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Watch Your Tone

Watch Your Tone

In his book, “The Relationship Cure,” Dr. Gottman reveals that when it comes to assessing the meaning of what their partners are saying, only 7% of that meaning comes from the spoken word, while 38% comes from tone of voice and speech patterns. Words that may seem neutral can become incendiary if spoken with a […]

Give Working Parents More Time

Give Working Parents More Time

“Work-life balance” is a lie. The reality for most people is a madcap blend of work and life. And while this does mean that more life happens at work — where people have been forming ever-stronger relationships — it also means that it’s hard to distinguish between work and life. Instead, people are simply working at any and all […]

Be Gentle With Your Partner

Be Gentle With Your Partner

It’s easy to take our partners for granted. Especially when we have been in the relationship for a while. We get comfortable, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because that can breed intimacy. But when comfortable means we get lazy, short or even harsh, it has the cumulative effect of making our partner feel unappreciated […]

The Disciplines Of Love

The Disciplines Of Love

Relationships are one of life’s greatest sources of joy, but they can also be a tremendous source of pain. When you decide to share your life with someone, you invite them in to take in all the good and all the bad, and you agree to accept their triumphs and shortcomings as well.Whether you’re in […]

How To Be Flexible In A Relationship

How To Be Flexible In A Relationship

In 2009, a programmer by the name of Kevin Systrom began working on a passion project that married his interests in photography and social sharing. He called the idea Burbn — a mobile app that allowed users to check in at particular locations, make plans for future check-ins, earn points for hanging out with friends, […]

Trust Carries A Premium

Trust Carries A Premium

What does your ideal relationship look like? What are your needs? What values would your ideal relationship embrace? When you start thinking about what makes a healthy relationship, don’t focus on what the other person would or should do or be like right away — focus on what the relationship itself, the interplay between the two […]

Resolve Conflict And Save Your Relationship

Resolve Conflict And Save Your Relationship

You’re sitting in a coffee shop. There are two couples in the shop sitting near you. The couple to your left is arguing about whether they want to go to dinner with friends. He says, “It’s never fun – you said so yourself last time.” She responds, “Of course you would say that, because they’re […]

How To Stay Connected With Your Partner In Times Of Stress

How To Stay Connected With Your Partner In Times Of Stress

One thing that is crucial to every intimate relationship is maintaining a strong sense of connection. When you’re truly connected with your partner, you feel secure, understood, and as if you could conquer the world together. But how do you maintain that connection in the midst of life’s inevitable stressors? The answer is different than […]

How To Strengthen Your Relationships

How To Strengthen Your Relationships

Love is truly all you need. Why? Because the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. Despite the fact that human connection is the thing we all crave most in life, few people devote the time and energy they should to their romantic relationship. We often take our significant other for […]

Forgiveness Is A Gift You Give Yourself

Forgiveness Is A Gift You Give Yourself

So many people today yearn for happiness, joy, and love — seemingly, to no avail. We live in a world with so many choices, and resources, and freedoms, and so much technology, yet so many of us seem to live lives that are filled with MORE stress and LESS enjoyment than ever in history. Why […]