Celebrate With the One You Love – 5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

Celebrate With the One You Love – 5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

It’s easy to take the one you love for granted.

In fact, many couples forego celebrating Valentine’s Day altogether.

But if you’re ready to spice things up a bit, try opening up to the idea of romance this season.

Although Valentine’s Day is often pegged as a holiday filled to the brim with obligatory expressions of love, go against the flow. You might not even need to try something new. Simply approach it in a new way.

The key is to couple authenticity and creativity when it comes to celebrating the one you love.

Here are five ideas to get you started.

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The Art and Science of Love: 7 Benefits of Gottman’s Renowned Couples Workshop

The Art and Science of Love: 7 Benefits of Gottman’s Renowned Couples Workshop

When it comes to understanding the art and science of love, we all have the opportunity to be students.

However, Drs. John and Julie Gottman are undoubtedly two of the best students/researchers/teachers on the planet when it comes to this topic.

It’s a fact that every couple will leave a Gottman Couples Workshop with their own unique takeaway. Though, the Gottmans have a few “favorites”… nuggets of wisdom that everyone tends to talk about.

Here are some of those “favorites” that will benefit any relationship.

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The Impact of Divorce on Your Children: Different Ages Are Affected in Distinct Ways

The Impact of Divorce on Your Children: Different Ages Are Affected in Distinct Ways

Divorce isn’t a “one size fits all” life event, especially for any children involved.

Because every person handles stress in a different way, the impact of divorce is both unique and long-lasting for adults and children alike.

It’s a common misconception that children under the age of five don’t feel the impact of divorce. This notion couldn’t be further from the truth. From infancy clear into young adulthood, divorce can cause a great upheaval in children’s lives.

Yet, while it disturbs them all, the turmoil affect varying ages in distinct ways.

What are the differences? Let’s consider four general age groups.

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Out With the Old, In With the New – When Is It Really Considered a Rebound?

Out With the Old, In With the New – When Is It Really Considered a Rebound?

Revenge and having a rebound often walk hand in hand.

Ending the journey of a relationship can be very difficult, to say the least. So, some of us resort to other means of soothing the pain—like jumping into a temporary relationship for a reprieve.

But is it just temporary or could it be more?

And how do you really know if your new relationship is simply moving on or if it’s just a rebound?

Here’s how.

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Feel Like Your World Is Closing in on You? – 5 Powerful Tips to Stop an Anxiety Attack

Feel Like Your World Is Closing in on You? – 5 Powerful Tips to Stop an Anxiety Attack

The pounding in your chest, shallow breathing, racing heartbeat—it all happens so quickly.

Before you know it, you’re facing a full-blown anxiety attack.

But, what if you could stop an anxiety attack before it ever happened?

The good news is that there are proven methods to actually stop an anxiety attack in its tracks.

One of the biggest keys to managing anxiety is understanding what it actually does to your body. Understanding this is like gaining an inside peek at your enemies battle plans.

Here are five helpful ways to use that insight to combat anxiety.

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Creating a Family Legacy: How Shared Values Deepen Family Bonds

Creating a Family Legacy: How Shared Values Deepen Family Bonds

Without even knowing it, parents pass on a family legacy to their children—good or bad.

It’s part of the human heritage and part of belonging to a family.

One fundamental aspect of creating a family legacy is that it has a unique way of drawing the family unit together. Not only does it strengthen the bonds between each family member, but it also gives children a foundation on which to build their own lives. And in turn, create a legacy for their own family.

How exactly is this accomplished?

Through shared values.

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Creating Peace: 3 Conflict Regulating and Stress Management Strategies

Creating Peace: 3 Conflict Regulating and Stress Management Strategies

In every relationship, whether personal or professional, two main goals should exist:

  1. Manage the conflict
  2. Maintain the connection

Granted, both are easier said than done, but you can accomplish them successfully with the right stress management strategies.

After all, stress is often the culprit when it comes to creating problems. So, when you understand how to manage the stress in your life, you tend to experience more peace and less conflict.

Stress management isn’t complicated. Rather, it has a lot to do with where you focus.

So, how do you implement stress management strategies in your own life?

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Are You Planning a Wedding or a Marriage?

Are You Planning a Wedding or a Marriage?

Planning a wedding can take a lot of your time and energy.

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of bustle of it all and forget that you’re also preparing for a marriage.

Aside from the flowers and guests, you and your fiancé are getting ready to spend the rest of your lives figuring marriage out together. While “forever” is indeed a very long time to figure out this whole marriage thing, wouldn’t it be nice if the two of you had a jumpstart? Lucky for you there is such a thing — premarital counseling. 

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How Parents and Children Can Effectively Deal with Bullies

How Parents and Children Can Effectively Deal with Bullies

Have you had to deal with bullies at some point in your life?

While most of us have experienced some type of bullying, it’s definitely not a pain we would want our own children to endure.

The reality is that bullying has become a widespread problem. It affects both genders and children of all ages. While there are many positive anti-bullying programs currently at work, how to deal with bullies begins at home.

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What Can You Do When Different Parenting Styles are Putting a Strain on Your Marriage?

What Can You Do When Different Parenting Styles are Putting a Strain on Your Marriage?

Marriage by itself can prove to be a challenge. Outside stressors like jobs, social obligations, and finances can add difficulty to the relationship. Sources of stress from inside the marriage can also put a significant strain on it. For example, having different parenting styles can be extremely taxing on partners.

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