Married people tend to have healthier lifestyles, live longer, have more satisfying sexual relationships

Whilst Australia has seen a declining rate of marriage since 1947 - similar to other western nations - today more than 70% of women will marry in their lifetime, 1 in 5 marrying at least twice, with 4 in 5 couples living together before marriage (an increase from less than 1 in 5 in 1975). … Continue reading Married people tend to have healthier lifestyles, live longer, have more satisfying sexual relationships

5 small ways to celebrate your relationship today – bonus: Discover the hidden treasures of your relationship

Here are five small ways to celebrate your relationship today (or any day of the year), because your relationship is worth a little extra effort today. Bonus: 6. Discover the hidden treasures of your relationship: People are always growing and relationships are constantly changing. Almost all relationships begin in a honeymoon phase, where couples see … Continue reading 5 small ways to celebrate your relationship today – bonus: Discover the hidden treasures of your relationship

5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Really listen to each other

Here are five small ways to celebrate your relationship today (or any day of the year), because your relationship is worth a little extra effort today. 5.  Listen to each other: Active listening is the ability to let your partner know you understand what they have said by restating their message. Practice really listening to … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Really listen to each other

5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Dance together

Here are five small ways to celebrate your relationship today (or any day of the year), because your relationship is worth a little extra effort today. 4.  Dance together: It could be a night out dancing to your favorite local band, a small dance in the kitchen while you are making dinner, or a recreation … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Dance together

5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Share your gratitude

Here are five small ways to celebrate your relationship today (or any day of the year), because your relationship is worth a little extra effort today. 3.  Share your gratitude: Take a quick moment to share with your partner what you appreciate about them. Start with, “I appreciate you for…” “Research shows that people who … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Share your gratitude

5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Leave a surprise note

Here are five small ways to celebrate your relationship today (or any day of the year), because your relationship is worth a little extra effort today. 2.  Leave a note: Leave a note on the bathroom mirror. Tuck a piece of paper with a thoughtful message in your partner’s coat pocket. Scribble a note down … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Leave a surprise note

5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Capturing moments together

Here are five small ways to celebrate your relationship today (or any day of the year), because your relationship is worth a little extra effort today. 1.  Take pictures: Throughout most moments of the day, you probably have your phone, ready to snap a quick photo to share on Instagram. Remember to take a few … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Capturing moments together

Make it your new year resolution to grow as a couple

It's easy to get wrapped up in the idea that New Year's resolution should result in a "new you." But it's our unique personality quirks that attracted us to our partners in the first place, and those traits are unlikely to change. By focusing your time and energy on creating positive growth in yourself and … Continue reading Make it your new year resolution to grow as a couple

How is my relationship going… answer these 10 questions and find out

Daily Dialogue is an intentional effort to talk about your relationship, rather than discussing your activities that day. The focus of daily dialogue is on your feelings about each other and your lives together. Beyond daily dialogue, taking time to discuss deeper more intimate details about your feelings is also important towards increasing intimacy. In … Continue reading How is my relationship going… answer these 10 questions and find out

Daily Compliments, guaranteed to increase intimacy

Daily Compliments help you focus on the positive things you like about each other. Every day give your partner at least one genuine compliment. These can be general (“you are fun to be with”) or specific (“I appreciate that you were on time for the concert”). Communicate techniques to increase intimacy: Give full attention to … Continue reading Daily Compliments, guaranteed to increase intimacy