Category Archives: intimate partner

June weddings and anniversaries

Before their weddings, June brides and grooms may be focused on the ceremony and party – but after the nuptials, they soon wake up to the realities of married life. Amidst the everyday pulls of career, household chores, financial limitations and raising children, there may be little left for each other – in time, energy, or funds. So how do you keep love alive as the years go by? If you’re celebrating your anniversary this month, here are 5 tips for nurturing your relationship and reconnecting to each other and … Continue reading

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How Conscious Uncoupling Impacts Kids

  After more than a decade of marriage, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have decided to “remain separate.” A post on her website states that their plans are to consciously uncouple and co-parent their children, daughter Apple age 9 and son Moses age 7. All couples go through hard times and some face challenges that are insurmountable. No matter whether they end up in divorce court or mediation, what matters most is their emotional reactions. None of us can always control what happens but we can control how we … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Connect with Your Valentine

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your relationship and commit to nurture a heartfelt connection. Remember when you first fell in love? Depending on how we treat each other, those deep feelings can continue throughout our lives. Neural functions change when we’re more compassionate. And holding hands is enough to reduce stress. The possibilities for opening up our hearts are endless: Express gratitude. If you notice a caring gesture or a job well done, why not mention it? You may be pleasantly surprised at what you get back in return. Inject humor. … Continue reading

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Communication 201

Just when you thought you had it all down – you knew the secrets about exactly how to talk with your spouse – you’ve noticed that you don’t seem to be making any headway in your attempts at communicating effectively. So what do you do now? You’re already following the techniques of active listening – understanding what your partner is really saying, mindfully reacting to it, and responding positively. And you know about the different planets men and women hail from, making motivations as well as well as methods of … Continue reading

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