Review of Envy One by Jopen

The Good:
• Rechargeable
• Silicone
• Waterproof
• Decent vibrations

The Bad:
• Gets hot
• Issues with light indicator
• Expensive

Overall Rating:
Intensity Level: 4/5       Noise Level: 2/5

Like most women, I’m a girl who’s obsessed with clit vibes. I feel like you can never get too many, and I’m always looking out there for the best one. Or at least something better than what I think is the best clit atmosphere out there. I was extremely happy to see that they had a tiny version when I first saw the Envy line. It wasn’t as tiny as I expected it to be, and I’d actually prefer something a little bigger. I have never previously owned a Jopen item, so I had high hopes for it. I’m always reading great stuff about their energy and silicone stuff, and I’d expect nothing less than excellent with such a high price tag.

Material:

Jopen’s entire Envy line is made of silicone; a material that is odorless, non-porous and hypoallergenic. If, upon arrival, your toy has a faint smell, it’s because of the packaging it comes in. Mine had a very weak smell, but once I washed it, it went away entirely. The silicone fabric is soft, but it’s not soft buttery like some of my other (loved) silicone toys. This silicone has a tiny drag, enough to add a tiny quantity of water-based lubricant. Make sure you only use this toy with a water-based lubricant or a silicone lubricant of high quality that you understand will not respond to the product. I highly recommend that you test your place. There’s also a seam along the toy’s sides, but during use they can’t be felt or noticed, so it’s not much. It has a tendency to collect lint, but I have toys that are much worse, so this one isn’t that bad.

Charging:

A USB charger comes with the Envy One. You can either charge it on your desktop or you can use a wall plug-in USB charging adapter. Located at the bottom of the toy, the charging port has the same type of plug as a couple of headphones / ear phones, so it’s very simple to figure out.

The Envy One requires a full charge of 2.5 hours. You should get 4.5 hours of play time at low velocity with a full charge, and 2 hours of play time at elevated velocity. I can tell the batter was on the largest environment for the last two hours, but I noticed it was starting to weaken as time passed.

My process of charging didn’t go very smooth. A red light came on when I plugged in the Envy One, but when I looked over at it about 5 minutes later, the toy wasn’t all lit up. I unplugged it, plugged it in, and the light went on again. I looked at it again and the light switched off, but anyway I just let sit on the charger for a few hours. My toy appeared to be fully charged after a few hours passed. I was quite upset about the light problem. It had me wondering if it even charged, and also unsure of when charging was accomplished.

Shape / Size:

The Envy One is a tiny vibrator with a tapered tip that provides pin-pointed vibrations. Although it’s a tiny vibrator, on the bulky side I still believe it’s a bit. I would like it to be a bit slimmer and shorter personally. It resembles the famous We-Vibe Salsa, except that the Envy is longer, broader, and silicone-covered.

The Envy One measures in length 4.5 inches and diameter 1.25 inches. It’s large enough that you could use it as a teaser to tease the vaginal opening, but the size is best for clitoral and external stimulation as well as for some shallow insertion.

Controls / Functions:

The Envy One comes with 7 functions programmed and you change the speeds from low to high in increments. On the toy’s bottom there are two buttons that control everything.  The letter F is on one of the buttons. That button scrolls through the seven distinct patterns of vibration. The other button enables on and off the toy and improves the intensity of the vibration. To switch off the toy, it only requires one press of the blank button, so accidentally turning it off during use is very simple. On the plus hand, it brings you right back to where you left off when you switch it on. Honestly, I had to find out how to do this thing a little bit. At first, it may be a little tricky.

Vibrations:

The vibrations on this toy are powerful, but they’re not going through the silicone really well. I’d say the silicone reduces that toy’s real potential. After charging it, the vibrations are the strongest and rumblest. They weaken fairly rapidly, and when applying pressure they also weaken. I’m someone who puts a lot of pressure on me, so that’s certainly a problem for me. Vibrations can be felt throughout the toy, but at the tip they’re strongest. The vibrations started to become mildly numbing fingers after about 20 minutes. Again, I believe the way the silicone distributes the vibrations could have something to do with it. I was really impressed with the amount of noise. When it’s on, you can hear a slight rattle, but I doubt anyone would hear it in a distinct space.

