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7 Verbs That Shape The Way You Love

7 Verbs That Shape The Way You Love

This piece was specially written for the Tony Robbins blog by world–renowned couples’ therapist Esther Perel.  A few weeks ago, I had the honor of sitting down with my dear friend Tony Robbins for a conversation about my new book, The State of Affairs. Tony and I have worked together since 2004 and we both believe that the […]

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 […]

Is Your Partner Your No 1 Fan?

Is Your Partner Your No 1 Fan?

One of the most important goals you can strive for in business is to understand, anticipate and consistently fulfill the deepest needs of your clients. Because the more value you are able to add to your customer, the more success you will have. We call this creating a “raving fan customer,” and it’s one of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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