Why Your Second Marriage Is Shaky And How To Fix It

You probably didn’t figure on trouble in your second marriage. Certainly not trouble worthy of a second divorce. After all, this time, you really believed you knew how to keep that kind of relationship meltdown from happening again. Yet, here you...

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Starting A Stepfamily? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Here’s an interesting statistic: less than 50% of all kids under the age of 18 are living in a home where their parents are in their first marriage. Moreover it is likely that more than 40-50% of all adults...

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How To Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Relationship

Social media is supposed to keep you in touch with friends and loved ones. It’s meant to keep you from missing out and being left out. It reunites you, informs you, and gives you a platform to keep up...

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Do You Have A High EQ? 5 Ways to Tell If You Are Emotionally Intelligent

What attributes do you ascribe to someone who you think of as intelligent? Do you think of them as really smart? Do they have to know a lot? Do they have to have a great memory? Understand math? Speak...

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How Not To Break Up When The Going Gets Tough

No couple is immune to tough times. Every relationship suffers some level of stress, loss, transition, upset, and negativity. What is your marriage facing? Poor health or a career crisis? The loss of a parent or child? Is a financial crisis...

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The Top 10 Tips For Creating A Great Relationship

Lack of communication is one of the most frequent complaints cited by couples coming to counseling offices. Communication of course is multi-faceted and may mean different things to different people. It is clearly not just the words partners say to...

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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...

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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...

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Relationships: What It Takes To Agree To Disagree

Stalemates happen. You and your partner have talked an issue to death. You’ve made your case. They’ve made theirs. So you say the words. “Alright, let’s just agree to disagree.” Seems like a good idea. It’s clearly a happier alternative to escalating emotion...

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The Top 7 Benefits Of Being A Kinder Spouse

Remember when you couldn’t wait to lavish the one you loved with a million kindnesses, big and small? Once upon a time, the idea of being compassionate, thoughtful and self-sacrificing was not difficult. It wasn’t an imposition. It wasn’t an...

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