Communication Tips

The Beatles’ relationship advice that money can’t buy you love is true. A recent study by Brigham Young University asked over 1,700 couples across the country to complete a marriage study where one question asked them to rate how much they value “having money and lots of things.”

Should You Censor Yourself in Front of Your Partner?

January 18, 2017 by

You share your life with your partner, so naturally, you are always thinking of things that you want to tell him or her.

We encourage honesty with your partner, but is there a limit? When should you leave your thoughts in your head? Is there a point where you should censor yourself ...

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When Is It Ok To Vent About Your Spouse?

August 10, 2016 by

We’ve all been there: you and your friends are on the phone or out on the town. Your spouse has been bugging you, or you just had a big fight, and you just want to let your emotions out. So you spill to your friends, and an hour later you’ve covered every ...

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A Portland Marriage Coach Shares 4 Tips to Improve Your Communication with Your Partner

June 15, 2016 by

Why didn’t anybody ever mention that romantic relationships and marriage would be so hard?

Actually, they probably did! But as a young person, newly in love, most of us tend to overlook those comments as "bitter" or assume they don't apply to us.

But every couple has struggles, and every couple argues. ...

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A Portland Marriage Counselor Explains How to Apologize

May 11, 2016 by

 

Two of the hardest words to say are “I’m sorry.” But, as an adult, we need to be able to let down our guard and apologize. There are many reasons people try to avoid saying “I’m sorry.” Maybe they don’t want to seem weak. Maybe they don’t want to deal with ...

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Relationship Advice: Men Perceive Sexual Interest Based on Attachment Style

March 16, 2016 by

Imagine yourself walking into a bar one evening. You scan the room to check out the crowd and see an attractive man or woman. Your eyes meet, the other person smiles, and of course, you smile back.

So now what’s going through your mind? What do you think about this smiling, attractive ...

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Relationship Issues: How to Support Your Partner during a Difficult Time

March 2, 2016 by

Being in a romantic relationship means that you're in it for good times and bad ones. But with love, kindness, and support, the good almost always outnumber the bad!

One so-called "bad time" might arise if your partner has to deal with a difficult situation or a personal issue. Regardless of the ...

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Relationship Help: How to Balance Your Relationship and Friendships

February 3, 2016 by

It’s easy to get caught up in your romantic relationship and let it consume everything you do. Whether it’s a new relationship or a long-term one, you want to spend time with your partner because you love them and want to experience things together. But you also have other important people in ...

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