When conflict arises, try to communicate assertively and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions

When conflict arises, try to communicate assertively and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions, and try to focus solely on the issue at hand. If the argument starts to get out of hand, ask for a "time out." Taking 5 to 20 minutes away from your partner will calm you enough to allow … Continue reading When conflict arises, try to communicate assertively and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions

When conflict arises try to communicate assertively and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions

When conflict arises, avoid using blameful language towards your partner as that invites negativity into the situation. Try to communicate assertively and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions, and try to focus solely on the issue at hand. Consider the following issues that arise when facing conflict with our partner: What does “take … Continue reading When conflict arises try to communicate assertively and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions

Couple checkup: An assessment that primes couples to be open an motivated to discuss their relationship

The primary goal of CoupleCheckup is to get couples talking, even if that conversation doesn’t happen right away. Couple Checkup is not a test. It is an assessment of a couples relationship across several categories. To give couples a deeper understanding of what that means, let’s talk about what Couple Checkup IS and ISN’T. Couple … Continue reading Couple checkup: An assessment that primes couples to be open an motivated to discuss their relationship

For married couples, exploring your spending habits and values with regards to finances can reduce stress

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For married couples, external sources of stress around work in and out of the home and income are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. Communication and functional ways of handling conflict are also vital. Based on results from the … Continue reading For married couples, exploring your spending habits and values with regards to finances can reduce stress

For dating couples, work and finances are key sources of stress, or external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. For dating couples, external sources of stress around work, career and income are overriding stresses that couples try to deal with. When relationships are new and with compatibility high, relationship stressors or issues with their partner are ordinarily lower down the … Continue reading For dating couples, work and finances are key sources of stress, or external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction

The Top 5 Stressors for Couples: Married couples report higher stress levels than dating or engaged couples

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Stressors being external events which cause an emotional or physical reaction can be handled in 2 basic ways: Eliminate the stressor or Change one’s reaction to stress. When a stressor cannot be eliminated, it is important to look at how one … Continue reading The Top 5 Stressors for Couples: Married couples report higher stress levels than dating or engaged couples

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

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

What did you most enjoy about your relationship today? 5 minutes a day can transform your relationship

Daily Dialogue is an intentional effort to talk about your relationship, rather than discussing your activities that day. The focus of this dialogue should be on your feelings about each other and your lives together. Set aside five minutes per day to discuss the following: What did you most enjoy about your relationship today? What … Continue reading What did you most enjoy about your relationship today? 5 minutes a day can transform your relationship

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Differences and disagreements are as inevitable in wedding planning

Engaged couples are typically embroiled in the countless details of planning their wedding service and reception. They are also faced with the pressures of a very high price tag. In many ways, planning a wedding provides the first big set of decisions a couple will make together and tests their ability to function as a … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Differences and disagreements are as inevitable in wedding planning