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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 […]

Are You Helping Your Kids With Their Homework?

Are You Helping Your Kids With Their Homework?

It’s said that too much of a good thing is a bad thing, and that undoubtedly applies to homework. While a few after-school assignments can reinforce lessons taught in class, research has shown that middle and high school kids are regularly given unhealthy amounts of homework. As such, they experience increased levels of stress, have a hard […]

Moving From ‘Solo-Decisions’ To ‘Joint – Decisions’

Moving From ‘Solo-Decisions’ To ‘Joint – Decisions’

Once two people enter into a relationship, the number of decisions they should make on their own decreases significantly because their respective decision circles overlap. This is not necessarily because all of these decisions must be made together, but rather because nearly every decision you make individually in a relationship has an impact on the […]

How To Keep The Spark Alive

How To Keep The Spark Alive

“Long distance never works.” “The seven-year itch is real.” “Children always kill romance.” “You can’t have love and a successful career. You have to choose.” Chances are you’ve heard at least one of these statements, or a variation on the theme. One of the most common myths about long-term relationships is that passion is only for the […]

Develop The Relationship You Deserve

Develop The Relationship You Deserve

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 […]

Let’s Get It Straight This Year

Let’s Get It Straight This Year

STEP 1: SET THE STAGE Select a challenge you care deeply about. Perhaps you’ve suffered a setback, or you have an indistinct sense of an intriguing opportunity. How do you know it’s a problem ripe for a breakthrough, given the right unlocking question? It’s probably a good candidate if it “makes your heart beat fast,” […]