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Dear Wendy

Friday Links: June 22

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

From Huffington Post: “31 Ways To Know You’re In The Right Relationship”

From the Wall Street Journal: “Need Space in a Relationship? Just Don’t Say It That Way”

This week’s Modern Love is lovely: “A Father, a Son and a Fighting Chance”

From Scientific American: “When Men Are Less Moral Than Women”

From College Candy: “How to get Your Summer Love On”

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to wendy@dearwendy.com and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    bethany June 22, 2012, 1:33 pm

    I really liked 31 ways to know you’re in the right relationship… I thought it was really thoughtfully written, and pretty spot on.

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      kerrycontrary June 22, 2012, 2:01 pm

      Same, I really like the “Observe” one.

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    • theattack

      theattack June 22, 2012, 3:41 pm

      I really enjoyed the idea of “Object Permanence” as a way to describe trust. I felt like this article was so accurate for my relationship, I just forwarded it to my fiance on his work email address.

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      • theattack

        theattack June 22, 2012, 4:18 pm

        And of course, he reads the article, then frantically texts me freaking out because I said I thought the article accurately described us, and he didn’t notice that the first half of the list was stuff that DOESN’T happen in your relationship. So he just unnecessarily freaked out about our relationship in the middle of a work day, awwww.

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    • CatsMeow

      CatsMeow June 22, 2012, 4:06 pm

      I like it too. It drives home a lot of the stuff we talk about here on DW.

      It’s also the only link I’ve gotten to so far… Let’s see how I like the other ones!

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    bethany June 22, 2012, 2:28 pm

    “A Father, A Son and A Fighting Chance” was beautiful as well… It made my heart happy to hear about a father loving his son that much.

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      rachel June 22, 2012, 3:57 pm

      That one was beautiful! I welled up at the image of Jeff and Paul holding on to each other in the boat.

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    • JK

      JK June 22, 2012, 7:29 pm

      That was so sweet.

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  • SweetsAndBeats

    SweetsAndBeats June 22, 2012, 2:42 pm

    I wish every single girl on the face of the planet would read ‘Need Space In a Relationship…’

    I used to be super clingy, and both my exes and I would end up miserable. Then, I did a complete 180*, and became super independent. But I dated a few guys who were very very clingy, and I kept trying to make the relationship work while still respecting my own needs. The guys would be manipulative and use guilt to make me do what THEY wanted and take care of THEM. I saw just how emotionally draining it was to be codependent. So, now, I’m in a relationship where we have our own friends and interests and schedules, and we don’t whine at each other if one partner ends up alone at home with nothing to do. It feels much healthier and we’re both very happy.

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