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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 […]

Rekindle Your Relationship with Mindfulness

Rekindle Your Relationship with Mindfulness Dr. Linda Miles www.drlindamiles.com Coming soon: Online Relationship Academy Do you recall the beginning of your relationship, when you first fell in love? What is it that made those butterflies in your stomach fade away? What happened along the way that made you lose those moments of staring into each […]

Tips for Reducing Stress

www.drlindamiles.com Coming soon: Online Relationship Academy Persistent anxiety takes its toll on your emotions, and it affects your body as well. In fact, anxiety sets off a trail of physical responses such as chest pain, heart palpitations, shaking, chills, hot flashes, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, insomnia, headaches, back pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. The […]

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 […]

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 […]