Archive for 2015

10 Ways to Make the New Year a Relationship Game Changer

by Priscilla Hunt, Specialist in Marriage Enrichment www.closecompanions.org www.bettermarriages.org New Year’s Resolutions sometimes get a bad rap. Often, they’re the butt of jokes and we get the message that we’re expected to fail after the first week of the new year. But, Greg and I know that if you don’t have a plan, you surely […]

Living A Life in Alignment

  by Jackie Black, Ph.D., BCC www.DrJackieBlack.com We create our life and our love life through our beliefs, intentions, and the actions we take in the world. Every one of us has an inner guidance system that drives us and guides our choice-making whether we are aware of it or not. Our system includes: A […]

Why Argue? Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

by Jackie Black, Ph.D., BCC www.DrJackieBlack.com   A minor disagreement can get out of hand very quickly or a simple conversation can suddenly turn into a shouting match. Why? Because your fear of being abandoned, or disappointing your partner makes itself the primary consideration in the conversation. Hearing another person’s opinion or point of view […]

Dividing chores equally leads to a better sex life

by Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune Couples can be forgiven for not knowing whether to give chores the side-eye or the come-hither. A new study says that dividing them evenly — particularly child-care responsibilities — leads to a better sex life and all-around happier marriage. Still, a big, splashy New York Times magazine piece last year […]

Making A Marriage Last

by Sara Mastbaum Thomas – Contributing Writer A new report by the Institute for Family Studies suggests that couples who marry between the ages of 25 and 32 have the lowest likelihood of splitting up in the future. Even more intriguing, the study shows this to be true across all demographic factors. Why? It’s well […]

3 Steps to Reveal Your Desires During Sex

by Tony & Alisa Making love with your spouse is one of the most personal and meaningful acts you do together. The closeness, touches, foreplay and connection gives each of you the opportunity to steal away and experience a bond that is unlike any other. The most intimate times are when you both take off […]

The Only Two Things You Should Be Doing in Bed!

By The Intimate Couple Intimacy and sleep experts alike agree on this advice: your bed should be reserved for two things, and they both start with an ‘s’, sleep and sex. Sleep affects your sex, and vice versa! Not only should the bed be reserved for these two activities, but the quality of each positively […]

10 Tips to Become a Friendlier Spouse

Courtesy of www.marriagemoment.org Often people say they want to be a better spouse or have a stronger marriage. But many times they admit that they don’t know how to accomplish this. One of the easiest and most effective ways is to be more friendly. It really is that simple. Begin to treat your mate as […]