Marital Revival: 7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Relationship

Marital Revival: 7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Relationship

If you’re like most people, you’re more than ready to feel a warm breeze and sunshine on your skin.

Needless to say, winter has a way of getting people down in the dumps.

The long, dark days don’t just affect your mood. They can negatively impact your relationship as well.

In fact, long, dark days in any season can affect your relationship. The reality is that seasons aren’t really to blame. The long, dark day culprit is actually distance—an emotional gap.

No matter how this gap is created, it can dim the spark in your relationship, leaving you in need of a marital revival.

So, in the spirit of all things spring, here are some tips on how to spring clean your own relationship.

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The Age of Social Media: Searching for Personal Connections in a Disconnected World

The Age of Social Media: Searching for Personal Connections in a Disconnected World

Is it possible for a platform to do exactly the opposite of what it’s marketed to do?

It sure feels that way sometimes.

Maybe you’ve experienced this for yourself. Perhaps you tried to reach out on social media and were disappointed by the outcome. Afterward, you began to second guess this whole idea of making personal connections on social media.

The experience may have left you jaded and wondering if you’re even using the platform correctly.

The truth is that making a genuine connection via social media isn’t impossible, but it can be a challenge.

Here’s why.

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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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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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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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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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