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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 […]

How To Find Yourself In Your Marriage

How To Find Yourself In Your Marriage

You spend what feels like your whole life searching for the one to spend the rest of it with. You wake up everyday with the intent to find him, you get dressed and put your makeup on with him in mind and you go about your day always keeping an eye out for him. Then, […]

5 Things Relationship Experts Know About Love That You Don’t

5 Things Relationship Experts Know About Love That You Don’t

  1. The Most Successful Marriages Start at This Age, And It’s Not What You Think The older you are when you tie the knot, the more solid the marriage will be, right? Not exactly true. The sweet spot for the start of a lasting union: 32 years old. The risk of divorce declines steadily […]