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Never Compromise: 3 Steps to Synergy in Your Relationship

Jennifer and Chris are both opinionated and strong-willed people. This is partly what drew them together in the first place. They’d debate for hours about politics, religion and anything else they could think up. Their passion was sparked by this intellectual sparring. Unfortunately, this source of passion does not translate well when Jennifer and Chris …

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3 Ways to Balance Work and Relationship…When Work is Your Passion

Jennifer feels torn and guilty. For the first time in her life, she’s doing work that she absolutely loves. She’s had several jobs in the past that merely paid the bills. Now, however, she looks forward to going into the office every day. It’s always stimulating and rewarding. Some days, she is disappointed when 5 …

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Remove the Landmines from Difficult Conversations with Your Spouse

Have you ever been all stirred up, anxious or irritated about something involving your partner and you could hardly contain yourself? As much as you want to hash this out with your spouse, this seems like it’s a disaster waiting to happen. In the past, it may have seemed like there were “landmines”– surprising explosions …

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Rebuild Trust (and Your Marriage) Even When Your Spouse Refuses to Talk About the Affair

“How will we ever put our marriage back together again if he won’t even talk about his affair?” Jenny poses this frustrated question to her good friend. Jenny’s husband, Todd, cheated 6 months ago and, while he has ended the affair and promised her that he’s now committed to their marriage, Todd refuses to talk …

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How to Pick Up the Pieces and Re-Connect After a Relationship Crash

Have you ever been through a relationship crash? It might have felt like a relatively minor fender-bender. Maybe a disagreement arose between you and your partner that lead to tension, irritation and harsh words spoken. It might have seemed like a full-out crash that seems to demolish you and your relationship. Perhaps one of you …

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Relationship Communication Advice to Guide You and Your Partner Beyond Blame

When you feel angry, resentful or hurt and you want to talk with your partner, being understood and listened to is probably important to you. If the situation directly involves your mate, you most certainly want to feel like your words are being heard and listened to with respect. You probably want to move closer …

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Relationship Advice for Keeping Your Marriage Loving Forever

Great relationships DO NOT happen by accident. In fact, it’s true about not only your relationships, but everything in life.Take couples who fall in love, get married and stay in love for example…We’ve found that “falling in love” and “staying in love” are two different things. The falling in love part is certainly easier than …

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‘Till Death Do Us Part’: Not the Only Wedding Vow that’s Important

Last weekend, we attended the wedding of the daughter of a good friend. The day was beautiful and the ceremony was a loving, personal commitment for the two of them. We really enjoyed being there. The ceremony was a traditional, Christian ceremony and the vow “Till death do us part” was of course included. Because …

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