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Past Core Values Couples News Articles

Don’t Let Gifts Overtake You

It’s the holiday season, and it’s tempting for all of us to focus on one thing: gifts. Don’t get me wrong; it’s a rare few of us who are focused on gifts we’re hoping to receive! No — we’re all usually dwelling on the ones we want to give. And while that can be a...

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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...

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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 and...

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The Five Apology Languages

I've recently discovered that the author of the Five Love Languages has written a book called The Five Languages of Apology. If you're familiar with the love languages, you know how helpful it is to understand that we all appreciate different types of communication...

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Little White Nothings?

It's easy to think that those tiny white lies we tell, or even just small omissions, don't actually hurt your relationship in the long run. Many people, in fact, ascribe to this belief. Personally? I highly disagree. (You're shocked, I know!) Let me explain. Sure,...

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Recent Newsletter

Your Bed is Not A Workplace

When I was young, my mom would never let me eat in bed — she never wanted me to get crumbs in the sheets. If I did, I’d have to change my sheets, a chore I simply hated. These days, many of us have started using our beds for many more things than it was advertised for at the mattress store, especially work. In fact, you might be one of the many (like me!) who’s now relegated to working at home exclusively, thanks to the social distancing requirements. When creating an at-home workspace, it’s important to remember that the purpose of a bed is sleep & intimacy!