Archive | October, 2011

Ritualize Your Relationship!

Have you consciously thought of your partner today? Or is your day just a whirling blur until you collapse at night? It’s time to take your relationship off the back burner and be more intentional about the ways you show your better half how you feel. Relationship rituals are ways of expressing love through symbolic gestures […]

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Poll: Halloween Couple Costumes?

I love Halloween! I have no idea why, I just do. It’s fun! It’s challenging, however, to come up with a really good costume(and not something lame). But when you’re a part of a couple, the question becomes do you dress as a duo or go at it solo? We have only done a couple costume once […]

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The Price of Gas…

“Ummmm…was that you?” No, I’m not talking about the unleaded kind of gas. I’m talking about the embarassing kind… How mortified were you the first time you farted in front of your significant other? It’s like a strange relationship rite of passage, I guess….followed by mortification, embarassed laugher, and finally the hope that he or she […]

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Are You “That Girl”?

Come on, you all know “that girl”….there’s at least one in every group of friends. She’s the one who gives other women a bad rap. The kind of girl that ruins good men for other women because after dating them the guy is eternally afraid that every girl they next meet will be “psycho” too? […]

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Love and The Fair Fight

Are you a dirty fighter? Do you keep your cool or do you go for the jugular when navigating a fight with your significant other? Well, research shows that how you fight, especially how you end an argument can in fact determine the long-term success of your relationship. The key is to get your point […]

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It’s Great Date Wednesday!

Ok couples, it’s time to get your date on! Every Wednesday I will be regaling you with sometimes exciting, sometimes unusual, sometimes obvious great date ideas. Remember, setting up dates is an important way to stay connected in your relationship and to pay attention to your partner…not to mention the romantic benefits that usually result. […]

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What’s Your Relationship Battle Cry?

In my opinion, one of the keys to a healthy marriage or long-term relationship is growing together as a team while planning for and sharing the same goals. One way my husband and I manage some of the challenges we face is by reminding one another that we are both on “Team Walter.” It’s become […]

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Give Your “Picker” A Tune Up

One thing that friends often hear me say is, “your picker is broken!” Why is it that sometimes a person can end up dating dud…after dud…after dud? It’s often about who you choose to allow into your life and getting your priorities in order for what kind of person you really want to be with. So, how can […]

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Inlaw Visits…How to Please Everyone?

My husband and I live about 4 hours away from both our parents, which puts us close enough to visit for a weekend but not close enough that it’s an easy trip.  One issue that constantly arises is how frequently the inlaws should be visited or visit us. Right now between birthdays, observances like Mother’s […]

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Marriage Priority One…Date Night!

Laundry, errands, work, school, kids, cleaning, friends, sleep…..so many things are competing for your very precious time each week, it’s really difficult to make your relationship a priority. I know, I know….you’re tired, stressed and hanging on by a thread, but making your relationship a priority among the list of “to-do’s” will have en enormous pay-off. […]

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