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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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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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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How to have more fun in your relationship

Couple having fun

How often do you have fun together as a couple? Leaving aside day-to-day responsibilities and fully immersing yourself in your time spent together? Do you need to have more fun in your relationship? Find out how to have more fun in your relationship with this easy and dare I say it; fun exercise to do…

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How to navigate change when your adult child moves home

Adult kids moving home

We talk about the freedom that an empty nest brings, but sometimes you find your nest refilling as your adult child moves home unexpectedly. It’s a change and perhaps a challenge for everyone and benefits from a careful setting of boundaries and thinking about what you all need to make the new living situation harmonious…

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Eight ways to nurture your empty nest relationship

Empty nest relationship

What is love? It’s a fleeting emotion that is very hard to define and comes in waves. Sometimes we feel very close to our romantic partner and sometimes not so much, right? Love is made up of gratitude, pride for your partner’s accomplishments, serenity, and a deep appreciation of your partner’s good points. After years…

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Turning towards your partner builds a strong marriage

Turning towards

Are you in the black in your relationship bank account? Last weekend my husband and I went on an adventure to a lake in the nearby mountains; we loaded up our paddle boards with our backpacking gear and paddled to the far side of the lake to camp out overnight. The following morning, I woke…

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