Keeping It Safe / Packaging:

The Envy One comes packed in a really nice box that’s perfect for storing your toy inside, but I was really surprised that it didn’t include a storage pouch. Even though the box is great for storing your toy at home, if you want to travel with it, it’s nice to have a pouch for it. The Envy One is certainly friendly to travel, so if you bring it with you, I would suggest finding a pouch to store it in. The packaging comes with some back data, and inside the box is also included a tiny pamphlet.

Keeping It Clean:

The Envy One is waterproof at 100% and very simple to clean. You can’t boil it or run it through the dishwasher, so with a mild soap or a toy cleaner of your choice you have to wash it in warm water.

My Experience:

I had high hopes for my Envy One as I said before. It wasn’t all I expected to be, unfortunately. The first issue I had was the issue of charging. Although the toy seems to charge completely well, all sorts of jacked-up are the light indicator. My second problem was how warm it began to get as I used it. I was able to feel the heat from the toy warming up my vagina about 15-20 minutes into my playtime. It’s not burning you or anything, but it’s very noticeable and it can begin feeling uneasy. I wouldn’t honestly spend the $100 variety asking for the price for these stuff. My salsa and tango are cheaper than that, and I like them better than that.

If you are interested in Jopen buying the Envy One, you can discover it on the website of LoveHoney.

Review: The Ferris Wheel of Tongues!

The Good:

  • Unique sensation

The Bad:

  • Requires a lot of lube
  • Not waterproof
  • Loud

Intensity Level: 2.5/5             Noise Level: 4/5

I first saw the Sqweel long ago when I began browsing for sex toys online. I never got the initial Sqweel, so I decided to give it a shot when I saw they published a fresh and enhanced version. It’s a non-vibrating sex toy that is supposed to simulate oral sex for those of you who aren’t acquainted with the Sqweel. This oral sex simulator has a wheel with ten silicone tongues that spin a lot like a Ferris wheel instead of vibrations. The Sqweel 2 is certainly distinct from any other sex toy I’ve ever used. Although this toy may be the closest thing to oral sex I’ve had, don’t get it twisted. This isn’t a real language, so it won’t feel like the true thing. If you’re going to use this toy, you’re going to be highly angry when you expect it to feel just like oral sex. I haven’t fallen in love with this toy, and I’d alter many stuff. Whether you still want to try it or not will be entirely up to you. However, I’m happy I’ve tried it. If some things were enhanced to make this toy more enjoyable, I would most probably attempt it again.

Material: The Sqweel 2 body is plastic, but a body-safe silicone is the part of the toy that makes the most contact with your private parts. Silicone is phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, and totally non-porous. Because both silicone and plastic are phthalate-free, it’s almost an odorless toy. The plastic smells like “new,” but with one nice rinse it’s gone.

The tongues of the silicone feel very durable. On the ground, they are soft and pliable. In both directions, you can basically flex them all the way down. I don’t like the firmness of the languages very much. I didn’t believe it was smooth enough tongues. They required to feel much softer and more “skin-like” in my view if they want to feel close to a true tongue anywhere.

Texture:

The silicone has no texture. To the contact it’s soft, without any drag. I’m surprised that the tongues don’t have any sort of taste-bud impact to make it more realistic.

Although the fabric is very smooth with no drag to it, the silicone tongues are not very smooth so you still have to use a lubricant shit-load. I remain on the secure side and use only lubricants based on water. I don’t want to ruin the silicone at all.

Design, Shape, & Size:

The Sqweel 2 isn’t your average sex toy, it’s fairly evident. It almost sums up a novelty toy’s word, at least in my view. You may have noticed that the toy out there isn’t the most appealing, but it looks very exciting. This toy’s design is likely the reason that a lot of individuals want to try this toy, regardless of your level of knowledge. I can’t say I love the design, but I don’t really see any other way this toy could really have been intended.

It’s a very bulky item, and it’s not the easiest toy to hold in your hand while using it alone. I wouldn’t say it’s all that simple to conceal, and when I’m traveling I’m not sure I’d even consider taking it with me. The plastic cap enables to safeguard the wheel from dust.

Sqweel 2 Measures: 5 inchesx 4 1/2 inches Functions & Controls: At first, the Sqweel 2 may be somewhat difficult and may take some to get used to. First of all, stuff. You will need 3 AAA batteries to spin those tongues. The battery compartment is on the back, it’s very easy to open and close, and the batteries are easy to insert. The next thing you want to do is make sure your Sqweel 2 is locked, so your toy doesn’t come apart while you’re using it. Once these two items have been achieved, your Sqweel 2 is prepared to use.

