11 SECRETS THAT WILL ALMOST ALWAYS HURT A RELATIONSHIP, NO MATTER WHAT

Whether it’s happening now, or affected you in the past, it’s important to be open about any struggles you’ve had with addiction. “Addictions require support, meetings, treatment, etc. and your partner deserves to know about it,” mental health therapist Lianna Tsangarides, LCSW tells Bustle. “Addictions are considered a family disease and will impact both of you and this should be open conversation.”

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11 PIECES OF OUTDATED DATING ADVICE TO IGNORE, ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS

Sometimes, waiting between calls or texts can really test your patience. Luckily, according to dating experts, it’s a piece of advice you shouldn’t consider anymore. “Send a text or PM the next day if you want,” Lianna Tsangarides, a licensed clinical social worker, says in an e-mail to Romper. “Let someone know if you are interested or if you aren’t.” No need to hold off until you’ve hit an arbitrary milestone.

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IS SOCIAL MEDIA DAMAGING YOUR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP?

As we are surfing through our own newsfeeds on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, etc, most of us have a tendency to compare our own lives to what we are seeing. Many couples I work with in counseling often talk about how social media is causing problems in their relationships. It’s not uncommon for one partner in a relationship to feel the other spends too much time on social media. A common topic I hear is that one partner feels jealous the relationship isn’t as romantic as what they see online. Or one partner begins to have doubts about their relationship because they appear to fight more than what they see online.

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