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Are you Oral?
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Are you Oral?

Do you know your partner's communication style? Many say yes, but most couples argue because they are not listening to how their partner is expressing him or herself because all they hear is the content and not the process of what they are feeling.   Interpersonal communication is just as much about body language as well as verbal language. As you and your partner exchange in conversation, what do you notice? Many relationships have fallen apart because one of you misinterprets the communication from the other.

Is It Smart To Use Sex As A Reward?
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Is It Smart To Use Sex As A Reward?

You’ve asked politely. You hinted. You argued. You begged. When it comes to doing dishes, cleaning and laundry, you want your partner to share the load and your he either habitually forgets or refuses. Nothing seems to work to get your partner to take responsibility for a portion of the housework and so you do something you never thought you’d do...you reward him with sex.

Do You Fake It?
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Do You Fake It?

Faking orgasms has unfortunately become a typical aspect of many relationships. However, if a partner finds out it can cause more problems than what you may have been trying to prevent. Read on to see what our expert says about stopping the faking and creating a healthier relationship.

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
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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.

3 Easy Ways To End The Bitch/Yell/Nag/Whine/ Doom Loop
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3 Easy Ways To End The Bitch/Yell/Nag/Whine/ Doom Loop

Are you in a nasty doom loop with your partner?  You know the kind where you ask for something, he says he’ll do it, he doesn’t do it right away, and then you keep asking, he calls you a nag, you yell at him, he eventually does it, and you both feel like crap?  That one?  Or do you really want to ask your partner for something or to have a serious talk yet you find yourself too nervous to do so, so you never do and then you get more and more resentful because you aren’t getting your needs met, and he’s completely not understanding what’s going

Warning: How Not Speaking Up For Yourself Backfires!
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Warning: How Not Speaking Up For Yourself Backfires!

I probably won’t surprise any of you when I say we have limiting beliefs that our petty tyrant reminds us of on a regular basis. While there is wisdom in choosing our battles, letting people walk all over us will eventually backfire in one way or another taking its toll on our health and our relationships when our petty tyrant keeps us in her grip of fear and forever behaving like the "Good Girl." Too Nice For Her Own Good!

The Key to Effective Communication
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The Key to Effective Communication

Do you have the courage to speak your “true,” as Voltaire called it, and to listen? This is not easy for many of us. In fact, not long ago I was at a meeting where we as a group needed to make a decision. I had thought about the topic, did some research, spoke to some colleagues and was very clear about what we needed to do. I was convinced. Hooked on Being right and Righteous.

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. 

Are You His Lover Or His Mother? Part 1
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Are You His Lover Or His Mother? Part 1

Have you heard this story? An elderly man was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that time of night. The man replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late." The officer then asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?" The man replied, "That would be my wife."

Does Your Brain Contribute to Your Arguments?
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Does Your Brain Contribute to Your Arguments?

Ever reflect on an argument and ask yourself, “What on earth was I thinking when I said that?!”  Well, the field of social neuroscience is providing answers to help us understand our outbursts.  Our brains have two almond-shaped masses called amygdalae that are in charge of processing our emotional reactions.  The amygdalae regulate our fight or flight response, which was created as a survival mechanism to allow us to react quickly to stimuli before giving our rational brain time to interpret the stimuli.  In critical situations, our amygdalae respond