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

5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Capturing moments 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. 1.  Take pictures: Throughout most moments of the day, you probably have your phone, ready to snap a quick photo to share on Instagram. Remember to take a few … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate your relationship: Capturing moments together

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… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: Being distracted by the wired world

Social media has changed the daily lives of couples by: How they stay in touch with others (and reconnect with people); The way couples make friends, how they find acquaintances and how others find partners by connecting with people anywhere in the world; How couples do business, how businesses connect to buyers and potential buyers; … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: Being distracted by the wired world

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: hold your partner close, don’t push them away

Couples use technology in the little and large moments. They negotiate over when to use it and when to abstain. A portion of them quarrel over its use and have had hurtful experiences caused by tech use. At the same time, some couples find that digital tools facilitate communication and support. A majority of those … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: hold your partner close, don’t push them away

Well being in the workplace: enjoy the benefits to all of your life

Employees are demanding additional benefits in the modern workplace including a wide range of programs for physical, mental, financial and spiritual health. As the line between work and play continues to blur, employers are investing in wellbeing programs as both a social responsibility and a talent strategy. In a Deloitte survey of Australian organisations, 39% … Continue reading Well being in the workplace: enjoy the benefits to all of your life

Communication, conflict resolution, couple closeness and couple flexibility were the four foundational skills found to be most predictive of a successful relationship.

An important goal of all Relationship Education is to help build new strengths by resolving current issues. A national survey in the US of over 21,501 married couples identified these four important relationship skills that are key components for a happy marriage (Olson and Olson, 2000). Since then research has consistently found communication and conflict … Continue reading Communication, conflict resolution, couple closeness and couple flexibility were the four foundational skills found to be most predictive of a successful relationship.

Keep practicing what you have learnt: 4 tips to break patterns of negativity

They say practice makes perfect, but when it comes to our relationships, we are likely to make mistakes. The key is building awareness and developing skills and practicing those skills. Be aware of the ineffective ways we resort to when there is conflict and understand the physical signs that give us an indication that things … Continue reading Keep practicing what you have learnt: 4 tips to break patterns of negativity