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The Importance of Feeling Heard

Just last week, a woman sent me an email saying, “I am so sad and frustrated that my husband doesn’t listen to what I say!” Many couples who call us for coaching say they want help with their communication. They feel unheard and misunderstood. When they talk to their...

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The Purpose of Your Relationship

          When I was in college, a girlfriend and I went on a trip to the East Coast. When we arrived at our destination, we were quite surprised to find out we had very different expectations of our trip. This resulted in a great deal of...

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A Netflix Relationship Just Like Yours

        Sonika and I enjoy a good series as much as the next binge watcher. Given our profession, it’s perhaps not surprising that we like shows where human relationships are front and center, such as This Is Us and A Million Little Things. But...

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Working as a Team in Your Relationship

        I have had a lot of experiences in life when I made a decision to do something that I knew my partner didn’t want me to do. Each time, the satisfaction of getting what I wanted was short lived, followed quickly by fights and upsets that...

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What You Can Do To Avoid Fights In A Relationship

        Fighting with your partner sucks! It’s exhausting, it hurts, and it sours the mood in your relationship. So it’s only natural that many couples ask us what they can do to avoid fights in their relationship. This is of course a huge topic. A...

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How To Stop Fighting In A Relationship

        How do you stop fighting in a relationship? This is an all-important question for anyone in a serious relationship. In most relationships, fighting and arguing is a part of life, albeit with varying frequency and intensity. When couples...

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Feeling Judged in Your Relationship

Do you ever feel judged and criticized by your partner? Do you have the sense that your husband doesn’t value you or your wife doesn’t respect you? Do you hear a lot of pointed statements that start with, “You are so ….”? Or perhaps you are the one to speak statements...

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Understanding Women

As a heterosexual man married to a woman, I can safely say that being in relationship with Sonika, and other women before her, has provided me with the biggest continual learning opportunity and the biggest blessing of my life. In previous relationships, I routinely...

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Understanding Men

Being in relationship with a man is a fantastic adventure. It’s challenging and illuminating, even mysterious. Men are powerful, fun, and sexy to be with, right? Whether he’s your husband, father, or friend, you’ve probably seen him go out of his way to make you happy...

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