Couples

8 Demands on Marriage That Contribute to Divorce

Might you have unrealistic expectations for your relationship that are leaving you feeling disappointed in your partner? In general in our culture, we have the expectation that our marriage should meet a wide variety of our needs. Think about the messages we are consistently exposed to – whether they come from television shows, romantic novels …

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My Partner Makes Me Want to Scream: A 3-Step Response to Triggering Situations

Have you ever had one of those conversations where your partner says something minor that leaves you enraged or bursting into tears? What do you do when your partner triggers intense emotions in you? The first response in most of us is to want our partner to stop it. We want our partner to change …

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What The Scandinavians Know About Happiness That We Don’t

Scandinavian countries consistently rank as the happiest countries in the world.  It seems surprising that the cold climate, almost no daylight during winter months and infrequent sunny days isn’t causing sadness and despondency?  Are they also the wealthiest countries, allowing for their citizens to gain happiness from a lot of material possessions?  Are they all …

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Making Summer a Time to Connect With Your Spouse—And Your Kids!

Summer brings longer days and brighter sunshine. In books and movies, it’s a time for love- spending days relaxing and taking romantic strolls. The reality may look a little different for parents. As a parent, I feel very torn this time of year. Part of me is singing Hallelujah at the thought of no more …

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Mindfulness Story

Mindfulness in Relationships: Advanced Couples Techniques

Mindfulness has been a buzzword lately.  It means being in the present moment – noticing where you are, what’s around you and what you’re feeling.  It’s being aware of what’s right here, right now without judgment, without wishing it were different in some big or small way. I’m going to show you how mindfulness applies …

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Parenting in The Age of Social Media Frenzy

When young couples dream of having children, they dream about such things as holding their newborn infant for the first time, watching them take their first steps, and experiencing countless moments of pure joy and love for a child they’ve created together. And while all those things do happen, the reality we come to understand …

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