Key #3: Negativity Kills Love, So Cut It Out

Key #3: Negativity Kills Love, So Cut It Out You might be surprised to know that our brains are not so different than the brains of the first humans. This is especially true when it comes to “danger.” Back in more primitive times, “danger” often meant something like a saber-toothed tiger or rushing rapids....

Key #2: Make Love a Verb

Key #2: Make Love a Verb It’s usually way easier to tell your partner “I love you” than to do things to show that love. However, in satisfying relationships, both partners take regular action to show their love in addition to verbally expressing it.  In our book Rock Solid Relationship: Seven...

One Powerful Way to Improve Communication

One Powerful Way to Improve Communication Think about the following situations.  You’re trying to tell your partner about the mess in your home, but their eyes are glued to the TV. Your concerns are met with, “Mm-hmm” and a half-hearted, “Sure.” A few weeks after you and your partner discussed an issue, you...

The Importance of Making Quality Time

The Importance of Making Quality Time How much time do you spend with your partner? How much of that time is quality time? Time spent isn’t quality time if you and your partner are sitting in the same house, but engrossed in your phones or the television. Quality time is spent without distractions,...

Decide to Forgive Or Be Forgiven to Rebuild Trust

Decide to Forgive Or Be Forgiven to Rebuild Trust No marriage is perfect.  Most couples experience a breach of trust at some point. It could be a lie, a betrayal, or even infidelity. But these breaches of trust don’t always signal an unhappy marriage. In one study, 56% of men who admitted to infidelity said that they...