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How To Get Your Ex Back Fast (In 5 Quick Steps)

A tumultuous relationship is often the mark of two incredibly passionate people coming together. Breaking up and getting back together does not make a relationship week, it only means that two people need to separate and sort their emotions out before getting back together in order to make their relationship work.

There may be times that you are ready to mend your fences but you don’t know how to get your ex back to the negotiating table. You wish to fight for the relationship, but do not know where to start. It is important to realize that the longer you wait to try and earn your ex’s trust again, the harder it will be for the relationship to be fixed.Here are 5 quick steps that you can take to get your ex back as quickly as possible so that you can work on creating a better and stronger relationship.

HOW TO GET YOUR EX BACK IN 5 STEPS

Validate their feelings. Whether or not you agree with everything that they have said over the course of your break up, it is important to realize that their feelings are valid and acknowledge them. Many failed relationships have happened as a result of one or both partners feeling like their opinions are not valued or their feelings are not considered real. Avoid common defense mechanisms that resort to belittling your partner’s feelings, like calling them crazy or implying that they are not smart.

A relationship can not be mended using negative tactics. Instead of tearing their feelings down, Focus on letting them know that they have the right to feel the way they feel. Even if your intentions were not to deliberately hurt them, owning the things you’ve done that hurt them will help  them understand that you really care. This can open up lines of communication because it will allow your ex to drop their defenses.

Share your feelings. It is important to let your ex know that you want to get back together. This may seem counter intuitive as it may weaken your position, but any deception will not get you to a loving relationship as quickly as direct honesty will. This can also save you time and heartbreak in the long run if your partner has no desire to ever mend the relationship. There is no point trying to force someone back into a relationship that they have walked away from. By being direct and upfront from the start, you can both acknowledge what you want and work towards it from there.

Focus on the good. If you truly want to get back with your ex, try to let the past be in the past. Rehashing old arguments will not be productive in creating new and stronger relationships. Instead, focus on the things that you love about this person.  Why did your relationship work in the first place? It’s important to hold on to these reasons while you’re trying to discuss the possibility of getting back together with your ex. All too often we get so bogged down in the hurt and the negative feelings that we forget what is good about a relationship and what is truly worth fighting for.

Remind your significant other of how much you love them and how good you are together. Show them with little gestures  that you don’t plan on taking them for granted any longer.  Think back to your initial courtship and try to recreate the actions that worked so well in drawing them to you initially.

Listen. Getting back together with your ex means that you need to truly listen to what they want. If you rekindle a relationship without actually doing what your ex needs and wants, you will end up alone again faster than you can blink. Once you have made the decision to rekindle that flame,  take the time to listen to their needs so that you can meet them.  For example, if your significant other was frustrated with your lack of affection, do what you can to give them the affection they craved. Hopefully your ex will see your efforts and do their best to listen to your needs as well.

Come up with a Game Plan. Moving forward, what can you and your significant other do better to prevent another breakup? To create a relationship that lasts, focus on coming up with an agreement with your ex so that you can know what to do the next time there is conflict in your relationship. This way you never have to worry about breaking up and getting back together again.  Please know that if your relationship is abusive or violent that these steps will be ineffective.  The best course of action in this case is to part ways safely and permanently. Love can be painful, but physical pain is not love.

The 42 Best Running Songs Of All Time (As Of 2016-2017)

Running is a great form of exercise even though it can be difficult. Setting your run to music should make it much more enjoyable. Keep yourself energized with this playlist on your next run. It includes songs from a number of genres and lists them in no particular order, so you can pick and choose the ones you love the most.

1. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Beats Per Minute (BPM): 119

This is a great classic song to pep talk yourself. Sometimes it’s hard to stick to those goals and ever think you’ll see the results you’re looking for. Start this one, sing along as you run, and you’ll feel great before the song is over.

2. Maroon Five – Moves Like Jagger

BPM: 128

With the catchy beat and fast paced music, you’ll get so into the song you won’t have time to focus on the fact that you’re running.

3. Outkast – Hey Ya!

BPM: 158

One of the fastest songs on this list – you may improve your mile time, just because you’ll naturally start to move a little faster to keep up with the music.

4. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

BPM: 147

With a song title like that, you knew it’d make this list – Born to Run is the ultimate runner’s anthem.

5. Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down a Dream

BPM: 169

Another runner’s anthem – this one is great for kicking up your pace (and for motivation to chase those dreams!)

6. Florence and the Machine – Dog Days are Over

BPM: 75

Just listen to the lyrics, and you’ll know why this one made the list!

