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A Single Guy Quit His Job And Spent A Year Interviewing Couples In Love — This Is The Best Relationship Advice He Learned

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Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

Nate Bagley says he was sick of hearing love stories that fell into one of two categories — scandal and divorce, and unrealistic fairytale.

So he started a Kickstarter and used his life savings to tour the country and interview couples in happy, long-term relationships.

kissing-dating-coupleHe then took to Reddit’s /r/IAmA to share what he learned (just in time for Valentine’s Day), and to post podcasts of the couples’ journeys and advice.

“I’ve interviewed gay couples, straight couples, rich couples, poor couples, religious couples, atheist couples, couples who have been together for a short time, and couples who have been together for over 70 years,” he said in his Ask Me Anything. “I’ve even interviewed couples in arranged marriages and polygamous couples.”

He now hopes to make a documentary from the interviews, and has many of them already uploaded on his website,The LoveumentaryThis is some of the best…

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I Will NO Longer Be Silent! (Rant)

Originally posted on Petals Unfolding:

Friends, lately I have been having so much trouble with WordPress, that if it were not for the fact that I have YOU in my life, and all the hard work I have put into Petals, I would walk away. I am not talking about one or two issues. I am talking about a slew of problems. I really HOPE WP sees this post and takes notice that a PAYING customer is really steamed!

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tainted (haiku)

Originally posted on Traces of the Soul :

Counselling can help child sexual abuse

repugnant conduct
compulsion rules his scruples
 robbed innocence

singing, Farmer-in-the-Dale
naïve to such perversions

self-harm releases
venom from her tainted soul
deflowered teen

(c) Tournesol ’14

Photo credits: London Counselling Directory

MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie – Heeding Haiku with Ha – addictions

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Originally posted on Petals Unfolding:

Please enjoy the following photographs I have for you. While I am in my gardens closing them up for the Winter, I give you GOLD.

I used a new technique with these images. Are any of you able to see what I did? Too bad my comments are closed. You will have to tell me later. (smile)

I Love you! (((HUGS))) Amy

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Photography/ “GOLD” 2014©AmyRose

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Name of the Game

Originally posted on Source of Inspiration:

Black canyon

Too much introspection
steals spontaneity
yet to never look inside
risks self-centeredness.

It is difficult to change
habits of a life-time
values that no longer
seem to work for me.

Yet to remain the same
is not an option
for change is
the name of the game.

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Never minimize another’s pain…


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