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Date Your Mate!

If you want an exceptional love relationship – even though you’ve been together for years ordecades? You’ve got to learn to date your mate again. Oxford dictionary defines a date as a social or romantic appointment or engagement. Andwhen you were first dating your partner, you did a great job. Remember? You used to planahead,…

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The Power of Playtime with Dad

Playing with dad does more than just create fun memories—it provides essential brain-building engagement. Surprising new research from the UK reveals the overlooked ways a father’s playtime involvement uniquely equips kids for academic and social success. “When dads devote time to active play and engagement, there are tangible benefits from involving dads,” said psychologist Dr.…

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What Porcupines Can Teach Us About Making Love

Editor’s note: This article contains mild sexual content.  Dr. John Gottman is not only a ground-breaking relationship researcher and theoretician, he’s also really funny! I highly recommend taking a look at this video for a comical depiction of an all-too-familiar dynamic between men and women in the bedroom: Problems in the Bedroom?  Usually sex isn’t an…

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The Four Horsemen in the Parent Child Relationship

John Gottman’s Four Horsemen are well known in the relationship space for leading to relationship demise. However, these types of negative interactions (criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling) can also be generalized to the parent child relationship.      In contrast to a couples relationship where there is equal responsibility for healthy communication, the parent child relationship is…