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I’m Thankful. . .

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 mental health and strengthening our relationships. Don’t let stress and anxiety steal the […]

Supporting your Partner During Stressful Times

Instructions Reflect on questions 1-3 and jot down words and phrases that come to mind in response. Refer to Instructions for Your Couple Conversation, then share your responses with your partner. Respond to question 4 following your couple conversation and discuss with your partner. Refer to 6 Tips for Having a Productive Couple Conversation Consider […]

Tips for Quarantining Together: Claim your Space

Stay-at-home orders have led to a whole lot of togetherness, for better and for worse. Shared space can begin to feel like a prison if you don’t take proactive steps to carve out a space for yourself. You used to have time to “decompress” in the car commuting to and from work. You used to […]

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 […]

Listen With Your Heart – 10 Tips For Couple Communication

Dr. Linda Miles drlindamiles.com Here are some ways to tell your partner the truth with love: When you discuss issues with your partner, be genuine and be present. Don’t let your mind wander. Maintain eye contact. If you are upset, empathize with how she or he feels. Use “soft eyes” to convey the idea that […]

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 […]

It’s Almost Valentine’s Day—Have a Love Conversation! 💖

By: Dr. Jackie Black Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Is this a day you are looking forward to? Or dreading? In my experience, women are more triggered by Valentine’s Day forgetfulness or inattention than men. So, in the spirit of averting a Valentine’s Day disaster in your relationship, this advice is for the ladies! I have three […]

7 things to do for a lasting relationship

By Bela Gandhi www.today.com A great relationship is something we all treasure. Yet, most of us don’t know what makes a relationship truly last and be happy. Hollywood films and romances often end where boy and girl finally get together (usually against all odds). What you don’t see in the movies? Five years later and the […]

Ideas for Saying “I Love You”

from www.signupgenius.com Make a list of the 10 things you love most about your significant other and text it to him — one item at a time throughout the day — countdown style. Buy your wife some bubble bath and draw a bath for her just as she is getting ready to cook dinner. Then, […]

12 Times Couples Speak Their Own Secret Language, Because It Doesn’t Always Take Words To Say “I Love You”

By: DACY KNIGHT Anyone in a relationship or around one long enough soon realizes there are times couples speak their own secret language. Sometimes it’s a private vocabulary that makes no sense to eavesdroppers but somehow perfectly communicates between the couples without question. In other instances, words aren’t necessary at all, and it seems like a simple […]