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Relating With Love
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Relating With Love

Almost any relationship expert will tell you that communication is key to any healthy marriage. But why is it so important? Our expert reveals why and how certain forms of communication can lead to a long lasting marriage.

How To Stop Sweeping Things Under The Rug
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How To Stop Sweeping Things Under The Rug

May 3 is National Lumpy Rug Day which is basically means it' time to do some spring cleaning and get rid of a lot of your junk. Literally, the lumps in the rug usually come from the furniture that has been sitting around in the same place for ages but in close relationships, those lumps come from sweeping things under the rug.

Rules For Emailing Your Ex-Spouse
No need to be TOS'ed by an ex-husband!
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Rules For Emailing Your Ex-Spouse

It's simple to talk to an old flame when you don't have to look at him. So, an email relationship post-divorce is ideal. But when there are children involved in your relationship, keeping things civil between the two of you is even more paramount. Keeping the emails free of judgement, blame and arrogance is key to keeping a rift in your adult relationship from causing a rift in the one with your kids.

7 Secrets To Mastering Communication  Secret #5 Ask Questions
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7 Secrets To Mastering Communication Secret #5 Ask Questions

Welcome back to 7 Secrets To Mastering Communication SECRET #5 – Asking Questions  Asking questions is a major key to mastering communication. Yet, so often most conversations are a battle for air-time with one person ending up shutting down when the other has done what I call the one-upmanship stunt and taken over the topic. Whether it’s casual bantering or expressing important concerns, hijacking a conversation is rarely conducive to enhancing your relationships over time.

Communication Secret #4 Don't Take It Personally!
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Communication Secret #4 Don't Take It Personally!

Welcome to Secret #4 of 7 Secrets To Mastering Communication SECRET #4 - Quit Taking It Personally What someone says is about them. What we hear is about us. Kelly Bryson, MFT and author of "Don’t Be Nice, Be Real” gives some great tips inspired by Stan Dale, founder of the Human Awareness Institute who coined the acronym, Q-TIP, for Quit Taking It Personally.

The Magic of Reassurance
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The Magic of Reassurance

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.

Women’s Voices; I Can’t Hear You!
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Women’s Voices; I Can’t Hear You!

Last year I opened the virtual doors to my own business.  It was a dream come true brought about by hard work and lots of advice from some really brilliant people.  One piece of advice I received from a number of sources was to get active on social media but to make sure that my activity wasn’t political.  This advice might be good for some people and some companies but I don’t think it’s good advice for me. 

Warning: May Cause Real Communication!
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Warning: May Cause Real Communication!

Or how to listen so he'll talk and how to talk so she'll listen. Listening intently to another person may just be the most amazing gift you can offer. I used to work on the 24/7 suicide crisis line in France and we were trained in Carl Rogers non-directive empathetic listening skills. When a call would come in, I would greet the caller with, "Hello, SOS Amitié." And wait for the person to speak up. Sometimes it would take a rather long moment, moments in which hesitations and silences give a lot of information to the intuitive listener.

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One question to answer: What are our retirement goals?
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5 Important Talks To Have As A Married Couple

Couples with the best shot at marital success keep the lines of communication open — even when it means tackling a tough subject. Here are five difficult conversations all married couples should have.

How To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage
Your relationship should end in a happy ending, not divorce papers.
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How To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

If you want a divorce-proof marriage that will stand the test of time and last forever, you need to determine if your values, beliefs and ideals are in alignment as a couple.

8 Rules For Fighting Fair As A Couple
Rule #1: Use 'I' statements, not 'you' statements.
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8 Rules For Fighting Fair As A Couple

A useful conversation falls apart when partners attack, defend or withdraw. These 'rules' help to keep the connections clean. They are simple. They are not easy, but they will effectively change the way you address — and resolve — your disagreements.

Dear Dr. Romance: My father opposes my inter-racial relationship
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Dear Dr. Romance: My father opposes my inter-racial relationship

Dear Dr. Romance: My question of the week is how to deal with family opposition of my inter-racial relationship. My dad, who is in his 70s, is vehemently opposed to my relationship with my fiance (who is white). He hasn't even met him and given him a chance. It is quite frustrating given that our wedding is in a few months and I'm not even sure he will come. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Dear Reader:

The Most Uncomfortable Conversation EVER Could Save Your Marriage
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The Most Uncomfortable Conversation EVER Could Save Your Marriage

We’ve got some good news and some potentially bad news about your marriage. First of all, the good stuff... So many headlines shout out scary news about infidelity. We read that 50% of all relationships will be destroyed by cheating. We hear about countless celebrities and political leaders who have been caught having affairs. Their marriages are left broken and in pieces. What’s actually good about this?  It’s not true!