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thank you in relationships

The 2 Words You Need to Be Saying Much More in Your Relationship

“Thank you.” Two simple words that feel SO good to hear. So, why do so many couples use them so infrequently? William James, the great American psychologist, said, “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Appreciation is a gift we give others that costs us nothing! And giving just a […]

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wedding and marriages

When Did the Wedding Become More Important than the Marriage?

Matched Dior gowns. Orchid covered archways. Spectacular mountain settings. Magicians. Balloon releases. Fireworks. Photo booths. Wii games. Free all-night bar. Casino games. Lobster bakes, island bike rides, “event” stations where you scan a QR code to receive a secret surprise, go cart centers, yard games, massages, a multi day party on a remote Asian island. What […]

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marriage and death of a child

The Death of a Child and the Strength of a Marriage

On the first Friday of the new millennium, the phone rang just as we were leaving for dinner.  Since our three kids were grown and gone, this was the new normal:  work hard all week, then dinner on Friday night to get back in touch. “I’ll get that,” Becky said, and picked up the phone […]

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whatishealthysexlife

5 Components of a Healthy Sex Life

Despite being surrounded by popular notions about sex, it can be difficult to decipher healthy sexuality from dysfunction and differentiate between appropriate sexual behaviors and unrealistic expectations that can tarnish our love lives or cause us to feel inadequate. Sexuality is much more than the act of sex — it is an emotional bonding experience for […]

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relationship advice for married couples

Do You Know the 5 Secrets to Creating a Lasting Love?

Developing the secure, fulfilling bond you deserve with your partner is hard work, but it is not impossible. Below are five characteristics of every strong bond and what you can do to help create a deep, loving connection. 1. You And Your Partner Must Truly Become Best Friends But what is a best friend? A […]

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how to tell someone you love them

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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keeping love alive

Seven Things Madly-in-love Couples Do to Stay That Way

You’ve probably met some of them: Couples who have been together for years—maybe even decades—and are still madly in love with each other. Perhaps it shows in the way they look at each other, or in the subtle ways they stay connected by touch, or in the kindnesses they show each other. However it is revealed, […]

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Austenland: Our Date Night Movie Pick

While it may be true that every little girl dreams of finding her prince one day, there is another whole group of fanatic Jane Austen fans who are willing to forswear their prince if they can only latch on to their very own Mr. Darcy. If you are among the latter group, we have a date-night movie […]

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how money affects relationships

Eight Tips for Couples Combining Finances: Should We or Shouldn’t We?

When we’re in love, we typically want to do and share everything with our partner. But is it a smart decision to make? In my work with couples over the years, I’ve seen how financial conflict can destroy even the best relationships. There are better times than others to make this leap with your partner. […]

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howtoforgivesomeone

Why Learning to Forgive is Crucial for Your Heart and Health

Did you know that unforgiveness causes you stress and can affect your health? Every time we think of those who have transgressed against us, our body responds. Blood pressure and heart rates go up. Facial muscles tense and stress hormones rise. Chronic stress may also affect the immune and cardiovascular systems. On the other hand, […]

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