The Relationship Boundary Conundrum

May 9th, 2016

What do you fear will happen if you don’t set strong boundaries with your partner?

Do you fear driving them away?

There’s a reason many people struggle to create strong boundaries in their relationship with their partner. The problem is, their relationship is no more successful—and likely to be less so—than people who have strong boundaries.

In this blog, I’m going to point out why you may be struggling to set boundaries with your partner… and why it’s a good idea to implement boundaries now. Please keep reading…

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What Happens When You Don’t Celebrate Success?

May 4th, 2016

A lot of people ruin the relationships they’re in because they spend their energy wishing for what they don’t have, and not appreciating the success that has been achieved.

Would this describe you, or your partner?

If you don’t celebrate the relationship success that you do have, that lack of recognition can backfire.

In this blog, we’ll explore what not appreciating your relationship successes becomes an obstacle, and how to remove the obstacle. Read on…

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How Much Should You Tell About Relationship Problems?

May 2nd, 2016

When we’re hurting or struggling in our relationship with our partner, there’s a natural inclination to want to talk to others about that pain.

Talking with friends and family is a coping mechanism for dealing with emotional pain… they are, after all, your support network. But where should the line be when it comes to discussing the more intimate details of your relationship problems?

You may want to think it through before you decide to confide in your support network.

In this blog, we’ll look at the pluses and the minuses of confiding in others, and 2 tips for securing the type of support that works best for you. Read on…

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The Regret-Bitterness Link

April 25th, 2016

There is a link between having constant thoughts of regret and having a pervasive feeling of bitterness about your life.

It can become a sticky web that is challenging to escape. But if you don’t escape it, those feelings can cloud all of your days—days that potentially hold promise for good things.

In this blog, we’ll look at regret and its link to bitterness, and some tips for setting aside these feelings and moving forward. Please keep reading…

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2 Reasons for Building Your Core

April 20th, 2016

Are you true to yourself and your core beliefs?

Or, do you fold in order to “keep the peace” in your relationship?

Physical fitness trainers advocate building a strong core because the center of our physical bodies provides stability and lends strength to the activities we undertake.

Applying that wisdom to our inner core is our topic for today, and I will give you 2 very good reasons why you should think twice about your inner core. Please keep reading…

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Same Issue, Different Day: Resolve it NOW

April 18th, 2016

Maybe you remember a movie from many years ago, where the man wakes up each day and repeats the day before… and the day before that… and the day before that… he’s caught in a cycle of experiencing Groundhog Day over and over.

Almost every couple has their own personal version of this “Groundhog Day” scenario. It seems that the same issue or issues crop up over and over and over again, and no true resolution is ever reached.

It’s irritating, frustrating—and can eventually wear you out.

In this blog, we’ll discuss this common problem… and I’ll give you 3 tips on how to sniff them out and resolve them, once and for all. Read on…

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Relationship Lesson from the State Department

April 13th, 2016

Human relations… a complicated dance, aren’t they?

Especially the relationship you share with your partner. There are times you probably want to wring your partner’s neck… and let’s admit it, they may be tempted at times to do the same to you.

One challenge we have in our relationships is how comfortable we are with our partner… and that can lead to trouble.

In this blog, I’ll explain why, and a lesson we could all learn from the Department of State. Please keep reading…

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70% of Communication is THIS

April 6th, 2016

Sometimes, it’s what we don’t say that can land us in hot water with our partner.

Have you ever had that experience? You’re standing there, listening to what they have to say, when all of a sudden their face clouds up, their eyes scrunch into slits and they lash out at you…

You’re standing there wondering, “What did I do? I was just standing here listening!”

Most people fail to remember something very important: there is a spectrum involved with communication, and you may inadvertently be steering yourself off-message by forgetting this.

In this blog, we’ll get you back on message with 2 tips and make sure your communication across the spectrum is saying what you mean rather than sending mixed signals. Please keep reading…

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Get the Relationship You Want by Doing This…

April 4th, 2016

Many people write into Marriage Sherpa asking a very important question:

How do I get the relationship that I want, the relationship of my dreams?

It’s a solid question… and, there is a surprisingly simplistic answer, though like most things, the devil is in the details.

Today, I want to answer that question, bringing you a realistic concept that you can mold into your life and help you achieve having what you really want: the relationship of your dreams. Please keep reading…

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Do You Doubt Your Partner’s Love?

March 30th, 2016

You may wonder at times if your partner has fallen out of love with you, or, just doesn’t feel as strongly about you as they once did.

You may remember back to those times when your partner brought flowers, or made you dinners that featured all of your favorite foods, or always remembered your anniversary.

Then, it seems those nice big gestures fell by the wayside. And without them, you feel simply… unloved.

If you doubt your partner’s love for you, it may be a matter of missing the signs and signals that they do—very much—still love you. In this blog, I’ll tell you how to erase that doubt. Read on…

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