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Relationship Pitfall #1

You never forget anything. Keeping track of everything your partner has ever done wrong.  Reminding your partner of all that you’ve done for them.  Having the last word.  Talking to your friends about issues in your relationship but leaving out some information to make sure they take your side.


Top 5 Ways to Successfully Blend a Family

1. Make your own family traditions and rituals – your family needs something significant and special that doesn’t belong to somebody else.  ie: opening one present on Christmas Eve. 2. Become a unified parenting front, and let the ex’s know they can’t and won’t be allowed to run things in your home. 3. Combine your […]


Build Up Your Spouse

Make it your mission to build up your spouse for the next 30 days.  Write a list of 30 positive things you can say to encourage him or her.  Do this until it becomes a habit.


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 5

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details of one […]


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 4

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details of one […]


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 3

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details of one […]


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 2

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details of one […]


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 1

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details […]

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