Relationship Maintenance Adds Miles

Relationship Maintenance Adds Miles Relationship maintenance? Really? Nothing valuable maintains itself. Your house. Car. Investments. All of them must be maintained well to protect their value over years. Marriages are no different. If you want yours to “run smoothly,” you absolutely have to engage in...

Who Is in Trouble in Your Marriage?

Who Is in Trouble in Your Marriage? “You spend so much money. Do you think it grows on trees?” “You don’t do any of your chores. You just expect me to clean up after you.” “You are always working. Your work matters more to you than your family.” Sound familiar? Conflicts surrounding money, housework,...

Marriage During the Pandemic: Facing Fear Together

Marriage During the Pandemic: Facing Fear Together The COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant fallouts — economic hardships, lack of childcare, loneliness, political uncertainty, environmental concerns, just to name a few — have been stressful for everyone.  And marriage during the pandemic can be more difficult, too....

Is Your Partner on Your Schedule, Too?

Is Your Partner on Your Schedule, Too? Your schedule is packed with your work calls. Your kids’ Zoom classes. Household chores. But even if things seem packed incredibly tight, you need to make time for your spouse, too. Why? Because love is a verb. Relationships need nurturing. They need attention....

How to Feel Less Lonely in Your Relationship

How to Feel Less Lonely in Your Relationship Feeling lonely in a relationship is not fun. It can make you question yourself. And feel like something is wrong with you. After all, how can you be lonely when you are already with someone? In reality, though, this is something that many people experience. Because...

Would You Say That to Your Friend?

Would You Say That to Your Friend? Remember the last time a friend came by for a glass of wine or craft beer? (Granted, it’s likely been a while due to the global pandemic.) Now imagine they spilled a glass… all over your couch.  What would you do? Can you see yourself rolling your eyes in an...