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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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...

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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...

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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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5 Effective Ways To Initiate And 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...

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Are Sexual Expectations Getting In the Way Of A Good Time?

So you know what you want in bed and you know who you want to do it with. Great. At least it should be great. But somehow, what you want sexually never really seems to happen the way you think it...

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How To Maximize Small Gestures And Fleeting Moments In Your Marriage

Blow me a kiss from across the room Say I look nice when I'm not Touch my hair as you pass my chair Little things mean a lot Give me your arm as we cross the street Call me...

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Overcoming Resentments: The Path To Freedom And Better Health

Some people spend too much time thinking about what bad things may have been done to them. They obsess over every remark, possible insult, slight or rejection they have ever experienced. They can torment themselves with upset or anger over...

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How To Fix A Relationship After A Big Fight With Your Boyfriend, Girlfriend Or Spouse

Happy couples fight, slam doors, walk off, and put up emotional walls. People do things they shouldn’t do. Partners say things they regret. Relationships get messy. No matter how many relationship counseling blogs you read, bullet points you memorize, or...

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6 Strategies To Make The Most Of Making Up

In any relationship, unhappy interactions happen. Doors slam, voices raise, silent treatment ensues, and partners roll over without saying good night. Making up and making peace is an integral part of a successful marriage. To make up well is to employ...

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