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What To Do When Everything Your Partner Says Annoys You

Your partner isn't necessarily doing anything wrong, yet everything he/she is doing is annoying you.  You realize that you are about to explode at the next corny joke that comes out of his/her mouth.  What can you do to keep your cool and prevent an argument?  I provide some easy steps here. 

How to Improve your Relationship with your Holiday Wish List

Don't just ask for the same old thing or this year's hottest item.  Get creative with your holiday wish list and find creative ways to improve your relationship at the same time.  It's a win-win.  What could be more important than making sure you have a solid foundation and working towards creating the most amazing relationship possible?  Read here for some ideas. 

How to Improve your Relationship with your Holiday Wish List

Don't just ask for the same old thing or this year's hottest item.  Get creative with your holiday wish list and find creative ways to improve your relationship at the same time.  It's a win-win.  What could be more important than making sure you have a solid foundation and working towards creating the most amazing relationship possible?  Read here for some ideas. 

It's Never REALLY About the Couch

Have you ever felt like you and your partner were engaged in DEFCON 5 over what new couch to buy?  What was that fight really about?  And how do you normally argue with your partner?  My guess is, it wasn't really about the couch at all. 

5 Amazingly Simple Ways to Increase Intimacy after Baby - Us plus One: Part 1

You may have noticed that with everything you have to do, daily chores, taking care of your baby, going to work, etc., it's difficult to stay connected to your partner.  If you think about it, there are opportunities all around us to get closer to your partner.  Here I provide 5 simple easy to implement ways to increase intimacy after baby. 

Tackling Relationship Conflict from the Inside Out

Disney Pixar's newest movie INSIDE OUT helps give parents and children a tangible way to talk about emotions.  But emotions are difficult for everyone, especially when they interject into our relationships.  Conflict is clouded by uncomfortable and unclear emotions.  Read my post to learn how to tackle your relationship conflict using simple lessons from INSIDE OUT. 

A Different Way to Think about Improving Your Relationship

How would your relationship be different if a miracle occurred and all your problems were solved?  What things would you notice in your partner and what would they say about you?  Diving into the miracle question can help you open your mind to new possibilities and begin the process of making changes that will improve your relationship.