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How to Get What You Really Need in Your Relationship

Would you like a guidebook that tells your partner exactly how to meet your needs and expectations?  Here’s how to start:

Many couples who are looking for help with their relationship can benefit from taking a look at their needs. That includes needs, wants, desires, preferences and requirements. Often I discover issues couples want help with that should have been addressed before the marriage but are just now being looked at.

They are arguing over things that could have been settled years earlier.

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Marriage Conversation Skills for in and out the bedroom

Make Conversation Like You’re Making Love

Talking with your partner is like making love to them. Here’s how to tune into them so you’re both very happy.

If you want to fall in love again, you will want to learn how to share and be honest about your feelings, you will have to be realistic and logical without the drama, you will have to learn a few communication rules (like no name-calling), and mostly, you will need to be an awesome listener and responder.

Usually no one teaches you how to do these skills. Here is your opportunity to learn to be the BEST lover, the BEST listener, the BEST responder.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

This is the time of year we all celebrate. We have loving times with family and friends, sometimes traveling many miles to bask in and share the love. It’s the time to play games, set the card table up for a bigger (or smaller) puzzle than last year. Its time …

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Make Thanksgiving a Day of Worship or Gratitude

Make this a day of prayer, of love with family and friends, of being your true spiritual self. I wish for you a loving day and season of peace, freedom and kindness to all. Live in gratitude each day, and you will be spending the day as it was done …

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A New Start, Goals, Life-Planning, and Success

This is the beginning of a new decade, a natural “marker” to reflect and gauge our journey. This provides us with an opportunity to look at the highs and lows, the success and weaknesses of our last decade. January becomes an imaginary “new start” when we can compost the past …

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Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving is a Special Holiday

We set this day aside to be with family and friends, eat a lot of food, and enjoy a day or two or more relating, shopping, decorating, playing games, etc. It’s a time for several days of leisure. The main focus is to share a great meal and have wonderfully …

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