Conflict tends to grow out of a lack of understanding and communication around money and how it relates to our relationship

Financial management is often a source of conflict for couples, causing tension when there isn’t enough, when it isn’t allocated correctly, and when there are different ideas surrounding its purpose. Conflict tends to grow out of a lack of understanding and communication around money and how it relates to your relationship. The first step to … Continue reading Conflict tends to grow out of a lack of understanding and communication around money and how it relates to our relationship

What outside factors impact intimacy (kids, job, other family members, health, money, etc.)?

Nurturing intimacy and a deep connection is achieved through communication and opening up to your partner. Only when each partner can communicate feelings, preferences, and expectations regarding intimacy. Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship. Consider your sexual relationship: What do you and your partner … Continue reading What outside factors impact intimacy (kids, job, other family members, health, money, etc.)?

Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship

Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship. Consider intimacy in your relationship: Do you consider other areas of closeness in your relationship to be intimate? How is a close spiritual connection intimate? How is a close emotional connection intimate? When do you and your partner … Continue reading Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship

Each couple experiences intimacy differently and it might vary between partners as well

We use many terms when referring to intimacy (affection, sexual relationship), yet intimacy encompasses more than a physical relationship. You might think a deep connection translates to a thriving physical relationship and vice versa. While this can be the case, it’s not always true. Each couple experiences intimacy differently and it might vary between partners … Continue reading Each couple experiences intimacy differently and it might vary between partners as well

Try to schedule free time together and free time apart – write it down or add it to your calendar, this will increase the likelihood of it happening

To ensure you and your partner keep a healthy balance, talk with your partner about expectations and the reality of the choices you each make regarding your free time. Discuss expectations for free time and strive for a balance between spending time together and apart. Here are a few ideas to consider: Decide on a … Continue reading Try to schedule free time together and free time apart – write it down or add it to your calendar, this will increase the likelihood of it happening

Free time: On average, how much free time do you and your partner each have in a week?

Free time is just that – time free from commitments, obligations, and requirements. Depending on the stage of life, there are factors that determine just how much free time you have. It is important to acknowledge that you probably can’t change the amount of time you have in the free category, but you can change … Continue reading Free time: On average, how much free time do you and your partner each have in a week?

Free time: What are barriers to spending time together with your partner?

Free time is self-defined and can be whatever you want it to be, and while you can’t change the amount of time you have you can change how you choose to spend it. Depending on the stage of life, there are factors that determine just how much free time you have. Work, children, and other … Continue reading Free time: What are barriers to spending time together with your partner?

Free time: It is important to acknowledge that you probably can’t change the amount of time you have in the free category, but you can change how you choose to spend it

Free time is just that – time free from commitments, obligations, and requirements. It is self-defined and can be whatever you want it to be. Depending on the stage of life, there are factors that determine just how much free time you have. Work, children, and other responsibilities dictate how much time is left over. … Continue reading Free time: It is important to acknowledge that you probably can’t change the amount of time you have in the free category, but you can change how you choose to spend it

Putting effort into the process of forgiveness can bring about positive change

Recognising the role forgiveness plays in daily life, identifying its presence and its healing power can bring about significant changes in your relationship. If you exaggerated the act of forgiving in your relationship for a period of time - even just a week - you may see how often it happens. Here’s an example: you … Continue reading Putting effort into the process of forgiveness can bring about positive change

Forgiveness can facilitate a process that promotes healing and relief when working through deep hurts

Recognising the role forgiveness plays in your relationship and its importance in daily life, can bring about significant changes in your relationship. If forgiveness is the decision or choice to give up the right for vengeance, retribution, and negative thoughts, then it can be starting point for healing and reconciliation. It can facilitate a process … Continue reading Forgiveness can facilitate a process that promotes healing and relief when working through deep hurts