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6 Relationship Tips After Having a Baby

Did you know that many parents/couples report a decrease in marital satisfaction after having a baby? Having a baby is a massive identity shift that changes your relationship with your partner. These changes don’t have to be a negative thing. … Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Healthy and Thriving Sexual Relationship During COVID-19

Many people in relationships are reporting a decrease in sex drive or frequency of sex due to the stress of COVID-19. Since stress plays a major role in sexuality, including sex drive and desire, it makes sense that some couples … Continue reading

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5 Strategies to Thrive in Your Relationship or Marriage During COVID-19

Even the happiest of couples are in new relationship/marriage territory due to COVID-19. Life feels far from normal as social distancing and quarantines continue. Therefore, it’s important to find ways to not only survive but thrive during the coronavirus pandemic. … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Fix a Sexless Relationship

Are you in a sexless relationship or marriage? This term may be defined in different ways, but generally speaks to relationships in which minimal sex occurs (less than once a month) and sex is generally avoided. Is being in a … Continue reading

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9 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

While there is no such thing as the perfect partner and even healthy, happy relationships have some level of conflict, staying in a toxic relationship is unhealthy and can do significant damage to your mood, mental health, and self-esteem over … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Moving In With Your Partner

Moving in with your significant other is a major relationship milestone that’s often filled with excitement and anxiety. Click here to read my advice on how to make moving in together more manageable and stress-free, featured on www.datingadvice.com, a leading online … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Show Your Partner Love and Appreciation

Relationships are all about the little things. Daily loving and thoughtful gestures ensure that your relationship or marriage will stand the test of time. If you haven’t heard of “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, I highly recommend … Continue reading

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11 Bad Relationship Habits (Plus How to Break Them)

It’s important to be aware of the obvious and not-so-obvious habits that can cause distance, annoyance or frustration between partners, and damage and destruction to relationships.  As well as cultivating an awareness about these behaviors, it’s essential to develop strategies … Continue reading

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How to Convince Your Partner to Go to Couples Counseling

The decision to seek couples counseling is often led by one partner. Encouraging your partner to go to counseling with you can be a frustrating, emotional and painful process. It is important to have effective strategies to make communication go … Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Guide to Couples Counseling

This article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, serves as a guide to couples counseling (aka couples therapy, marital therapy, premarital counseling, relationship counseling). It discusses 15 issues commonly addressed in couples counseling, as well as … Continue reading

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6 Causes of Relationship Anxiety & How to Handle it (Part 2)

My last article discussed 6 common causes of relationship anxiety.  In case you missed it, you can read it here. While relationship anxiety can be a natural part of relationships, it can be overwhelming, confusing and difficult to decipher.  Part 2 … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Improve Your Marriage in 2015 and Beyond

Happy Friday! I am very excited and grateful to be featured on Corey Allen’s Simple Marriage website and to share ideas on improving the quality of our loving relationships. I am a huge advocate for using a proactive and empowered approach to better … Continue reading

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Five Essential Tips for Women Who Don’t Want to Get Married

Although it might seem like everyone you know is married or getting married, there are more and more single men and women who decide not to get married or get married later in life. In order to support the many … Continue reading

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Why Do We Stay with Partners Who Are Not Good for Us?- eHarmony Guest Blog

Unfortunately, it is all too common to stay in an unhealthy or toxic relationship. In fact, most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated … Continue reading

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Are All Men Scared of Commitment?

Many stereotypes and generalizations portray men as all about sex and fearful of commitment, but are all men really scared of commitment? The short answer is no.  The long answer is a little more complicated, involving several individual factors, such … Continue reading

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How to Take Control of Negative Thinking- eHarmony Guest Blog

Negative thinking patterns make life less satisfying as they keep you stuck in what’s wrong versus what’s right. Negative thinking commonly gets in the way of what you really want. It leaves you feeling empty, dissatisfied and unsettled. When your glass is … Continue reading

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