On the front of the Sqweel 2 there are two buttons that regulate the velocity and direction of the “tongue wheel.” There is a play button with arrows and a button.

The tongue velocity is controlled by the play button. Three speeds are available, each quicker than the previous one. There’s not all a big distinction between the three velocities. I honestly felt like a much slower velocity should have been provided. I believed it was too quick to make it feel more like a smacking feeling.

The arrows on the button controls the direction the wheel is spinning. The Sqweel 2 provides three distinct modes of direction. It spins in the clockwise direction, in the clockwise direction, and then it moves back and forth between the two simulating a leaking movement.

If you ever feel the need to put pressure on the Sqweel, you’re basically out of luck. When I used this, I wanted to apply pressure, but it would almost stop moving entirely. Hold the plus sign button for 3-5 seconds once you’re prepared to switch off the Sqweel and it will shut down. It has no memory whatsoever, so when you switch it off, it won’t remember where it was when you turn it on. Make sure that noise discretion is not a problem whenever you use the Sqweel. The Sqweel is a fairly noisy toy regardless of velocity or direction.

Keeping it clean:

The Sqweel 2 needs a few additional measures not done by your typical sex toys. First of all, it’s not waterproof, so make sure you don’t get any water close the battery compartment when cleaning the toy’s plastic body. I suggest that the plastic base be carefully cleaned with toy wipes. You will first need to press the button on the front of the toy to unlock the symbol to remove the cover to clean the silicone tongues. Then you can readily remove the tongue wheel and wash it with hot water and soap, or clean it with your selection of toy. Make sure to dry it off entirely before storing it after cleaning your toy. When using your Sqweel 2, make sure the batteries are removed to ensure your new toy has a long life.

Packaging: The Sqweel 2 is simply packaged in a packaging of cardboard / clamshell. The toy can be seen through the packaging, and it says’ ORAL SEX TOY’ in large letters on the front of the package. It is not at all discreet and not perfect for storage with that being said. It also comes with a tiny pamphlet of guidance that comes in 8 distinct languages, as well as telling you how to use and clean the toy.

My Experience:

to be all that soft, I’m not sure I would really describe this toy. For me, if I didn’t use enough lube, it was very awkward. You really have to use a lot of lubricant to get that slick feeling or it’ll just feel like your clitoris is smacked. It wasn’t exactly a painful experience, but it might be very painful if you don’t lube it with a slick water-based lubricant. I always apply vibrator pressure, but since it’s not a vibrator, you’ve got to take your time and let the fingers stroke your clit softly. Slowly building yourself up to an orgasm is best. I’m a bit sensitive downstairs, so other users might actually enjoy the smacking feeling I didn’t really like. Using around the anal area is also pleasant. Indeed, I was amazed how much I liked it.

In the future, I intend to attempt some of the distinct wheels in the hope that I will find one I like better than this one.

Dating vs. Relationships: The Real Difference

Dating vs. Relationships
The main difference between dating and being in a relationship is that people in a relationship are connected by a mutual commitment to each other. You and the person you’re with have agreed, either officially or unofficially, that you’re seeing each other exclusively and are in a partnership together.

However, most of the time it’s not so back and white. Sometimes that area between just dating and being in a committed relationship can get a little grey. That’s why we came up with a list of signs that your casual fling has taken a turn into relationship territory:

You’re not really looking around anymore
If you’re dating around, but someone special has pulled ahead of the pack, to the point where you’ve let the others fall off, you’ve stepped into relationship territory. Alternatively, if you’re still on your dating site of choice and you’re not compelled to message anyone new, or even log in, you’ve been bitten, and maybe it’s time to think of your romance in relationship terms.

They’re your go-to person when you make plans
When you read about something fun going on, or the movie you’re dying to see comes out, is this person your no-brainer first call? If you’re invited to an office party, is the first thing you consider whether or not you get to bring a plus one? Do you check and see if this person is free before you commit to other plans? If the answer to any of these is yes, then it’s a sign that you’re beginning to picture a life in which they’re a mainstay.

You do nothing together
A common sign that your fling is getting relationshippy is when your plans don’t necessarily involve any, you know, plans. If your sweetheart is content sitting on the couch and watching Saturday afternoon movies while you fold laundry, some walls have come down, and you’re clearly comfortable involving your person in the less glamorous aspects of your everyday life.

