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Want to Keep Love Alive? Here’s How!

Want to keep love alive? Here’s how. By Linda and Charlie Bloom There is an idea going around that you may have heard, that-long term relationships eventually and inevitably become flat and boring. Unfortunately all too many people believe this myth and act accordingly. That is, they expect this to happen and when they experience […]

20 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, […]

How Do You Set Boundaries?

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 4 of a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   Let me say first, setting boundaries is not disrespectful, bad or wrong. In fact, emotionally healthy people set personal boundaries. Educate people in your life about your boundaries. Calmly and respectfully inform them about how they can and cannot behave […]

Why Are Boundaries Important?

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 3 in a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   If your life is filled with discord and you don’t feel that others respect you, it’s time to set your boundaries. You experience your reality in four ways: Body – what you look like; Thinking – how you give meaning […]

4 Ways to Stay Connected this Holiday

adapted from marriagedynamics.com Are you ready for the holidays? Gifts bought? Wrapping done? Packages in the mail? It may seem like this extraordinary year has dragged on and on, and yet in other ways it has flown by. And now the holidays are here again. This season is all about connection. So it’s natural that […]

What Are Boundaries and How Do They Work?

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 2 in a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   If your life is filled with more of what you don’t want and not enough of what you do want, it’s time to set your boundaries. Boundaries define your sense of self (who you are as an individual). Setting boundaries […]

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 1 in a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   Most of us know how to speak. Many of us have never learned how to communicate. Recognize that clear, accurate and understandable verbal and non-verbal language is essential for marriage, committed relationships, friendships, business relationships and virtually all other kinds […]

World Kindness Day 2020: 25 ways to be kind today

By Katia Hetter, CNN It’s World Kindness Day today, Friday the 13th. Wait, is that a joke? Friday the 13th? Maybe it seems like there is no time to be kind. The world, however, seems to be crying out in pain. It’s hungry and war-torn, with icebergs melting, animals going extinct and a pandemic killing […]

Caring for our Couple Relationship: Working as a Team

By Carl and Nancy Terry When it comes to household tasks and family responsibilities, we are a team.  Who does what in your household or family?  How do you decide?  Does it change? Early on in our marriage when Carl and I were both working, we divided our household tasks. Initially, I thought my tasks […]

Caring for our Couple Relationship By Working Through Conflicts

by Carl and Nancy Terry Conflict in a close intimate relationship is inevitable. This statement is probably even more true today when we are dealing with COVID 19, and racial and social justice issues.  We are living in a difficult time of stress and change; we do not know what the future will bring.  One […]