Stop Being Jealous to Save Your Relationship

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It’s been said that it’s not love that’s blind, but jealousy. When left unbridled, jealousy is an incredibly destructive emotion. But if you give jealousy vision, you can use it as an insightful tool to determine the quality of your …

Are you giving away your power?

Are You Giving Away Your Power?

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“He who loves least has the power.” Have you ever heard that expression? It refers to who controls the relationship. I googled that topic and as a relationship coach, I was sorry to see how many other bloggers think that …

Spring Cleaning Your Relationship

The Importance of Spring Cleaning Your Relationship

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With spring comes change and with that, sometimes relationships change. If the winter had you cooped up and feeling blasé you may be coming down with Spring fever. It’s time to check off the spring cleaning your relationship list and …

The Dating Diet

The Dating Diet

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Bad relationships are pretty much the same as junk food. They usually start out with a hunger or craving for companionship, but if this healthy craving escalates into loneliness and neediness, such people tend to make bad choices. They might …

How Fantasies and Expectations Sabotage Relationships

How Fantasies and Expectations Sabotage Relationships

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When you catch yourself getting all worked up and calling your friends to complain about something you think is going on with your man, stop! Ask yourself what the facts are. Only respond to what is actually going on, not …

Are Your Expectations Ruining Your Relationships?

Are Your Expectations Ruining Your Relationships?

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I think the number one cause of heartache and disappointment in relationships is failed expectations. Expectations are built in several ways: by reading into your man’s behavior, by romanticizing a relationship to be more than it truly is, by wanting …

How to Communicate Better

How to Communicate Better

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One of the biggest mistakes in love is expecting your partner to know you so well that he or she will instinctively recognize exactly what you want and need. Is your partner psychic? Does your partner have ESP? No! You shouldn’t presume that …