You can’t pass or fail CoupleCheckup: CoupleCheckup defines you and your partners strength and growth areas providing a basis for discussion

You can’t pass or fail Couple Checkup and yet there are categories labeled as strength and growth areas. Let’s define those terms, along with others. A strength area has high couple agreement whereas a growth area has low couple agreement. Positive couple agreement happens when both you and your partner answer in a healthy direction. … Continue reading You can’t pass or fail CoupleCheckup: CoupleCheckup defines you and your partners strength and growth areas providing a basis for discussion

Couple checkup: Taking steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship

By taking the Couple Checkup, couples take positive steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship. The act of completing an assessment primes them to be more open and motivated to discuss relationship topics with their partner. Making sure couples acknowledge and celebrate this effort is important! First things first, couples talk about how it … Continue reading Couple checkup: Taking steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship

Check your environment and where you will discuss physically – check your space

By scheduling and preparing to discuss important issues with your partner, you are setting your journey up for success. By making sure you and your partner are both ready to discuss important relationship issues, you need to check your environment and where you will discuss physically - check your space. Is your environment appropriate? Do … Continue reading Check your environment and where you will discuss physically – check your space

Taking a long-term perspective can create a sense of hope and purpose and facilitate growth

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Taking a long-term perspective, where couples can see above and beyond their day-to-day activities is vital. By being intentional and making an effort to start with a clear understanding of the destination and where the couple are going, they can create … Continue reading Taking a long-term perspective can create a sense of hope and purpose and facilitate growth

For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress – significantly

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 For married couples, a focus on how they resolve conflict, react to daily stressors and interact with each other can reduce stress – significantly

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