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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 […]

Communicating With Your Partner

Communicating With Your Partner

Many of us fall victim to the idea that we are communicating with our partner as long as we talk with them. However, this can be extremely misleading; merely talking without making any real connection, discussing important issues, or expressing genuine feelings is not enough to make your relationship the way you want and need […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

When you make the decision to commit to someone, no topic of discussion should be off the table. Sure, some conversations may be more awkward than others, but having the tough talks now could help you stave off major problems in the long run. Below, psychologists and other experts share seven uncomfortable (but essential) conversations […]