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Don’t Despair-Repair Your Relationship

Don’t Despair-Repair Your Relationship

Individuals who no longer experience the reciprocity of thoughts, feelings and emotional connection with their mates often conclude that their partner has changed, their union has become flawed or permanently damaged, and their original love has [...]

Improve Your Communication Skills

Improve Your Communication Skills

Some married couples lament that their spouses no longer understand them, their motives, intentions or feelings. This common complaint distances mated couples from each other and creates a culture of separateness, aloneness and isolation that sometimes [...]

Mutual Love Does Not Always Guarantee a Happy Relationship

Mutual Love Does Not Always Guarantee a Happy Relationship

With this year’s Valentine’s Day just a week old, for many couples it seems like it’s halo has already faded. How can so many pairs profess to love each other and at the same time harbor [...]

Feeling a Loved One’s Pain – Drama or Reality?

Feeling a Loved One’s Pain – Drama or Reality?

When people report feeling the pain of a loved one, is it solely a romantic or dramatic exclamation or does it actually reflect an authentic physiological reaction supported by scientific findings? For centuries, romantic stories, ballads, [...]

Three Essential Traits for a Solid Union

Three Essential Traits for a Solid Union

Psychologists, researchers, therapists, mental health professionals and others have sought to identify the essential emotions and behaviors necessary for creating a secure and healthy love relationship. Many theories have evolved and studies conducted to decipher the [...]

What’s the Truth About Lying in a Marriage

What’s the Truth About Lying in a Marriage

The dictionary definition of lying is “To speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly as with intent to deceive, to express what is false or convey a false impression.” It is an option available to all individuals [...]

The Quest for a Mate’s Approval

The Quest for a Mate’s Approval

One of the great benefits of a committed relationship is the security of being loved, accepted and cherished by our mate. The knowledge that our bond is safe, secure and love-based keeps us contented and emotionally [...]

Gratitude Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Gratitude Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Most individuals are appreciative of their mate’s accommodating, kind and considerate behaviors. They may thank their partner for the helpful deed or words and feel satisfied that they have appropriately affirmed the mate for his/her efforts. [...]