Building Romance into a New Relationships

Building Romance into a New Relationships

Create the Perfect Romantic Room to Energise a New Relationship

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Spending a romantic night with a new love doesn't only have to take place in a restaurant with dim lighting, at the beach under the stars, or at an expensive bed and breakfast.

It is possible to create a romantic space in your home or apartment with minimal effort by following some of the suggestions below. Avoid the drab and dreary turn that so many new relationships take by creating and sustaining the romance in your life.

Scented Candles

Adding candles to any room serves two purposes. They create a sensual, subtle, and relaxing atmosphere that will turn any room into a cosy and romantic space.

You don't have to go to a restaurant that charges a lot of money where they dim the lights and use candles to create the same atmosphere you can create in your own home.

There is also a power associated with scents that makes using a fragrant diffuser a good, low maintenance option for creating a romantic ambience. Using scented candles engages more of your senses and helps create the amorous mood you are seeking. Certain scents like jasmine, lavender, sandalwood, and vanilla are said to work as aphrodisiacs.

Set the Mood with Music

Music elicits emotional responses. A song about heartbreak can cause those who have recently had their hearts broken to cry. However, If you are trying to create a romantic mood, you should stay away from these kinds of songs.

Soothing, beautiful, and relaxing music is the right kind of music and can help set the mood for romance. Try love songs or soft country music as it will add to the romantic atmosphere of your room.

Decorate with Flowers

Flowers are by nature romantic. Examples are receiving roses on Valentine's day, tables and rooms are adorned with flowers at most weddings, and floral arrangements are often given to loved ones.

Not only do they add beauty and colour, but they are also similar to scented candles in that they use more of your senses including your sense of smell. They smell pretty.

Get Rid of Clutter

Let's say you have taken care of all the above suggestions. You even have your wine glasses filled and are ready to sit down on the couch and watch a romantic movie.

How quickly do you think the mood would be broken if you have to push aside papers, jackets, remotes, and other stuff you have in that room? Don't take that chance. Clean up the room before you start your evening.

Clutter in a room can make you feel overwhelmed and anxious and will interfere with getting into a romantic mood.

Replace the piles of junk and stuff in your room with a clean, neat, and refreshing space where you can relax and get cosy with the one you want to spend quality time.

Use Your Fireplace

If it is cold outside and you have a fireplace, use it. The light and warmth from a fire is cosy and can be very romantic.

Snuggling in front of a fire with a glass of wine and soft music playing in the background will add to the romantic mood you seek.

Get Rid of Distractions

The number one most distracting item these days is your cell phone. Turn it off! Nothing can ruin a romantic evening more than the sound of an incoming text. If you have children, make sure they are in bed and asleep.

Remove anything in the room reserved for romance that reminds you of work. Do you really want to be thinking about work when you are trying to get close to someone?

Your romantic room should also not have piles of dirty or clean laundry to remind you that you either have to clean your clothes or fold them and put them away.

Change the Layout

For a more permanent solution and one that will keep a room in your home ready for romance, try rearranging the furniture and changing the layout.

There is something about changing the way a room in your home looks that can give you a whole new perspective. It can add a little excitement to the boredom of routine.

Before you start moving heavy furniture around, draw out a few different layout options and see what it looks like on paper first. Don't forget to measure before moving. It will save you a lot of time and sweat equity.

Your newly-decorated room will have a completely different look and feel. It might even seem as though you are away at a romantic destination rather than still in your home.

Without much effort, you can make a room in your home or apartment conducive to having a romantic evening with someone special in your life.

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12 Things Any Sorority Girl Worth Her Letters Brings Home For Winter Break

Don't forget to say goodbye to your big!

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As you start packing to go home for winter break, there are obviously many things that you cannot leave without. Everyone brings home the shoes they always wear or their favorite hoodie. Well, there are many other things a sorority girl brings home that the average person does not.

Being a sorority girl myself, here are the couple things that no srat girl will leave college without.

1. Sorority sweatshirt 

It also happens to be my favorite one but you always want to rep your letters!

2. Comfort Colors T-shirts 

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I think I packed every game day T-shirt and every T-shirt that has my letters on it.

3. Cute beanie 

4. Going out clothes

Just in case.

5. Her sorority water bottle 

Rep those letters!

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6. Booties 

Well, duh.

7. A gift from her little 

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8. And probably something her big gave her too

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9. New music to show her friends from home

10. Maybe even a game day button 

Because why not?

11. Pictures from rush to show her family 

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12. Literally anything with her letters on them

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Youth Homelessness. Where Will You Sleep this Christmas?

Let's find a way to keep the next generation off the streets this Christmas.
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Homelessness is always a sad thing, but it is even worse when it’s youth homelessness. New South Wales in Australia has seen a significant increase in the number of homeless children in the state.

This is a trend that has continued for over the last 20 years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.

