01/20/2017

Bring Back the Butterflies Contest

Some first  turn out flawless, they go exactly as planned. Your shirt remains free of pit stains, you manage to make your date laugh several times throughout the date, you hear doves singing in the distance, and at the end of the night, you seal the deal with a kiss. Other first dates? Not so...   Continue Reading

 

12/30/2016

Why I’m Not Setting Goals for 2017

It seems like everyone is setting goals for the new year, but I don’t think I will. Don’t get me wrong,  are great in theory and help people achieve results. However, I’ve never had much luck with goals. I always end up either convincing myself the goal was out of reach to begin...   Continue Reading

 

12/15/2016

3 Quick Tips to Handle Holiday Conflict

Imagine you are sitting at the outrageously decorated holiday table that your sister spent all morning setting.   Your most loved relatives are sitting around you, chatting, laughing, and grazing.  Your uncle starts up a conversation with your husband about politics from across the...   Continue Reading

 

11/29/2016

13 Hilarious Lessons From 13 Years of Marriage

Let’s raise a glass to 13 years of marriage. If you’ve surpassed that milestone, you probably won’t learn a darned thing from me, but hopefully I can make you laugh a little. So here you have it, my 13 hilarious lessons from 13 years of marriage. I thought I maintained some...   Continue Reading

 

11/10/2016

To Do or Not to Do

Time and time again, couples are faced with the struggle of defining their roles in their relationships.  Who will clean the bathroom this weekend?  Who is going to make dinner tomorrow? Who will wash the dishes tonight?  What may start out as a simple chore can catapult into a  for...   Continue Reading

 

10/27/2016

A Positive Posture Pays Off

The plane landed and I hurriedly walked to meet my ride.  After having been gone for a five day business trip, I was eager to meet my family at my son’s flag football game.  After we shared hugs and heard about the kids’ week, my husband informed me that he had moved everything...   Continue Reading

 

10/11/2016

Relationship Tips for When You Take Trips

Visiting new places, trying unfamiliar food, indulging in unique cultures, and seeing exotic sites are great ways to experience life to its fullest. However, traveling without your partner can be tough. When you travel for business, it can be hard to focus on work when you know your partner is not...   Continue Reading

 

09/22/2016

Be Accountabilibuddies

One of the first things we learn about having a successful relationship is that there needs to be healthy, proactive communication.  Though, because we are all human, sometimes there is a  in this proactivity.  You can’t turn back time to fix a mistake, but what you can do is aid in...   Continue Reading

 

09/08/2016

How to Deal with “Sexpectations” in Marriage

When it comes to marriage, expectations are one of the first things a marriage counselor, coach, or  will encourage you to put on the table and address. Oftentimes, people don’t even realize the rigidity of their expectations, or how many they actually have! Adult couples often squirm in...   Continue Reading
 
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