Make Your Love Last

Your relationship is pretty good. You still make each other laugh, you still cuddle, you still feel loved. However, even in seemingly happy relationships, couples get stuck. Maybe it’s been a slow fade or a quick switch, but you and your partner are on two different pages (of two different books in two different languages), … Continue reading “Make Your Love Last”

How to Improve Your Relationship With the Help of Self Love

Have you put your relationship before everything else? Have you lost yourself in love? The first step to turning the relationship of your dreams into a reality starts with being true to yourself. Some relationships can feel like a slowly rising tide. Only when you are completely immersed in water do you understand you are … Continue reading “How to Improve Your Relationship With the Help of Self Love”

3 Reasons Relationships Fail

Attitude is everything. You’ve heard this before. Your middle school basketball coach probably even said it during a pre-game speech, or maybe it was the mid-level manager at your very first job. But have you ever applied that motto to your relationships? If you haven’t, well, it’s time to start. When I see couples who … Continue reading “3 Reasons Relationships Fail”

Sweating ALL the Small Stuff: A Sign of Relationship Woes?

The dishes. When was the last time he touched the dishes? He just sets his dirty plates on the counter like he’s waiting for a maid, a housekeeper, a house elf to happily rinse and place them neatly in the dishwasher. This annoys you. It fills you with rage. It may even anger you enough … Continue reading “Sweating ALL the Small Stuff: A Sign of Relationship Woes?”

Making Good Decisions – Weekly Round-Up

Who else is glad that spring is finally here? I know I am. Spring is such a wonderful time when the world around us starts to awaken from the winter slumber. I’m glad you’re joining me for the Weekly Round-Up. Today’s focus is about making good decisions. Making good decisions about who we want to … Continue reading “Making Good Decisions – Weekly Round-Up”

5 Myths about Relationship Counseling

When you hear “going to relationship counseling,” the phrase is often followed up by a this-can’t-be-a-good-thing feeling. There are preconceived ideas about who goes, what it means and what happens during a counseling session such as: “If you need to go to someone to help you fix it, you’re a failure”; “The relationship must be … Continue reading “5 Myths about Relationship Counseling”

Why I Love Couples Therapy

You have a love story. We all do. And while we cannot write every word of our love story, we can control how we react to the plot’s twists and turns. That’s life, that’s love: The ups and downs are uncontrollable, but it’s up to us how we ride those waves. This is what I … Continue reading “Why I Love Couples Therapy”

The 4 Cs of Love

Love is alive. It is a living, breathing entity that you need to nurture continuously. It must be fed, explored, kindled over and over again. And without care, the love in your relationship can become an unspoken word and unfelt emotion. Without attention, love can fizzle or fade. I know that sounds harsh, but this … Continue reading “The 4 Cs of Love”

Does Your Relationship Need a Tune-Up?

Things were going well. No, they were going great. Magical, even. You and your partner were happy — really happy. There was no tension, no jealousy and only small arguments that ended quickly and usually with laughter. Life and love just seemed smooth, calm and easy. Your happily ever after had begun. But now it … Continue reading “Does Your Relationship Need a Tune-Up?”

Leaving Your Relational Baggage At the Door

We are collectors. Throughout our lives, we collect opinions, passions, memories and insights. We internalize these collections and they become a part of how we act and react, what we say and how we say it, and the decisions we make. By the time we are adults, we have collected decades’ worth of life-changing experiences. … Continue reading “Leaving Your Relational Baggage At the Door”