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6 Holiday “Have To's” that Wreck Your Relationship
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6 Holiday “Have To's” that Wreck Your Relationship

The holidays bring with them a lot of things: Festive gatherings with family and friends; lights and decorations, presents, meaningful rituals and... A lot of “have to's.” Along with the celebrating and fun, many people feel pressure this time of year. You feel like you have to visit your complaining great aunt or you think you have to buy an expensive gift for the cousin you don't really like or spend much time with.

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Are you starting to feel like a pest?
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Effective Alternatives To Nagging Your Husband

Do you feel like you're always asking your husband to do the same things over and over again? Honey, did you remember to pick up the dry cleaning? Honey, don't forget to put down the toilet seat! If this sounds familiar, you might want to consider a more effective — and less annoying — way to get what you want.

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Nagging: What You Say vs. What He Hears

"Put down the toilet seat!" "Clean the gutters!" "Change the light bulb!" These 'obvious' bits of nagging are actually the laziest forms of relationship clichés. [Yawn.] Not all women are naggers, and not all men are nag-ees. That said, nagging does happen. And because it's so hard for men and examples. (I may have exagerrated just a little, but you get the point.) What You Say: "Oh, are you playing Madden again?" What He Hears: "Video games are for teenage boys or fat virgins. When will you grow up and become a man with self-respect? You disgust me."

How You Lose When You Lecture Your Teen (EXPERT)
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How You Lose When You Lecture Your Teen (EXPERT)

You know when you're lecturing.  You can see it on your child's face.  Or in the eye-rolling. Or in the sigh. But you keep going because now they're being disrespectful and you're going to make your point if it's the last thing you do!  He knew what was coming in the first minute, well actually in the first sentence, and he's not interested in hearing any more.  

13 Questions to Mind Blowing Sex
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13 Questions to Mind Blowing Sex

You want amanzing sex and yet you are frustrated with the quality of sex you are having. It's time for you and your lover to take time to talk about your sex life. Neither of you have ESP and know what each dreams of or desires.   Answer these 13 questions honestly and openly with your lover. Learn what they enjoy and how you can spice up your love making today.   What touch(es) would you enjoy during foreplay?

Couples Communicating In The Modern Age
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Couples Communicating In The Modern Age

Except when my boyfriend and I are in each other’s company, we communicate exclusively through text message and Facebook chats. Over the past six months that we’ve been dating, I can literally count on one hand the number of times we’ve talked on the phone. Actually, I just need two fingers.  

Choosing Cyberspace Over Hot Sex?
Which do you prefer?
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Choosing Cyberspace Over Hot Sex?

CBS New York's Jennifer McLogan reported recently that "[t]he hardest desires to resist seem to be social networking sites, not sexual relationships," adding, "While the urge for sex is stronger, people are more likely to give in to the desire [for] social media."

The #1 Way To Improve Your Relationship [EXPERT]
Hurtful words in a relationship are like a drop of red dye in a glass of water.
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The #1 Way To Improve Your Relationship

The path out of this relational trap is to first take on an approach of zero negativity: for both parties to commit absolutely to refraining from put-downs, negative comments and behaviors. It's imperative that both members of a couple make a strict commitment to this approach. Not just temporarily, but always.