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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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The Impact of Tiredness on Marital Conflicts

By: Tuck.com They say to “never go to bed angry,” but dealing with conflict while sleep-deprived can be a recipe for disaster. Tired couples may find themselves arguing more than when they are well-rested. One reason for this is that sleep deprivation not […]

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CULTIVATING A HAPPY MARRIAGE: WHAT’S THE SECRET?

By Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott What do you picture when you imagine a happy marriage? Some people think of financial security, a nice house, physical beauty, good health, high-profile careers, a thriving social life, or societal status. Others picture a quiet […]

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