Read full article on www.zoosk.com

9 Signs He’s Not a Cheater

Being cheated on is the worst. You feel rejected but also pissed. You don’t know who you can trust. Well, scientific studies have narrowed down some traits that are statistically more common in guys who cheat, so here are some signs (not confirmation, obviously) that your guy will never stray.

1. You bring home the same amount of money. recent study from the American Sociological review showed that partners were less likely to cheat if they were in the same (or similar) income brackets. Men were more likely to cheat if they made a lot more money than their partner, and they were most likely to cheat if they made a lot less. So if you two have similar paychecks, you’ve got statistics on your side.

2. He’s from the Midwest. According to this poll, Midwesterners are just too well-mannered to cheat on their partners.

3. His friends are also faithful. People are more likely to cheat if their friends are also cheaters, according to M. Gary Newman, author of The Truth About Cheating. If his friends are trustworthy, it’s likely he’s trustworthy too.

4. He feels loved and trusted. According to a study conducted by Newman, most men don’t cheat because they’re not satisfied sexually. They cheat because they’re seeking emotional satisfaction.

5. He’s an extrovert. Extroverts are less likely to go along with the influence of others. Research shows that introverts are actually more likely to cheat because they’re more likely to agree to someone propositioning them. So even if he’s always out there meeting new people, you actually might be safer.

Source: www.cosmopolitan.com

What Relationship Experts Know About Dating That You Don’t

1. The Worst People Get the Most Dates
Frustrating but true: The more narcissistic a person is, the more beguiling they seem when you first meet them. The discovery came out of a recent study in the European Journal of Personality where researchers had subjects take personality tests before they went on speed dates with other participants. Men and women who displayed more narcissistic characteristics were rated as more desirable for both short- and long-term relationships by their fellow speed daters. (Keep in mind that the researchers weren’t measuring clinical narcissistic personality disorder, but if you meet someone with that, even more reason to run very far away.)

We wondered how it could possibly be that subjects failed to spot a self-centered person when they were literally sitting right in front of them, but lead study author Emanuel Jauk, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Graz, in Austria, has an explanation. “The positive aspects of narcissism, like charm, self-confidence and assertiveness, seem to dominate the first impression,” says Jauk. “The rather undesirable aspects, like self-absorbedness, arrogance and entitlement, are harder to recognize at first.” Jauk says narcissists may even try to charm people they’re not actually interested in because they crave admiration from everyone, not just the people they like. (If you’ve got a narcissist in your life, romantic or not, we’ve got advice on how to deal with them here.)

2. An Attractive Stranger’s Jokes Can Reveal Their Intentions
If you’re looking for love and the person you’re chatting with is using the old flirtatious-teasing approach (think self-deprecating jokes or using other people, like, well, you, as the punch line), you’re probably not after the same thing. Both men and women tend to use this type of negative humor when they’re interested in something short-term, found forthcoming research led by Theresa DiDonato, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Maryland. There’s a catch though: Subjects were more likely to use positive jokes, like pointing out the awkwardness of hitting on someone at the bar, when they were pursuing short- and long-term relationships. So while a warmer sense of humor is no guarantee that you’re on the same page, a string of darker jokes is a warning sign that you’re definitely not.

Read more www.oprah.com

The Best Relationship Advice, According to Experts

Relationship advice is a tricky thing. When it’s unsolicited, it can be annoying and sometimes even insulting (hey, we all have that friend). But when you actually seek it out, it can be hard to find what you’re really looking for—like a definitive answer on whether or not yours is healthy, and what’s truly important.

Sure, there’s your go-to advice like “don’t go to bed angry,” and “respect is important,” but we’ve all heard those before. That’s why we consulted expert therapists for the best tips they most regularly share with their patients.

Schedule dates to talk about your relationship.

“Commit to investing an hour—on an ongoing basis—to work on strengthening your relationship, troubleshooting, and making it more satisfying,” says Manhattan-based licensed clinical psychologist Joseph Cilona, Psy.D. Set up a weekly or monthly dinner where you only talk about relationship issues or goals.

Be candid about your feelings—the good and the bad.

Regularly opening up can help bring you closer, says psychotherapist Beth Sonnenberg, L.C.S.W. “Once you think that your feelings don’t matter, won’t be heard, or are not worth sharing, you open the door to harbor negativity and resentment.” That includes positive feelings, too, she points out—especially when they’re connected with your partner. “People need to feel appreciated in any relationship,” she adds.

