Relationships, Part 11: How to build admiration

You began your relationship admiring each other. Now, you might take her for granted. You might’ve forgotten what you ever saw in him. If this is the case, then take thirty days to reinvigorate your relationship with this simple, two step process. This is what you do: Every day, find one new thing to appreciateContinue reading “Relationships, Part 11: How to build admiration”

The Shrink’s Links: Abundance Mentality

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: How to Create an Abundance Mentality Are you focused on abundance or scarcity? The choices or the limits? The opportunities or the barriers? Life or Death? It makes a difference. Click here to read more

Relationships, Part 10: There is always natural variation within any couple

Take any two people and there will always be a natural variation between them regarding any characteristic. There will always be one who is more strict with the kids, open to in-laws, careful with money, adventurous in bed, ambitious about career, social, self confident, flirty, interested in a clean house, closer to family, better atContinue reading “Relationships, Part 10: There is always natural variation within any couple”

Relationships, Part 9: Secrets

If you’ve done the last few exercises, you may have squirmed a little, and maybe you have not been totally honest. When answering some of the questions on the Newlywed game or even when just telling about your day, you might have noticed telling your partner some things is easier than telling her others. MaybeContinue reading “Relationships, Part 9: Secrets”

Relationships, Part 8: How Was Your Day?

Most of us know this question as the desperate conversation opener our parents tried on us when they picked us up from school; as in: “How was your day, Billy?” said Mother as she surreptitiously checked in the rear view mirror for some clue of emotion. “Fine,” said Billy, rolling his eyes and plugging intoContinue reading “Relationships, Part 8: How Was Your Day?”

Relationships, Part 7: The Newlywed Game

You might not be old enough to remember the Newlywed Game on TV. Well, I am. Couples competed to demonstrate their knowledge of each other. Hilarity, and a few fights, ensued. It’s often surprising how much new couples don’t know about each other. It’s sobering to see how little old couples know. No matter howContinue reading “Relationships, Part 7: The Newlywed Game”

The Shrink’s Links: Web Therapy

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Web Therapy Lisa Kudrow demonstrates how not to be a therapist on Web Therapy. Click here to go to the link Related articles The Shrink’s Links: The Art of Manliness The Shrink’s Links: Joy Whack-a-Mole

Relationships, Part 6: The Mind Map

It’s difficult to know what goes on in another person’s mind, often we don’t even know our own mind; but that doesn’t mean we won’t try. Being able to predict the behavior of others is vital in so many things, it’s impossible to resist attempting to do so, even though we are often wrong. MoreContinue reading “Relationships, Part 6: The Mind Map”

The Shrink’s Links: Difficult Conversations

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Difficult Conversations We all have to have them. Many avoid them. Many screw them up by being too aggressive. There’s a book that tells you how to have a productive difficult conversation. This link summarizes theContinue reading “The Shrink’s Links: Difficult Conversations”