healthy relationships

I Was That Fool Who Rushed In: Breaking the Serial Relationship Habit

I Was That Fool Who Rushed In: Breaking the Serial Relationship Habit

By taking time to reflect on and learn from past relationships, we can overcome the habit of moving quickly from one partner to the next, entering relationships from a position of personal power rather than to fulfill a need.

How Thoughtful Communication Can Improve Your Relationship

How Thoughtful Communication Can Improve Your Relationship

Communication is vital in a relationship. And not just talking about the tough stuff but the little things that often go unsaid. If left undiscussed, many of these seemingly small issues can cause irreparable rifts in your relationship. This article written by Julie Compton and based on advice from a seasoned divorce attorney is so powerful, we decided to post it in its entirety.

The Four Horsemen of the (Relationship) Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the (Relationship) Apocalypse

Throughout his 40 years of relationship research, John Gottman has identified what he calls “the four horsemen of the apocalypse”, four behaviors that are key indicators of a relationship’s demise. This blog outlines these behaviors as well as how to avoid them. 

Arguments versus the Finality of Breaking Up

Arguments versus the Finality of Breaking Up

Every relationship has its ups and downs. Every couple argues. For many of us, it’s clear when a relationship has run its course.  But there seem to be many couples who view every argument as a reason to end their relationship--although they manage to get back together once they’ve cooled off.

"The Greatest of All Time" gives us something to think about

When Muhammad Ali passed away last week, I discovered this video clip of him answering a question that was asked by a little boy many years ago.  The question was, “What will you do when you retire from boxing?”  The Greatest of All Time’s answer was undoubtedly unexpected and stunned the crowd.  Watch this video and listen closely to this interview for just a few minutes.

Recognize These Negative Relationship Behaviors? Here's How to Overcome Them!

Recognize These Negative Relationship Behaviors?  Here's How to Overcome Them!

Relationships are hard work. Often, we and/or our partner fall into behavior patterns that cause resentment and mistrust, ultimately eroding the foundation upon which the relationship is built. Here are 7 negative behavioral traits to be aware of and how to overcome them.

TV's Real Housewives Can Break the Multiple Marrier Cycle

TV's Real Housewives Can Break the Multiple Marrier Cycle

The Real Housewives are real human beings with feelings and emotions, regardless of the fact that they may seem totally harsh and callous on television.  We shouldn't label and pigeonhole these women based solely on their pasts, but look at who they have become today.  Why focus on the stigma of their being multiple marriers? Instead, focus on what they need to do to break that unhealthy relationship cycle.