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) 

Avoid passive or aggressive communication: Seek win-win and your relationship will grow

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

The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: In Laws

Often our extended families can have a significant impact on our relationship and in some cases completely dominate it. Having a shared understanding of the role of your extended families is crucial for the long-term success of your relationship. Establishing boundaries and ensuring appropriate time with and time without others is important - and sticking … Continue reading The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: In Laws

The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Children

Finances, Work (in and out of the house), Sex, In Laws and Children are the five big areas that dominate conflict in most relationships. Ensuring timely and open communication and pragmatic approaches to discussing issues that arise will ensure our relationship is sustained for the long-term. All Relationships including those with your spouse and children … Continue reading The 5 big areas for conflict in relationships: Children