10 Phrases for a Successful Disagreement with a Partner

Disagreements with a partner are going to happen. Whether it’s about something as benign as what color plates to add to the wedding registry, or something as important as what values to embrace as a family, the language we choose can facilitate a healthy, successful disagreement where both sides feel heard. See, language matters. It […]

Falling In Love with the Idea of Someone

Most of us come to a point in a relationship when we ask ourselves if we’re in love. Whether it’s been a long-term relationship, a new relationship, someone we’re dating, or even a crush, we usually arrive here at some point or another. While there is no “right” answer, there are some additional questions we […]

Recovering After Cheating

Infidelity can often mean the end of a relationship. At the very least, it creates a vacuum of trust and security in a relationship. If you and your partner are recovering after cheating, it might bring some comfort to know that research shows relationships and partners can heal from the trauma of cheating. Below, we […]

The Five Love Languages: Ideas for Each Category

We all have different ways of expressing and being loved. When we understand this both for ourselves and our partners, we can create space for genuine, authentic, and deep expression of love. To help us better understand this, Gary Chapman explores the five types of expression in his book, The 5 Love Languages.   According […]

Relationship Help Online

As the globe is headed into yet another round of restrictions due to the pandemic, many of us are feeling the impact on our relationships and mental health. The added stress of the pandemic itself, in addition to the interruption of routines and being cooped up in the house, brings a new strain to relationships […]

How to Strengthen a Relationship: 40 Tips You Can Use Right Now

Feeling a bit disconnected from your partner? Relationship feeling stale? You’re not alone. In fact, it’s perfectly normal for feelings, chemistry, and a sense of deep connection to wax and wane in a relationship. The good news is that, as humans, we are designed to connect and there are many ways, even simple ones, that […]

A Stale Relationship: 10 Tips for Getting Out of a Relationship Rut

You’ve been feeling it for the past few months, maybe even years. Maybe it crept in seemingly overnight, or maybe it was a slow and steady process that sucked the vitality right out of your relationship. Whether it arrived like a whisper or a rollercoaster, the staleness of your relationship is rearing its head and […]

The Manifestation of Relationship Anxiety

Ah, relationship anxiety. That feeling that things are just not okay in your relationship or with your partner, even if there’s no tangible evidence that something is wrong. Common in new and old relationships alike, relationship anxiety can show up even when the relationship is healthy and based on trust, love, affection, and respect. Yes, […]

Fueled By Fear: Navigating Relationships When We’re Afraid They’re Going To Leave

The fear of abandonment is real. It’s human nature, really. As social creatures, we are wired for connection – in fact, our very survival depends on it. It’s common to feel a little nervous when we perceive even a hint of rejection from someone we’re attracted to, but for some, that feeling goes from nervousness […]

Coronavirus and Domestic Violence

Since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, life as we know it has changed. There have been changes in where we can go, who we can connect with, and how/where we can spend our time. We have had family members, neighbors and friends who have been affected and possibly infected by this fast spreading […]