An Emotional Bank Account is a metaphorical representation of the emotional connection between you and your partner. Just as you deposit money into a savings account to secure your financial future, you make deposits into people emotionally for the health and longevity of your relationship. Positive deposits include acts of love, trust, understanding, and support, while withdrawals involve hurtful words, unresolved misunderstandings, and conflicts.Read the post How is your Emotional Bank Account doing?
Why is it that some relationships last decades while others barely make it to two years? Some couples thrive and grow together while others crash and burn. Marriage and other forms of committed relationships bring great joy but they can also be challenging to navigate. The duration of how long the relationship lasts often depends on how well couples manage the challenges.Read the post Making Intimate Relationships Last
It is not uncommon for couples to get caught in circular arguments that leave both parties feeling frustrated, and they can be predictors of the success of your union. Understanding the 4 Horsemen of communication can often help couples untangle their problems.Read the post 4 Communication Traps in Relationships
Divorce is a major life decision with financial and emotional consequences for all stakeholders. This is definitely one decision that nobody should make in haste. If you are on the precipice of deciding whether to continue working on your relationship or ending it, here are several points for your consideration.Read the post Should You Divorce? Ponder These Points First.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent lockdown, is sparking relationship problems that are pushing couples to breaking point. This is precisely the time to deepen bonds and increase connections, rather than disengage and harbour resentment. If you have disconnected and not communicating well with your partner, here is what you need to know.Read the post Common Relationship Problems Facing Couples in Lockdown
Seeking help from a marriage counselor is not unlike seeking help from a mechanic. It makes little sense to take your car into the shop a month after it started making a horrific noise.Read the post Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling
It’s the natural course of things in any romantic relationship: as time passes, the “newness” and “butterflies” gives way to […]Read the post How to Fit Romance Back into Your Scheduled Sex Life