Shared Connections – Weekly Round-Up

We all share connections with other people in our lives. With those connections sometimes come complications. How we navigate those complications with those we are connected to will have an effect on the outcome. I’m happy you’re joining me as one of my shared connections and hope you enjoy the weekly round-up.  Marriage can weigh a lot. … Continue reading “Shared Connections – Weekly Round-Up”

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?”

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”

Do You Deserve Better?

When you’re happy and your needs are being met, you feel content, fulfilled and secure in your relationship. But if your mind starts to wander and think about if you deserve better than what you’re getting, then it likely means that you do deserve better. Your needs matter. Your partner’s needs matter too. If you … Continue reading “Do You Deserve Better?”

Love You At Your Best and Your Worst

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe A good reminder that when someone loves all of you, they … Continue reading “Love You At Your Best and Your Worst”

A Relationship Is Like A House

Relationships, like houses, take work and need updating every once in awhile. If you’re having difficulties in your relationship, it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the relationship. It might just mean that you need to do some repairs. 

Fun Date Night Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays are here and everyone is ready to spread some holiday cheer! As hectic and rushed as this time of year can be, couples can choose to switch to the “slow lane” and spend some quality time with one another with these date night ideas.

How to Rebuild Trust After An Affair

From conflict to disagreements to lack of attention from your partner, there are numerous reasons behind why you may choose to be unfaithful to your partner. Unfortunately, it’s usually not until your partner finds out about the affair that you realize that the affair just wasn’t worth hurting your partner or losing their trust. The … Continue reading “How to Rebuild Trust After An Affair”

Taking a Time Out to Resolve Conflict

Marriage doesn’t come with a one size fits all handbook that outlines the specific steps that couples can take for how to resolve conflict in marriage.  One method that can be successfully leveraged when conversations become heated is the “time out” method.  By taking a time out, the hopes are that both parties will “take … Continue reading “Taking a Time Out to Resolve Conflict”

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Relationship Drama

A common mistake that those in relationships make is that they believe that their partner does or should have a complete and thorough understanding of who they are.  We hold our partners accountable for knowing what we want from life, what we need from them, and we trust that they understand our goals.  After all, … Continue reading “Top 3 Ways to Prevent Relationship Drama”