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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#AW Gist : Positive Vibes Only

#AW Gist : Positive Vibes Only

I am one person who believes in ‘Reciprocal Energy‘, it is very important to me and I think it should be important to a whole lot of us too. You shouldn’t allow relationships that push you down, relationships that make you less of who you are. If the energy is draining, find another energy! Life […]

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 […]

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 […]

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