Easter Is About New Beginnings

Easter Is About New Beginnings

Easter is still a couple weeks off, but this new burst of spring is already well under way. It reminds me that this is really what Easter is all about: new beginnings! Whether you’re celebrating a faith-based Easter holiday with a focus on resurrection, or just...
Don’t Forget About Surprises!

Don’t Forget About Surprises!

As we continue in a long-term relationship, year after year, it can be easy to fall into a very predictable rhythm. And there’s nothing wrong with that! We even have blogs touting the benefits of ritual. It’s healthy and important. But sometimes we forget...
What Does It Mean To Turn Towards Your Partner?

What Does It Mean To Turn Towards Your Partner?

Here at Core Values, there’s a phrase we tend to return to: Are you turning towards your partner? What does that mean, exactly? Well, it can mean a lot of things. Turning towards your partner means going back inside after you’ve stormed out. It means, even when you...
Using Gratitude To Build Closeness

Using Gratitude To Build Closeness

Fondness and admiration are two of the most important aspects to protect your relationship — and honestly, this doesn’t just apply to romance. For any family member, friend, or even colleague, developing fondness and admiration can build all kinds of trust...