Stepparent Hacks for Healthy Co-Parenting

Stepparent Hacks for Healthy Co-Parenting Taking on the roles and responsibilities that come with being a partner can be a scary transition by themselves. When you add on the role of being a stepparent and a co-parent, things can get downright terrifying. You may find yourself questioning yourself constantly....

What Makes for a Good Apology?

What Makes for a Good Apology? Picture this. You and your partner are re-hashing an issue that has been bugging you for months on end. It feels like your partner has only half-tried to resolve the situation, and you are still on edge.  At one point, your partner says, “I told you I was sorry!” But...

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...