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Here we post articles and practical exercises for couples who wish to improve their marriage or relationship. Look through the title and beginnings of articles below, and click any title to read them. It’s good to know you’re not alone.

Navigating Pandemic Concerns Between Partners

How many people can we socialize with? Can we know how many people they are socializing with? Are our kids old enough to be responsible? What is the degree of risk of getting sick? How sick will anyone in our family get? What are the rewards of socializing for me, for my spouse, for my kids? These are some of the many questions that couples are being challenged with during the pandemic.However, underlying these questions is a central theme related to different levels of risk tolerance between partners. As with many of these types of conflicts, people have a [...]

5 Strategies To Start Your Marriage With Healthy Communication!

  “In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”  ~ Albert Schweitzer   You find that special someone that you want to be with, and you want to be sure it withstands the test of time.   Research shows 50% of marriages in the US end in divorce. Research also shows that couples tend to wait 6 years before getting help with a negative pattern.  Congratulations for getting started early and [...]

Communication in Relationships

   Communication in Relationships - Podcast with Stacy Lee, LMFT Communication! We have all heard it’s important, but why? And if we all want good communication why is it so hard? Do you know you struggle but don’t know the first steps to take? If you want to learn more about the answers to these questions and more, listen to my interview hosted by Zach Beach on the Learn to Love Podcast.

How Covid-19 quarantine could impact couples deciding to split

In a recently published article in USA Today, Maria Puente explores how the Covid-19 quarantine could impact couples deciding to split. Maria interviews a number of relationship experts to explore this issue  I was grateful to be able to give my perspective on the issue. Along with what was quoted in the article I wanted to elaborate a bit more. Relationships are hard during the best of times they push us to communicate differently, be more vulnerable, compromise, and face our own baggage and weaknesses.  When you add any stressor it gets harder, our brains can only handle so much [...]

Update To the 30day challenge

It’s been about 2 weeks since I started my shelter in place checklist. I have not done it perfectly, but I’ve done something every day.  I do feel less overwhelmed, more grounded and more connected to myself and others.  As predicted, I’m busier than I was 2 weeks ago and yet I feel better.  I’ve even been able to take some of my own advice and do some of the fun, memory making activities from my previous blog Ways for Couples to Connect during Sheltering in Place. One thing I did everyday since my video is to check in [...]

Hope is more powerful than fear – Join me for a 30 Day Challenge.

In today’s post I want to share with you some ways in which I believe the pandemic is impacting all of our lives.  I also want to share some ways I have personally been impacted.  Lastly, I want to share a tool I have been using and that you could implement today that could be really helpful.  With this in mind, I have a question for you…How are you doing?  I know you can’t answer me…but it’s still an important question that we should all slow down and ask those around us and ourselves…How are you really [...]

Ways for Individuals to Cope with Cabin Fever during Sheltering in Place

A few weeks ago, I published a blog about how couples can spend time at home during the sheltering in place. I speculated that all streaming services are going to be well used during this time. Many people will binge on shows they have missed and movies they have wanted to watch, but that will only sustain and entertain you for so long.  Despite the difficulties caused by the coronavirus, this can still be a great opportunity to try new things, learn new skills or get back to something you love doing but don’t always have time for.  So, [...]