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11 Steps To Not Feeling Lonely In Your Marriage

Most of us enter marriage or a romantic relationship believing we’ve found a life partner to hold our hands through life’s ups and downs and cherish us for the rest of our days. In the honeymoon phase of your lives together, you are so close and connected that you can’t imagine feeling any differently. But […]

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25 Relationship Quotes To Inspire Intimacy And Love

Your love relationship is the most important relationship you will ever have. Do you agree? It is in this intimate relationship (or marriage) that we have the opportunity to grow and evolve into the person we want to be. This is especially so when you and your partner treat one another with tenderness, respect, and […]

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How To Rebuild Trust When You’ve Been Hurt Or Betrayed By Your Love Partner

You wonder why the bank account has gotten so low, only to discover your partner has been spending without telling you. You overhear your spouse sharing your most private information with her best friend after she promised to keep it confidential. Your partner lashes out at you in anger and threatens to leave you. Couples […]

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Write It Out, Don’t Fight It Out: How To Use Letters To Heal Your Relationship

Does communicating with your partner sometimes feel impossible? Do you wish you could just stop arguing and talk without defensiveness and hurt feelings? Are there things you want to say or ask but feel too uncomfortable or embarrassed? Sometimes communicating verbally can make a relationship issue worse rather than better, because things get too emotional […]

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6 Love Letters That Create A Sexier, Happier Relationship

When was the last time you wrote a love letter to your spouse or partner? I’m hearing crickets out there. A blank silence. If you can’t remember the last love letter you wrote, or if you’ve never hand-written a love letter (with an actual pen and paper), it’s not surprising. In this era of instant […]

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13 Creative and Fun Date Night Ideas

Having a regular date night can save your marriage. Seriously. Going out for a date with your spouse or partner on a regular basis strengthens your bond as a couple and can reignite romance and passion between you. According to a study by the Marriage Foundation, couples who have a monthly date night are 14% […]

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10 Signs You’re In A Love-Hate Relationship

Picture this. You’re in an intense romantic relationship that you’re excited about, and you love spending time with your significant other. When things are good, they are extraordinary. However, there are times you just can’t stand being around this person, and you feel such intense dislike for them that you wonder why you are in the relationship […]

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6 Ways To Deal With The Silent Treatment In A Relationship

I once knew a man who seemed to be everything I wanted. He was good-looking, well-mannered, and articulate. He had an opinion on every topic under the sun and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind. As someone who valued intellect and honesty in a partner, I couldn’t help but be captivated by him. So when […]

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10 Conflict Resolution Skills For Having A “Good” Fight

There’s no way around it: living a full life means embracing conflicts with other people. In the course of a typical week most of us will encounter coworkers, friends, and family members who have their own beliefs, preferences, tastes, intentions, and plans. What we want or believe won’t always align with what others want or […]

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How to Maintain Emotional Stability When Loved Ones Are Far Away

When you move far away from all your support systems, your community, and even your partner, it can be hard to maintain emotional stability. When I first boarded a plane across the ocean by myself, I realized all that I was leaving behind. The beginning excitement of my time overseas kept me distracted, but ultimately, […]

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10 Healing Steps To Move On From A Relationship

Getting over a break-up is gut-wrenching. There’s no other word for it. I have been both the recipient and the instigator of ending a relationship, and both scenarios create their own brand of personal anguish. I still ache at the feelings of rejection I experienced when I heard the words, “I want to break up.” […]

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Long Distance Relationship? 20 Ways To Stay Connected And Close

So you’re involved with this amazing person. He is everything you want in a love partner. She is so exciting, loving, and beautiful. When the two of you are together, it’s magical. You want to spend every moment together learning more about each other and deepening your intimacy. But there’s just one problem . . . […]

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10 Insightful Questions For Couples To Enhance Love And Intimacy

In a recent survey of my blog subscribers, I asked them to share the number one challenge they experienced in their love relationship. I’m sure you can guess what the vast majority of the respondents said — communication. No matter how good your marriage or relationship might be, communication difficulties can erode your closeness and […]

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