Relationships demand a great deal of commitment at every stage – beginning it, strengthening it and maintaining it over the course of months and years is not an easy task. In 2016, with work and other commitments often limiting the time we have in our personal lives, it is more difficult than ever.
Fortunately, this is the digital age and the amount of online resources designed to help you navigate the tricky waters of relationships, both romantic and platonic. Here are five of the best resources for website and mobile.
27 Ways To Be Closer To Your Spouse
There are always ways in which you can become closer to your other half – it’s easy to take them for granted when you have other things going on, and this can slowly cause the relationship to deteriorate. The Quality Solicitors guide to maintaining a close, strong bond with your spouse is a fantastic, varied resource for couples of all ages – from promoting empathy to encouraging couples to pursue separate interests, this guide is an invaluable resource.
36 Questions That Lead To Love
When the New York Times published an article that suggested that asking and answering 36 questions could be the key to two people falling in love, it caused a sensation as people questioned whether such a simple thing could help achieve something so complicated. While it’s perhaps a bit far-fetched to say that the questions really could help people fall in love, they can certainly help people become better connected. You can download the questions (from “Out of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?” to “Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how they would have handled it”) via an app or view them online.
Tinder is infamous for facilitating hook-ups, but what about those who want to meet new people and form new relationships with them without necessarily getting into anything romantic? Mobile application Wiith takes the same formula and allows the user to find people nearby who share their interests, so it’s a great tool for making new friends and hitting it off with someone immediately. And if it leads to something more, that’s just an added bonus…
Niche dating websites
A lot of people who use dating websites like OKCupid and PlentyOfFish may become disillusioned because they can’t find anyone they like or who shares their interests. However, there is a growing market for niche dating websites and apps where those who like beards (for example) can connect with people who have beards. These sites have helped connect people based on music taste, favourite foods (or necessary diets) and even preferred sci-fi shows. If there’s a niche for it, there’s probably an app that people are using.
Fix A Fight
Every couple fights – it’s part of a healthy relationship to get your feelings about a situation out in the open, but the hard part is making up so that both parties are satisfied and are able to move on. Fix A Fight is an app that allows you to do so by guiding you through the actions needed to make up after a fight. In terms of effectiveness, it may not work for everyone, but it should allow you to get to the making up part as quickly as possible…
This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as online resources for relationships are concerned. Whatever you might need help with when it comes to your friends, family or significant other, there is probably an app or a website that has you covered – and if there isn’t, there almost certainly will be soon.