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The Psychological Impact of Toxic Relationships on Your Mental Health

When we think of abuse in an intimate relationship, we often think of physical abuse, but emotional abuse can have an equally disturbing effect on your mental health. In fact, research has shown that victims of toxic relationships often suffer multiple forms of abuse, and the statistics for intimate partner violence are no less than astounding.    It’s important to […]

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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.

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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 good news is that couples […]

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Are You Trying to be a Superwoman?

The fast-paced world of today has placed a growing amount of pressure and expectations on many women, from being a perfect mother and wife to excelling in her job to keeping a clean and tidy home. Some women have rejected taking the responsibilities solely upon themselves and reach out for help from others. Other women have “accepted the challenge” of […]

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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 a breather”, calm down, and […]

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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, we’ve touched upon these topics […]

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How to Talk About Serious Issues with Your Spouse

Many of us communicate with our spouses on a daily basis and several times a day, but when it comes to how to talk serious with your spouse, it can be hard to find the right time, the right place or even the right way to effectively convey your message. Discussing “hot topics” is never easy, often least of all […]

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Six Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore

In every relationship there comes a point to decide if you’ll go beyond casual to committed or end it and move on. In other words, fish or cut bait. Perhaps you’ve been there more times than you can count, thinking you’re starting a great relationship, only to discover they weren’t the right one. Rather than beat yourself up that you […]

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Pre-marital Prescription for Love

This is such an exciting time – sharing your news with others elicit hugs, happiness and congratulations. There is so much to do before the big day! And it’s going to be a wedding like nobody’s ever seen. The dress, the cake, the party… Hold on! Bridezillas and outrageous dress shopping makes for entertaining TV, but smart couples know that […]

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7 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

The wedding was off the hook – people still talk about the beautiful ceremony, the amazing reception and the picture perfect pair you made. Among your friends and family, you are THE couple – the one that will make it: in love, happy and strong. It’s easy to coast along on that high for the first months or even years […]

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