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4 Steps To Help Couples Speak Their Very Own Language
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4 Steps To Help Couples Speak Their Very Own Language

Relationships get better when couples learn how to speak their own language - a language that works for them as a couple. Unfortunately, gaps in communication can lead to unresolved conflict, discontentment, resentment and, gone unbridged, may be the cause that ultimately ends the relationship - though a particular issue may be named as the culprit.

 3 Ways to Open to Intimacy when You're an Abuse Survivor
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3 Ways to Open to Intimacy when You're an Abuse Survivor

It happened again. Gwen and her husband, Paul, were snuggling on the couch. The kids were in bed and they finally had a few moments to be alone together. It felt so warm and comfortable for Gwen to be in Paul's arms. He stroked her back and they began to kiss-- affectionately at first and then with increasing passion. As the intensity of their intimacy grew, a part of Gwen began to withdraw. Yes, she was physically right there with Paul as they kissed and stroked one another, but on the inside she was freezing up and the moment was no longer pleasant or comfortable for her. Paul could sense her pulling away from him and asked if she was okay. She sighed and replied that she was “just tired.” They turned on the tv instead of heading to the bedroom.

Angry Single Blogger: Please Don't Call Me! It's Called Texting.
"Oh, hi. How was my day? My day was FANTASTIC until you decided to call and ruin it."
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Angry Single Blogger: Please Don't Call Me! It's Called Texting.

Recently here at YourTango, relationships expert Julianne Cantarella gave her advice about what to do when a guy prefers texting to calling you on the phone. Along with pointing out that if you're anti-texting you should address it early on in the relationship, she also stated the following: "Texting can create a false sense of intimacy allowing you to believe that you're in an exclusive relationship when you really aren't."

Men Are Simple
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Men Are Simple

I think it is appropriate that my first column should deal with the most fundamental truth about men, and that is this: Men are simple. I know some of you may be thinking that I’ve completely sold out my brethren in an effort to pander to my female readers and gain their trust. But that is just not true. Because “simple” is not bad, or inferior, or lacking value and substance. “Simple” means simply…not complex.

Is Girl Talk Hurting Your Relationship?
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Is Girl Talk Hurting Your Relationship?

Most women are natural born communicators.  In other words, we love to talk!  We share everything with our close friends and at times, we are reliant on the feedback we receive.  This is especially true when it comes to relationships.  If your boyfriend surprises you with a lunch date after you've had a difficult meeting, who is the first person to know about it-besides Facebook and Instagram, of course?  Your closest friends!  On the flip, if he is in a crappy mood, doesn't load the dishwasher or seems distant, who do you reach out to...your closest

What Messages Are You Sending?
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What Messages Are You Sending?

The quality of your love life is directly tied to the messages you send. These messages stem from your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions. If your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions are not congruent, you’ll send mixed messages. Sending mixed instead of clear messages guarantees a love relationship that is not sustainable — one fraught with frustration, disappointment and a superficial connection. A mixed message can look like this:

How to Communicate When an Argument is Brewing
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How to Communicate When an Argument is Brewing

One of the topics I cover in depth in my workshops is the vast differences between men and women. I’m always amazed at the shock and disbelief my female students express when they realize how much simpler men are compared to women. Men really are one trick ponies in a sense, operating on one or two tracks at any given time. This is quite different compared to women who are buzzzzzzing on 16 different tracks, emotions and buttons all at the same time.

Dr. Romance Happiness Tip: The Magic of Reassurance
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Dr. Romance Happiness Tip: The Magic of Reassurance

Dr. Romance writes: There are a few simple communication techniques that work like magic in relationships, whether with committed partners, friends, co-workers or relatives. One of the most effective is reassurance, which is simple to do , and calms both of you down, which allows your discussion move on without struggles. When a discussion begins to get difficult, if you learn to stay calm and reassure the other person you’ll find it works very effectively.

25 Benefits Of Working With The Bedroom Joyologist
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25 Benefits Of Working With The Bedroom Joyologist

For The Conscious Woman With a Conservative Background I have checked these off my list (although always working on it!) and now I'm here to help you do the same. Wake up with more excitement for the day to come. Experience more motivation to take better care of yourself. More passion, purpose and direction in life.

How To Recession-Proof Your Relationship [EXPERT]
Can your relationship withstand the recession?
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How To Recession-Proof Your Relationship

These are tough economic times. Whether we have been hard hit by the economic recession through the loss of our job, concerned or depressed by the loss of our savings for retirement or in real estate, or worried about the future ... we are stressed. It is crucial to understand the different ways we deal with stress as men and women and to learn how to best meet each other's emotional needs.

8 Love Songs That Will Change Your Life [EXPERT]
What is your favorite love song?
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8 Love Songs That Will Change Your Life

There are times when we find solace in the most unexpected places. What music teaches us about love, life and relationships may at times be profound. From sultry to practical, these songs hold beneficial advice for those in relationships!

9 Things People Say That Kill Relationships
There are phrases you should nix now -- before your relationship is over.
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9 Things People Say That Kill Relationships

Save breakup talk for when you truly want to end a relationship, not as a rhetorical weapon. Otherwise, you risk your match taking you up on the offer and leaving you crying over steak for one.

How To Avoid Language That Tears You Down
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How To Avoid Language That Tears You Down

As a therapist one of the first things I say to people in a first session is that they can talk however they want with me including swearing (just not at me, please). The words that I want them to get rid of are not those dirty words that their mothers told them never to say. Mine are words and phrases that cut a person down or give messages that hold them back. Language is more powerful than we often give it credit for.

Train Your Pet, Motivate Your Kids [EXPERT]
Your children appreciate praise and validation just as much as your dog.
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Train Your Pet, Motivate Your Kids

Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that training something that does not speak your language is all about voice tone and behavioral rewards. If the dog gets a treat when he does the trick you want, what does your son get when he does his trick?

14 Ways To Decode 'Guy Talk' On Dating Profiles [EXPERT]
Maybe guys aren't so hard to read after all!
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14 Ways To Decode 'Guy Talk' On Dating Profiles

Since one in five relationships now begins online, most of us have either posted or at least viewed various profiles. Some are straightforward, lengthy, playful, sparse or even downright misleading. Some are sexy, trashy and all together mind blogging. But scantily clad pictures and interesting backgrounds aside, it's the words that ultimately grab our attention and tell us whether he's a maybe, a no-go or a potential keeper.