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Communicating With Your Partner

Communicating With Your Partner

Many of us fall victim to the idea that we are communicating with our partner as long as we talk with them. However, this can be extremely misleading; merely talking without making any real connection, discussing important issues, or expressing genuine feelings is not enough to make your relationship the way you want and need […]

Is Your Partner Your #1 Fan?

Is Your Partner Your #1 Fan?

One of the most important goals you can strive for in business is to understand, anticipate and consistently fulfill the deepest needs of your clients. Because the more value you are able to add to your customer, the more success you will have. We call this creating a “raving fan customer,” and it’s one of […]

Mostly Stupid Reasons Couples Argue

Mostly Stupid Reasons Couples Argue

Sometimes I read these posts floating around the internet that purport to tell you how to make your relationship better: “Tips and Tricks for a Stronger Relationship,” “Learn How to Avoid Arguments With Your Spouse,” “The Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Fighting With Your Spouse Over,” “True Love Doesn’t Bicker and Nag,” “Learn How […]

Don’t Fall For These Common Marriage Myths, Please

Don’t Fall For These Common Marriage Myths, Please

There’s a lot about marriage you don’t know until you take the plunge. The only myth about marriage that’s true is that no matter how long you are together, you likely will never ever agree on whether the milk should sit on the table during breakfast or go back in the fridge (it should always go back in […]

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 […]