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

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part VI)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part VI)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part V)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part V)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part IV)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part IV)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part III)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part III)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part II)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part II)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations 

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!”. Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations 

Avoid passive or aggressive communication: Seek win-win and your relationship will grow (Part 4: The Assertive Style) 

No one is perfect, and there will likely be times when you or your partner succumb to using passive or aggressive communication. Notice when this happens, make amends and vow to make this the exception rather than the norm, and your relationship will grow! What is your communication style? Generally, there are four common styles: … Continue reading Avoid passive or aggressive communication: Seek win-win and your relationship will grow (Part 4: The Assertive Style) 

Avoid passive or aggressive communication: Seek win-win and your relationship will grow (Part 3: The Passive-Aggressive Style) 

No one is perfect, and there will likely be times when you or your partner succumb to using passive or aggressive communication. Notice when this happens, make amends and vow to make this the exception rather than the norm, and your relationship will grow! What is your communication style? Generally, there are four common styles: … Continue reading Avoid passive or aggressive communication: Seek win-win and your relationship will grow (Part 3: The Passive-Aggressive Style) 

Avoid passive or aggressive communication: Seek win-win and your relationship will grow (Part 2: The Aggressive Style) 

No one is perfect, and there will likely be times when you or your partner succumb to using passive or aggressive communication. Notice when this happens, make amends and vow to make this the exception rather than the norm, and your relationship will grow! What is your communication style? Generally, there are four common styles: … Continue reading Avoid passive or aggressive communication: Seek win-win and your relationship will grow (Part 2: The Aggressive Style)