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4 Things You’re Likely Doing That Will Eventually Kill Your Marriage

4 Things You’re Likely Doing That Will Eventually Kill Your Marriage

According to renowned marriage therapist John Gottman, there are four behaviors that can reliably predict the end of a marriage — and you’re probably guilty of them. For 40 years, the psychology professor and his team at the Gottman Institute have studied couples’ interactions to determine the key predictors of divorce — or as Gottman calls them, “the four horsemen […]

7 Things All Great Relationships Have in Common

7 Things All Great Relationships Have in Common

You know those relationships that drain your energy? The ones that impact your ability to really thrive at home, at work, in life? There are consequences of enduring them and failing to face up to reality that something’s just not right. And while there’s no point pretending a relationship has a future if it doesn’t, […]

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 […]

How To Teach Your Child Tolerance In A World Filled With Hate

How To Teach Your Child Tolerance In A World Filled With Hate

In today’s increasingly hostile world, it is vitally important to teach your child tolerance. I live in a relatively conservative area of the south where tolerance is not always an accepted lesson to teach your children. When my son was in second grade, the elementary school he attended was having “dress up day” as part […]

10 life Skills To Teach Your Child Before He Leaves For College

10 life Skills To Teach Your Child Before He Leaves For College

It can be overwhelming thinking about everything your teenager needs to know to be fully prepared for college. You can’t foresee everything that will crop up during those first few years away from home, but helping your son or daughter master these ten life skills will ease the transition. 1. How to approach problems No […]

Watching Your Tone: How You Speak To Your Partner Can Determine Your Relationship’s Future

Watching Your Tone: How You Speak To Your Partner Can Determine Your Relationship’s Future

It’s not what you say, but how you say it. 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 […]

7 Signs Your Partner Is Too Selfish For A Relationship

7 Signs Your Partner Is Too Selfish For A Relationship

Not everyone you find yourself attracted to is necessary cut out for a relationship. Unfortunately, some people have a long way to go until they’re compassionate and selfless enough to give out genuine love. Below, therapists and other relationship experts share seven signs the person you’re seeing is too self-centered for a long-term relationship. 1. […]

8 Habits Of Extraordinarily Healthy Families

8 Habits Of Extraordinarily Healthy Families

We all know at least one of these families: they’re superfit, they eat healthfully, they stay active together and their go-to dessert is fresh fruit. On the one hand, you would love to channel their mojo, but on the other, you can’t really fathom a kale-only household. The truth is, it’s easier than you may […]

Divorced Men And Women Reveal What Was Missing From Their Marriages

Divorced Men And Women Reveal What Was Missing From Their Marriages

When you ask someone why they split up with their spouse, they usually chalk it up to simply growing apart. “We started living separate lives,” they’ll say, or “The relationship simply ran its course.”  While those polite, canned responses may be true, there’s usually more to the story than that. Recently, we asked HuffPost Divorce […]

5 Ways to Get Your Home Running as Smoothly as Your Business

5 Ways to Get Your Home Running as Smoothly as Your Business

I spend a lot of time thinking about all the ways that successful business strategies can be applied to other areas of our lives and recently — thanks to the arrival of my second son — had occasion to apply those strategies at home. Here are five things that helped get our chaotic household running […]