The Secret Ingredient of Long-Married Couples

August 24th, 2016

Long-married couples are a little disappointed in younger couples who split up.

It seems to these long-marrieds that couples are missing out on a secret ingredient.

Do you and your partner have it?

In this blog, I’ll give you the secret ingredient after first telling you about a common experience for all long-married couples. Please keep reading…

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What Is Your Relationship Culture?

August 22nd, 2016

All couples have some form of “relationship culture.”

Do you know what yours is?

This will take some effort on your part to step back and try to view your relationship as a third party may see it.

In this blog, I’ll tell you how to accomplish this and then give you 2 tips for creating the relationship culture of your dreams. Read on…

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Better than Making Love…

August 15th, 2016

The happiest couples rank one thing as being the most satisfying part of their happy union.

This one thing even outranked sex!

In today’s blog, I’ll share with you the results of a survey designed to ferret out the secrets of the world’s happiest couples. Then, I’ll give you 2 tips to maximize this happiness-inducing one thing into your relationship. Read on…

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Betrayed and Confused? 2 Tips…

July 13th, 2016

Has your partner betrayed you, and now you’re confused about what to do first.

Your partner may be pushing for reconciliation and forgiveness. You’re still trying to negotiate the emotional turmoil of discovering the person you loved and trusted has done something to betray that love and trust.

You may be torn: on the one hand, you would like to forgive your partner so you can just move on and forget this ever happened. On the other hand, you want to throw things, scream out your pain and make your partner really understand what their betrayal feels like.

In this blog, we’ll look at what leads to the confusion after being betrayed and 2 tips for what you could do first. Please read on…

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Who Does a Grudge Really Hurt?

July 4th, 2016

Has your partner ever done something that hurt you, and had you really upset?

If so, how have you handled your feelings related to what your partner did?

There’s an effective way to handle the hurt feelings, and there’s an ineffective way that involves holding a grudge.

In today’s blog, I want to talk to you about grudges and who they really hurt… and then give you some effective methods for getting over the hurt and moving forward using 3 tips. Please keep reading…

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Has Your Partner Shut You Out?

June 8th, 2016

Your partner may seem distant, unengaged and uninterested in the relationship.

This can lead to you feeling shut out. You may even push for answers, asking “What’s wrong? Why won’t you talk to me? Why aren’t we close anymore?”

Unfortunately, this can sometimes backfire and cause your partner to shut down and shut you out even more.

So what recourse do you have?

In this blog, I’ll tell you what to do when your partner has shut you out, giving you 2 tips for opening the door once again to your partner’s heart. Please keep reading…

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When are Little White Lies Okay?

June 1st, 2016

Lies… no one wants to be lied to, but are there times when you think the proverbial “little white lie” is a good thing?

There are some people who say that a lie is a lie and has no place in your interactions with anyone.

There are others who say just the opposite: there are times when a white lie is appropriate.

So, where do you draw the line?

In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the little white lie, and these two differing viewpoints. Read on…

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When Partner Never Says “I Love You”… Do They?

May 25th, 2016

Does your partner often say to you, “I love you?” Or, is your partner one who keeps their feelings close to their chest, and doesn’t feel the need to verbalize such feelings?

If your partner rarely, or even never, says “I love you,” you may begin to wonder if they even do. You may suspect the reason they don’t say it is because they don’t feel it.

This may lead to you going into protective mode, distancing yourself from your partner so that they can’t hurt you. Or, it can send you into desperation mode, trying to earn back the love you feel you’ve lost.

In this blog, I’ll introduce an idea for you to try and see if it can put your mind at ease. 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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This Relationship Mindset is a Killjoy

February 29th, 2016

Couples can get locked into one of two grooves… either they’re deliriously happy together and unfailingly supportive of each other, or they veer off into an unhappy groove that is wash, rinse, repeat, day after day.

The groove that the unhappy couple can get stuck in colors their world together. It sucks the light and joy right out of the relationship, and the couple can get caught up in endless rounds of sniping and griping at each other.

Today, I’m going to talk more about this unhappy groove, and the 1 tip that can help you escape it. Read on…

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