According to NDIS provider, The Samaritan Foundation, as many as 26,000 Australian children are living under homeless conditions each night and about 731,000 children in Australia live under the poverty line.

Many of these children often sleep in cars, friends’ houses, hotels, or on the streets outside. 

Between 2015 and 2016, New South Wales homelessness organisations had helped over 18,400 people who were between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. 

Shelters and homelessness service providers are seeing hundreds of more homeless youth requesting their help each year. As a result, the problem of youth homelessness is clearly getting worse instead of better.

Below are the top 4 causes of homelessness in Australia:

Escaping Abuse

An abusive household is a huge reason why many kids end up on the streets. They simply want to get away from the violence and arguing in their household so that they can find some peace and serenity in their lives.

The children are often the victims of this abuse, and instead of telling someone about it, they just run away because they’re too ashamed.  

Family Troubles

Families that fall under hard economic times may become homeless because they cannot afford a place to live. Parents in this situation usually want to be providers for their children, but they simply don’t have the means to do so.

This forces the children to either become homeless with their parents or to become homeless on their own. 

Abandonment 

Parents who abandon their children or kick them out of the house at a premature age will cause them to become homeless.

There are many reasons for why parents might do this to their children, but if the children are too young, they won’t have the means of taking care of themselves. 

Mental Health Issues

Something that doesn’t get talked about enough is children with mental disorders. A lot of homeless youth are suffering from these mental disorders. According some research (Johnson and Chamberlain, Are the Homeless Mentally Ill?, Salvation Army 2011) a disproportionate number of homeless people in Australia also suffer from some kind of metal anxiety, depression or mental disorder.

This makes it so much harder for them to get off the streets because they don’t have the mental capacity to land a job or get themselves cleaned up. Without someone stepping in to help them, they will stay homeless indefinitely.

Turning the Problem Around

A big reason why homelessness continues to trend is that these children don’t get the help they need fast enough. If they’ve been out on the streets for a few years or longer, it is going to be hard for them to ever reintegrate back into society.

Things, like going to school and getting a job, will seem too surreal for them to consider. 

In New South Wales, the state government is looking to crack down on this problem.

Instead of letting homelessness service providers handle everything, the government and local communities are looking to help troubled youths early on before they even become homeless. 

That way, they won’t fall into a hard life that they mentally can’t pull themselves out of.

Homelessness is always a sad thing, but it is even worse when it’s youth homelessness. New South Wales in Australia has seen a significant increase in the number of homeless children in the state.

This is a trend that has continued for over the last 20 years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.

According to NDIS provider, The Samaritan Foundation, as many as 26,000 Australian children are living under homeless conditions each night and about 731,000 children in Australia live under the poverty line.

Many of these children often sleep in cars, friends’ houses, hotels, or on the streets outside. 

Between 2015 and 2016, New South Wales homelessness organisations had helped over 18,400 people who were between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. 

Shelters and homelessness service providers are seeing hundreds of more homeless youth requesting their help each year. As a result, the problem of youth homelessness is clearly getting worse instead of better.

Below are the top 4 causes of homelessness in Australia:

Escaping Abuse

An abusive household is a huge reason why many kids end up on the streets. They simply want to get away from the violence and arguing in their household so that they can find some peace and serenity in their lives.

The children are often the victims of this abuse, and instead of telling someone about it, they just run away because they’re too ashamed.  

Family Troubles

Families that fall under hard economic times may become homeless because they cannot afford a place to live. Parents in this situation usually want to be providers for their children, but they simply don’t have the means to do so.

This forces the children to either become homeless with their parents or to become homeless on their own. 

Abandonment 

Parents who abandon their children or kick them out of the house at a premature age will cause them to become homeless.

There are many reasons for why parents might do this to their children, but if the children are too young, they won’t have the means of taking care of themselves. 

Mental Health Issues

Something that doesn’t get talked about enough is children with mental disorders. A lot of homeless youth are suffering from these mental disorders. According some research (Johnson and Chamberlain, Are the Homeless Mentally Ill?, Salvation Army 2011) a disproportionate number of homeless people in Australia also suffer from some kind of metal anxiety, depression or mental disorder.

This makes it so much harder for them to get off the streets because they don’t have the mental capacity to land a job or get themselves cleaned up. Without someone stepping in to help them, they will stay homeless indefinitely.

Turning the Problem Around

A big reason why homelessness continues to trend is that these children don’t get the help they need fast enough. If they’ve been out on the streets for a few years or longer, it is going to be hard for them to ever reintegrate back into society.

Things, like going to school and getting a job, will seem too surreal for them to consider. 

In New South Wales, the state government is looking to crack down on this problem.

Instead of letting homelessness service providers handle everything, the government and local communities are looking to help troubled youths early on before they even become homeless. 

That way, they won’t fall into a hard life that they mentally can’t pull themselves out of.

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