4 Surprising Ways to Stop Having the Same Argument with Your Spouse

What is that one argument you and your partner have again and again? Is it about money? The best way to parent? How often to have sex? Many couples have (at least) one sticky issue that causes tension and turmoil for them. As much as they try to avoid it or settle it, they can’t. […]

Break Free from Relationship Problems

Kim feels trapped. She and her long-time boyfriend Jared have been having the same miserable argument over and over again. They can’t seem to find a solution and things are only getting worse. He insists his friendship with his ex is only that– a friendship– but Kim believes that Jared’s ex is manipulating him and using […]

Go from Conflict to Cooperation in 5 Easy Steps

Julie is sick and tired of everything being a struggle in her marriage. She and her husband Chris are both opinionated. Julie appreciated this when they first got together; debating with him brought passion to their relationship. When they settled down and got married, what used to add spark turned into a big hassle. Everything […]

5 Phrases to Say When You Feel Jealous

What happens to you when you are jealous? Do you get angry and your face turns beet red or do you freeze and withdraw into yourself?  Maybe you feel something completely different than this. Chances are, a physical reaction that may range from uncomfortable to completely unbearable comes with your jealousy. You probably want to say something […]

You Did What?! How to Apologize and Repair Your Relationship After Lying

Jeanne told her husband Paul a huge, gigantic lie. She didn’t intend to, but she did. Things have been tense in their marriage since Paul was laid off from his job 6 months ago. Well, things were already tense between the two of them and this added stress didn’t help. While backing out of their […]

No Intimacy? Your Communication Style May Be to Blame

Are you a…  nag  complainer  criticizer  apologizer  hedger? Nobody likes to admit it, but every single one of us has a few habits that aren’t beneficial. These are the things we regularly say and do that prevent us from creating the kind of relationship and life we really want. Because communication is so central to […]

Tame Relationship Tension by Doing THIS…

Gina and Scott have begun to avoid each other. This is pretty sad for a married couple who claim to love and care about one another, but it’s what has happened. The tension started a few months ago…  Gina is head of the human resources department for a thriving company. Scott has a good job, but […]

A Way Out of Your Biggest Jealousy Argument

Jeremy doesn’t see why his girlfriend Karen still keeps in close contact with her ex. Karen and her ex don’t have kids together and there is no good reason that Jeremy can see for them to text and call one another on a regular basis. Karen disagrees. When she and her ex broke up, their […]

Want More Intimacy? Leave THIS Out of Your Relationship

When Kelly and Jeff became a couple, they each brought unique things to their relationship. Kelly is a massage therapist and enjoys easing the tight spots from Jeff’s shoulders after a long day at work. Jeff is a professional chef and never tires of creating delicious culinary surprises for Kelly each night for dinner. They […]

Don’ts and Do’s for Communicating About Differences in Your Relationship

“Would you rather be right or happy?” These is a useful question for anyone who struggles with relationship differences…which would include anyone in a love relationship, marriage or relationship of any kind. We each have a unique perspective of the world in which we live. We see things a certain way and we have our own […]

Rebuild Trust by Creating No-Fail Agreements with Your Partner

When rebuilding trust with your partner after cheating, lying or some other form of betrayal, having clear agreements is a must. This is a delicate time in your relationship when, hopefully, both of you are working to learn and move forward from whatever happened in the past. It’s likely that you both have different ideas of what […]

Is it a Yes or a No?

Recently, we attended an internet marketing seminar and one of the most powerful things that we heard can be just as easily applied to your relationships! The powerful question that was asked was… “Is it a Yes or is it a No?” What does this question mean in regard to your relationships and your life? To […]

5 Communication Gifts for a Joyful Holiday

Wracking your brain trying to figure out what to buy for your partner or spouse for the holidays? Maybe you’re hoping that if you can find just the right magical or romantic present, things will smooth over in your relationship. Maybe it’s been pretty tense and contentious lately and you’re feeling distance between the two […]

Communication Tips to Stop a Stalemate

Steve and Angie haven’t spoken more than a few words to one another for the past two days. This isn’t like either of them! They are both usually talkative and easy going and, when a disagreement arises, they are able to work through it quickly. But not this time! Angie was offered a promotion at […]

Why He’s Afraid of Commitment (And What You Can Do About It)

By TW Jackson Commitment. It stands for promise, obligation, and now-and-forever. It’s not a small undertaking, and it shouldn’t be.And contrary to popular opinion, it isn’t at all that men don’t want to commit themselves to the woman of their dreams (because they do), but it is true that it scares their socks off. Check […]