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Relationship Care That Works: 10 Tips for a Happy Relationship

Build a Stronger Love With These 10 Tips Think of your relationship as a garment you want to last a lifetime. To keep it looking and feeling great, you would strengthen the seams, mend any small rips, and avoid damage to the fabric. Here are 10 ways to help refresh,Read More

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How to Heal a Relationship After a Fight

Handling Hurt and Painful Feelings in a Relationship (Video) Fighting with your partner hurts so much! It’s so hard to handle all the hurt and pain that comes after arguing with your spouse or partner. How do you fix a relationship when bringing things up causes another fight? Emotions seem to beRead More

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Want to Stop Arguing? Why Kindness is the Key

“It feels like we have the same arguments over and over again.” “I know deep down that I love him, but too often, I just don’t feel it.” “Why does it take so little to set her off? I barely walked in the door before she started in on meRead More

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Signs That a Relationship is Too Much Work

We’ve all heard that every relationship takes work. Care, time and attention are necessary – that is indeed how we maintain good relationships. But at some point, you may find yourself asking, is this relationship too much work? Often, people can mistake working really hard for being in a goodRead More

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Could Depression be Wreaking Havoc with Your Relationship?

Sometimes the greatest stress in a marriage or partnership isn’t about poor communication or a loss of love and affection. The hidden issue for many couples is depression. This condition often plagues couples who come to therapy confused and distressed about changes in their relationship that they don’t understand. NeitherRead More

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Five Favorite Findings About Healthy Relationships

Many of us hope the new year will find us growing closer and more secure in our relationships. If you are taking time to think about the kind of partnership you want to build, and what you personally can bring to it — what a wonderful gift.  Your thoughtful attention isRead More

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5 Love-Saving Tips When Arguing With Your Partner

Conflict between couples is like a wild rose. Handled one way, it can cause pain and injury — handled another, something beautiful and tender may unfold. When an important issue raises your different views on any matter — money, parenting, sex, work, life — it is natural to feel angry,Read More

A Science-Based Secret to Resolving Differences with Your Partner

He works long hours; she wants him home for dinner as a family. He likes their place tidy; she forgets to put things away. She wants to hear what he’s thinking; he’s mum. Couples can fight about almost anything. What matters to their overall happiness is how they learn toRead More

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How To Talk With Your Partner When You’re Upset: Do’s and Don’ts When You’re Mad At Your Mate

“I know you don’t do things just to make me mad. But what you’ve done really bothers me. Can we talk about this and understand what happened, so we can get back to being happy together again?” How often do we talk to each other like this? Not often enough.Read More

How to Stay Together When Work Pulls You apart

When I was a little girl, my father once travelled for six months from the U.S. to Australia for work, leaving my mother in the countryside with three little girls and a newborn. It was the snowiest winter in years. Once a week, we would get a letter, an aerogram,Read More