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Making the case for committed relationships

Making the case for committed relationships

Love is an even number. In love relationships, two is a stable number. If it becomes three, it creates a triangle, whose sharp corners poke and hurt. When A loves B and B loves A –intimacy [...]

Voicing appreciation for small acts creates greater intimacy

Voicing appreciation for small acts creates greater intimacy

She often thought with tenderness and appreciation about all the small acts of kindness he showed to her. Though she felt very blessed, touched and loved she rarely told him how grateful she felt. They had [...]

How couples can best deal with the trauma of infertility

How couples can best deal with the trauma of infertility

One of the more painful problems many couples experience is their inability to reproduce. No couple is prepared for the painful emotional, physical, interpersonal, and social ramifications of infertility. Since procreation is a natural process for [...]

The healing power of a loved one’s touch and connection

The healing power of a loved one’s touch and connection

The process of transition from strangers to lovers entails five stages. Couples usually connect through eye contact, evolve into conversation, share activities and then touch. The pleasurable physical connection helps cement the pair’s readiness for ongoing [...]

How to refine your attention skills

How to refine your attention skills

Being attentive to your partner is essential to the success of your relationship. When mates receive the right attention from each other they feel valued, connected and happy. Though some types of attention are universally pleasing, [...]

How to deal with emotional infidelity

How to deal with emotional infidelity

The dictionary definition of infidelity reads: “unfaithfulness in married persons, adultery”. We know that it also applies to all committed relationships between partners. Infidelity commonly refers to sexual betrayal. So, what is emotional infidelity? Emotional infidelity [...]

How to deal with rejection

How to deal with rejection

Being rejected, rebuffed or dismissed is a most unpleasant experience. Whether it is being fired or terminated from a job, being left by a partner, or even a date, the smarting sensation of being unwanted can [...]

When what you loved most becomes annoying

When what you loved most becomes annoying

When they met, it felt perfect. She was attracted to his calm, strong, contained and level-headed energy, he was drawn to her bubbly, outgoing and socially competent style. She knew right away that he was the [...]