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A Talking Chicken!

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part where Chicken Little warns the farmer. She read, “. . .and Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said ‘The sky is falling!’” The teacher then asked the class, “And what do you […]

Rescuing Your Relationship from Stress

Jon Beaty/November 2017 This article was originally published by The Gottman Institute and republished with permission   Emotional distance, a loss of intimacy, and the death of romance. That describes our marriage less than six months after my wife and I exchanged vows. We’d married with dreams of living happily ever after. Conflict on our […]

I Understand Everything

Leo Tolstoy said “All, everything I understand, I understand only because of love.” The goal of listening is to understand what the other person is expressing. Seems like a simple goal, but why is it so difficult? If we listen with love, truly opening ourselves to the message our partner wants us to understand, both […]

Because I Have a Brain. . .

Robert Browning said “Where my heart lies, let my brain lie also.” Because I have a brain, because I love you. . . I’ll think before I speak I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt I’ll think of new ways to express it I’ll remember the little things that make you feel loved I’ll […]

How to Deal With Your Partner’s Snoring?

John Breese www.happysleepyhead.com So, you’ve met someone special, and you quickly fell into each other. Everything was going perfectly until the first night in the same bed, when you discovered that your loved one is as loud as a chainsaw. Snoring is a common problem, indeed. But that surely doesn’t mean you need to end […]

Fostering Friendship in Your Relationship

by Heather McAlpine http://heathermcalpineconsulting.com   Have you ever wondered why marriages often break down more at the 1-year mark, 7-year mark and 30-year mark? In my work with couples over the last 3 decades, I’ve discovered: There are 3 core problems that married couples face today…We live in a throw-away society If things don’t work, many […]

How to Find Your Paddle When Your Marriage Feels Up the Creek

by Heather McAlpine http://heathermcalpineconsulting.com Each of us ends up in difficult situations individually or in our marriages. Through no fault of our own, we have to adjust our plan, direction or dreams. These stresses can impinge on our marriage and add to any underlying issues. We all start our marriage intending it to go well. […]

What Makes a Great Wedding Video?

  By Viddedit.com Everyone wants to cover a wedding video but most of us end up failing miserably. On a wedding, you have only one chance to take the perfect shot. There are no retakes like in the other kind of shootings. Thus you have a noble duty. You have to make sure that you […]

Love Your Partner More

by Belinda Luscombe Time Magazine May 20, 2019 Parents’ love for their children can make them do peculiar things. Like staying up until 1:00 am gluing glitter on a second-grade class project. Or driving 40 miles to deliver a single soccer cleat. Or, perhaps, bribing their teenagers’ way into a fancy college. But one of […]

Study Reveals Secrets for a Happy Life

By Christine Martinello linkedin.com/in/christine-martinello-0817594 It’s the eternal quest – the search for a happy life. What if you knew just what to do, to have a happy and successful life? Would you focus on it with all your time, money & energy? Probably. Do you think the secrets are; Having plenty of money, a happy marriage, […]