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 […]

Send a CLEAR Message…When Your Partner Gets Sexy Texts from Another Person

Michelle has had enough! It was annoying when her boyfriend Jeff started getting daily texts from a woman he works with. The texts started out innocent– jokes about their boss or gripes about work projects. Then, the messages became more flirty and personal– questions about what Jeff was up to. Jeff always showed Michelle the […]

Don’t Let the Big “R” Ruin Your Relationship

If you want to keep your love relationship or marriage healthy and close, here’s something to watch out for because it can cause disconnection and even lead to breakups or divorce… The Big “R.” Is it…. Religion? Rest? Rain? Raccoons? No, it’s none of these. The Big “R” we’re talking about is something that can […]

4 Ways to Bypass the Hazards of Soulmate Relationships

Did you know that soulmate relationships can be hazardous? It happens this way for so many couples in love… Two people meet. Strong chemistry is there. A depth of feeling and a sense of “coming home” is felt by both. They realize that they are soulmates. A love relationship (and, later, maybe marriage) is started. […]

911 Help for Your Intimacy Problems

The injuries and wounds don’t usually show on the outside, but the sense of emergency is strong. When emotional or sexual intimacy in your love relationship disappears (or has always been weak), it can feel intense, upsetting and even scary. You aren’t happy with the distance that’s between you and your partner and you’re worried […]

Help When You’re Jealous of Your Partner’s Ex

 Liz is outraged!   Her husband’s ex has been causing trouble– again– in her marriage.  Liz’s husband, Andy, tries to ignore the daily text messages, phone calls and emailed photos he gets from his ex-wife.   Andy’s strategy is to not stir up any trouble and only deal with his ex when there is an issue […]

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 […]

6 Signs that Your Partner Could Be Having an Online Affair

Cybercheating IS real! In this digital age, it’s super fast and super easy to communicate and connect with people who live on the other side of the world. It’s also, unfortunately, super easy to have an online affair. Especially with the ever-growing use of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, socializing with others has […]

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 […]

“Turn the Car Around!” 4 Things to Do if Your Marriage is Headed for Divorce

A relationship can be a lot like taking a road trip. You start out excited and eager. You and your partner are thrilled to be together. You hang on one another’s every word and you truly have fun and plenty of passion together. At some point, the trip becomes a little routine. You’ve passed about […]

“She won’t have sex anymore! Is this a good reason to breakup?”

John can hardly remember what it feels like to be sexually intimate with his wife Cindy. He has a vague recollection of how wonderful it is to kiss her passionately and have her kiss him eagerly in return. Unfortunately, it’s been far too long since even that has happened. Over the course of their marriage, […]

“HELP! I’m Tempted to Cheat!”

Christy has always considered herself to be a loyal and devoted wife to her husband Pete. Once they started dating, she hardly gave good looking guys a second glance– not interested. She’s always assumed that she and Pete would be together for the rest of their lives. Until last month. While Christy was at an […]

4 Keys to Cope with a Crisis Together

Crises happen. No matter how wonderful your life is, there are times when unexpected and unwanted events occur and throw off everyone involved. It might be a health crisis that lands you, your partner or another family member in the hospital. It could be a natural disaster like a tornado or earthquake that knocks out […]