

Movies are the biggest source of entertainment in India. Made up of the ingredients of drama, comedy, and acting, they transport your senses to a different world filled with fantasy and imagination. Bollywood, in general, is known for making movies with the huge budget, elaborate cast, and sets larger than life. Of course, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Bajirao Mastani, Padmavat, etc, are a few names to be clicked in your mind. But lately, some low-budget movies with the strong script, impressive characters, and top-notch acting skills have won over people’s heart. So here are 5 budget Bollywood movies that made it big on the silver screen in 2018.

Pad Man
Pad Man
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Featuring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte, the story of Pad Man is based on the real-life inspiring story of Arunachalam Muruganantham. He is a social activist from Tamil Nadu who introduced low-cost sanitary pads. The menstrual cycle is still considered taboo in India. Many women in various parts of the country suffer from several diseases. As a result of using unhygienic, dirty rags during their periods. Which is sometimes due to the lack of knowledge about the importance of hygiene during menstruation. And mainly because they cannot afford pads due to financial issues.

This movie puts light on the efforts of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is commonly known as Pad Man. And spread awareness about menstrual hygiene in a loud and clear voice. Made with a low-budget of Rs. 20 crores, this movie gained great popularity among the audience and garnered the total box office collection of Rs. 120 crores.

Raazi
Raazi
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Raazi is based on Harinder Sikka’s 2008 novel, Calling Sehmat. It stars Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal and directed by Meghna Gulzar. It is the true story of an Indian Raw agent who was married into a Pakistani family of military officials. To spy for her country and provide information to India before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The incredible act of Alia Bhatt won the heart of the audience. The movie emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films featuring a female protagonist. Made with an approximate budget of Rs. 35-40 crores, the movie managed to make the total box office collection of 194 crores.

Stree
Stree
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Stree is a comedy-horror Bollywood movie that makes people laugh out loud. While keeping them scared enough to bite their nails with curiosity. Starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, this movie is based on the real story of a woman’s spirit. She is popularly called “Stree” who attacks men at night when they are alone at that time. And only leaves their clothes behind. A sentence “O Stree Kal Aana” is written at the entrances of the house to protect men from her wrath. The entire budget of the movie including production and marketing cost was around 24 crores. Which successfully garnered 174.5 crores on the big screen.

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
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Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a Bollywood comedy movie directed by Luv Ranjan. That stars Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh. The perfect amalgamation of Romance & Bromance, this movie is filled with several twists and turns with not even a single dull moment. Filled with several gripping scenes and witty moments, the movie will leave you in splits. You must definitely watch with your best friend. Made within the budget of 30 crores, the film managed to score a total of Rs 148.5 crores on the silver screen. It emerged as one of the commercially successful films of 2018.

Sui Dhaaga
Sui Dhaaga
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Sui Dhaaga is a social drama Bollywood film of Yash Raj Banner. It stars Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan as a young couple in rural India who start their small-scale clothing business. Without any financial and emotional support from the family. Despite several hardships and struggle, the couple sees positive results in their self-sufficient business. They receive both money and respect from their family and society. The entire movie was made within the budget of 35 crores. And it managed to make the profit of 119.9 crores on the big screen.

You should definitely watch these low-budget Bollywood movies to experience the world-class act and impressive storyline!

“Winter dressing is all about having chic outerwear.”

– George Kotsiopoulos

Gone are the days when people used to fear chilled, snowy winter days and hardly cared about their winter wardrobe. Walking and talking in style is the need of the hour! And yes, that’s even possible on grey, dreary winter days if you dress for it. Ok, we understand we all have “I don’t have anything to wear” moment every now and then. But a few styling tips and experiment with the latest trends can help you slay in cold weather like a pro. So here we are suggesting some winter essentials your wardrobe needs desperately to make you look hot, attractive, and desirable.