“The dog days are over

The dog days are done

The horses are coming

So you better run

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father

Run for your children and your sisters and brothers…”

7. Black Eyed Peas – Pump It

BPM: 153

This feel good song will motivate you to run a bit faster – just listen and run!

8. Kelly Clarkson – What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

BPM: 117

This beat is a little slower, making it a great song for after the fast pace of Pump It. And, it’s a nice reminder that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

9. Rolling Stones – Start Me Up

BPM: 123

Looking for a little motivation to get started? This song is just what you need! This is a great song for warming up before your run.

10. Beastie Boys – Sabotage

BPM: 83

Feeling like skipping that run today? It’s a sabotage! Get up, get out there, and get started!

11. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire

BPM: 145

Get a little lesson on prominent historical figures in while you run. The lyrics will teach you, while the beat keeps you moving fast. And if you see fire – run even faster.

12. Ellie Goulding – Burn

BPM: 88

We didn’t mean to start a theme with fire – and this one isn’t one you’ll find on many running playlists, but that’s why we like it. It’s different, but still has everything you need to stay pumped and motivated for your run.

13. Madonna – Four Minutes

BPM: 113

How far can you run in four minutes? Listen to this one, and challenge yourself to set a new record! You may not only have four minutes to save the world, but that doesn’t matter – get into it and have a little fun.

14. Bill Conti – Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)

BPM: 96

When you hear the Rocky theme – you can’t be discouraged. It’s empowering, and just what you need to keep the run going strong. You’re a powerhouse – and if you don’t feel it by the end of this song, put it on repeat.

15. Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow

BPM: 164

Need a little motivation to keep going? The beat of this song will get the job done!

16. Kenny Loggins – Footloose

BPM: 175

Footloose is a great song to listen to when you run after a rough day. Just don’t kick off your shoes.

17. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero

BPM: 150

This classic will give you what you need to keep going. Be that hero Bonnie Tyler needs and is holding out for.

18. Michael Jackson – Beat It

BPM: 140

You can’t go wrong with a great beat from the King of Pop! Set a goal, and beat it!

19. Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank

BPM: 152

The fast pace of this song will give you a final push in your run before you cool down.

20. Maroon 5 – Harder to Breathe

BPM: 150

With a BPM of 150, this song will give you an added burst of energy at any point of your run. 21. Pink – Raise Your Glass

A great song to get you started and into the rhythm of the run. It will get your heart rate up and your blood pumping.

22. Adele – Rolling in the Deep

This is a good one to play when you’ve gotten into the pace of your run. It’s inspirational enough to keep you focused.

23. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

A true classic! This is a great song to play half way through your run: “Oh, we’re half way there…” Just what you need to hear.

24. Van Halen – Jump

Is there a better song for a warm up? And you’ve got to love the cheesy eighties electrophonic sounds. Get the blood going: “You might as well jump!”

25. Blondie – Call Me

Blondie will never get old. This is one of their most iconic songs, and it’s another one to wake yourself up for that morning run.

26. Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca

Put a bit of sizzle and sass in your run. This is the hit that made Ricky Martin famous. Use it to keep motivated.

27. Elton John – I’m Still Standing

You’ve gotten through the run. It was hard and grueling, but you’re “still standing”. This is a great song for cooling down.

28. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

Take a journey back to the early nineties and the iconic song of that time. Play this song and make your run hammer time.

29. The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Add a bit of playfulness to your run with this hit by The Clash. When the run gets tough, this song can provide a distraction.

30. Rihanna – Only Girl In The World

The very rhythmic and melodic Rihanna. You will get a great boost from this song. It’s great for any stage of your run.

31. Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend

This high energy, high octane song from Avril Lavigne will put you in the mood for a sprint. It gives a great beat for a run.

32. Nirvana -Smells Like Teen Spirit

You remember it—losing your mind and rocking out at minute one of this classic Nirvana song. It’s great song to dull the pain.

33. Britney Spears -‘Til The World Ends

Go back to the first decade of this young century. ‘Til the World Ends is a pop song filled with energy to take you to the end.

34. Tom Petty -Free Fallin

The lyrics match your feeling when you’re running. Your heart rate is up and the wind is in your face. In a way, you are “free fallin”.

35. ABBA-Waterloo

Who could ever forget the lyrics of this classic song by the best Swedish band ever? It’s a tune that will keep you running.

36. Shakira-Waka Waka

This was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The lyrics are just what you need to push yourself further and further.

37. Survivor – Burning Heart

Okay, now we get into some Rocky theme songs. This is a great one from Rocky 4. It’s perfect for your warm up.

