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Accept reality

Take a moment to think about whether you accept your partner as they are right now, including the parts of them that you don’t like. Exploring your feelings towards your partner – both your love for them and any uncertainty … Continue reading

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What you need to talk about before having a baby

Think about how you were raised by your parents (or other caregivers.) What choices did your parents make in raising you that shaped your beliefs about how to raise a child? If you and your partner want to have a … Continue reading

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It’s not about the towels

In a recent radio interview, I spoke with a couple about a very common topic couples argue about: household chores. This couple had been in a fight over whether their towels needed to be cleaned. Although arguments like this might … Continue reading

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The biology of love

Have you ever had the experience of getting home from work to find your partner in a bad mood, and before you know it you are in a bad mood? There is a reason for this. In relationships where we … Continue reading

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How to be more empathetic

Successful couples are empathic towards each other. Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s emotions from their perspective – what people often call “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.” It’s different than sympathy, because empathy is more about understanding … Continue reading

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3 things to do daily to strengthen your relationship

Strengthening your relationship is about meaningful communication, whether you are communicating through physical touch or telling your partner what’s going on in your life. If you find that you feel disconnected from your partner, think about how you communicate and … Continue reading

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Learn the five love languages to deepen the connection with your partner

I have some bad news – you may not be loving your partner the way they want to be loved. Depending on your partner’s love language, they may want you to show your love in a different way. I will … Continue reading

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The secret relationship killer

People who feel bitter and emotionally trapped in their relationship often share one common trait: they choose not to communicate with their partner. Self-expression can make us feel vulnerable and uncomfortable, which is why we can feel anxious about sharing … Continue reading

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How arguing can improve your relationship

Arguing is not always a bad thing, believe it or not. It’s not whether you argue with your partner, but how you argue, and more importantly how you reconcile after an argument. It’s healthy to have limits, say no and … Continue reading

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6 ways to tell if it’s a rebound or real love

When your heart hasn’t healed and your mind hasn’t let go of a past relationship (or past relationships), you bring your emotional baggage into new ones. Emotional baggage puts a damper on intimacy and emotional closeness, which can hold you … Continue reading

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