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31 Easy Ways to Be More Romantic

Simple romantic gestures can help cut through the weeds of routine that can make relationships feel less dazzling than the movies, whether you’ve been together for six months, six years, or over six decades. Trying something new together is a simple way to rekindle the flame. In fact, I invite you to join me in…

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4 Tips to Build Everyday Trust in Relationships

When you think of trust in relationships, you likely think of rebuilding after an incident where trust was challenged and/or lost. Some common reasons trust becomes an issue in relationships are dishonesty, unreliability, and betrayal.  Let’s focus on building a foundation of trust from the start of the relationship. To prevent the pitfalls of the…

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Destigmatizing Premarital Counseling

I remember the buzz of excitement and anticipation leading up to our wedding. Choosing a location. Sampling dishes from a local farm-to-table catering company. Asking our loved ones to play music, sew table runners, and brew cider. We made a pact to focus on our relationship first and to take breaks if wedding planning ever…

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Setting a Daily Love Aspiration

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”  I’d say the road to relationship misery is paved with good intentions, too. Tell me if this sounds familiar. You intend to be more romantic, caring, sexy, or fun—you really do!—but then you forget. Why? Is it because you are a thoughtless oaf with the romantic…