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“Sweat the Small Stuff”

“Sweat the Small Stuff”

A lot of top relationship experts say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” In fact, it’s often the small stuff that can do the most damage. All the little miscommunications, resentments, and hurt feelings can pile up over time, which creates a wedge between you. Think of...
Don’t let problems fester!

Don’t let problems fester!

Problems are like food: when they come out of the oven, they are hot & upsetting! Emotions can boil and bubble up, and if we aren’t careful we might get “burned.”  However, most people don’t like dealing with confrontation, so they just box up the upset and...
Why Is Stress So Bad For You?

Why Is Stress So Bad For You?

I mean, on top of all the physiological issues that stress has on your body (those are legion), stress also takes a huge toll on your mind. Think for a moment about what it’s like to have a very stressful day. How do you feel when you finally get to sit down? Do you...
A Successful Relationship Needs Matched Expectations

A Successful Relationship Needs Matched Expectations

To make a relationship successful, everyone involved needs to be on the same page about expectations. Most people (wrongly) believe that love is unconditional: that the goal is a type of love with no expectations or conditions on it. I might burst your bubble, but the...
Forgiveness Is Not the Same as Forgetting

Forgiveness Is Not the Same as Forgetting

This is a big mistake that people make: they forgive and forget. But that is not a good plan, nope, not a good plan at all! Why? Well, we are all human and we all make mistakes and therefore should forgive each other. However, we SHOULD NOT forget it. To explain this:...
Found Family is What True Friends Are

Found Family is What True Friends Are

A deep connection isn’t solely built off of what you have in common with your partner; or how much fun you have when you are together. Those things help but it doesn’t hold a candle to showing up. When you think about what true friends are, think about the people who...