Why Your Second Marriage Is Shaky and How to Fix It

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...

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Starting a Stepfamily? Here’s What You Need to Know!

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...

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How to Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Relationship

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,...

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Do You Have a High EQ? 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Emotionally Intelligent

5 Ways to Tell If You're 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...

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How Not to Break Up When the Going Gets Tough

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...

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The Top 10 Tips to Creating a Great Relationship

The Top 10 Tips to 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...

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation

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...

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Power Play: What to Do About Inequality in Your Relationship

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...

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Relationships: What it Takes to Agree to Disagree

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...

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The Top 7 Benefits of Being a Kinder Spouse

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...

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