Pre-Marital

5 Things To Do If Single During the Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are drawing near, yet, you are still single? You feel lonely, depressed, and a sense of hopelessness, wondering if you will ever find that special someone in your life. Christmas is not about finding your mate, or celebrating your marriage. Let’s remember the true meaning of the Christmas season. Let’s take

5 Ways Your Relationship Can Survive The Holidays

Ready or not the Holidays are here!  It seems every year; most people are surprised at how fast the Holidays came around, but one thing we know for sure …it does come around!  Did you know that January is like Christmas for most divorce attorneys with spikes in divorce consultations following the Holidays?  What can you do to avoid being

5 Destructive Relationship Patterns

Listed below are five distinct types of harmful relationships.  As you read through this list, you might find that your relationship with someone contains all five characteristics, or you may identify with only one or two.  Please understand that if you experience even one of these patterns consistently in your relationship with someone, the behavior will cause harm to both

5 Healthy Break Up Do’s and Don’ts

Most people have experienced a break-up in their lifetime. But, break-ups can be traumatic and difficult to get over for most people, so just how can individuals move through a break-up in a healthy way? 5 Healthy Break Up Do's and Don'ts  1)  Do break up in person vs. Don't break up via text or e-mail Address your partner face-to-face so he/she can have a

The Characteristics of Poor Communication

Are you facing struggles in your relationships with your friends and loved ones?  Do you feel like the other person does not understand you or never listens to you?  Are you having a hard time communicating with other people in general?  The main reason couples struggle in their relationships is because of poor communication.  Many couples, and people in any

How To Fight Fair

Arguing is inevitable in relationships but whether disagreements kill a marriage or make it stronger is dependent upon how a husband and wife fight. Successfully married couples have mastered the art of argument by following the 10 ground rules for fighting fair: The meaning of your communication is the response you get Stick to the issue.  Don’t let disagreements over

Four Ways To Make Relationships and Finances Work

Is money causing conflict in your relationship? Money fights and money problems have been the leading cause of divorce for decades. Being in agreement about your finances is essential to a happy marriage. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest mistakes couples make in regards to money and the ways that these problems can be fixed. 1.  Avoiding

Three Ways Jealousy Is Good For Your Relationship

Jealousy is a common topic for most intimate relationships. Jealousy is an emotion involving fear, anxiety or apprehension about losing your loved one to someone else, or of being replaced in some way. Since this is a fear-based emotion, it can often bring up other negative emotions like worry and anger. These can be counterproductive and damaging for relationships.

Five Facebook Dating Rules

Where technology, Facebook and connecting online can all be good things, they also have the potential to create a false sense of security and cause us to lose our real sense of intimacy. Think about some of the things that you post on Facebook and then consider if you would say those in person? This is not to say that

Five Signs of A Perfect Match

Are you dating or single?  Are you also wondering what the signs are for finding your best match in a relationship?  Often time, individuals haphazardly enter the dating world without knowing what will increase the chance for long-term success in a relationship! In starting the journey to finding that “perfect” match, it is first beneficial for individuals to allow themselves