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Relationships are hard. Two different people trying to share a life together is bound to lead to conflict at some point. In fact, the research actually shows that conflict can be (when done correctly) one of the healthiest things for a relationship because it allows both people to understand one another better and can correct… Read More

This has got to be one of the hottest topics out there. What do we do when conflict arises in our relationship? How do we deal with all the painful feelings and why does it feel like even with our best efforts, feelings get hurt or things unfold negatively? Conflict really is an essential part… Read More

In hard times, one of my favorite writers, Glennon Doyle, frequently reminds those who follow her that we can do hard things. I love this quote because it has served as a reminder in my own challenging moments that not only are we capable of doing hard things but also that we must. In relationships… Read More

I read an article this week about the effects of affairs on relationships where there are kids involved. It was an article on Parents.com which is why the article focused on affairs and kids but the points made seem pretty true even for those who don’t have kids. You can click here to read it… Read More

This quote is likely one of the truest things about relationships. So often in life we think that the secret to intimacy is linked to sex or the amount of time we spend with someone. This is why so many people live in lonely relationships while convincing themselves that what they are experiencing is healthy… Read More

I don’t know about you but I have always felt that September is the start of a new year far more than January. It is likely as a result of spending all those years in school but it also feels like a time of transition – with the closing of summer and the start of… Read More

Working with relationships, one of the inevitable conversations that comes up is the person’s or couples sex life. Are they satisfied? Can they talk about it? What’s normal? For many people talking about sex is really difficult. Lots of individuals grew up in homes or in socials circles that made sex a very hush-hush topic… Read More

Conflict is hard. It brings up painful feelings, some present some from our past, and can cause us to engage in behaviors that we aren’t always proud of. Whether you become avoidant, assertive, aggressive or passive aggressive in the face of conflict, the reality is if you are in a relationship conflict is inevitable and… Read More

I got this email into my inbox this week and decided to read it which is rare because I typically delete them. There are so many different things to read up on these days that it can seem simpler to delete all the outside advice around how I shouldbe living my best life and instead… Read More

Take a moment to think back to the beginning of your relationship. Do you remember all the fun and silly things you used to do that would entertain you for hours? Whether it be driving in the car singing as loud as possible, going to the beach to play frisbee, or, taking a weekend to… Read More