Growth

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 […]

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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions: A New Opportunity for Intimacy (20+ Questions to Ask Your Lover)

By: Kyle Benson www.kylebenson.net “Part of what makes life meaningful are the goals we strive to achieve.” – Dr.John Gottman, 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work With a new year upon us, many of us, myself included, start 2019 with new goals. Your goals may be overcoming your attachment insecurity and getting out of debt. Your partner may have […]

CULTIVATING A HAPPY MARRIAGE: WHAT’S THE SECRET?

By Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott What do you picture when you imagine a happy marriage? Some people think of financial security, a nice house, physical beauty, good health, high-profile careers, a thriving social life, or societal status. Others picture a quiet life, surrounded by comfort, children, and extended family. In reality, a couple’s wellbeing has […]

FOUR SIMPLE WAYS TO BUILD A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP THROUGH INTIMACY

from Pure Romance Sex is an expression of intimacy, but it takes much more than sex to create intimacy – and in turn, a healthy relationship. Here are 4 simple tips to get you started. People often use the words “sex” and “intimacy” interchangeably, just as they would “sex” and “intercourse.” Don’t believe us? Just […]

How You Can Avoid Marriage Madness

By: Prepare/Enrich   March Madness, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, is nearing its end. Whether you are on track to win your office pool or you just discovered that March Madness is not actually another name for spring fever, you have probably experienced a time when your marriage or relationship made you mad. Tweeeeet! Time […]

For the Love of Money: Couples and Finances

By: Barry Steelman, AIF® If you do a simple search on the topic of relationships and finances, you’ll come across countless sobering statistics. For example, you’ll find that money is the primary reason for arguments between couples, with many couples averaging three arguments per month revolving around financial issues. You’ll also learn that 3 in 10 married […]

10 Little Things Connected Couples Do

You agreed to stick it out through sickness and health and for richer or poorer, but marital vows don’t address the other big things that can untie your knot—boredom, feeling out of touch, or worse, platonic friendship instead of an in-love partnership. While honeymoon headiness will inevitably decline, that doesn’t mean your relationship has to take […]

5 Promises Your Partner Will Love You For

I Promise to Love You Every Day I know that love is a choice and I choose to love you always. Though I can get busy and have my moods, you deserve my love and attention each and every day. I choose to love you even when I’m upset or frustrated. I know that loving […]

10 Artsy Date Night Ideas for Picture-Perfect Fun

By: www.datenightguide.com Paint the town red with an art-inspired date night. You’ve already created a masterpiece relationship, so try these artsy ideas for picture-perfect fun. Art Stroll Cities, like Atlanta and Orlando, host regular art strolls to celebrate the vibrant art community. These affordable events offer wine tastings, music, interaction with artists and more. Browse vendor-filled sidewalks or pop into […]