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25 Mindful Relationship Habits Every Couple Needs To Practice

If you are married or in a committed relationship, the quality of this relationship impacts everything else in your life. In fact, this relationship should be the centerpiece of your life, around which everything else revolves. Your work. Your kids. Your parents. Your digital devices. Everything. When you’re first dating, this is a natural occurrence. […]

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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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Do You Think Before You Speak? 7 Keys To A No Regrets Conversation

We’ve all been there. That moment when you speak too quickly without thinking first. The words that spill out of your mouth cause you instant regret. If you had just held your tongue for a moment, you could have prevented the cringe-worthy situation from occurring. You wouldn’t have to experience the repercussions of offending, wounding, or embarrassing someone […]

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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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4 Common Communication Styles In Love Relationships

The odds are pretty high that you and your spouse or partner communicate differently. One of you likes to handle things right away. The other needs to sit on it a while. You prefer to talk through the issue, and your partner wants to think through it first, then talk. Sometimes it feels like you […]

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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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10 of The Best Relationship Goals To Nurture Intimacy

Ask anyone who is married or in a committed relationship what their number one priority is, and the majority of people will say, “My relationship.” According to social psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary in a groundbreaking report, humans have an inherent motivation to belong with others in close and intimate relationships. They theorize that we […]

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Relationship Help: 10 Ways To Keep Your Love Evergreen

Love is all about accepting your other half with all their flaws and imperfections. The true essence of relationships lies in the small gestures of love and intimacy that are made from both sides. As inconsequential as they may seem at first, these gestures are actually the foundations of a strong and lasting relationship that’s […]

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Empathic Listening: 8 Strategies For Compassionate Communication

One of the most valuable personal growth skills we can learn is empathic listening. It’s a skill that not only serves others, but also one that stretches us to become more loving, compassionate, and patient people. It’s an important skill to master both for your personal and professional interactions. Maybe you’re a person others naturally […]

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