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A Deeper Connection — Articles

Explore articles for sustaining your relationship for the long-term.

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July 8, 2014

One-Liners Guaranteed to Bring You Closer

Who knew? Just a few little words can make all the difference in a relationship! In my work with couples, I’ve found that certain words and phrases, repeated often enough, are key to staying connected to the one you love most. What are they? After “I love you,” here are six simple phrases guaranteed to superglue the bond you share with your significant other:
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June 25, 2014

Love, Jealousy and Relationships

Relationships, love and in particular jealousy present each of us with a unique opportunity to better understand ourselves.  Jealousy is most often the result of attachment and expectations, beliefs, projections, delusions, guilt and low…
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June 5, 2014

How to Single-Handedly Improve Your Marriage

Did you know that it is perfectly possible to improve your marriage on your own without any input from your husband? If you are keen to turn around a marriage that has become dull or even desolate, try the simple steps below to make y…
November 4, 2013

Maybe Marriage Isn’t For You

Maybe Marriage Isn’t For You I found this article online. Actually someone posted it on Facebook. I assumed that it would be from a Progressive angle saying that marriage was old fashion, etc… Instead I was reminded of why I got ma…
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September 30, 2013

What’s The Secret Ingredient To Save a Relationship?

Are you in a spot where you feel like your relationship is failing and you need an ingredient that you can add that will fix all? Let’s look closer at what the missing ingredient could be.
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January 25, 2013

Relationship Advice for Married Women

Are you quietly struggling in your marriage?  Do you feel like your husband just doesn’t love you anymore?   It seems like no matter how hard you try, nothing’s working.  You can’t find a way to connect with him. If you’re like most w…
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December 27, 2012

Why Relationships are Difficult

A large part of my practice is made up of people interested in relationship advice. Not really by design (I started out working with teenagers), it just sort of worked out that way. Most often when someone comes in they want to know what…
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November 27, 2012

Love Isn’t Something That Just Happens to You — It’s a Conscious Choice!

Why doesn’t love last? If you’re like most people, you’ve probably asked yourself the above question — not just once, but several times. With about 50% of marriages ending in divorce, and pre-marital relationships failing at an even…
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November 27, 2012

Pre-Marriage Counseling: Why Would You Bother?

I had a friend who was getting married to her long-time partner. They had lived together for a number of years and owned property together. It seemed that marriage would simply perfect what they had – make it permanent.
December 12, 2011

Secret to Marriage

Marriages that are passionate are the ones when each person realizes that passion is created rather than it simply happens. So often singles think that if they simply pick the right person, they’ll have a wonderful marriage.
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