Relationship Blog

5 Things Your Kid Needs in Their Emotional Backpack™ as They Head to School

Back-to-school shopping can be fun—right down to selecting a favorite color notebook. That is, if the new Chem teacher hasn’t demanded that all his classroom binders, be navy blue. They might select a new backpack because last year’s is, well…last year’s. So when choosing the perfect backpack, consider all that…

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5 Tips About Love Languages You Need To Know So Your Relationship Flourishes

It’s been said that marriage and relationships are hard work. We respectfully disagree. We believe there are two things overlooked when relationships feel like a struggle: understanding and communication. When you don’t understand or “get” your partner, you’ve added an unnecessary heaviness to the relationship. And with an existing dynamic…

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5 Insights We Can Learn from Kate Spade’s 2017 Interview

“I enjoyed being a mother…beyond. I divide my time which is actually easy to do despite what people think.” – Kate Valentine Spade, 2017   Like many across the globe, we too, were so saddened by Kate Spade’s death. We can’t possibly know the suffering Kate Valentine Spade experienced, so…

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What to Do When a Blended Family Isn’t Working

Blended families are often created out of brokenness. Chances are, there was grief sprinkled in amongst all the blended family ashes. Whether it was divorce or death, the blended family often begins as an uphill trudge. When a blended family isn’t working, there is one commonality of every family member:…

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Want to Understand if Your Partner is a Good Fit Based on the Myers Briggs Types?

Communication and relationships are complex for sure. But what if we use the Myers Briggs hack to dig deep into how our partner is wired? The MBTI framework builds on Carl Jung’s theory of personality types. It describes four pairs of opposites, like our two opposite hands, which represent: opposite…

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When Should You Stay in an Unhappy Marriage?

You hear it all the time.You and your girlfriend are at lunch and quibble about the irritating things her partner did that morning: “He only made one cup of coffee, when he knows I take a roadie with me to work. He never acknowledged the lunch I packed for him.…

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5 Early Warning Signs Of A Toxic Relationship (And How To Look Out For Yourself)

Woman crying as she thinks about the warning signs of a toxic relationship.

You’re the only one you can count on to save you. Science tells us it’s human nature to question why something happened after the fact; hindsight being 20/20. So often we hear our clients ask us in despair: “How come I didn’t see this?” The short answer is the ego.…

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5 Secrets Not to Forsake the Ex for the Sake of the Kids

We each divorced two times for the same reason: a desire to teach our children a healthier dynamic in which to engage in relationships. Especially with the ex. While we might want to minimize exposure and interaction with the ex, there are many times of overlaps that involve the children.…

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Is Time Up for Grace? 3 Secrets for Learning a New Language

The woman who calls herself Grace, and who accused Golden Globe winner, Aziz Ansari, spoke of the sexual encounter with the celebrity as “unpleasant,” and wasn’t sure if he ignored her non-verbals or did not understand her non-verbal discomfort. We don’t know what her intent might have been to have…

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How a Fun Holiday Movie Can Help You Improve Relationships this Holiday Season

Are you looking for a great holiday movie that provides entertainment along with some insight and education? The Family Stone is a holiday microcosm of human emotions,  and it compelled us to dig deep into our relationships. We were so inspired by this movie and its messages that we dedicated a…

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