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How To Get Motivated

How To Get Motivated

We all know how hard it can be to reach goals: lose those five pounds, quit smoking, get an exercise routine going. Not to speak of finding a new job or giving up destructive habits like overspending or drinking. All these can affect the quality of your relationships drastically. And while it will always be hard to reach difficult goals, there are a few pointers how to make it a bit easier on the way to getting there.

ALERT: The "Big 5" Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce
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ALERT: The "Big 5" Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce

With over 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. ending in divorce, it's important to take a look at the marriage mistakes that can lead to divorce. While researching this subject for my book, "Secrets of Happy Couples," I asked happy couples what their "non-negotiables" in marriage are. One hundred couples responded about the dealbreakers in their marriages. Here is what I learned.

A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO TRANSFORMING MONDAY MORNINGS

A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO TRANSFORMING MONDAY MORNINGS

Monday mornings are such a stressful time for so many people that the majority of heart attacks occur on Mondays around 9am. Most of us start dreading it on Sunday night and, as a result, don’t even fully enjoy the entire weekend. What if you had a way to manage Monday morning stress?  What if Sunday nights were more relaxing and Monday mornings less dreadful. Here is a step by step guide to transforming your Mondays.  By the way, this guide can be used for getting through any day, not just Mondays. Upon Awakening

The Privilege of Resolving Relationship Conflict

The Privilege of Resolving Relationship Conflict

In a phone session I had with Shelly and Stan, a couple who have been together for six years, they described to me a conflict they had the day before. Stan had become irritated with Shelly and Shelly had responded to his irritation by withdrawing. This was a typical dynamic between them, and the distance would often continue for days until they finally talked about it or until the charged energy dissipated.

Sexual Attraction - Addiction or Intimacy?

Sexual Attraction - Addiction or Intimacy?

Megan asked the following questions in one of our phone sessions: "Over and over, when I'm really attracted to a man and I sleep with him fairly early in the relationship, I discover that he is not good husband material. What am I doing wrong? Am I just attracted to the wrong kind of men?" This is a frequent question from my single women clients.

6 Lessons You Need To Learn Before You Cook For Your New Man

6 Lessons You Need To Learn Before You Cook For Your New Man

When should I cook for him? What should I make? How often should I do it? These are the questions we ask ourselves in the beginning of every relationship. I come from a long line of very traditional women. My mom is a caterer and I’ve been cooking since I could hold a spoon. I remember stirring things in the kitchen and peeling potatoes as a toddler.

Childhood Effects Love

Childhood Effects Love

Jasbina Ahluwalia asks David Wygant – Author of the book Naked:  You’re making the realization so that you can allow it to pass over you. You’re not terribly concerned with not getting a response to a particular email. While I enjoyed reading your entire book, my favorite chapter was the one entitled Live Your Rule Book