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Tips for Proactive Planning with Your Partner While Navigating Uncertain Times

courses.closecompanions.org As society responds to a global health crisis, individuals and couples must learn to adapt to a new way of living, working, and socializing. Some major changes that have occurred during this time include isolation for safety, reducing in-person socialization […]

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6 Ways To Grow Closer To Your Partner

Guest Post As time goes on and you and your partner have been together for what feels like an eternity, you may begin to find that you start to feel a bit distant. This is completely normal and could happen for […]

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Listen With Your Heart – 10 Tips For Couple Communication

Dr. Linda Miles drlindamiles.com Here are some ways to tell your partner the truth with love: When you discuss issues with your partner, be genuine and be present. Don't let your mind wander. Maintain eye contact. If you are upset, empathize with how […]

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I Understand Everything

The goal of listening is to understand what the other person is expressing. Seems like a simple goal, but why is it so difficult? If we listen with love, truly opening ourselves to the message our partner wants us to understand, […]

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Group Ice Breakers

Do you work with a Marriage Enrichment Group or other small group? Consider using ice breakers at the beginning of your group time. Ice Breakers serve the purpose of promoting a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere in which couples grow increasingly comfortable sharing […]

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It’s Almost Valentine’s Day—Have a Love Conversation! 💖

By: Dr. Jackie Black Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Is this a day you are looking forward to? Or dreading? In my experience, women are more triggered by Valentine’s Day forgetfulness or inattention than men. So, in the spirit of averting a Valentine’s Day disaster […]

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7 things to do for a lasting relationship

By Bela Gandhi www.today.com A great relationship is something we all treasure. Yet, most of us don't know what makes a relationship truly last and be happy. Hollywood films and romances often end where boy and girl finally get together (usually against all odds). […]

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Ideas for Saying “I Love You”

from www.signupgenius.com Make a list of the 10 things you love most about your significant other and text it to him — one item at a time throughout the day — countdown style. Buy your wife some bubble bath and […]

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12 Times Couples Speak Their Own Secret Language, Because It Doesn’t Always Take Words To Say “I Love You”

By: DACY KNIGHT Anyone in a relationship or around one long enough soon realizes there are times couples speak their own secret language. Sometimes it's a private vocabulary that makes no sense to eavesdroppers but somehow perfectly communicates between the couples without question. […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: A New Opportunity for Intimacy (20+ Questions to Ask Your Lover)

By: Kyle Benson www.kylebenson.net "Part of what makes life meaningful are the goals we strive to achieve." - Dr.John Gottman, 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work With a new year upon us, many of us, myself included, start 2019 with new goals. Your goals may be […]

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