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Posts by: Priscilla Hunt

4 Ways to Stay Connected this Holiday

adapted from marriagedynamics.com Are you ready for the holidays? Gifts bought? Wrapping done? Packages in the mail? It may seem like this extraordinary year has dragged on and on, and yet in other ways it has flown by. And now the holidays are here again. This season is all about connection. So it’s natural that […]

What Are Boundaries and How Do They Work?

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 2 in a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   If your life is filled with more of what you don’t want and not enough of what you do want, it’s time to set your boundaries. Boundaries define your sense of self (who you are as an individual). Setting boundaries […]

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 1 in a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   Most of us know how to speak. Many of us have never learned how to communicate. Recognize that clear, accurate and understandable verbal and non-verbal language is essential for marriage, committed relationships, friendships, business relationships and virtually all other kinds […]

World Kindness Day 2020: 25 ways to be kind today

By Katia Hetter, CNN It’s World Kindness Day today, Friday the 13th. Wait, is that a joke? Friday the 13th? Maybe it seems like there is no time to be kind. The world, however, seems to be crying out in pain. It’s hungry and war-torn, with icebergs melting, animals going extinct and a pandemic killing […]

Caring for our Couple Relationship: Working as a Team

By Carl and Nancy Terry When it comes to household tasks and family responsibilities, we are a team.  Who does what in your household or family?  How do you decide?  Does it change? Early on in our marriage when Carl and I were both working, we divided our household tasks. Initially, I thought my tasks […]

Caring for our Couple Relationship By Working Through Conflicts

by Carl and Nancy Terry Conflict in a close intimate relationship is inevitable. This statement is probably even more true today when we are dealing with COVID 19, and racial and social justice issues.  We are living in a difficult time of stress and change; we do not know what the future will bring.  One […]

I’m Thankful. . .

by Priscilla Hunt Priscilla is a Faculty Member of the Online Relationship Academy In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Gratitude can play a crucial role in managing our […]

Caring for our Couple Relationship: Handling Stress

by Carl and Nancy Terry certified Better Marriages Leader Couple   Stress is always present.  But more so now with the COVID-19 virus and less opportunity to socialize and be with family and friends.  There is also more awareness of racial and social injustice and how that has impacted our lives in the past and […]

3 Ways your Childhood Impacts your Relationship

prepare-enrich Let’s go back in time. Think about when you were a kid. Are there things your family did that you were later surprised to learn was not how everyone else did it? Did you keep butter in the fridge or on the table? Were birthdays a week-long celebration or not that big of a […]

6 Tips for Having a Productive Couple Conversation

Agree on a time and place for your conversation. Choose a time when you are not in a hurry and won’t be interrupted. Choose a place where you can have some privacy. Eliminate distractions. Turn off the television, set aside your smart phone, etc. Make eye contact. Connect physically by turning toward each other, holding […]