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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The holidays are here! How can you and your partner avoid conflict while visiting family and friends? Listen here:
Here are the times for some key points:
Tip #1: Be a team (0:44)
Tip #2: Create a plan (1:42)
Tip #3: Establish an exit strategy (3:53)
Tip #4: Schedule time for each other (5:50)
Tip #5: Have your partner's back (7:31)
Tip #6: Remember, the holidays are temporary (10:03)
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