Read full article on www.oprahmag.com

10 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Funny Guy

1. We’re guaranteed to make your day better, like a human version of pizza. Had a crappy day at work? Get in a fight with your best friend? You know that if you call us up to hang out, we’ll get you laughing.

2. Funny guys are like garlic: bland stuff suddenly gets way better. We’ll make even boring stuff awesome. Do you have to go help your brother move out of his dorm? Bring us along. Awkward family wedding? Check and see if you get a plus-one.

3. We hate being called “funny guys.” On a personal note, I hate writing this and even self-identifying as being funny. If people introduce us as funny or ask us to tell a joke on the spot, we’ll retreat into our (probably) metaphorical shells.

4. Yes, we will make jokes during serious talks. Bear with us and don’t get mad. Sometimes we can’t resist making a so-bad-it’s-really-bad-and-almost-good pun or throwing out an actually good one-liner. These moments might come during a serious talk about where our relationship is headed. Brace yourself.

5. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be serious. Half the time we’re making jokes, we’re still taking things seriously. But we’re not about to start screaming, “HEY, GANG! WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH DEATH, HUH? WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE DIE? WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?” at your great aunt’s funeral like some terrible stand-up. We are not insane. We still understand societal norms.

Source: www.cosmopolitan.com

10 Dating Do’s and Don’ts From 6 Therapists

Looking for a tip or two on how to tackle the dating scene? Then you’ve probably noticed the onslaught of search engine results when you Google the phrase “dating dos and don’ts.” Yikes! Over 300 million results bombard the computer screen. It seems everyone’s an expert on relationships and human behavior, or are they? Here, the advice IS coming from actual experts and in this case, six bona fide therapists!

Dating Dos Don’ts From 6 Therapists

Tips from Dr. Jamie Long, Psy.D.

1. DON’T convince yourself you only have one “type.”

DO widen your definition of a compatible mate. Open yourself to the possibility that you can fall in love with someone who doesn’t perfectly meet the criteria that you believe is your ideal or particular “type.”

2. DON’T be overly critical or judgmental.

DO approach others with curiosity, kindness, and compassion. Premature dismissals of someone are a one-way ticket to overlooking a potentially great love match.

3. DON’T come on too strong! Watch yourself for behaviors that could be constured as needy, desperate, unstable, or otherwise undesirable.

DO respect the natural progression of intimacy. Telling a potential mate how much you really, really like them adds a lot of unnecessary pressure! Instead, gradually reveal your inner thoughts, feelings, and personal story starting with light and casual then progressing to deeper, more intimate self-disclosures.

4. DON’T forget the traditional rules of dating.

DO be a gentlemen/lady. Some rules of dating have stood the test of time. Yes, we live in a modern world in which women can pay for themselves and open their own door. Still, it’s nice when the man foots the bill after a dinner date. Likewise, ladies shouldn’t try to be just one of the guys.

 

Tips from Dr. Kate Campbell, Ph.D., LMFT

5. DON’T be overly influenced by expectations of family and friends such as, “Does she practice the same religion? Is he the same race, or does he have the desired financial/educational status?”

Read more www.psychologytoday.com

Here’s What 15 Relationship Experts Can Teach Us About Love

If binge-watching “Jane the Virgin” and “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix has taught us anything, it’s that relationships are messy.

Personal experience proves it too: From our eighth-grade romance to our most recent breakup drama, “love isn’t easy” is a life lesson we know all too well.

No matter your status — single, dating, engaged, or married — relationships take work. Whether they end with tears and empty Ben & Jerry’s or last until forever maydepend on countless factors, but your actions, words, and thoughts undoubtedly play a role.

One thing that’ll give you an advantage in the game of love? Soaking up all the wisdom you can from relationship therapists, researchers, matchmakers, and more.

Here, we’ve distilled it down to the very best advice 15 experts have learned. Regardless of your personal situation, their words may help you find the key to long-lasting happiness.

Get into a healthy mindset

1. Look for someone with similar values

“For long-lasting love, the more similarity (e.g., age, education, values, personality, hobbies), the better. Partners should be especially sure that their values match before getting into marriage.

Although other differences can be accommodated and tolerated, a difference in values is particularly problematic if the goal is long-lasting love.

Another secret for a long marriage: Both partners need to commit to making it work, no matter what. The only thing that can break up a relationship are the partners themselves.”

Source: greatist.com

13 Things Not to Say to Someone Who’s Always in a Relationship

1. “How do you spice it up?” As if it weren’t already spicy. When you’re in a really, really good relationship, you don’t have to search for spices — they’re just there in infinite supply.