Classic Wool Coat
Classic Wool Coat
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Remember the harsh winter mornings when you are not ready to face the world. But still you have to leave your cozy bed, take a shower and go to the office because that’s what helps you pay your bills. If you have to (have to) do it, then why don’t do it in style while donning a classic wool coat with formals? And of course, make heads turn at the corridor! In fact, a wool coat is a piece of cloth that you can wear almost everywhere in winters.

Puffer Coat
Puffer Coat
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If you live in an area that enjoys snowfall majority of winters, then a waterproof puffer coat is the best deal for you. Whether you want it long and short, the puffer coats are available in both lightweight and heavyweight materials. They look best paired with jeans, trousers, and leggings and guarantee to keep you warm throughout the day.

Turtleneck Sweater
Turtleneck Sweater
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A turtleneck sweater acts as both- save from cold and enhances style. From work to social gatherings and day out to parties, turtlenecks can be paired with both skirts and jeans to up your style game. You can also wear it under a wool coat and jackets to beat the winters in style!

Sweater Dress
Sweater Dress
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Cool parties are not just meant for summers. You can enjoy them in winters as well with warm and chic sweater dresses. They can be paired with tights and boots for an effortless look. So be it lunch with the girls, dinner date with your love interest or a party with colleagues, a stylish sweater dress wore with panache will let you win several compliments.

Oversized Sweaters
Oversized Sweaters
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Yes, the warm, fuzzy oversized sweaters are back in trend and how. When the temperature drops, keep the chill at a bay with lightweight chunky sweaters. With the amount of warmth they provide, you won’t be needing an extra layer of the jacket. Just accessorize the look well with denim jeans, a warm scarf, and cool shades to step out in style!

Leather Pants
Leather Pants
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Leather pants are a must-have in your wardrobe to keep your rocker spirit up and alive during winters. They are like your new best friend in town. And let us tell you this one is going to stay longer! Do reach out for a denim jacket when wearing leather pants to an outing or a party. They will also look best with the sweatshirt of feminine shades when heading for shopping with your besties. Also, it is necessary to own a leather jacket to declare to the whole world that the winter has arrived!

Oh-so-soft Scarf
Oh-so-soft Scarf
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You may not realize the importance of scarves in chilled winter days but they do keep you warm while enhancing your overall style. Available in various colors, styles, and fabrics, you can choose the ones that look best when wrapped around your neck. And there are plenty of other ways to wear them that you can experiment these coming winters.

Cozy Beanie
Cozy Beanie
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A cozy and comfortable beanie adds the perfect amount of chicness to your everyday look in winters. Super stylish in look, this winter necessity can be worn in a number of ways to elevate even the simplest of your outfits. Stop shivering in the cold and stuff your wardrobe with trendy beanies to head out in style.

Warm, Stylish Boots
Warm, Stylish Boots
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How can we not discuss warm and stylish boots, the essential part of the winter wardrobe? Be it the ankle length boots or tall, knee-length boots, they are a must-have to survive winters and that too in style. Ranging from jeans, leggings, skirts, and dresses, boots can be paired with a number of outfits for different occasions in dreary winters.

Finger Cut Gloves
Finger Cut Gloves
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Your hands do a great amount of work every single day. So it is important to keep them warm in winters with the right kind of gloves. Now, you must be thinking about the difficulty you might face in operating your cell phone with your gloves on. Don’t worry, we have a solution for that as well! Finger cut gloves- as simple as that. Wearing them will serve the dual purpose of keeping your hands warm and letting you do what you love to do on your cell phone.

Update your wardrobe with all these winter essentials to make heads turn wherever you go!

If you look for the meaning of the word ‘travel’ in the dictionary, it clearly says- to move or go from one place or point to another. But in actual, travel is not just limited to movement from one geographical location to another. It is a journey that brings you face to face with several challenges and gives you opportunities to discover who you are. Traveling let you explore new places, meet new people, and experience new traditions and cultures. It develops skills in you that you didn’t know you had, takes you on an unexplored adventure, and helps you develop a perspective of your own.

