It’s easier to roll over and pretend nothing’s wrong … it’s better to deal with the issue so you can start out tomorrow right. Here’s 4 reasons why you and your spouse shouldn’t go to be upset!Read more
Has your significant other ever said something and it got under your skin? I know you’ve probably never done this … just them ; ) Personally–I’m tired of those arguments where you really don’t know what you’re bickering about. So I began to pay attention to the words Alexandra and I used before a argument […]Read more
You know what–I wouldn’t have learned some of my hard relationship lessons about who I am and who my wife is if there wouldn’t have been a strong conflict. I don’t think your life should be lived in conflict; that’d be awful. But honestly, sometimes you just have to get out what you’re thinking & […]Read more
I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Every relationship that’s ever existed has done it. I know–I’m making it sound a bit dramatic, but you know that having a good relationship comes at a price. It really takes you and your significant other each giving 100% to let go of the endless cycle that every other […]Read more
I know it’s really difficult sometimes to not joke about your significant other whenever you’re hanging out with your friends. It seems like you’re just saying something innocent & fun to make everyone laugh, but the reality is every joke has some truth to it. And on the other side of that joke is the person you’ve committed your life to. So it goes without saying that sharpening your ability to get better at these 3 things not to do in social settings will really strengthen your relationship.Read more
1. Who Made the Mess. Just freaking pick up after yourself. I mean–really–is it that hard to use a clothes hanger or scrub a dish & throw it in the dishwasher?Read more
1. Don’t go to bed angry. Sounds simple enough, but we all let silly arguments get the best of us and refuse to acknowledge the presence of the person lying in our bed. You should aim to start off each day fresh. Bringing in yesterday’s mess will always start your day off lousy.Read more
I’d like to say that my wife and I are one of those perfect couples who’ve done it all right–but that type of relationship just doesn’t exist. At least, not in real life. I think one of the hardest things to really [truthfully & honestly] do in a relationship is to acknowledge, understand and accept your significant others’ perspective. I mean, we say all of the time, “I understand where you’re coming from, BUT…”Read more
There’s always someone better, smarter or willing to sacrifice more than you to be number one. [ In America ] we forget we don’t have to be number one to be fully satisfied with ourselves. We live with a “winner-takes-all” mentality and lose sight there’s room enough to go around. Instead of celebrating those we want to be like, we secretly wish they’d crumble. You should always applaud those better than you–wether you feel like it or not.Read more
I wear my emotions on my sleeve, as they say.
It’s always been difficult for me to mask my reactions. Somehow what I’m thinking and feeling on the inside gets displayed perfectly on my pale face for everyone to witness.
This is especially challenging when I really don’t want people to read my reaction to situations. More importantly than what other people think though, is the way that our emotions can flip the switch on how our day is going.Read more