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Express your Appreciation

Expressing your appreciation to others allows them to feel recognized and cared for while it also can bring you closer together. Appreciation shared with a spouse or partner grows the fondness and intimacy. In friendships it strengthens your relationships. With your children your appreciation and thanks builds self-esteem and character. Your bond …

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How to Talk When You Want a Successful Outcome

Many people start relationship therapy or coaching with requests to communicate better. And we, as therapists and coaches, usually teach clients a lot about how to listen, as it is one of the very best things you can do for someone else. We all enjoy being listened to and being …

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What Happy Couples do to have an Amazing Sex Life

What constitutes “normal” behavior among happy couples?  What makes their sex great? What makes them satisfied and content and feeling loved? Let’s look at the research and then let’s look at your relationship. Why do Couples Have a Great Sex Life? Around the world nearly 100,000 couples reported on the success of …

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Stop Trying to Change the Other Person

In my Marriage Counseling practice I often work with clients who are angry with their spouses. In fact, they often get stuck in their anger. Usually what  is underneath the anger is hurt, and sometimes they have difficulty expressing that hurt. When you are focusing on the other person’s negative behavior, you continue …

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Tips for Maintaining a Close Relationship

A successful and loving relationship takes maintenance. No matter how busy we become with life it is important to be sure we are tending to one of the most important investments in our life – our relationship. Everyone experiences stress and overly-filled schedules providing little family or relationship time. It is up …

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The Joy of Valentine’s Day For Singles, Elder Statespersons, and Men

Cupid is coming, women are getting excited and telling their men what they would like, men are eye-rolling and complaining, single gals are looking to friends or books to hang out with, florists and jewelers are smiling, and Hallmark is ringing in the black. Valentine’s Day is a time annually …

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