Being the best partner'

Keep the Spark Through the Years

Keep the Spark Through the Years

Our culture romanticizes the process of falling in love, committing to each other and living happily ever after and is saddened when this beautiful tale does not last for some pairs. Is there a way to [...]

Cultivate Your Relationship Like a Garden

Cultivate Your Relationship Like a Garden

Anyone who has ever attempted to grow a plant in a pot or in the ground knows the basic steps needed to enable a plant to survive and thrive. You first select a good specimen, provide [...]

How to Best Respond to Compliments in Social Settings

How to Best Respond to Compliments in Social Settings

Though all humans are deeply enriched by the affirmations, validations and appreciations of others, many individuals do not respond well to compliments. They may discount the validation and inadvertently also diminish the compliment giver. Why do [...]

Is your partner a cautious type?

Is your partner a cautious type?

Understanding your partner’s personality leads to compassion and love. Through knowing your mate’s psychological makeup, you can become a more supportive and caring partner. The criticism of his or her ways evaporates when you realize how [...]

How to assess your sex life

How to assess your sex life

Many people wonder how their sexual frequency and satisfaction compare to others. Pairs who do not see eye-to-eye about their sexual life may seek some normative standards by which to gauge their own practices. How can [...]

Tools to Maintain Your Union

Tools to Maintain Your Union

Couple relationships often start with excitement, fluidity of connection and spontaneous acts of mutual pleasing. As with anything else that initially sparkles, relationships that are not well maintained may tarnish with time. Ongoing relationship maintenance is [...]

Helping a mate make lifestyle changes

Helping a mate make lifestyle changes

It is heartwarming when partners share lifestyle preferences. Yet, most pairs have differences in their tastes, wishes, habits, choices and conduct. Some of which may distress their mates. How can these differences be handled well to [...]

How to fend off regrets

How to fend off regrets

Regret, defined as: “a deep sorrow about a loss of a person or situation one wishes might have been otherwise” is one of the most stressful emotions. Often, the regretful individual holds himself responsible for some [...]