holidays

The Question Game: Holiday Edition!

Have you had an open-ended conversation with your partner about what you expect from the holidays? This is a conversation so many couples skip, and in doing so both sides tend to make assumptions that can cause stress and conflict down the line. What are your hopes and expectations for the holiday season? How can[…]

Fourth of July

Rituals of Connection

Since we’re on a streak this month with Gottman methodology (I just got certified, and I am loving it — can you tell?) let’s talk about rituals of connection. In our busy day and age, a lot of more traditional rituals of connection get lost in the bustle. Personally, I love holidays; I love setting[…]

What Gift Will You Give This Year?

Hurry and get those last minute deals…pick the perfect gift…make sure and do those end of the year reports…make those cookies…send those cards…and the list goes on and on. As I stated last week, I had a bit of the “Bah-Humbugs,” but this weekend I took time away with Eric and went to a wedding on[…]