Exploring Your Strengths as a Couple

Remember that story about the 3 little pigs? What was the message behind that? The first two pigs built a house out of materials that were probably much faster to put together, but ultimately it didn’t matter because the wolf came and blew them all down. But what about the third pig? When the wolf comes knocking, it can be easy to give in and sometimes we can forget about all the things that brought us together in the first place. The strengths, shared experiences, values, beliefs; all the things that attracted you to your partner in the beginning.

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The Three Types of Communication in an Argument

We want you to think back on a recent heated discussion or disagreement you and your partner had with each other. What kind of communication did you use to express yourself and try and get your point across? What sorts of things did you say? There are three main types...

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How to build trust in a relationship

Trust may be one the most important aspects of your relationship because everything can stem from it. The stronger your trust is, the more willing you may be to develop your communication and teamwork. A strong level of trust can help you both open up more and can help encourage intimacy as well.

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Tips for Creating Couple Time Right Before Bed

The best and easiest time for a couple to input some alone time in their relationship is before bed. If you have little ones, they have been put to bed, all the chores and tasks for the day are done (or can wait until tomorrow), and you and your partner alone together. Now what? Here are 3 tips to maximizing your alone time before bed.

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5 Easy Ways to Make Time for Date Night

We know making time for date night is hard. In fact, we did a study recently and asked our Crated with Love couples what the hardest part about planning date night was. The number one answer? Finding the time (over 40%). If we can't find the time, we run the risk of...

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How to Say I Love You without Actually Saying It

I want you to think back to the first time you told your significant other, “I love you”. The rush, the adrenaline, the anxiety, the excitement. Few things are as powerful as the moment you first declare your love to someone.

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Three Conversations for When It Is Hard to Talk

Even though he or she is your best friend, sometimes it is hard to talk openly. Relationships go through waves of closeness and distance. Like waves in water, they are natural and often hard to manage when trying to keep your head above water. But, communication with your partner is a necessity whether the relationship is simply suffering due to lack of time together, busy schedules, an unresolved fight, or something more serious like infidelity, betrayal of trust, or crossing boundaries. And these conversations can be hard! When two people are on entirely different pages, sometimes its difficult to figure out which person should be reading and which should be moving to the other page. Here are a few therapist-recommended conversation starters for when a relationship needs mending.

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Five Ways to Connect during Family Time

Kids scream and cry and yell and get hungry and get thirsty and need attention. During family time, couples can feel very distant and unsupported which negatively affects all members of the family. We have all been there.

It is family time and your child asks you for something that has already been vetoed by your partner. Rather than agree with your partner, knowingly or not, you may give a different answer. Something so simple and easy to fall into can cause a massive rift between even the closest of couples. That said, here are five ways to connect even when chaos has taken on the form of your children.

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