Relationship Tips

When two people are committed to making a relationship work – regardless of any relationship issues that might come up – the chances of them divorcing go down dramatically. When they aren’t as committed, those chances skyrocket.

A Relationship Coach Explains How Putting Down the Smartphone Can Help Your Marriage

May 17, 2017 by

How long have you had a smartphone? One year? Two years? Half a decade?

There’s no denying that smartphones have had an incredible impact on the way we live our daily lives – much of it positive. But they also have a number of downsides, and if your phone is omnipresent in ...

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Relationship Advice: Do I Have to Spend Mother’s Day With My Mother-In-Law?

May 3, 2017 by

Maybe you want to spend Mother’s Day celebrating with just your spouse and kids. Nothing sounds better than relaxing and enjoying the breakfast in bed that your children make every year.

But then you learn that your mother-in-law is expecting to be involved in the day. Does it make you a bad ...

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What to Do If You Can’t Sleep with Your Partner

April 19, 2017 by

Cuddling with your partner before bed may be the highlight of your day. But what happens if your partner goes to sleep before you… and snores right in your ear? Or kicks you all night due to restlessness?

Even if you didn’t experience these issues when you were first dating, it’s common ...

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Portland Relationship Coach: “Spring Clean” Your Relationship

March 22, 2017 by

Spring cleaning will be here before you know it! The age-old tradition allows everyone to shake off the dust outside, freshen up the home, and welcome the warmer weather.

But did you know you can also bring some spring cleaning to your relationship? As spring arrives, consider introducing the following practices into ...

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Talk to Your Kids About Their Relationships. It May Just Help Yours.

February 27, 2017 by

Remember when your child’s first date? You may have been overly excited, or absolutely terrified. Letting your child date as a teenager or young adult isn’t always comfortable for parents; we all remember mistakes from that age…

If your child is in a relationship, it’s easy to cover your ears when they ...

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Did You Let Your Spouse Down?

February 6, 2017 by

Think of a time when you were disappointed in your spouse. Did they neglect to do something you requested? Were they distant when you needed them to be close? Maybe they didn’t come through with a big Valentine’s Day surprise like you were hoping for.

Disappointment can make you question your relationship ...

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5 Simple Things All Happy Couples Do

January 4, 2017 by

Every year, we make an assortment of New Year’s resolutions: dieting, exercising, career advancement, or spending more time with our families. Most of these different resolutions share the same ultimate goal: to achieve positive or happy feelings about ourselves or our lives.

So why not scrap all of the little resolutions and ...

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