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What are we going to DO?

What are we going to DO?

We’re facing the coronavirus. We’re spending more time behind closed doors. We’re spending more time together. We don’t have the distractions of friends, work, and school. So, what are we going to DO? Here are a 20 ideas. Play a board game Go for a walk – fill your lungs with fresh air Binge on […]

The Snooze Button: Is Your Relationship On Hold?

Carrie Burgan makeminhappen.com   Six times. Six times! That is how many times my husband and I … no, not that. That’s how many times we hit the snooze button today before we got out of bed. It was nice and warm under the covers with only cold and deadlines to meet after we gave […]

Where to find the best honeymoon resorts in Greece

John Brooks When it comes to picking a honeymoon destination it’s all about picking the most romantic and beautiful place in order to make your trip as memorable as possible. The place however is only one half of the equation, in order for your honeymoon trip to be truly memorable you are going to need […]

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Daphne M. Davis, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Hayes, PhD A wealth of new research has explored this age-old practice. Here’s a look at its empirically supported benefits. The term “mindfulness” has been used to refer to a psychological state of awareness, the practices that promote this awareness, a mode of processing information and a character […]

Turn Towards Instead of Away

Reprinted by Permission, the Gottman Institute Ellie Lisitsa The strongest relationships (and homes) are built from the ground up. According to Dr. Gottman’s 40+ years of research, one of the greatest predictors of your relationship’s success is your ability to turn towards each other, constantly developing your bond by making an effort every day to reach […]

Could You Be Sabotaging Your Own Relationship?

twoofus.org Relationships can be hard to navigate. When times get rough, it is certainly easier to focus on what your partner is doing that is creating difficulty for both of you. But it takes two to tango, right? You might unknowingly be contributing to the rough patch you are experiencing in your relationship. Even with […]

Mindfulness Practices for Couples

drlindamiles.com New Course soon to launch in Close Companions Online Relationship Academy: Mindfulness for Couples   Physical affection and sex offer a myriad of opportunities to practice mindfulness with your partner. As you kiss on the lips, notice how your body feels as you attend to the sensations of the present moment. Remember what behaviors […]

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Dr. Corey Allan smrnation.com Sex is an important aspect of most every marriage. Your sexuality plays a major role in life. It influences how you dress, act, and interact with others around you. It’s everywhere. Stand in line at your local grocery store and see if you can avoid seeing the word sex on a […]

The 3 core skills that every person needs for healthy romantic relationships

Nov 18, 2019 / Joanne Davila It’s never too late — or too early — to learn the abilities that make up romantic competence: insight, mutuality and emotional regulation. And when you possess these skills, all of the relationships in your life will benefit, says psychologist and researcher Joanne Davila. This post is part of […]

Supporting Your Spouse Through Addiction and Recovery

By Dr. Sarah Toler, CNM, DNP www.addictions.com Coming soon: Online Relationship Academy https://close-companions.teachable.com Being married to a person who is addicted to alcohol or drugs is hard. When you entered into a marriage, you did so with the expectation of always putting each other first. When a spouse becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, the […]