Why Independence is Important in a Relationship

Living in a close relationship with your special someone is invigorating, exciting and fun. Maybe you’ve heard this described as, “when two become one.” But this isn’t the whole picture. In reality, a healthy relationship is made up of two mentally strong people. They each lead independent lives and have the desire and ability share…

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When Your Partner Says

Regardless of where you live, your social status, or your occupation, if you’re a human being you’re likely either involved in a close relationship or hoping to get into or out of one. The human condition is such that we strive to develop a close emotional connection with someone who we can spend our life…

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When You and Your Partner Celebrate Different Holidays

Are you in a relationship where the two of you celebrate different holidays? Some people celebrate based on their religion, and others celebrate in a completely different way. No matter what holidays you choose to celebrate, it can be challenging when your partner celebrates a completely different set of traditions. There can be tension from…

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What to Look For in a Soul Mate

How do you know when you’ve found your soul mate? Some people will tell you that they “just know”, while others can identify several characteristics and reasons why they seem to perfectly mesh with their relationship counterpart. For those of us who haven’t found a soul mate yet, there are things we can be looking…

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What is Co-Dependence and How Can It Stifle You?

Everyone has likely heard the term co-dependence. But what does it really mean? When you get into a relationship, chances are you depend on your partner for certain things. This is to be expected and it’s part of the trust you build. However, you don’t want to lose your independence completely. What Is Co-Dependence? Co-dependency…

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What Are Love Languages?

Everyone needs to feel loved. It’s vital to know how you enjoy being loved, but also how to properly love others. A doctor by the name of Gary Chapman became famous when he came out with a book called The Five Love Languages. There is a basic breakdown of five different love languages to make…

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What a Healthy Partner Relationship Looks Like

Building your relationship with a partner that fits well with you is exciting and life-enhancing as the two of you look forward to a happy life together. You might even discuss hopes and dreams for the future. So how do you ensure that you get to keep this wonderful experience you’re building together? There are…

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Ways to Make Your Marriage Last

Maintaining a good marriage is a lot like baking a good cake: the outcome is 70% the quality of the ingredients, 25% the skill of the baker, and 5% luck. Therefore, most of the requirements for a long and happy marriage are within your control, so it pays to work at keeping your relationship healthy…

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Use Spring Weather to Rekindle Your Love

Romantic outdoor dates in the springtime can rejuvenate your love. Warm up to each other as you put the cold winter months behind you. Here are a few suggestions for you and your love to consider for daytime and evening fun. Romantic Ideas for Daytime Dates 1. Pack a picnic brunch. Eating outdoors is one…

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Traveling as a Couple: Tripping Your Way to Love

Enhancing your romantic relationship can be done in many ways. One strategy that can truly enrich your connection is to plan and take a trip together. Take action with these ideas and deepen your love for each other: 1. Plan a time to talk about trips you’d like to take. Something magical takes place when…

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