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Enjoy Some Relationship Fun: Have an “I Love You”...

Some time back, in an article on relationship counseling, it was suggested that a regular date night helps keep your relationship fun and close. Initially, you may have embraced that idea wholeheartedly. But lately, you might be thinking that, while you tremendously enjoy spending time with your partner, doing basically the same things over and over …Read the rest…

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What to Do When Your Spouse Scolds You Like a Parent ...

Few things are as humiliating as when your spouse scolds you like a parent would scold a little child. It’s demeaning when your boss criticizes you in an unkind way, but it’s crushing when this sort of treatment comes from the person you love and cherish. Of course, conflict is part of any relationship. At times, …Read the rest…

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Marriage Counseling: How to Cope When You and Your Pa...

In a perfect world, every couple would be equally matched in their desires. Unfortunately, many couples are out of sync in one or more important ways, no matter how much they love each other. Sex is one of the most common reasons couples argue or get divorced. Fortunately, your relationship doesn’t have to suffer if you and …Read the rest…

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Let Premarital Counseling Help You Build a Strong Fou...

Marriage can be an intimidating thought even when you’re deeply in love. After all, the oft-cited claim is that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce (though some say the true figure is a bit lower).  This can seem like an even scarier prospect if you have friends or family members whose marriages have ended …Read the rest…

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It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It: 5 Com...

Good communication habits are vital in many situations. Imagine: How disastrous could it be if astronauts in space wouldn’t communicate clearly with the NASA control center in Houston about a problem they’re encountering? What consequences might a patient suffer if the doctor wouldn’t explain the use of a certain medication correctly? Or how frustrated and …Read the rest…

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Valentine’s Day is Over: 9 Ways to Continue Those R...

The need for love is embedded in the very fabric of your being. Your brain actually pursues romantic love with a long-term goal to reap feelings of reward. The chemicals released through romantic feelings reward you with a state of calmness, a sense of security, and a decrease of anxiety and stress. Being in love …Read the rest…

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Fear of Abandonment: What Causes It? How Do You Overc...

Fear of abandonment is the constant feeling that someone significant in your life is going to leave you. To a certain extent, this is a normal feeling for a human being to have. But when the fear of abandonment is constant, and so severe that it affects other aspects of your life, it can make …Read the rest…

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7 Sneaky Ways Screen Addiction is Damaging Your Relat...

Screen addiction isn’t anything unusual these days. High-definition TVs, ever more powerful computers, smaller yet faster tablets, more realistic video games, and multifunctional phones have become an indispensable part of life for many. More and more people take their phones or other mobile devices everywhere. They eat in front of the TV watching sports or …Read the rest…

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There’s a Better Way to Argue: Let Relationship The...

You can’t have a relationship without arguments. Occasional disagreement is part of having any contact with another human being. The goal of relationship therapy isn’t to teach you how to avoid all arguments, but to teach you a better way to argue. In relationship therapy, you can learn how to minimize your role in unnecessary …Read the rest…

5 Ways to Know You Need a Divorce: 5 Ways to Know You...

Divorce is a big deal. So, if you’re feeling conflicted or confused, it’s really no wonder. Will severing your connection usher in a better life? Or leave you wishing you had stuck it out and somehow found a better way? There is no easy way to know. There is no person outside your relationship who …Read the rest…

10 Fun Little Things You Can Do for Your Partner Each...

Life can get busy It’s easy to fail To show your mate love every day It doesn’t cost much, though A deed – “just because” It’s worth it to go out of your way It’s easy to let the grind of everyday life get to you and allow you to be drawn into silly arguments …Read the rest…

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Are You Taking Your Relationship for Granted? It’s ...

Every long-term relationship has the potential to get a little stale after a while. We might think that this happens because we know the other person so well that there aren’t many surprises anymore. But the truth is that things get stale when you take your relationship for granted. Unfortunately, continuing down the path of …Read the rest…

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How to Deal with a Spouse Who is ALWAYS Right

Few things are more frustrating than having a conversation with someone who thinks they’re always right—especially because that means that they also think you’re always wrong. But it’s even worse when it’s your spouse who thinks they’re always right. No matter how much you try to get them to see your point of view, nothing …Read the rest…


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