Don't hide yourself.
I love relationship quotes about love and I try to share them through my online social media accounts, such as twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. This weekend I came across this photo (below) on Facebook and I absolutely loved the relationship quote. It has such a great message.
Cutting your partner off can make them shut down
Interrupting can be a bad habit. A bad habit that automatically shuts down lines of communication. Interrupting keeps both parties from feeling heard, respected, and valued. By improving your own communication habits, you'll improve your connection.
Make compromises when it counts
What should we do when we both feel right during a disagreement? How should our disagreement be handled while making a decision? These questions are common…especially since “most marital arguments cannot be resolved,” stated by John Gottman in his book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. To make a decision when you disagree as a couple is an issue I continue to see in my therapy practice.
How to avoid digital conflict
Have you ever had the day of desperately wanting your partner to understand how you feel, so you quickly grab the telephone and send a text message? And as you grab the cell phone, you rapidly write your response with your raw thoughts and emotions, and then press send button. While anxiously awaiting a response, you check your phone various times within just a few seconds. As the response from your partner comes through, you quickly become upset and throw a text message right back....and the text fighting begins.
Date night is a relationship necessity and should be a priority ... just like giving a plant its water and sunlight on a regular basis. Don't let the lack of money get in the way of your relationship. I encourage you to take the challenge and create your $20 date night!
How can we rekindle our romance in a long term relationship?
Most couples often feel a sense of absolute happiness, love, connection, and excitement at the beginning of a relationship. You may look back on your wedding day and remember feeling that the bond between you and your beloved seemed so tight that nothing could pull it apart … but, eventually you may have learned otherwise. What happened to that bond after many years of routine and added responsibilities such as children, work, bills, cleaning, health, and all of life’s other little obstacles?