Imagine how wonderful life would be with a partner for whom traveling is a priority. You will get a companion who is always up for trying crazy things and of course, encourage you to save for your next possible trip. So if you are single and looking for your one true love, then date a girl who travels. She will always keep you on your toes and show the world you always imagined to witness in real life.

Here are a few convincing reasons to read and know why to date a girl who travels.

She Always Has New Stories to Tell

A girl who travels often always have a plethora of interesting and adventurous stories to share. Be it her backpacking trip from last summer or skydiving experience, there will be a number of fascinating accounts that she will keep recounting. There will never be a dull moment with her as she’s always planning her next trip or trying to get you to go on another trip.

She Is Not Materialistic

A girl who travels believes in exploring and creating unforgettable memories rather than collecting things. She knows that it is the precious moments that make life worthwhile and not the few silver coins that you are left with at the end. You don’t need to worry about buying her a fancy present or taking her to candlelight dinners at expensive restaurants. Traveling and spending quality time with you is something that she will always cherish with all her heart.

She Is Strong and Independent

A girl who has traveled around the world and explored new places by herself is capable of handling challenging situations in life on her own. She is confident, headstrong and knows that independence is the only way of being herself. A girl who travels often won’t be clingy or dependent on you for her happiness because she knows what she wants from life and how to achieve it.

She Loves Trying New and Exciting Things

A girl who travels is quite spontaneous and fun-loving. She is always up for a blast, be it going to someplace new or trying something for the first time that sounds fun and exciting. Will always nod yes for that last minute trip or river rafting with a group of friends that will double up the fun of whatever you are doing.

She Is Highly Adaptive

Travelling comes with its own perks and challenges. Like, you may end up taking the wrong path to your destination, miss flights, and have to use unhygienic restrooms or eat not-so-tasty food. You may feel discomfort at the moment, but it only helps you become more adaptable to the unexpected situations. So no matter how hard life gets for a girl who travels, she always handles it with a grin on her face.

She Knows Herself Well

Traveling helps you discover yourself. You may end up in situations that you have never experienced earlier, the way you react to such circumstances not only prepare you for the future but also gives a deep understanding of yourself. A girl who travels a lot is sure of herself and knows what she wants from life more than anybody else.

She Is Hard-Working, Problem Solver & Good at Managing Finances

A girl who travels takes up a couple of jobs to fund her trips. Being on the road for most of the time she runs into several problems which help her develop the abilities to find the perfect solutions for all of them. And speaking of financial management, not only she spends her money wisely but also keeps thinking of innovative ways to generate more funds for her future trips.

After reading all these reasons you would totally agree that dating a girl who travels is worth it. She will have a positive impact on your life and fill it with optimism and adventure!

It has been said correctly- Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. The deteriorating physical health can make you look physically weak but the failing mental health such as anxiety or depression changes your entire outlook. It affects your thought process, the way you perceive things and deals with everyday difficulties. Therefore, it is important to take small yet vital steps to improve your mental health on your own. After all, a sound mind and a sound body are very much important to live a balanced life. Here are a few useful tips to boost your overall mental health that will add enjoyment to life.

Be Positive
Be Positive
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You become what you think about. Fill your mind with positive thoughts and keep negativity at a bay. Staying positive will have a powerful effect on how you feel about yourself. It will promote feelings of self-worth and give you the much-needed confidence to face every situation with affirmation.

Be Grateful For the Good Things in Life
Be Grateful For the Good Things in Life
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There is a thing about pain – it demands to be felt. And when we are in pain we tend to magnify our problems and overlook all the good things happening around us. An objective analysis is required at times when you feel low to get the hold of the situation and see the big picture clearly. Do appreciate small yet important things that bring happiness to your life!

Live In the Present
Live In the Present
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Forget past! Don’t stress about the future! Just live in the present and take life as it comes. Because you cannot change your past, no matter how hard you try. And there is no point in worrying about the future that is not under your control. Living in the present will reduce tension and keep your mind free of useless doubts.

