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How Apologizing Can Improve Your Marriage

How Apologizing Can Improve Your Marriage

Recent studies have found that apologizing to your spouse and asking for forgiveness are crucial ingredients in a successful marriage. Apologizing to your partner when appropriate will validate their feelings, promote forgiveness, and allow you both to move on from mistakes. Rather than pointing fingers in an effort to identify who is at fault, humbling […]

The Key to a Great Relationship: Know Your Vowels

The Key to a Great Relationship: Know Your Vowels

People often say they want to work on their relationship, but most people don’t realize how much work and effort it actually takes to do that. The good news is there are many, many ways you can build and maintain a great relationship, and there really is no “right” or “wrong” way. While there are […]

The 5 Keys To Commitment In Relationships

The 5 Keys To Commitment In Relationships

Finding rhythm in a relationship is the biggest challenge for a couple. It’s easy to fall in love, once you’ve found someone (Prior to the relationship, the finding someone is indeed the hardest part!). It’s easy to say, “I love you,” once you’ve shared some special moments with a boyfriend or girlfriend. But what about […]

How to Retire in Your 30’s

How to Retire in Your 30’s

  When would you like to retire? Sixty-five? Fifty? You don’t have to wait that long, you know. A California couple recently retired in their mid-30’s with $1 million in the bank, according to Forbes magazine. OK, true, that remarkable feat of personal finance would be nearly impossible for most of us because we have, you […]

If It Hurts, It’s Not Love: Why Not to Stay in an Abusive Relationship

If It Hurts, It’s Not Love: Why Not to Stay in an Abusive Relationship

Abuse is not love. It is about power and control over a person. It usually starts small in a relationship and becomes a bigger problem over time. Abuse doesn’t typically begin with physical harm; it begins with emotional harm. The abuse gets worse as the relationship progresses. He/She may not be hitting you while you […]

Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Relationship?

Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Relationship?

The truth is, like it or not, most of us are slaves to our smartphones. In a digital age where we’re constantly connected, we’re so used to having access to everything instantly at the tap of a tactile screen that the very idea of leaving the house without them is about as appalling a prospect […]

Should I Get Married Because It’s Better Financially?

Should I Get Married Because It’s Better Financially?

I’ve never been wedding-crazy. I wasn’t that little girl who fantasized about her wedding. The white dress, the church ceremony, the big reception — it just never appealed to me. I’ve been in a committed relationship for more than five years, and we’re not married. We know we’re meant to be together and have no […]

Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

A young man who is pampered in his youth becomes increasingly arrogant and demanding as he grows older. Eventually he is transformed by a spell into a literal beast as a punishment because it is a reflection of his true nature. His only hope for release is to be truly loved by a maiden—a seemingly […]

A Financial Valentine’s Day Gift For Any Couple

A Financial Valentine’s Day Gift For Any Couple

With Valentine’s Day approaching, what I am about to suggest may sound as romantic as getting a vacuum cleaner or a new set of wrenches; but once you understand what can happen to families after the disability or death of a spouse or partner, you may see it differently. I am talking about giving your […]

Being Supportive In Stressful Times

Being Supportive In Stressful Times

How do you and your partner fare when stress enters the relationship? Does the stress become a source of conflict and contention? Do you tend to fight more? Do you tend to withdraw from one another and feel more disconnected, frustrated, sad or angry? Or does the stress become an opportunity for you and your […]

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