Boundary-Setting and Guilt

Why Do We Feel Guilt When Setting Boundaries? Do you have a difficult time setting boundaries? If you do, you’re not alone. Setting boundaries in relationships can feel uncomfortable, especially if, growing up, we weren’t shown how to set healthy limits in our interactions with others. Yet, boundary setting can do more than just make […]

Decoding Teen Texts: Abbreviations Every Parent Should Know

In honor of February being Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we thought there was no better time than now to put together a list that could help parents keep their teenagers safe. A lot of romantic relationships between teenagers begin and flourish online (dating apps, social media) or via text message/direct messages.  Red flags about […]

10 Questions You Never Thought to Ask Your Partner

When we’ve been paired up for quite some time, things can start to feel… well, a little stale. Over time, we get to know our partner inside and out – their habits, behaviors, and stories become predictable and there’s a lull in excitement as the days of getting to know each other have passed.  If […]

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 […]

You Are Worthy of Love

Hi friend, if you’ve made it to this page, I’m guessing you’re debating your worth when it comes to love. First, let me say congratulations on being brave enough to lean into the discomfort. Second, I need you to take three things away from this article: 1) All humans are equally worthy of love, 2) […]

Relationship Help Online: 6 Things to Keep in Mind

Looking for relationship help online? With much of the globe still under the weight of the pandemic, we’re seeing an increasing trend toward online services, including relationship help. If you’re struggling with your relationship, looking to find balance within your partnership, or wanting to address your own relationship patterns, online help is a viable, effective, […]