For some, making new friends can be hard but developing new friendships with other couples can help build your own relationship with your partner

The health of you and your partner’s relationships with each other’s family and friends contributes to the health of your relationship with your partner; it is important to nurture lifelong relationships with each other’s family and friends. Reminisce about the first time you and your partner introduced each other to family and friends. Consider how … Continue reading For some, making new friends can be hard but developing new friendships with other couples can help build your own relationship with your partner

Consider your definition of “normal” – How much involvement in your relationship from family and friends is normal?

Family and friends are part of a larger system that can provide encouragement to your relationship, but that larger system can also be detrimental to your relationship if there is a significant lack of acceptance and support. Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way. With … Continue reading Consider your definition of “normal” – How much involvement in your relationship from family and friends is normal?

Boundaries in your relationship must be respected by family and friends, and you each need to be on the same page

Family and friends are part of a larger system that can provide encouragement to your relationship, but that larger system can also be detrimental to your relationship if there is a significant lack of acceptance and support. Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way. With … Continue reading Boundaries in your relationship must be respected by family and friends, and you each need to be on the same page

Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way

Family and friends are part of a larger system that can provide encouragement to your relationship, but that larger system can also be detrimental to your relationship if there is a significant lack of acceptance and support. You want them to like your partner and you want your partner to like them. This happens naturally … Continue reading Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way