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47+ Ideas to Transform Your Relationship

Last month we talked about how to transform yourself: If you want to improve your life, work on yourself. If you want to improve your relationships, work on yourself. If you want to improve your love relationship, work on yourself. Find ways to improve your thinking, as well as your behaviors. …

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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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Healing a Relationship from an Affair is Difficult!

Affair Repair is difficult and requires exceptional skill! If only you could realize the consequences before you enter into an affair. The betrayal and emotional devastation is enormous. The disconnection is deep-seated and trust is broken. You will have a lot of work to learn about yourself, develop skills, and put your …

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11 Tips to Prevent your Marriage from Demolishing to Divorce While Remodeling

I have had a wonderful vacation! I’ve played hooky from blogging and have busied myself with selling, buying a new house, and doing a whole house remodel! This is what I do for artistic pleasure, lots of creative engagement, and fulfilling one of my signature strengths – enjoyment of beauty and excellence. …

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5 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage

The Intimacy Project By D’Arcy Vanderpool, MA, MFT, PCC George and I have recently returned from an amazing vacation to Europe admiring castles, visiting palaces and museums, walking along cobblestone streets in medieval towns, experiencing awe in cathedrals and churches, and eating too much gourmet food paired with great regional wines. During …

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The Key to Relationship Happiness

The Problems Too many couples come into marriage counseling and relationship coaching blaming, yelling, name-calling, interrupting, talking over the other, talking about the other person, being an expert on what is wrong with their spouse and how their spouse should change. Often the other person has tuned out and turned off, feeling badgered …

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