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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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Relational Disconnection

I’m reading a great book called Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria by Dr. Beverly Tatum. In the chapter I was reading this morning, she talks about the difficulties of having conversations about racism, and it struck me how much it applied to...

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Why Can’t I Commit in a Relationship?

Do you ever ask yourself, “Why can’t I commit in a relationships?” Or do you ask this question about your partner(s), wondering why THEY can’t commit to you? If you have a desire for long term loving relationships, it can be really confusing and agonizing if you keep...

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10 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Have you ever found yourself in the kind of relationship where you’re asking, “Am I in a toxic relationship?” or “Is this relationship really good for me?” We’ll offer 10 signs of a toxic relationship, plus some actions you can take to change your dynamic if you are...

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The Subtle Ways Trust in a Relationship Is Broken

I was coaching a couple this week about how they take turns getting angry and shutting down in silence. During our session, she said she often felt a lack of trust, which impacted her desire and ability to open up to him. This is a frequent comment from couples. Plus,...

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Broken Trust in a Relationship

Do you ever find it difficult to trust in a relationship? To trust your partner? We talk to so many couples who have problems with broken trust in a relationship (for which reason we designed a 90-minute mini-workshop about rebuilding trust). Whenever trust is broken...

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How To Make Your Husband Happy

How often do spouses wonder how to make their partner happy? Do you ever wonder how to make your husband happy? Does it sometimes seem that what you’re doing must not be working, because he doesn’t seem all that happy? (This post has a twin, how to make your wife...

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My Husband Doesn’t Value Me

If you have the experience that your husband/BF/partner doesn’t value you, you probably feel hurt, angry, sad, or all of them in combination. Feeling unvalued impacts your own self esteem and spills over into the quality of your entire relationship, and you might be...

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My Wife Doesn’t Respect Me

        My wife doesn't respect me! What should I do? This is a refrain we often hear from husbands. Obviously, we would all hope that our partners would treat us with kindness and respect, but sometimes that’s not the dynamic we have established....

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