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5 Ways to Nurture Your Valentine

This Valentine’s Day, commit to creating a heartfelt connection. Remember the chemistry when you were first in love? Depending on how we treat each other, these deep feelings can last a lifetime. 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. Compliments can ignite loving feelings if you’ve been taking each other for granted. When you notice a caring gesture or a job well done, mention it. You may be pleasantly surprised at … Continue reading

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The Six Best Valentines Gifts

Some of the best Valentines gifts come neither from shopping online nor tied with a bow. They’re our thoughts and actions, offered as a reflection of love and appreciation. According to the field of interpersonal neurobiology, the brain is constantly changing. And that is impacted by how we interact daily. Loving relationships can actually alter brain circuits that shape memories and emotions. Remember the chemistry when you and your partner first fell in love? Depending on how we treat each other, those deep feelings can last a lifetime. We change … Continue reading

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Brangelina Divorce and You

The public was taken by surprise last week when Angelina Jolie announced she was beginning divorce proceedings with Brad Pit, even though we all know the statistic – one in two marriages end in divorce. There have been insider reports that the split is due to incidents of verbal abuse, conflicts in parenting styles and differences in lifestyle choices. But rather than dwell on their drama, let’s focus our attention on how to maintain our own loving partnerships. Here are some tips to help you strengthen your intimate relationships: Respect … Continue reading

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Millennials and Love Relationships

Are you a Baby Boomer ready for grandchildren and disappointed that your adult children aren’t interested in marriage? Whereas the oldest Millennials are now in the mid 30s, according to PEW Research only 28% have taken the plunge. It’s another example of the Millennial generation doing it their way. Close to 50% in a recent survey supported the idea of trial marriages that could be formalized or dissolved after 2 years. Many are skeptical of traditions lasting forever, seeing life as a work in progress and always subject to change. Of … Continue reading

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