nothing to talk about

799: WE HAVE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT

“There is nothing lonelier than sitting in the same room with someone and having absolutely nothing to talk about. The lack of affection can be tolerated but to feel invisible is painful.” —Anonymous Emotional intimacy is dynamic. It changes all the time. So what you do (or don’t do) as a couple will determine whether…
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one choice

798: THERE’S MORE THAN ONE CHOICE

“Life is not “either or” it’s “both and”.” —Royce White Collaborative marriages are strong and healthy. But you can’t be a collaborative couple if you believe there’s only one choice: your way or your spouse’s. 
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3 REASONS JEALOUSY IS WRECKING YOUR MARRIAGE

3 REASONS JEALOUSY IS WRECKING YOUR MARRIAGE

Jealousy in a marriage is so subtle that most couples won’t even admit that it’s going on between them. But constant feelings of suspicion, fear, and jealousy are toxic to your emotional intimacy.
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HOW TO AVOID RESENTMENT WHEN ONE SPOUSE RETIRES BEFORE THE OTHER

HOW TO AVOID RESENTMENT WHEN ONE SPOUSE RETIRES BEFORE THE OTHER

In marriage, you and your spouse will face countless life changes. With every new job, home, or child, there is an adjustment period. But the transition into retirement is often overlooked, especially when one spouse retires before the other.
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marital conflict

795: MARITAL CONFLICT

“In any conflict, be sure you know what you really want and whether what you are doing is actually helping you get there.” —Anonymous Marriage is two different people coming together to become one. As a result, marital conflict is inevitable. The good news is that you can choose how you handle conflict and move…
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28 ROMANTIC CONVERSATION PROMPTS FOR COUPLES

28 ROMANTIC CONVERSATION PROMPTS FOR COUPLES

Romance is for more than just Valentine’s Day! A well-timed romantic conversation can set the stage for deeper emotional intimacy, sexual intimacy, and beyond. With these 28 romantic conversation prompts for couples, you’ll never be at a loss for words again. 
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14 CREATIVE VALENTINE’S DAY DATE IDEAS FOR ANY BUDGET

14 CREATIVE VALENTINE’S DAY DATE IDEAS FOR ANY BUDGET

Elevate your Valentine’s Day experience this year with 14 creative date ideas!
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writing love note to spouse love notes marriage

7 TIPS FOR WRITING THE PERFECT LOVE NOTE TO YOUR SPOUSE

Do you remember the last time your spouse gave you a handwritten love note? Maybe you have a stash of letters and cards saved to remember special moments from your relationship.  Love notes are a powerful way to build emotional intimacy with your spouse. Yet many couples forget about the art of love letters once…
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