38. Survivor-No Easy Way Out

The lyrics will move you: “There’s no easy way out. There’s no short cut home.” This will get you through a rough patch.

39. Tommy Tutone -867-5309

This song is best reserved for your cool off. It is a light, pretty song that will help you wind your body down.

40. Aerosmith-I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

Originally cut for the Armageddon soundtrack, this is one of the deepest and most moving songs made by Aerosmith. Good for a cool down.

41. KISS -I Was Made For Loving You

A great tune from the inimitable KISS. You know the lyrics. Just rock to the beat as you run.

42. Journey-Some Day Love Will Find You

A classic rock song that is great for a warm up. It will ease you into your run.

With a great beat, it should be getting harder to breathe at this point in your workout.

There are many great songs for running – and narrowing this list down to 42 was hard. But, we guarantee if you load these songs on your Ipod before you go out for your run, you’ll get a great workout. You may get so into the music you forget that you’re working out!

43 Really Good Would You Rather Questions

When you want to get to know someone, whether it’s a prospective romantic interest, a friend, or a co-worker, these “Would you rather…” questions are a great way to learn more about the people around you. They’re fun, and though some of them may be a little gross or embarrassing, they can keep the mood lighthearted. Read more →

The 60 Best Pump Up Songs Of All Time

Want to know why we love “pump up” songs? The answer is simple. They get us revved and raring to go and motivate us to complete whatever task is at hand. Pump up songs can be used to push through a tough workout routine, get into the mindset for a job interview, get excited for the big game, work up the courage to talk to that cutie you’ve had your eye on, and so much more.

Pump up songs can be used in a variety of ways from making the most out of a workout to getting ready for a big day at work to helping you feel better after a lousy time and so much more. Though the top sixty pump up songs of all time discussed below are from a variety of very different genres, you are sure to be inspired by almost all of them! Read more →

Crazy Bucket List Ideas: Top 100 Things To Do Before You Die

Ah, the bucket list: the running list of awesome, amazing, crazy, inspiring ideas you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket.” Maybe you have one, maybe you don’t. Whether your bucket list is on paper, on Pinterest, or just potential, here are 100 crazy bucket list ideas for you to consider.


1. Slide the Wild Wadi Waterslide in Dubai. One visit to the this theme park gives you access to 30 rides – including the 100 ft. high slide. Take your family with you too, to make memories that will last a lifetime.

2. Drive a sports car over 100mph. Many find the experience exhilarating. For safety, rent the car on a closed course, and follow all rules and regulations. It’s especially fun if you are notoriously a lead foot. Read more →

The 60 Most Inspirational Songs of All Time

Motivational lyrics and powerful arrangements give inspirational songs the power to motivate, to inspire, and to uplift. Here are a few of our favorite motivational and inspirational songs of all time as of 2015-2016, in no particular order. Read more →

50 Really Good Truth or Dare Questions

If you want to learn more about your friends, have a nice game of Truth or Dare. These questions are great because they’re adequately embarrassing, but keep things clean. Even still, we don’t recommend using them in games with teens or kids. Read more →

20 Really Good And Funny Conversation Starters

You see an interesting person sitting at the table across from you or maybe you’re out on a first date.  What you need right now are really good conversation starters and some of the best ones use a little humor.  A funny conversation starter can break the ice and allow you both to get to know each other as well as enjoy your time together.  Here are 20 good and funny ways to get your conversation started. Read more →

20 Really Good Questions To Ask A Girl

One of the most important parts of getting to know a girl on your first couple of dates is making interesting conversation. But coming up with things to say on a first date can be difficult. Yet few things will turn a first date sour (and ruin your chances at a second) like boring, awkward small talk.

OUR FAVORITE 20 QUESTIONS TO ASK A GIRL

Question 1 – What is your favorite movie?

Starting off light and carefree is a great way to open up a girl to you. Asking them what their favorite movie is will move the conversation forward and show them your interest.

Question 2 – What is your favorite book?

As with question one, asking a girl what kind of books they like is a great way to open up a conversation. Maybe you will even connect over a particular book that you both love! Read more →

20 Good Questions To Ask A Guy

First dates are tough. They can be awkward and uncomfortable because getting to know someone new is almost always difficult, especially with the added pressure of potential romance. Fortunately, coming into a first date prepared will help you out big time.

Use the 20 good questions to ask a guy guide below to make your first date really count. Read more →

Ten Amazing Vegetarian Recipes

Whether you’re a committed vegetarian looking for some new ideas or you’re considering hopping onto the vegetarian bandwagon for dinners once or twice a week, we’ve got some new recipes for you to try.

