Seven Problems and Seven Solutions for Feeling “In Love”

Being “in love.” How do you maintain it? How do you keep from experiencing what I have heard so many people say, “I love her, but I’m not in love with her any more.” Is it luck? Hard work? A choice? Yes, all of these and more. Over the...

How to Learn Emotional Self-Control and Healthy Communication

There’s a simple mantra out there that can really help with self-control. Especially emotional self-control. It’s, “Respond not react.” Sounds easy, right? It’s not. Learning how to control your reactions to what’s being said or...

The One Question You Can Ask to Stop Fighting With Your Partner

For many of us, summer is around the corner. Maybe that means a much anticipated vacation with some all-too-rare time together with your partner. Or maybe that is something you dread, because you fear fighting. You love your partner and you value your relationship,...

Saying Goodbye to The Good, The Bad and The Indifferent

Our family lovingly call the house I grew up in just by its address, 1203. A few years ago, I, like many people, had to say goodbye to a home I’d loved. I’d done it before. I’d departed several homes, either due to moves or divorces. I’m a...

The Boundary-less Couple: Victims and Savers

Boundaries. What in the world does that word really mean when it comes to relationships? A boundary is a limit, an edge, where one thing stops and another begins. When someone says, “I don’t have good boundaries,” what do they mean? Generally, they...