Your Pandemic EQ

Your Pandemic EQ

We all are exhausted from the pandemic and the varying emotions we have experienced in the past year — but that’s exactly why harnessing your emotional intelligence has never been more important. We’re all feeling stretched thin, so expecting others to know what you...
Holding Space for a Grieving Partner

Holding Space for a Grieving Partner

Is there anything more joyful than sharing good news with your partner? I got the job! I aced the test! We got the house! It’s a boy!  Sharing in the joy of triumph, accomplishment, or good fortune is all the sweeter with a partner to celebrate with us. Getting...
Allergic Reactions In Relationships

Allergic Reactions In Relationships

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Recently, I’ve been reading the book “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” by Peter Scazzero, and I’m loving the insights there. One description in particular stood out to me the other day: he described  triggers in our relationships as...
Gender Roles In Relationships

Gender Roles In Relationships

Photo by Tanya Trofymchuk on Unsplash If you’ve ever read the Gottman book, “And Baby Makes Three”, you’ve read the study that shows that one of the most important ways to maintain marital satisfaction after having a baby is for the father to take on a more...
The Gentle Start Up

The Gentle Start Up

Photo by Isaac Ordaz on Unsplash When there is an issue that you’re bumping up against in your relationship, it’s good to remember the very basic skill of the gentle start up. If you find yourself becoming resentful for whatever reason, remember to bring that up...
Dividing Up Household Chores

Dividing Up Household Chores

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Most couples have some kind of system for who does which household chores. However, it can be easy to get stuck in a system that may have worked once years ago, but now isn’t serving its purpose — and one or both of you are unhappy...