Why Valentine’s Day Matters and How to Make the Most of It

Google Valentine’s Day and you will be struck by a wealth of Valentine's articles, advice, and discussion not really focused on couples at all. Instead, the headlines read this way:       "Valentine’s Day: Just another Way to Prolong Holiday Spending"       "How...

Continue reading →

Anger is Not Sexy…Tips to Stay Calm and Save Your Relationship

Think about the last time you really lost control in your partner’s presence. Maybe you were mad at your partner. Maybe you were railing at the world. What did he or she witness? Were you red-faced and loud? Were your sarcastic and sulky...

Continue reading →

The Long Road Back: Making Amends for Bad Behavior

Everyone makes mistakes. It is an old cliché but completely true for all of us. When dealing with a spouse or partner, however, the question becomes how bad of a mistake has been made and whether the person who made...

Continue reading →

After an Affair: 5 Musts for Marriage Repair

When an affair rocks the security of your marriage, it can be a disaster. Emotions like anger, denial, confusion, betrayal and bitterness can, in an instant, replace what you may have thought to be a loving relationship. The damage is undeniable. Much...

Continue reading →

Do You Desire More or Less Sex Than Your Partner?

How do you feel in bed with your partner? Great and completely at ease and natural? Or rejected, confused, unwanted, undesirable, pressured, guilty, anxious or misunderstood? On opposite sides of the mattress, emotions can run high. Especially when partners realize that,...

Continue reading →

How to Keep Financial Fights From Ruining Your Marriage

Are money problems in your marriage driving a contentious wedge between you? Are you considering marriage counseling to try and stop the constant bickering about spending, debt, and monetary infidelity? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, financial fights are frequently named as a...

Continue reading →

How to Have a Difficult Conversation

We tend to avoid difficult conversations for many reasons. We may be afraid to start a fight; we may think we would be rejected or misunderstood; we don’t want to annoy; maybe the point we would like to make...

Continue reading →

Success Depends on Self-Care. 7 Habits That Will Keep You Strong and Make You Successful.

Becoming successful typically requires really good self-care. Reaching the top of your game doesn't often happen if you're feeling out of sorts or sick. Success won’t feel good unless you feel good. Elevating your idea of self-care is a crucial part...

Continue reading →

Power Play: What to Do About Inequality in Your Relationship

Some relationships reflect differences in expression, ability, or effort. It’s possible to view these differences just as brief chapters in your larger, mutually loving story. However, there are other relationships which remain unbalanced for too long and aren’t fair; ever. In those...

Continue reading →

5 Effective Ways to Initiate & Get Good Sex Going

The promise of “good sex” always gets attention. You want it. Your partner wants it. And, perhaps, your relationship hasn’t experienced much of it lately. Perhaps you’re still trying to experience it for the first time. Maybe you're even...

Continue reading →