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Love and Basketball~ Stephanie Bailey

Updated on May 29, 2013
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My passion is writing about love, sex, dating, and relationships. I write based on my own personal experiences and those that I relate to.

Are You On a Winning Team?....

Relationships are similar to basketball: when the relationship is moving in the right direction, the ball is being dribbled and passed back-and-forth between you and your significant other. When you’re going on dates and spending time together, shots are being made. And of course, a two-pointer occurs when special things are done for each other—i.e. flowers “just because,” giving small gifts of appreciation, etc. A three-pointer is when you have great chemistry and there is an unbroken consistency in the relationship causing huge excitement. And, when you have great sexual connection—a slam-dunk!

Just like basketball (and love), one minute things seem like they are going great (a sure win!) until all of sudden there’s a technical foul (a hiccup in the relationship), leaving you on the brink of a time-out. When someone is dissatisfied in a relationship—due to something you said or did—then the ball is turned over; you’ve loss possession and no longer have any control (Yikes!). When your significant other is holding the ball; they have the upper-hand. Usually if you try and press them, forcing the issues or stealing the ball, it can cause them to retreat.

When the ball is in someone’s court, you can’t take it back. It’s better to give your significant other timeout space. If you are important to this person and they want to be with you, they won’t hold the ball for very long. The ball will be passed back to you and more shots will be made. But, if they decide to keep hold of the ball, Game Over…find a new playmate!

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      Edie 4 years ago

      Love the allusion to a game of basketball - so clever :)

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      Stephanie Bailey 4 years ago from Denver

      Thanks Edie!

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Yes, great analogy. But where does zone and man to man fit in? :-)

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      Page 4 years ago

      What fun to see love or the start of in on the court. We all wonder from time to time if we are on the same team.

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      Stephanie Bailey 4 years ago from Denver

      Thanks Kyle and everyone else for the great feedback! I appreciate you all reading my article. :)

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      Stephanie Bailey 4 years ago from Denver

      Thanks Kyle and everyone else for the great feedback! I appreciate you all reading my article. :)

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      Kristi Crum 4 years ago

      If the shoe fits... Great perspective Mrs. Adventure

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      Stephanie Bailey 4 years ago from Denver

      Agree Kristi! Thank you for reading my article...I appreciate it!!

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