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How To DATE Your Spouse!

How To DATE Your Spouse!

First off, are you dating? Dating your partner is a MUST! It’s not a “nice to have” like organizing your linen closet. We do a deep dive on this in Step Seven: S-Flirt, of our Eight Step Relationship Transformation System®. In my experience, people don’t take their FUN seriously enough!

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Step away from the phone and come back to real life.

Do THIS To Finally Choose Your Relationship Over Your iPhone

The overuse of social media in a relationship can negatively impact the bond between partners. Increasing communication and lessening phone usage can bring happiness back into the relationship that was lost to the Internet.

Teaching your kids - Patience is a Virtue!

Teaching your kids - Patience is a Virtue!

Ive been thinking about how to raise patient, disciplined kids and also that putting your kids in the center of your universe isn’t going to do them any favors. Giving in to every whim will just encourage impatience and entitlement. I’m far from a perfect parent, and being a widow - both Mom and Dad - certainly puts me at a disadvantage. Yet, I try to balance my intuition with what I think my kids really WANT in the moment, with my practical disciplinarian side of what they really NEED for future life's lessons.

When An Age Difference Begins To Matter In A Relationship

When An Age Difference Begins To Matter In A Relationship

Not everyone gets involved in a relationship, or marries someone that is close to their age or even in their same age group.  There have always been the jokes about older men in midlife crisis marrying younger women in order to feel youthful.  But there are now plenty of women who marry younger men.  There are situations where the mixing of different ages works quite well.

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Save yourself the pain and tears by asking about his past.

The 2 Reasons People Cheat (Over And Over Again)

Women sometimes enter into a relationship without asking their boyfriend about his past. Knowing who your man is or was will expose any infidelity and save you from hurt in the long run.

"The Enchanted Self" and What It Means to You - Part One

"The Enchanted Self" and What It Means to You - Part One

The Rebbe Nachman of Breslow often said, "Always remember-Joy is not merely incidental to your spiritual quest. It is vital." As the years have gone by and I've been in the practice of psychology over 20 years, I have become more and more convinced that he was so right, that joy is not an option. When we take away joy and we take away a sense of well-being, a sense that we are thriving, we allow ourselves or seem to find ourselves in circumstances that seem to drain, tire and weaken us. We are no longer the whole human being that is our birthright!

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Couple talks privately on bench

The Painful And Surprising Secret Many Couples With Children Keep

An unplanned pregnancy can be devastating to anyone, but for married couples who already have children (and don't want any more) the decisions they make (and the grief and heartbreak they suffer after) are often endured in silence. If the abortion choice is made, married couples need effective communication tools more than ever to help each other handle the mixed emotions often felt. Your Tango Expert Trudy Johnson explains how to process the option of abortion in a way that keeps loving couples together.