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15 Ways to Help Your Partner Feel Loved

You’ve fallen in love, and now you want to make sure your partner is assured that your feelings are genuine. Saying the words “I love you” is music to the ears, but there are other ways to demonstrate through actions and attitudes the feelings you have. Consider these: 1. Attend to the small stuff. When it […]

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15 Ways to Handle Difficult People

As much as we hope to surround ourselves with only pleasant, positive people, that is wishful thinking. The fact is, we all encounter difficult people … more frequently than we want. Since you can’t avoid difficult people completely, here are ideas for how to deal with them: 1. Don’t take it personally. Difficult people are that way […]

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Why Do We Stay with Partners Who Are Not Good for Us?

Unfortunately, it is all too common to stay in an unhealthy or toxic relationship. In fact, most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated them poorly. Many admit to staying in a relationship even though their gut repeatedly told them […]

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Can You Have a Healthy Marriage Without Much Sex?

Once the thrill is gone, is it possible to stay together? While experts agree that sex is the an important part of the glue that holds couples together, it is possible to have a long lasting relationship without sex. Over time, sex tends to be overrated and overhyped as couples mature, says marriage & family therapist […]

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Five Things to Consider Before Deciding Your New Love is ‘The One’

Love and connection are the sustenance of life. Love is the super delicious treat in life. It’s wonderful. The challenge is that the few first few months of any relationship are consumed with a lusty kind of love and our brains are high on dopamine. We have absolutely no objectivity in this phase. All we can […]

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Why Forgiveness is so Critical in Every Relationship

Forgiveness in its most basic sense is letting go of the desire, the need, and the “right” to require punishment or restitution for the perceived offense. In forgiving, we renounce the right to hold resentment; we stop fanning the flame of anger, and instead seek to restore that which has been lost. The alternative to forgiveness is […]

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Are You Codependent?

In the best of circumstances, a parent will meet their child’s needs for nurturing, protection and emotional attunement in order to securely bond with them. When there is a failure to complete this process of secure bonding, codependency results. Characteristics of Codependency If you examine the characteristics of people with codependent behaviors, you will find behavior […]

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The Breath of Coupling

Breathing; it’s the thing we do every second of every day; day in and day out. Most often our breath happens without giving any thought to it, unless we are “out of it” or need to “catch it” or if some circumstance “takes it away.” Some of us take time during the day to notice our breath, […]

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The Relationship Repair Kit

Something’s wrong. You can feel it in your gut. Or your heart. Your relationship is off track. Broken. And in need of repair. You’re tempted to bury your head in the sand, doing little and hoping things will get better — but you’re smart enough to realize that unless you do something to turn things around, things […]

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How to Divorce-Proof Your Relationship

One of the core problems of failed relationships lies in the tendency to look to one’s partner, rather than themselves, to heal their shortcomings and create happiness. When we relinquish ownership of our deficits, we develop unrealistic expectations of our partner and shift responsibility for our personal development onto the wrong source, creating vulnerability for […]

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