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3 Ways to Avoid Having the Same Fight Over and Over Again

Just because you get into arguments with your partner doesn’t mean there is anything fundamentally wrong with your relationship. Fighting is healthy in relationships even if some of your arguments never seem to get resolved. According to marriage and family counselor, John Gottman, “most marital conflicts are never solved.” However, when these fights become too frequent and you are unaware of your or your partner’s triggers, the pattern can become toxic.

Does this sound like you during an argument?

For one of the most fulfilling and thrilling parts of your life, relationships are also extremely challenging. Do you agree?

And it makes sense. Both you and your significant other bring unique history, background, personality, culture, and communication style to the relationship. Those differences are enough to make your head spin just reading them in print; merging them into a happy, healthy household is even harder.

3 Basic Rules in Handling Your In-laws

You may be one of those lucky people who have in-laws who are supportive and don’t meddle. They don’t pressure you to act against what you believe or ask you invasive questions. But, what about those of you who have in-laws that are pushy or get a little too involved creating conflict between you and your partner?

5 Ways to Avoid Relationship Weight Gain

As a therapist, I’ve met many couples concerned with weight gain in themselves, their partner, or both people in the relationship. Looking at your relationship from a birds-eye perspective, you’ll see when and how the weight gain happened.

What to do When Your Depressed Spouse Refuses to get Help

Depression that is left untreated can be serious and sometimes fatal. The good news is depression is treatable. But there are some people who resist treatment. It’s especially difficult when your spouse is in denial or doesn’t want to get treatment. This can tear your family and relationship apart.

And Baby Makes… Exhaustion

Every parent out there is undeniably familiar with the overwhelming exhaustion, both physical and emotional, that comes with raising children. However, seeing as you’re in it for the long haul, it is of utmost importance to discover ways of seeing through even the thickest of this fog, as it were, to maintain a healthy relationship and a level of intimacy with your partner.

7 Ways to Support your Partner Who is Suffering from Anxiety

When your partner is suffering from anxiety it can have an impact on you and your relationship. Living with someone who suffers from anxiety can be challenging and the process takes time and patience.

The Secret to Having the Perfect Wedding

Pick a date….CHECK!
Choose the perfect dress….CHECK!
Reserve the reception hall….CHECK!
The perfect wedding is important.

4 Tips for Keeping the Spark Alive in Your Relationship

You’re just so busy, busy … BUSY! The relationship you have with your partner is and should be more important than anything else in your life. However, due to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you take your partner for granted. And before you know it, your needs aren’t being met, and neither are the needs of your partner.

Budget Care for Newlyweds

As much as a couple in starry-eyed love may want to shout to each other and the world that money doesn’t matter, the truth is that finances become an issue, at some point or another, in all long-term relationships. Knowing this from the onset of a serious relationship will allow you to keep this particular issue under control before it grows into a big, ugly monster.