Take Good Care Of Your Body
Take Good Care Of Your Body
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A sound mind resides in a sound body. Eat healthy food enriched with essential nutrients required by your body. Exercise regularly because when you sweat it out in the gym, along with toxic elements your body gets rid of the frustration and stress that otherwise have a negative impact on your mind.

Share Your Feelings
Share Your Feelings
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Whenever you are sad, feeling depressed or helpless, talk to someone you think can understand. It can be a friend, colleague, partner, sibling or any reliable person in your life. Because talking to them will let you vent out all the pain and frustration. They may not come up with an apt solution for your problems or life issues but their emotional support will offer much-needed relief.

Take a Break
Take a Break
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Routine gives birth to monotony. Take a break and try something new every once in a while. You can go on a trip with your partner or buddies. Try new activities based on your interest that you always wanted to do but never got a chance to do. Visiting new places and meeting new people give you a perspective and help you explore more about yourself.

Get a Psychiatric Help When You Need It
Get a Psychiatric Help When You Need It
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Sometimes when stress and anxiety are not handled at the initial level they may take up the shape of clinical depression. That lowers your spirit for life, make you isolate yourself from the rest of the world, and lowers your self-esteem. Don’t ignore the signs. Ask for professional help! Consult a psychiatrist. After knowing all the issues, they will start working from the ground level and help you recover from weak mental health.

Take good care of your mental health. If someone around you is facing any mental issues, do lend a helping hand at the right time!

Relationships are complex. And that’s the truth about them. No matter how loving, caring or supportive your partner is, conflicts are an unavoidable part of every relationship. We all are born with a natural need for love and attention, which when not met trigger negative emotions of anger and sorrow. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship or a perfect partner. Yes, even those always smiling couples holding hands together that you see on Facebook go through their fair share of relationship turbulence. Because realistically it is never possible to meet all the needs of your partner. But how you handle your relationship issues says a lot about how long it is going to survive.

You should pick a partner who is ready to work with you towards building a strong and long relationship. Below given are some of the qualities to look for in a life partner that will ensure the survival of your relationship during tough times.

Humor Goes a Long Way

Humor Goes a Long Way

There isn’t anything better than having a partner who can make you smile. Every relationship goes through difficulties and bummers in life. So it’s important to have someone who can hug you and say “All is well.”

Supports Your Decisions & Passions
Supports Your Decisions & Passions
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One important quality that you surely needs to have in your partner- Supportive. Whether you have to take an important life decision, accept a job offer or start a new endeavor, your partner should always stand by your side. And encourage you to go ahead and realize your dreams.

Matches Your Level of Craziness
Matches Your Level of Craziness
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Incompatibility is one of the major causes of relationship breakage. Because it is something that has to be in a relationship and you can’t really work on it. So, make sure your partner has similar interests or likes to make your relationship survive longer.

Loves You for Who You Are
Loves You for Who You Are
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Always go for a partner who accepts all your flaws and loves your natural being. If you need to change any of your qualities because your partner is not comfortable with them that may create a problem later. You shouldn’t feel restricted or suppressed in a relationship and should be free to be your true-self.

Values Your Opinions
Values Your Opinions
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We all have opinions. That sometimes may not go down well with our partners. But that doesn’t mean your partner makes a fuss about it. He should be mature enough to respect your thoughts. This quality goes a long way in enriching your relationship.

Loyalty Is Must
Loyalty Is Must
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Fidelity is the key! You cannot expect a relationship of doubts and mistrust to survive longer. If your partner is not loyal, you will keep doubting his actions that will eventually poison your relationship. So make sure your partner is loyal and do not hide things from you.

Willing To Compromise
Willing To Compromise
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Every relationship is built on a strong foundation of compromise. There will be several times when both you and your partner may disagree on something. At that time, both of you need to act mature and be open-minded to each other’s needs and wants.

Brings Out the Best in You
Brings Out the Best in You
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People who love and appreciate you truly always encourage you to follow your passions and bring out the best in you. That’s the kind of positivity you need in your partner and life. Be with someone who helps you shine by overcoming the clouds of darkness.

