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On November 16,what appeared to be a fun-filled little family yarn about a kid left to his own devices at Christmastime and forced to fend off a couple of bungling burglars became an instant classic. Today, no holiday movie marathon is complete without a viewing of Home Alonethe movie that turned Macaulay Culkin into one of the biggest kid stars of all time. And while you may be able to recite its dialogue line for line, here are 25 things you might not know about the John Hughes-penned picture.
Relationships are amazing; you get to share your life with someone who wants to be there for you.
But being someone's partner doesn't have to mean being inseparable. Finding out how to stay independent in a relationship is one of the tricky keys to success.
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Danielle Forshee, doctor of psychology and d clinical social workertells Bustle. Friends, hobbies, and traditions don't disappear when someone new enters your life.
You just have to work to make things go smoothly. If there's conflict, it's likely not about the fact that you're spending time apartbut how and why you are. This just means, like all else in relationships, that you need to be open and honest with your partner about what you want and why. Communication is key, after all. In the end, keeping things separate, to some degree, will be healthy for your relationship.
Forshee says. First and foremost: your friends still need to be a priority, even if you're in a serious relationship. These friendships are, and will be, part of the key to your emotional health.
It's good for your soul. It may seem like RelationshipGoals, but you absolutely do not need to be grocery shopping with your partner every week. Misery does love company but keep 'divide and conquer' in mind on this one," Purdy says.
This isn't to say that an occasional tag team to Home Depot isn't fun. It just doesn't have to be a common occurrence. Plus, if you each do an errand separately, you'll have more time to spend together doing actual fun things, like binge-watching Netflix. You don't need to date someone of your same religion to maintain your spiritual practices. Whether it's a church, synagogue, temple, mosque or mountain, if this aspect is important to you it's seriously OK to go it alone.
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Plus, for many spiritual practices, doing them in solace is an added benefit. It's pretty clear that finding a partner doesn't mean finding someone who shares the same exact interests as you. Yeah, it's cool if you can bond over a love of catsbut you likely won't be finding yourself wanting to indulge in all of their hobbies.
And they shouldn't expect that of you, either. And you don't need to do these things with them.
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Your relationship will be quite alright. Despite what Fergie says, when you're up in the gym just working on your fitness you don't need a witness. From the most practical reasons to the larger topic of why you're working out in the first place, your time exercising does not need to be a couple's pursuit.
Working out separately solves these issues," Bennett says.
It also gives you time to decompress and listen to your favorite throwback playlist with no judgement. Take a cue from your single self to figure out if you want to add your partner to your workout regime. And you can take that rule and apply it to almost any activity.
If you enjoyed doing something alone prior to the relationship, then you have the right to keep doing it alone even when you have a partner. Alone time is alone time. Sitting in silence together is not. Plus, research says downtime is really good for your relationship.
And your partner can have some time to recuperate too. As your lives become intertwined, it can be natural to have working alongside your partner become part of your routine.
But it doesn't need to be. You will likely need to be very focused and end up ignoring your ificant other or getting distracted from your work because of having your ificant other there and not get your work done, which will not only result in a waste of time but could also cause friction between you and your ificant other," Salkin says. So whether you work from home or from an office, try to keep the relationship stuff at an arm's distance while you're on the clock. In all, a relationship is about balance.
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So spending time apart is another way to make your time together feel more meaningful. This doesn't mean that you can't grocery shop, meditate, or go for a run with your partner. But it does mean that you might feel stronger if you feel able to do some of these things alone.
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