Lillian Glass (Communication Psychologist) gives expert video advice on: What's the secret to a healthy romantic relationship?; How do I know if my girlfriend or boyfriend really loves me?; What do I need to know about my partner before we have sex? and more...
How do I know if my girlfriend or boyfriend really loves me?
You really can tell if somebody loves you or they don't love you. If they love you, they're willing to go out of their way for you. They're willing to do anything for you. And they're also willing to do things that they really don't want to do, because that's true love.
How long should I date someone before having sex?
Many people ask, "How long should I date someone before I have sex with them?" It depends on the couple. It depends on the individual. If you just want to look at someone as a hook up then sex can happen anytime. If you really want to have a meaningful relationship, you need to take your time and really get to know that person before you engage in sexual relations with them.
What do I need to know about my partner before we have sex?
Before your first sexual encounter with a new partner, you really need to do a lot of things. Number one; you need to be responsible. You need to find out their sexual history. You need to definitely talk about use of birth control as well as a way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. You also need to find out what each of your expectations are in the relationship. Does somebody just want a hook-up, or do they want to have meaningful relationship with you?
If I cheat on my girlfriend or boyfriend, should I confess?
If you cheat on your girlfriend or boyfriend, it's a good idea to confess. Why? Because of sexually transmitted diseases: you don't know what's out there and even though you are protected, you may very well not be. Secondly, if you're cheating, confessing could help to address what the underlying causes of the problems are in your relationship so you can talk about it. Telling your boyfriend or girlfriend that you've cheated really helps build the relationship back, because you've been honest and you're able to now go on.