1. Portobello Philly Cheesesteaks – Slice up 4 Portobello mushrooms, an onion, and a green pepper and sauté them in a pan. Add a couple of teaspoons of dried oregano and a generous pinch of black pepper. Continue to stir and cook until the vegetables are soft. Sprinkle in a tablespoon of flour to coat the vegetables and then stir in a tablespoon of soy sauce and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Turn off the heat, lay on about three slices of provolone cheese, and when the mixture is all melty and delicious, divide it into four and scoop it onto toasted hoagie rolls. Portobello Philly Cheese Steak Read more →

Top 10 Best Billy Joel Songs of All Time

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, Billy Joel is considered by many to be one of the best pianists, singer-songwriters, and composers of all time. During his long career, he has created numerous masterpieces, many of which sat at the top of the charts around the world for weeks at a time.

Below are the top 10 best Billy Joel songs of all time according to us. Next time you need some great music to listen to, try these classics. Read more →

Top 10 Best Beatles Songs of All Time

Seriously though, how do you pick the top 10 best songs from a band as illustrious and prolific as the Beatles? The short answer is that it is hard, very hard. Well, we’ve done our best to narrow down their amazing list of songs. Below we present you with our take on the top 10 best Beatles songs of all time.

1. A Day in the Life

“A Day in the Life” is the Beatles at their very best. And that is saying a lot. The monumental ballad tackles everything from life to death and all of the little bits in between. Read more →

Top 10 Best Rock Songs of All Time (As of 2015)

The discussion on the top rock songs is a continuous debate. There are many greats from over the decades which endure and that have been remade into audible covers. If you’re looking for some of the best rock songs of all time, here’s a look at a few contenders.

Gimme Shelter (1969)
The Rolling Stones

The shelter is that from a storm of political and social unrest, making this one relevant in numerous ways. Just about anything from the group can be a top rock tune. This song’s driving groove puts it up there. Read more →

Top 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs of All Time

One of the biggest groups of the 1970s, Pink Floyd had a career stretching over three decades. Their style varied from psychedelic to progressive rock. The talents of Syd Barrett and Roger Waters helped make some distinguishable songs. Here are Pink Floyd’s best songs of all time. Let us know what you think of the song list in the comments.

Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts I-V (1975)

The band pays tribute to lead guitarist Syd Barrett, who left the band due to mental illness. It was played live frequently before finally being recorded. Roger Waters sings lead vocals. Read more →

Top 10 Best Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

Led Zeppelin built a fiery blues style and contributed some of the most recognizable songs in music. The sounds of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant transcends heavy metal, blues, or folk. From their formation in 1968 on, their guitar riffs continue to echo in the airwaves. Here is our take on Led Zeppelin’s top 10 song list. Let’s see if you agree.

Ramble On (1969)

The song demonstrates Jimmy Page’s ability to draw the listener in with an acoustic intro, then kick it into overdrive. It embodies the idea of moving from one place to another and constantly moving forward. This one goes back to Zeppelin’s early days. Read more →

Top 10 Best Johnny Cash Songs of All Time

Johnny Cash had a huge list of songs from 1955 on. His styles ranged from classic western to rockabilly country tunes. “The Man in Back” wasn’t shy about humor, although he had many serious and socially topical songs. Below you will find our favorite Johnny Cash songs of all time – let us know what you think of the songs list in the comments.

Cry, Cry, Cry (1955)

This was Johnny Cash’s first hit song. He wrote the song overnight at the request of the owner of Sun Records, Sam Philips. It’s mentioned several times in the film “Walk the Line”, but never performed in the movie. Read more →

Top 10 Best Fleetwood Mac Songs of All Time

Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967 and were joined by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in 1975. Their push of songs lasted through the late 1970s and well into the 1980s. These represent the songwriting might of Buckingham, Nicks, and Christine McVie. These are our favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. Let us know what you think of the song list in the comments.

The Chain (1977)

The driving lead vocals are by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in this song about their troubled relationship. It also represents the resilience of the band Read more →

Top 10 Best Elvis Presley Songs of All Time

Elvis Presley is a pop music revolutionary and cultural icon. The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis built a large catalog of song recordings and choosing just 10 is difficult. Here is a list of some of Elvis’s standout songs that represent his unmistakable vocal presence and charisma. Let us know what you think of this song list in the comments.

Don’t Be Cruel (1956)

Released in conjunction with “Hound Dog”, it is still the only single in the U.S. to ever have both sides top the charts. It has a great swing, backing vocals and, of course, Elvis himself. The song was written by famed songwriter Otis Blackwell. Read more →