2 Ways to Manage the Emotional Cauldron of Anger

May 30th, 2016

Relationships in which a couple struggles to express their feelings as they’re happening and work together to resolve them can create a lot of anger.

Anger that isn’t checked can derail a relationship. It pushes people apart and leads to more licking of wounds than repairing the rift.

Most people who have a lot of anger in their relationship would love to find a way to end the anger and feel good about being with their partner again. Unfortunately, anger can become a very bad habit that’s difficult to escape.

In this blog, I’ll tell you about what anger represents, and offer you 2 ways to manage the anger in your relationship. Please keep reading…

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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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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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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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Get His Attention: From Insecure to Vivacious

March 28th, 2016

You want your man’s attention, but you don’t know what else you can do to catch his eye… or to keep his eyes on you.

You may wonder… am I pretty enough? Smart enough? Thin enough? Accomplished enough?

Whoa… you’re barking up the wrong tree. First of all, what is enough in any of those categories, and how would your man even begin to measure it?

No, there’s something else you can do to drive him wild. In today’s blog, you’ll learn one of the top aphrodisiacs in the world… and how to get some for yourself. Read on…

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Your Partner: Making Them Your Best Friend

March 16th, 2016

Why is it, that when two people enter a relationship, things change? They change to the extent that these same two people, who have decided to bond with each other, go from being in love to almost being enemies at times.

Maybe it’s the influence of media that says men and women are always at odds. Or, maybe it’s because couples begin to take each other for granted.

Whatever the “reason,” it doesn’t mean you’re stuck in a place where you’re not sure if you should call your partner your enemy or your friend. The person you decide to form a deep emotional connection with should be your best friend—nothing less.

In this blog, I’ll give you 2 tips for showing your partner you think of them as being a best friend. Please keep reading…

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Small Effort, Major Relationship Changes

March 14th, 2016

What wouldn’t most people give to have the perfect relationship?

Is it possible to even have a perfect relationship?

Couples put a lot of pressure on themselves to come up with some sort of huge breakthrough that takes their relationship from 0 to 60 in a matter of days.

In this blog, you’ll learn that small efforts can lead to major relationship changes. You can start by improving each other’s mood and behavior with the 2 tips I’m going to share with you today. Read on…

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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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