Can humor help defuse a relationship disagreement – or an outright argument? Or does it just make everything worse? As it turns out, humor CAN help – IF it’s used appropriately. Find out just how to use humor – and… Read More »Can Humor Help During a Relationship Disagreement?
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Do you know how to stay calm during a disagreement with your spouse of significant other? It’s not an easy thing to do! Just when you want to communicate clearly, you find yourself in tears, or screaming, or shutting down… Read More »How to Stay Calm During a Relationship Disagreement
Communication during a disagreement is something of an art. The goal is to express your feelings and positions, hear and understand your partner’s perspective, and find a resolution that supports you both. Finding this balance can build trust, confidence, and… Read More »9 Steps to Better Communication During a Relationship Disagreement
I recently hit a major milestone in my life – my husband and I reached thirty-one years of marriage. We’ve now spent more than half of our lives together. I was asked recently by a friend how we’ve stayed together… Read More »How to Make a Relationship Last: 3 Fundamental Needs
Do you make the effort to consciously nurture your midlife marriage? Today we take a look at several elements seen with long-term spouses – the keys to a committed relationship. Recently, a fellow blogger reached out to me about guest… Read More »What are the Keys to a Committed Relationship?
Are you looking for a way to reignite the spark in your long-term relationship? Bring back a little magic by recreating your first date! Reliving your first date can be a fun and romantic way to relive those early days… Read More »Recreate Your First Date: Tips and Ideas to Bring Back the Magic
As we grow older, many of us find ourselves far away from family at Thanksgiving. We can’t always be with those we love. Sometimes, we find ourselves alone. But just because we are alone doesn’t mean we must be lonely.… Read More »Spending Thanksgiving Alone? It Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely
Honesty is one of – if not the most – highly valued of all character traits. Although most people engage in “little white lies”, for the most part, we value honesty in ourselves, our family, friendship circles, coworkers, and our… Read More »Why Honesty is an Important Character Trait
As the seasons change, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and forget to take a moment to acknowledge the natural world around us. However, taking the time to appreciate the changing seasons… Read More »Journal Prompts for Changing Seasons
Practicing gratitude is a simple yet powerful way to improve your overall sense of well-being. It involves actively acknowledging and appreciating the good things in your life, no matter how small they may seem. Learn to practice gratitude as a… Read More »Gratitude 101: How to Practice Gratitude in Your Daily Routine
Think about the person you respect the most in life. Why do you respect them? Chances are they possess traits that make you feel they are truly a good person. If you would like to be highly respected also, work… Read More »10 Character Traits That Make You a Better Person