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Celebrate the small stuff

August 26, 2010

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I am not really a fan of Cosmo magazine but a few months ago I found an online article that was brilliant. It was about an important habit that is essential to a great relationship: The art of celebration.  (You can read the full article here). As the article states, we’re often told that tragedies, […]

Three Servings of Gratitude

August 24, 2010

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A couple of years ago, in a series of random events, I ended up on a Geocaching adventure. If you’ve never done this, it’s pretty fun. Using compasses and very specific directions, my team and I were to find a hidden treasure. Although I was placed with a team of superstar Geocachers, we didn’t end […]

You’re in the Fight Club, so learn how to fight

August 18, 2010

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Are  you in a healthy long-term relationship? Are you happily married? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then congratulations. You’re members of an exclusive club: The Fight Club. Regardless of what society may insinuate or what your mother-in-law tells you, healthy relationships have conflict. (The couples who proclaim that they never fight […]

The Three-Step Process that can transform your relationship

August 16, 2010

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So you’re sitting there, perhaps at dinner, across from the person you were once so in love with you couldn’t think straight. Maybe he’s talking, maybe she’s eating. Maybe you are too. But you’re not really enjoying your significant other’s company because there’s a soundtrack going on inside of your head. It goes something like […]

How to deal with The Thing He Does That Drives You Crazy

August 10, 2010

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What is it? Dirty socks on the floor? Not doing his dishes? An annoying belching habit? Whatever it is, you’re well acquainted with it because it drives.you.nuts. You’ve tried everything. Rational discussions, “I feel” statements, perhaps even creative interventions. Thing is, nothing works. He doesn’t seem to care; he is still doing The Thing That Drives […]

Relationship Spice

August 5, 2010

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I don’t know how things run at your house, but ours is run like a well-oiled machine. A high functioning, very effective, multi-taking machine. It’s so organized and predictable that we are able to have successful careers and personal lives and a plethora of hobbies. And all this order can be boring as hell. Relationships need […]