Let's Talk About... MONEY!
As singles we develop our own systems to manage our own money, but when we couple up broaching the money conversation becomes an anxiety filled struggle. I ask all couples I see about how they manage money, and the majority of them identify it as an issue, but don’t even know where to start the conversation to make improvements.
Happy Couples Do Small Things Often
It often feels like what makes or breaks a relationship are the big things. The knock-down, drag-out fights. The grand gestures of love. How many extravagant vacations you took (or didn't take). The truth is it's the small things that determine the direction a relationship takes.
Want to Feel More (in) Love? Try a New Activity Together
Unfortunately, maybe because most couples feel like there is no time for fun, or fun is something for the kids, couples forget how rewarding and necessary fun is in their relationship. However, doing things that are fun, especially engaging in new enjoyable activites is one of the best ways for couples to increase feelings of love, excitement, and connection.
How To: Stay in Touch When You're Apart
One of the biggest challenges couples face is time apart. Working long hours, commuting, travel - it's more common than ever to be away from one another. Even when we know it can't be avoided, the distance has an impact. Having less time together means less opportunities for connection, intimacy, and casual chats. It limits our ability to give and receive affection.
Kissing: Why it Died and How to Revive it (and Make it Better than Ever)!
Has it been a while since you've engaged in a slow, sexy, passionate kiss with your partner? If you answered yes, you are not alone. For a lot of married couples, that kind of magnetic experience dies down pretty quickly after you say your vows. The flame that lit the fire of passion turns into quick, unenthusiastic, pursed-lip pecking. And with the decline of quality kissing comes a decline in that feeling of passionate, emotional connection. Learn how to bring that sexy back, with an intervention that only takes 6 seconds!
Why Giving in is a Win
Accepting influence is one of the markers of a healthy relationship. The media, your mother, and married friends may have told you otherwise, but that mindset pulls a couple apart and does not contribute to a happy relationship. Compromise comes easier when you can truly step into your partner's shoes and see things from his perspective.
Your Relationship 4.0 | Update Available
When you get in the habit of keeping your Love Maps updated, you'll begin to feel closer and more connected to your partner. You'll find yourself giving him the benefit of the doubt more and having a more positive perspective on the relationship overall.
How To: Get Your Husband to Really Hear You
We aren't always good at asking our partners for what we need, especially when it comes to emotional matters. However, a little bit of direction and self-advocacy in this area can be a major game changer in your communication and relationship over all. Here are the top five tips to help you feel more understood by your husband.
Emotional Affairs | Part III: I'm Having an Emotional Affair - What Do I Do Now?
Emotional affairs are destructive for relationships. Period. Just because the physical aspect is not involved doesn't mean they don't have similar (or worse) effects. What can you do to end the affair and reconnect with your husband?
Emotional Affairs | Part II: Am I Having an Emotional Affair?
There is frequently a "supplemental" component to an emotional affair. The feeling you're getting from someone else is one you should be getting from your partner - red flag. You're likely engaged in an emotional affair.
Do This Today for a Better Relationship
We're all looking to improve our relationship, right? Less fights, more fun - it sounds good. It can also sound overwhelming, like taking on another project in our already hectic lives. Trust me, this one thing can be a game-changer in your relationship.
Emotional Affairs | Part I: What is an Emotional Affair?
Most of the emotional affairs I've dealt with started innocently enough: connecting with an old friend on Facebook, texting with a friend from work, making a passing compliment to someone on Instagram (notice the social media theme here?). However, these friendships soon turn into something more.
The Relationship Fixers Podcast: 6 Tips for Surviving the Holidays
The holidays are here! How can you and your partner avoid conflict while visiting family and friends? Listen here: