What's the story with your marriage?

What’s the story with your marriage?

When it comes to your marriage…what kind of story are you hoping to tell?  We all have a narrative unfolding in our most significant relationships.  Are your storylines aimed at Greek tragedy, fairytale endings, or masterpiece classics?  If your goal is a healthy relationship, let the story with your marriage be an ongoing

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Intimate relationship

Can Your Intimate Relationship Pass this Test?

Intimate relationships are not just about love.  But without love, why would we even get involved?  However, love needs constant nourishment to build its muscles. One of the ‘nutrients’ it needs is the ‘protein’ we’ll discuss here today. Intimate relationships require this nutrient Webster’s defines this ‘nutrient’ as “the obligation or pledge to

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marriage-trust-commitment

10 Areas to Examine in Your Marriage Commitment

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. ~ Abraham Lincoln   What is the level of your marriage commitment?  Investing in your marriage requires a commitment from all areas of life, especially those that directly touch on relationships.  Some of these areas require some new insights — maybe even some coaching

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Sharing emotions in relationships

How to Use Emotions Positively in Relationships

When emotions get involved (for good or ill) in our relationships, the intensity of the relationship’s experiences rise — usually, dramatically.  Therefore, it is important to use emotions positively in relationships. Replacement Is a Great Way to Use Emotions Positively in Relationships Having trouble with changing your emotions? We cannot

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Safe Place for Mistakes

Fix This Major Relationship Mistake in Your Parenting

When it comes to parenting, are you relationship-building or mess-making? If you’re like most of us, the answer is “both,” depending on the time of day. But you and your child are writing a story together. It’s a story about your relationship, full of challenging circumstances, unlikely heroes and surprise endings. As

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Best express love

We Best Express Love Through Temperament and Type

Sometimes the differences in how we express love or wish to receive it are obvious.  Such obvious examples include the difference between the cool (some say “icy”), calm, collected NT and the warm, expressive, sometimes scattered NF.   The NFs usually welcome human touch and give it freely.  However, the NTs

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Emoji eggs - multiple emotions

How Can We Have Relationships Without Emotion?

Life has no meaning without emotion.  Consider what a wedding celebration would be like without emotion being involved.  Or what reason would there be to hold a funeral if there were no emotion to express about the deceased.  For that matter, if there were no emotions involved, brussels sprouts would taste

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Thinkers vs Feelers

The Emotions of the “T” and “F” Temperaments Can Conflict Seriously

Emotions conflict often, and emotions cause and escalate a conflict.  So where do we begin the process of sorting out this serious relationship factor?  Let’s begin with how emotions play a part in decision making. Emotions Conflict Between “Thinkers” and “Feelers” We use the terms “thinkers” and “feelers” (T or

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