Tag: how to improve my relationship

2 X 2 Couple’s Retreat: 10 Reasons to do it #2

Where we live out in the “sticks,” most of us have a 4 X 4 truck.  For us, it’s a no-brainer – for stability, safety, flexibility, and power. Our 4 X 4 keeps us solidly on the road, regardless of the conditions.  When consciously attending to conditions, we travel safely and get where we’re going. … Read more »

Embracing Sexual Intimacy

Sure, you may tease, or flirt, or joke about sex – or a lack of. Yet, the conversations about sexual intimacy, which is much deeper and more meaningful, may be a taboo subject in your relationship. You may dance around it, yet not really focus on embracing your sexual intimacy. Regardless of the quality of… Read more »

What Is Happiness?

It seems most people strive for it, but what is happiness? We’re not meaning the fleeting happiness based on something or someone else. We’re meaning the deep, lasting, authentic, and real experience that is inside. What is happiness to you? More importantly, what specific things do you think, say, and do every day that allows… Read more »

Celebration: The Pause That Refreshes

Individually or as a couple, celebration is the pause that refreshes, when you make it a priority. Make it a priority? Oohh that’s the challenging part that requires attention, intention, and a wee bit of time to communicate about it. Until celebration becomes habitual, you might even need to schedule it. At least that’s our… Read more »

Punishment By Love – again

Weird title, isn’t it? My friend, Darrel, shared a story about a nomadic community in Africa.  I have no research or documentation to show validity.  Regardless, the story has a powerful lesson about punishment by love.  In many circles, this community would be labelled uncivilized.  They live in a harsh environment, hunting and gathering much… Read more »

Sharing Love

High quality relationships are critical for happiness. There are many easy ways to keep the connection with others, so important people in your life feel loved. Yes, all it takes is being conscious about sharing love. Closer to home, in your relationship with your sweetie, it is about doing what you can so he/she chooses… Read more »

Simple Things For Relationship Success

I believe we all know what it takes to have our relationship with our spouse/partner thrive. Yet, it is usually these simple things for relationship success that we forget to apply. It is one of those choices we make, consciously or unconsciously. With all of that said, what specifically are you and your sweetie going… Read more »

Seasons Of Relationships

As I look out the window at the snow piling up on the branches of the spruce trees, I realize winter has hit. In the past, I’ve had similar realizations about my relationship with Carol. There are seasons of relationships, each one with powerful learnings. The challenge is for you and I to be aware… Read more »

Choice, The Ultimate Empowerment Tool

Everyday, you and I make a lot of choices – sometimes unconsciously. For each one, we get a result which affects how we feel. In these unsettling times in our world, I believe you and I need to become very conscious and intentional about choice, the ultimate empowerment tool. I also believe you and I… Read more »

Rituals In Your Relationship

Consciously (or not), you have established rituals in your relationship. Communicating about, and intentionally planning regular rituals will greatly enhance the quality of your relationship with yourself and your spouse/partner. Or, you can just accept whatever comes along be default. You probably know what happens then. For us, we know from experience the resulting feelings… Read more »