2. “You’re young! You need to get out there and experience what the world has to offer you.” And by that do you mean “have one-night stands with guys who don’t know what they’re doing and first dates that are awkward as hell”? I don’t judge if that’s what you enjoy. But if I found My Person, there’s no point in going on dates that I don’t really want to be on.

3. “How’s the ball and chain doing?” Or “How’s the boyyyyyyfriend?” you might say while rolling your eyes as if to suggest it’s such a chore to be in a happy, steady relationship. He’s great and we love the shit out of each other, actually! Thanks for asking.

4. “People in long-term relationships are just people who are way too comfortable with each other.” Allow me to clarify: A comfortable relationship is not an unhappy relationship. I’m comfortable with my significant other in the sense that I will walk around with no makeup and send him ugly selfies. Comfort does not make us dislike each other.

5. “It’s so weird that you have no one else to compare him or your relationship to. How can you even tell if he’s The One?”  This is hard to understand for someone who hasn’t found their person yet, but if you have found your person, you know. To put it in simple terms — your favorite personal belonging probably isn’t your favorite because some external force made you realize that it is. Your favorite green bracelet is your favorite green bracelet because you love it and it means something to you. It’s that simple. So, yeah, I just know.

6. “I don’t believe in monogamy.” And I do. Which is why I am me, and you are you. Oh, look, a poem!

Read more www.cosmopolitan.com

5 Questions to Ask Happy and Long-Term Couples

When I write about issues that affect singles, I often discuss the importance of being around happy couples. By spending time with couples who actually like each other and treat each other well, you are watching other men and women model how to make a relationship work. What’s more, these couples provide living proof that good relationships exist. Hanging out with happy couples helps give your faith a boost, especially when you start to question when –and if – a happy relationship will materialize for you. When spending time with couples, take a few minutes at some point to ask a few questions about their relationship experience.

“Looking back, was your partner the type you imagined yourself ending up with?”

Couples have a lot of interesting stories about what they imagined when each of them was single. Often, members of successful long-term relationships report that the person they ended up with wasn’t the type they originally envisioned. Perhaps he was a bit older or she dressed differently;perhaps he was nerdier or she was more social.

Happy couples often find that they end up settling down with someone who has a passion or hobby they never would have imagined in their partner: a motorcyclist, a musician, or someone who plays a particular sport. Ask happy couples you know about whether the type of person they ended up with fit the type they had envisioned for themselves, and you will get some interesting answers.

“Were there arguments or significant conflicts in the first few months of dating?”

If you ask only one or two of my suggested questions, make this question one of them. Ask a happy couple you know whether there were days or nights with feelings of confusion, sadness or anger; ask whether there were any tears shed in the first month or two, or whether each member of the couple had significant insecurity about whether the dating relationship would last. Listening carefully to their answers – and the answers will skew heavily toward one end of the yes/no spectrum – and think about how much patience you have in relationships for emotional drama and conflict.

Read full article on www.eharmony.com

101 Relationship Tips Straight from Dating Experts

Being part of a couple can be difficult, but the best relationship tips are really all about maintenance—keeping things fresh, finding time for each other, and coming up with ways to navigate the tricky ups and downs every partnership faces. Of course, it’s all easier said than done, so we’ve come up with 101 ways to make your relationship even better.

Plus, we asked a few of our favorite relationship experts for their tips, including life and dating coach Kira Sabin, relationships author Samara O’Shea (whose book Loves Me … Not is worth a read), and former sex and relationships editor at The Frisky, Ami Angelowicz.

From how to deal with jealousy to how to get over a potentially deadly lull, we’ve got 101 relationship tips you can start implementing right now.

1. Listen

It might sound obvious, but when you really allow yourself to listen—and ask questions about—what your partner says, it not only leads to better conversations, but also better communication.

2. Take a Few Days Apart

Missing each other is a great way to reconnect. Have a weekend getaway with your friends every few months.

3. Find a Support Team

Have a handful of great friends or family members you can call so your significant other doesn’t have to hear every small grievance going on your life.

4. Put Away Your Phones

One of the biggest relationship tips is to give your undivided attention when your partner is speaking. It’s is one of the most important things you can do.

5. Volunteer Together

Giving back is a great way to keep perspective of how great your relationship is—and how lucky you both are.

Source: stylecaster.com