Relationships

Single Girls: Read This Before You Reply to His Text

Single Girls: Read This Before You Reply to His Text

If there is one thing my married self could go back and tell my single self, it would be to stop. Just stop. Stop wanting him to want you. Stop playing by his rules. Stop thinking you need to reel him in. Stop letting him […]

5 Things Marriage Has Taught Me About Love

5 Things Marriage Has Taught Me About Love

We’re always learning, right? Or at least we should be. Marriage is teaching me that love isn’t always easy, and in fact, that it will make you feel so frustrated that you may just shatter a wine glass on the floor. On purpose. But I […]

How to Date Your Spouse

How to Date Your Spouse

When you first started dating your now-spouse, you didn’t discuss when bills were due or who was going to run which errands. Instead, you focused on getting to know each other by talking about who you were and where you came from. You found common […]

Maximizing Happiness In Love With Communication

Maximizing Happiness In Love With Communication

Many relationship struggles stem from the failure to communicate. We must be open and honest with our partners – and allow them to do the same – to maximize happiness in our intimate relationships.  Sometimes the information we fail to communicate seems trivial, but the […]

Should You Live Together Before Marriage?

Should You Live Together Before Marriage?

The topic of cohabitation before marriage can be a sensitive one. But, every couple must decide for themselves the best way to move their relationship forward. Five years ago my now-husband, then-boyfriend and I decided to take the plunge and move in together. We’d been […]

5 Steps to More Sex

5 Steps to More Sex

Sex­­. It’s a topic that people sometimes don’t want to discuss, yet according to Psychology Today, it’s a topic women think about 10 times a day and men think about 19 times a day. But why wouldn’t we think about it? Sex helps relieve stress, […]

5 Things That Will Take a Toll on Your Relationship

5 Things That Will Take a Toll on Your Relationship

In a perfect world, everything would go our way all of the time. But, we don’t live in a perfect world, and we do face hardships and outside stressors. Having my husband by my side as I dodge life’s bullets is a blessing and a […]

How to Quickly and Effectively Move Past an Argument

How to Quickly and Effectively Move Past an Argument

Disagreements are inevitable, but it’s how we react in the moment of the disagreement that determines if we’ll be able to gracefully move past it or if it’s going to linger. I remember a time that an argument over a bottle of ketchup led to […]

6 Truths to a Happy Marriage

6 Truths to a Happy Marriage

We’re two and a half years into our marriage, and I have already learned so much –  about myself, my husband and our relationship. I’ve probably learned more during this time than I did during our entire courtship. (Which was five years!) Maybe it’s because […]

Setting the Example for Date Night

Setting the Example for Date Night

Happy hour with the girls is the best time to dish about men, celebrities, work and all nonsense topics – right? One day over drinks, my girlfriend told me she was usually the one to plan her and her boyfriend’s date nights. She said it […]