Six ways to increase your emotional bank account

Emotional Bank Account

In a relationship, it is vital to consider keeping your emotional bank account firmly in the black. Dipping into the red can lead to disaster. In her research on how a steady diet of positive emotions can help you thrive in life, Psychologist Dr Barbara Fredrickson, identified that it requires a ratio of three positive…

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How to communicate with your partner effectively

How to communicate

We have taken a look at how negative communication traits affect a relationship in my last post; How communicating using the Four Horsemen is harmful to your relationship. Now let’s look at how we can approach communication more positively. It’s important to learn how to communicate effectively, and it’s not always an easy task. Remember,…

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How to change your mindset to improve your relationship

change your mindset to improve your relationship

When we are in a long-term relationship, the early days of passionate love start to wear off, and we move into a more comfortable, deeper, steady type of love that comes with the feelings of security you have with a long-term partner. But often, we get annoyed by our partner’s quirks, habits, or perceived faults,…

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Passionate love vs. Compassionate love

passionate love in midlife

Do you feel the spark has gone after spending many years in your long-term relationship? That the passionate love has been buried deep under the challenges of your marriage? This is not uncommon in a relationship that has weathered life’s ups and downs and has, well, to be honest, experienced life. Stresses may have eaten…

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Why it’s important to celebrate small wins

celebrate small wins

Our lives tend to move so fast that we barely have time to pause, let alone celebrate small wins. What do I mean by small wins? Anything that you have accomplished that you feel good about and that is a small step forward. My client Carol learned to celebrate small wins My client Carol recently…

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What’s your love language?

love language

It’s essential to know your partner’s and your own love language so you can connect with each other on a deeper level and express affection and love to them in a way that they can appreciate and deeply connect to. My language is ‘Acts of Service.’ If I come home and someone has emptied the…

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How to stop procrastinating

how to stop procrastinating

Are you a procrastinator? Perhaps finding 1001 things to do rather than doing the one you have to get done? Maybe you don’t consider yourself to suffer from procrastination but sometimes you get stuck on just one thing. It’s not necessarily that we procrastinate over everything, just on some things that we find more challenging…

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Seven ways to increase emotional intimacy with your partner

increase emotional intimacy

After years spent together, raising your family, and putting your career, family, and other demands of a busy life before your relationship, it may be time to start to put your relationship first. It’s time to think about ways to increase emotional intimacy with your partner. The love you have for each other is still…

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