Marriage Can Heal Old Wounds From the Family

Sometimes, the greatest lessons that we learn in our family of origin have more to do with what we don’t want than what we do.

The Best Preparation for Marriage

Great relationships aren’t discovered; they are created.

Forgiveness Part 3

Her transformed self-image has been earned and hard-won. She has become a courageously outspoken advocate for and an inspiration to many men and women...

20 Ways to Get Closer

Happy couples are skilled in the art of attentive listening. They allow themselves to be penetrated by each other’s words and feelings.

Forgiveness Part 2

Monica found her way to forgiveness the hard way, the way many people do, by experiencing pain and betrayal.

Forgiveness Part 1

Beginning at the age of ten, Monica was frequently sexually assaulted for a period of more than six years. The assailant was her father.

Becoming the Woman of His Dreams

She has become the woman of her man’s dreams when she...

Wisdom From the Elders

To get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain

Ten Steps to Overcoming FOMO

In this posting we are offering ten valuable practices that are guaranteed to help to free you from the grip of FOMO and to enhance the quality of your relationships.

Competing Commitments Part 2

If you are one of the countless numbers of people who have had difficulty achieving your stated goals, you are not alone. Don’t take it personally; it’s not your fault.....

Our Partner Is a Magic Mirror

"When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss."

Competing Commitments Part 1

If simply understanding what it takes to create a happier life were enough to achieve that goal, reading a book, listening to a tape, or watching a DVD would be sufficient...

Aphrodite and Dionysus

Lack of or a low sexual desire is the most common sexual challenge, about which physicians hear numerous complaints.

Relatedness and Autonomy, A Delicate Balance

"Successful mountain climbers know that they must spend at least as much time if not more, in tending their base camp as they actually do climbing mountains..." - M Scott Peck

Relationships Are Like Surfing

“You can’t stop the waves from coming, but you can learn to surf.” -Swami Satchidinanda

Myth: "As Soon As"

There can be a lot of ideas floating around in our mind that aren’t actually true. They are a series of stories, excuses, justifications, rationalizations, and procrastination.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

“I don’t know what the problem is”, Mark told me. “No matter what I do, no matter how hard I try, it seems that my efforts are never good enough.

Find a Way

At 1:55 pm EDT on September 2, 2013, Diana Nyad, age 64, reached the shore of Key West Florida 53 hours after plunging into the Bay in Havana, Cuba
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When “I’m Sorry” Just Isn’t Enough

Since we are all (no exceptions) mistake-prone to varying degrees, it behooves us to become adept in the art of making effective repairs and corrections.

Recommitment Vows and Honeymoons Part 3

I know a creative, dynamic man named Ken. When he got married, he enjoyed his wedding day so much that he said to his wife, “We should do this every year!” And they have...

Recommitment Vows and Honeymoons Part 2

More and more couples are writing their own vows rather than just repeating what the minister has them say. I believe this is an important trend.
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Recommitment Vows and Honeymoons Part 1

Every marriage has three components, mine, yours, and ours. This refers to the vows that underlie the foundation of the relationship

Finding Your Flock

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” - Helen Keller

Working on Your Relationship Is an Inside Job

Confused. Conflicted. Mixed feelings. These are terms that are used to describe the feeling of an inner conflict between two perspectives that are at odds with each other.

25 Ways You Can Show Respect to Your Partner

A great relationship requires a high level of respect on the part of both partners.

Why Settle for Something Good?

Getting by, or getting to OK, rather than to great, is easier, less demanding, and requires less effort than going for the gold.
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Don't Underestimate The Value Of Failure

As a boy in New Zealand, Edmund Hillary dreamed of becoming a mountain climber and as a young man, he set his sights on Mount Everest.

If You Have Good Self-Esteem, You Don’t Need Validation

Some people are more self-referential than others. There is no right or wrong about this; it’s only a matter of style.

The Surprising Answer to “What’s Missing”

Play, according to Dr. Brown is more than engagement with a specific activity or game, but rather it’s a state of mind that can be experienced in any aspect of our lives.

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