Tag Archives: conflict

Where Is That Wascally Wabbit (aka Happiness)?

Do you remember the Bugs Bunny cartoons? If so, what pops into your mind with the name, Elmer Fudd? The picture in my mind? I see a short, pudgy character with his hunting cap perched on his head, gun over his shoulder, marching through the woods like a soldier, and with a slow deep voiceContinue Reading

Conflict In Your Relationship Can Be Healthy

Conflict can be healthy in a relationship – it can lead to greater creativity, innovation, and fulfillment. Knowing how to handle it respectfully is the tricky part. Check out this video We’d love to her how you effectively and respectfully deal with conflict.Continue Reading

3 Timely Tips For, “We Need To Talk”

“Dan, we need to talk.” It’s not the most joyous thing to hear, is it?   In fact, it sucks.  When I hear those words, my heart falls into my boots.  And I’m thinking:  “What’s wrong? What did I do?” So I respond, “Talk?  Now?  Can we do it later, like next month, or next year? Continue Reading

Shared Experiences

What do you do together – the two of you? If you don’t create shared, or common experiences, what is it doing to the quality of your relationship? So, the question again, what common experiences are you going to create TODAY? And what do you suggest/recommend other couples do to bring their relationship closer together?Continue Reading

Unload Stress – Do A Brain-Dump

Sometimes life can seem so hectic.  Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Studies indicate that a persistent feeling of “overwhelmedness”  leads to all kinds of physical, mental, and social disorders – dis-ease.  I don’t want any of that, do you? Here’s how to unload stress by getting all of that stuff off your heart and mind.Continue Reading

Accountability in Speech

Accountability – Hmmm? Accountability is a buzz word that we all hear, use, and know about.  But do you truly apply it, especially in your speech? This is not meant to be an English lesson.  However,  are there ways to design your sentences in a way that is accountable, and so they don’t push other’sContinue Reading

Year-Beginning Retreat

The New Year — How to Ensure You Move Ahead in Your Relationship Ever set New Years resolutions and then didn’t follow through? Ever decided and talked about enhancements to your relationship for the coming year, and then it just didn’t happen? You’re not alone. Here’s a sure-fire way to set  yourself on a goodContinue Reading

Christmas & Stress

Does it do it to you? Christmas schedules can be hectic -  parties, concerts, get-togethers, and…!  It can be a heck of a lot of fun.  But, it can also lead to stress when you and your life-partner have not done a good job of aligning and discussing your schedules. Why not do something nowContinue Reading

Planting Seeds

You’ve planted seeds and now harvesting.  Are you thankful? It’s a time of the year to give thanks for the bounty, harvest, and abundance in life.  But what results are you harvesting in your relationship with your partner? Are you thankful for them? At some level of consciousness, you planted the seeds that gave youContinue Reading

Trust in your relationship

My Partner Doesn’t Trust Me! In our coaching sessions with couples, we hear the above statement regularly.   Or, for those who are a bit more aware of their own part in the relationship, the question they ask is this, “How can I make my partner trust me?” Trust is the foundation of any relationship, whetherContinue Reading