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Wisdom and Advice from a 3-year marriage

Michael and Molly got married 3 years ago. They share insights they’ve gained and lessons they’ve learned as newlyweds. They encourage other couples by sharing some of their own experiences and advice. Find more of Michael and Molly in the Close Companions Online Relationship Academy. Highlights of what Michael and Molly shared: Molly Marriage is […]

The 3 Mistakes Couples Make That ALWAYS Result in Mis-Communication

from CoupleGuideTM to Communicating with Confidence by Dr. Jackie Black Many conversations with our partners are emotionally charged. Be careful of these three common mistakes: The most prevalent mistake is that one or both partners comes to the conversation believing that his or her needs won’t be heard, respected, understood, validated or met. One partner […]

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 presently.  […]

April is Stress Awareness Month

Priscilla Hunt, Certified Relationship Coach for Couples How aware are you of the stress you’re experiencing in your life? Sometimes we can become numb to how stressed we are – it’s a self-protective mechanism and can even be a result of, well, too much stress! When we live with stress day in and day out, […]

Birthday, Anniversary, Just Because: How to Choose the Best Bouquet

Flowers have long been a part of wedding and anniversary celebrations, with stories dating back to ancient Greece and Egypt. This simple gesture is a beautiful way to note the occasion and tell your other half how much you care about them. Here are some practical considerations when sending flowers as a birthday, anniversary, or […]

The Truth about Conflict

Priscilla and Greg Hunt Conflict is inevitable. All couples have conflict. But it’s how you handle that conflict that defines the quality of your relationship. The decision to use conflict creatively to enhance your relationship and bring you closer is a conscious choice. Disagreements are a viable and healthy part of relationship. Working through a […]

Got Stress? What to do about it!

It’s a stressful time in our world, in our jobs, in our families, and between our ears. How does it affect relationships? It affects everybody differently. How does it affect you personally? How does it affect your partner? Your relationship? How does it show up? If partners can share with each other what’s helpful and […]

Nothing Magical about January 1

Priscilla Hunt, Certified Relationship Coach for Couples One month into the New Year and it’s time to take stock of where you are in accomplishing your resolutions. Resolutions are simply goals – they can be set at any time. There’s nothing magical about January 1. How about setting a goal or two for your relationship […]

The Most Important Relationship Skill isn’t Communication!

  by David Steele, Founder of Relationship Coaching Institute The single most important relationship skill is not communication, it’s taking ownership. Successful relationships require taking ownership of your “experience.” WHAT IS YOUR “EXPERIENCE?” Your “experience” is what happens inside your body and your mind in response to events. It is composed of your thoughts, emotions, […]