10 Tips to Emotionally Engage Your Partner

Miscommunication damages relationships. Whether it’s from a lack of understanding or something misspoken, you can use your emotions to help you heal.

Understanding Emotions Is Important to Your Relationship

We all go through millions of emotions in our relationship, and those emotions create brain chemicals that change the way we feel.

10 Things to Remember About Dating as a Grown-Up

Being a jerk never makes a good impression. This should be simple, but people may behave immaturely if it’s been awhile since they’ve had to behave like an adult.

Adapting to Change

There is no law saying that you have to like what’s going on, but you do have to find a way to cope, because change happens, like it or not.

Ten Thoughts on Thoughtfulness

Being thoughtful costs you nothing, but it can give you one of the most valuable things in life: a wonderful relationship.

10 Ways to Get Your Needs Met

Many people don't know how to ask for what they need in their relationships. The trick is to talk about your own feelings.

Healing Through a Break-Up

We have all been through breakups, but that doesn't make them any easier. Allow yourself to grieve and let the pain out.

10 Reasons People End Relationships

Changing how you relate can be as simple as dropping a bad habit, or it may require that you get some outside input.

10 Signs Your Life Is Getting Better

When you can't be your best self because you have been through a difficult time, it makes enjoying life harder. Just think about a few of the tips mentioned and take them in. It will help.

When Holidays Hurt

Your friends and family may not be perfect, but it’s better to be with others than to wallow in self-pity. Or you can volunteer to help strangers who need you. Either one works.

10 Ways To Make Your Partner Smile Today

It doesn’t take a lot to make someone smile, but you have to make some effort. It’s guaranteed to come back to you in positive ways and make you smile more too.

4 Reasons to Feel Gratitude

I have a beautiful sign above my chair. It spells out the word GRATITUDE in pictures of letters from old neon signs. It’s easy to forget that we have so much to be thankful for.

Show Your Kids How to Love

Just being there isn’t enough. You have to engage with your partner in positive ways and in front of the kids, and every now and then it can help to give each other a big kiss that makes them say, “Oh gross!” If your relationship is a little distant, bring it closer, for them if not for you.

10 Tools for Your Weekly Family Meeting

Holding a weekly family meeting will be one of the highest return investments you will ever make. I believe that parents have two jobs: to teach their children how to love, and to teach them how to live without their parents. The family meeting will help you accomplish both of these goals.

Subdue Sadness With Mindfulness and Positive Thinking

Keeping your thoughts moving in a positive direction not only makes you feel good in the moment but can also considerably reduce your sadness factor. In addition, it can give you the one thing that we all need to keep our lives moving forward: hope. The more you employ positive thinking, the longer the effects last.

10 Ways to Feel Better About Your Life, Today

Appreciating your life is not supposed to be work. It’s a way of allowing yourself to forgive any transgressions and make the promise that you won’t go down that path again. It’s easy if you do things that you know will be appreciated.

When Love Hurts - The ABC's

If you and/or your partner are engaged in any of the ABCs of relational suicide, don’t go into denial. Take a good look at where you are and where you want to be. If you don’t like where you are, now is a good time to change it. If you don’t like where you’re going, there is time to make a course correction. It is never too late to have a good relationship.

Top 10 Parenting Tips

The mystery of what your children will be and how you can affect that outcome is what family life is all about. Give all you can, keep your cool, and stay in the game. Raising a family while keeping your life balanced is an art form. Here are 10 tools that make life in the family lane a much nicer ride. The results and your own joy will surprise and reward you.

Reduce Your Stress With The Power of Breath

You would be surprised at how many people hold their breath when they feel stressed. Feeling tension can create anxiety, and holding your breath is one of the things that can happen when you are nervous. But by not breathing regularly, you cut off the oxygen supply to your brain and body, and you can’t think or respond as well.

Putting Your Feelings Where They Belong

When something gets stuck in your brain and you find yourself obsessing, you need to clear a path for your mind and body to function properly. If you continue to ruminate, you may damage your physical and mental health. Regardless of your condition or situation, this is something you can do. Really.

10 Ways You Can Let Your Partner Know That You Care

Caring and closeness make life worth living, and anyone can improve upon how they treat the people they love. Remember that showing you care is more powerful than just saying it.

Want Your Relationship to Work? Give Up Yelling

By giving up yelling, you are giving a gift to those around you, and you are giving a gift to yourself, because yelling actually sends uncomfortable feelings throughout your brain and body. Now you can relax and enjoy your days, knowing that you have removed this destructive habit.

When Life Turns To Sh*t - Look For The Pony

One of the most powerful positions you can take in life is to know that if you were to lose everything, you could find success once again. I pray that you never have to go through anything so difficult, but if you do, you can trust that you have the inner strength and confidence to make your world whole again.

10 Ways To Make Your Life Better, Starting Today

Changing your life for the better is about picking a destination and taking one step at a time to get there. If you try to take shortcuts, you may end up making your journey long and arduous. Being serious about making improvements is a great start. Now put it into action.

Summer Is the Most Depressing Time of Year

I know most everybody thinks that the winter holidays are the most depressing time of year, but that isn’t true. More suicides happen from the end of July through the month of August than at any other time—and we don’t know why.

Writing Your Way Through Emotional Pain

It’s a very simple process and one that you can do totally on your own, but it’s surprising how few people take advantage of this wonderful healing technique.

10 Better Ways to Talk to Your Partner

Miscommunication is the number one reason most people don’t get along. Whether it’s from a lack of understanding or something misspoken, you can use your emotions to help you heal the hurt with a thoughtful conversation.

People Are Not Disposable

Relationships and friendships take effort, and no one is perfect. Although it may be difficult for you to discuss your feelings with someone who has hurt you, and you may be scared to open the discussion, it is the only way to resolve your issues. A few well-chosen words and taking the time to listen to one another could easily save your friendship or your marriage.

Healing Hints for When Love Fades

When loves fades, our feelings vacillate between sad, uncomfortable, and angry. It is our right and responsibility as human beings to try to fix it. And we all have the ability. Unfortunately, many people are too afraid to work on their relationships.

10 Ways to Increase Satisfaction in Your Relationship

Understanding the need for feeling satisfied and contributing to that necessity in your relationship will make both of you happier people. These tips will help you and your partner maintain a fulfilling relationship, and will prevent both of you from feeling that you “can’t get no… satisfaction.”

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