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The lower drive partner controls the sex life

The lower-drive partner controls the couple’s sex life Did you know that if you’re the partner with the lower sex drive that you hold the power all in your “yes” or “no”? It feels a little different when you think about it like that right?!…like a form of power in the relationship. But it really

By |2019-07-22T23:48:30+00:00|Categories: Committed, Personal Growth|0 Comments

The one need your partner has that you can’t neglect

So can you guess what it is? TOUCH!! We all need physical touch in our relationships. Most of the time touch is lumped into a category of various needs we have in our relationships; however this is a little misleading. This sort of suggests that touch is not any more important than, let’s say, receiving

By |2019-07-22T22:22:04+00:00|Categories: Committed|0 Comments

The personality trait you can’t ignore when dating

If you’ve ever read a self-help relationship book, I can almost guarantee that you’ve heard about relationship skills. I’m talking about communication and conflict resolution skills.  These are often the crux of education programs that aim to improve relationships and the topics that fill the vast majority of research articles on relationship success and satisfaction.

Newly single? How to financially get over your ex.

Breakups are painful and confusing. All of a sudden, your life is completely different and you now need to deal with everything on your own — including financial matters. Even though your heart is bruised and mind is dazed, you need to take charge of your money and financially get over your ex. This is

By |2019-04-15T18:37:20+00:00|Categories: Dating|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are you giving too much in your relationship?

When I worked with college students, I counseled a super bright and just overall pleasant guy. He came to see me to talk about his stress and anxiety. Long story short it was all related to his long-term relationship with his girlfriend. He was in graduate school; however his stress and anxiety was all about

By |2019-01-08T18:54:44+00:00|Categories: Dating, Personal Growth|0 Comments

How to Speak Up in Your Relationship Without Having a Fight

The dreaded three words “can we talk,” can immediately stir up defenses. Or maybe those words live on the tip of your tongue, but you just don’t feel like dealing with the spiral downward into the argument abyss, so you never say what is on your heart. But then, what happens to those concerns, thoughts,

By |2018-01-22T18:15:45+00:00|Categories: Committed|2 Comments

I believe in love because it helps people grow

This was originally posted on I believe In Love (iBiL).  This site is an amazing resource of stories and advice about life, love, marriage, dating and parenting all written for and by Millennials. Check it out here.  I believe in love because it has helped me to grow. Now, I am not talking about spontaneous

By |2017-09-12T15:21:00+00:00|Categories: Personal Growth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

9 Big buts to avoid when dating

In dating we all have this way of rationalizing the worst behaviors and qualities when we are on the verge of a breakup. But some of these rationalizations you really do need to avoid when dating. I’m not sure the exact reason that we do this, but I do know that I’ve heard countless amounts

3 Relationship truths that can save your marriage

Marriage can be so confusing. I know that is a simple statement, but really give it some thought. If you’re married, you should know exactly what I mean; and, if you’re not married but have been in a relationship, it’s not so different. I am talking about the mystery of “how did we get here”

Get over your trust issues and why it’s all in your head

I cannot tell you how many times I sat across from a twenty-something and listened to him or her talk about how they had such a hard time trusting people in their relationships. This is so not surprising, especially coming from Millennials, a generation that is characterized by many things, with one being their overarching

By |2017-05-26T15:14:02+00:00|Categories: Dating, Personal Growth|Tags: , |0 Comments