4 Ways to Revolutionize Your Relationship

The word “revolution” is defined in the dictionary as a… Radical change Overthrow Repudiation Thorough replacement These adjectives are pretty intense and even extreme. Historically, revolutions have been marked major upheavals in political and economic systems. Some revolutions, such as the French Revolution that occurred in the late 1700s, were violent too. Why would you […]

4 Ways to Get Your Man to Open Up and Tell You How He Feels

“It’s like living with a rock!” This is how Angela describes her fiancé, Jeff. She doesn’t intend to be mean, but it’s how he seems to her a lot of the time. While she appreciates how even-keeled and dependable Jeff is, she wishes that he’d let her in once in awhile. Angela often asks Jeff […]

4 Phrases to Help You Communicate AND Connect

Why does communicating with your partner sometimes seem SO DIFFICULT? We’ve all been there. You’ve got something to say about a troubling situation and you just can’t seem to say it in a way that will really be heard. In the past, an argument and defensiveness occurred when you spoke up. Because of this, you […]

Too Fast or Too Slow? Get the Right Speed in Your Dating Relationship

Jenna is confused. She’s been dating a great guy for the past month and she thought they were close to maybe being a couple. Every weekend, Jenna and Chris have gone out together. She has met Chris’ friends and he even changed his Facebook status from “single” to “it’s complicated.” When Jenna asked Chris to […]

9 Nag-Free Ways to Get More Follow Through in Your Relationship

The last thing Kristen wanted was to be that stereotypical wife who pesters her husband again and again and again. But, unfortunately, that’s what she feels like. Kristen’s husband, Pete, is a fun and loving guy. When he’s not at work, he fills his time with golf, running, paint ball, cycling and more. This active […]

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 […]

The Top 10 Ways to De-fuse an Argument

Even in the happiest, most harmonious relationships, there are bound to be disagreements from time to time. When you and your partner are also stressed out, tense, tired, strained or otherwise not at your peak, a small disagreement can turn into an argument. What can be deadly for a love relationship or marriage is not […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Say “I’m Sorry” After Your Affair

Trying to pick up the pieces of your relationship after you’ve had an affair or betrayed your mate in another way can be difficult. You need to be patient and do whatever it takes to rebuild trust if you want to stay in this relationship. Many times the road to re-connection can start with an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pursuing a Happy Relationship and Marriage

Recently, we watched the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” which gave us much food for thought about overcoming challenges while holding the vision for what you want.The story was based on parts of Chris Gardner’s life story and although we don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it, the film is […]

Instant Relationship Breakthroughs – part 2

An instant relationship breakthrough is that moment when one or both of you make a shift to do, say or act differently and there’s an opening, a sense of understanding or feeling of connection and communion in the relationship. If your intention is to create breakthroughs like this, then you will create the type of […]

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 […]