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From ‘Me’ To ‘We’

From ‘Me’ To ‘We’

One of the most common early relationship experiences is deciding when to say “I love you”—that is, of course, after you figure out you are in fact in love with your partner. It’s not just timing that’s an emotional struggle. There’s where to say it, how soon is too soon, and what to do if the […]

Create New Stories – Overcoming Insecurities In Relationships

Create New Stories – Overcoming Insecurities In Relationships

WHAT CAUSES INSECURITY IN A RELATIONSHIP? If your partner feels insecure, it’s because they haven’t dealt with whatever is putting them in a negative state. This could be that their needs aren’t being met by your relationship, or it could have to do with something outside your union, like their own lack of self-confidence or fear […]

On Parenting, Living Life And Being Healthy – A Clue From Gina Torres

On Parenting, Living Life And Being Healthy – A Clue From Gina Torres

When you meet Gina Torres in person, there’s something that immediately puts you at ease. Maybe it’s the beautiful smile that’s never far from her lips. Or perhaps it’s the quiet, calming tone of her voice—you know, the type that makes you lean in closer because you don’t want to miss a word. It could […]

The Key To Communication In Relationships

The Key To Communication In Relationships

Your friend is going through a rough patch in his marriage, and his wife is telling him that it’s partly because they need to communicate more. He tries to talk with her more, perhaps asking about her day or talking about how work went at the office. She responds, but almost as if it were […]

7 Verbs That Shape The Way You Love

7 Verbs That Shape The Way You Love

This piece was specially written for the Tony Robbins blog by world–renowned couples’ therapist Esther Perel.  A few weeks ago, I had the honor of sitting down with my dear friend Tony Robbins for a conversation about my new book, The State of Affairs. Tony and I have worked together since 2004 and we both believe that the […]

To Forgive, To Love

To Forgive, To Love

We all have a certain amount of baggage from the past. The difference between those who are able to move on and prosper in future romantic relationships and those who get mired down is forgiveness. Forgiveness allows us to stow that baggage where it belongs. After all, how can you ever start out on a […]

Helping Your Partner Through Tough Times

Helping Your Partner Through Tough 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 […]

Is Your Partner Your No 1 Fan?

Is Your Partner Your No 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 […]

Appreciation Over Expectations

Appreciation Over Expectations

Pointless arguing in a relationship: Many people do it, some don’t understand it and others are just perplexed by it. Everyone knows that couple who constantly bickers or has conflict — maybe that’s even you and your partner. But what if the amount of bickering in your relationship could be substantially reduced or stopped completely – almost […]

Love In The Digital Age

Love In The Digital Age

Technology has changed the way we experience love, intimacy and connection. How often do we text instead of talk, Skype instead of meet face-to-face, or use emoticons instead of actually articulating our feelings? And what impact does it have on our relationships? According to seasoned relationship counselor Gary Chapman, there are 5 basic love languages […]

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