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Vive La Difference!

“Live and let live” was one of my mother’s mottos–a laissez faire, nonjudgmental ideal for relating to others. Clearly, each of us is challenged daily in dealing with people’s differing personalities, beliefs, values, interests and so forth. Given our often-vast array of individual differences, how can we be compatible […]

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Apologizing to Your Beloved

As I begin to formulate my thoughts about apologizing to your beloved partner, I’m reminded of two popular sayings from yesteryear. One is that, “You always hurt the ones you love.” The other that springs to mind is a line from the 1960’s movie, Love Story: “Love means never […]

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Grateful for Gratitude!

I am truly ever so grateful for my gratitude of the magnificence of life! You and I have received countless blessings and grace. Even many of the things we commonly regard as small or take for granted are actually sizable miracles. Since Ruth and I are relationship coaches, I’ll focus […]

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It’s the Little Things

When Jim and I were first married (we are talking about 1970!), I made every little effort to please him. I would serve him the nicest cut of meat or the intact piece of pie. Over the years, I let this slip, being so busy and egalitarian […]

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Feeling Out of Balance?

As summer winds down, do you find yourself ramping up your activity? For example, are you recently busier at work and perhaps supporting your children with their nightly homework? Long work hours and parenting can limit time and energy for intimacy with your partner. Additionally, preoccupation with various forms of […]

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Media Addiction and Intimacy

I have been noticing my media addiction. Being hooked on social media and electronics is seriously distracting me from intimacy with those in my life. I am shocked to say this! How surprising that I too am sucked into the feeling of urgency to keep checking my gadgets, all the while neglecting […]

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The Socially-Acceptable Affair

Like all seasoned couples counselors, I’ve heard a host of justifications and rationalizations for emotional and/or sexual extramarital affairs. While the spouse of the partner who had the affair often acquires some measure of understanding and compassion, he or she is inevitably wounded and angered by the affair. Furthermore, […]

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Connecting with Your Partner in Sacred Ways: Part 3

This is the final post in a three-part series offering tips for connecting with your partner in sacred ways to enhance your relationship. Read the first post and the second post. Are you curious about ways you can deeply connect with your beloved in sacred ways? Ready […]

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Connecting with Your Partner in Sacred Ways: Part 2

This is the second post in a three-part series offering tips for connecting with your partner in sacred ways to enhance your relationship. Read the first post. Are you curious and inquisitive about ways you can deeply connect with your beloved in sacred ways? Ready to get […]

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Connecting with Your Partner in Sacred Ways: Part 1

This post is one of a three-part series with tips to help you connect with your partner in sacred ways. Enjoy! So often we are unbelievably busy with our day-to-day demands, media attention, stresses and outward preoccupation, that we may neglect the hidden aspects of our inner […]

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