Able To Communicate
Able To Communicate
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Communication in a relationship is a must. Because minus this there will be no exchange of thoughts or views. You won’t be able to understand the needs of your partner or what is going on in his mind that will eventually suffocate your relationship. Having a partner who can communicate well will make you comfortable and allow to discuss issues that are important for the organic growth of your relationship.

Gives You Space
Gives You Space
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Even being in a mushy and romantic relationship you need space to do things of your own that gives you a sense of satisfaction. Which is always a good thing as it gives you room to explore more and grow. And your partner must be supportive of it. He should not be clingy all the time and give you enough space to explore your interests

Do look out for these qualities in your life partner!

Growing up under the safe shadow of your parent’s unconditional love and care is one of the best blessings. They keep your needs before everything else and go out of their way to provide you with a happy life. But the problem arises when their love takes up the shape of over-protective behavior and they start judging you as per their criteria of how an ideal child should behave. Yes, you got it right!! We are talking about those strict parents who keep a check on every movement of their children and annoys with constant pointless interrogation. And under such situations, a child feels deprived of its free will. So here are some challenges that you will relate to if you have also grown up with strict parents.

No Late Night Out
No Late Night Out
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Imagine how your friends and classmates talk about having a sleepover at each other’s place? Yeah, that never happens to you! Your strict parents declare curfew after 6 pm. So all the fun that you can afford to have with your friends is only in the light of day. That too, within the limits!

Plan Cancellation at the Last Moment Hurts As Hell
Plan Cancellation at the Last Moment Hurts As Hell
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It already takes so much to convince your parents for going movies or watching the game with your friends that you cannot take the pain of getting plans canceled at the last minute. Because that means you again have to go through the process of telling your parents where you are going? With whom are you going? And why are you even going?

Be Alert! They Stalk You on Social Media Too
Be Alert! They Stalk You on Social Media Too
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If you have strict parents and you believe that you can hide your social media activities from them, then think again. Because they stalk your social media profile just like your real life. They will always know who are your friends on Facebook and how many are there.

Not Allowed To Have Girl/Boyfriend
Not Allowed To Have Girl Boyfriend
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No and never! Being with strict parents, you are never allowed to have a boyfriend or girlfriend in school or college or ever. Because according to them concentrating on your grades and placement is more important than having fun with a person who can possibly be a bad influence on you. And some of the strict parents even go to the extent of choosing life partners for their children. Well, if that ever happens to you, may God bless you!

Forget About the Long Trips with Friends
Forget About the Long Trips with Friends
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Asking your strict parent’s permission for going on a trip with your friends is one of the toughest tasks. Because all they will ever say is “NO” with an explanation that you may meet an accident or someone might rob you on the way. And after hearing this, you will be quite scared to even step out of your house.

The Fear of Missing Their Texts & Calls
The Fear of Missing Their Texts & Calls
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Whether you have gone to a movie with friends or for the group study with classmates, your strict parents will continuously bug you with calls and texts every hour asking how is it going and most importantly to know when you are coming back. And if you ever dare to miss their calls or texts that call for a big valid explanation, something like the house was on fire or you had a severe accident. Because otherwise no matter what explanation you give, nothing is ever going to satisfy their interrogative minds.

Important Small Talks That Leads to Big Lectures
Important Small Talks That Leads to Big Lectures
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And at the top of all, those important talks regarding your career, behavior, and life-decisions which keep taking place at regular intervals. And it never occurs to them when these small talks turn into big lectures. They go on and on about what they have planned for your bright future.

Drinking- Not (Never) Allowed
Drinking- Not (Never) Allowed
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Remember how your best friend had the first beer of life with his dad on turning 18. Having strict parents you can only dream about it. Wait, you are not even allowed to dream of things that deviate your attention from your goals. You are never ever going to get a legal drinking permit from your parents, even if the government allows.

Having strict parents can be quite annoying at times and you may feel that they are keeping you away from your basic rights. But everything they do or intend to do is for your own good. So be grateful to have such loving and caring parents and always cherish their presence in your life.

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