11 Resolutions for a Better Relationship in 2021

It’s common practice this time of year to make personal resolutions: lose weight; eat better; save more. But have you ever thought about sitting down with your partner and making resolutions for your relationship? Not only would you improve one of the most important aspects of your life, but you’d have some built-in accountability! Here …

Why Your Marriage Is Doomed To Fail

After spending the better part of my life studying relationships, including a good amount of time trying to salvage them, I have reached the following conclusion: All marriages must fail.  It’s not that I have become jaded or cynical. Quite the contrary. Now, more than ever, I maintain hope that people everywhere can discover the …

Should Men Be Tough Or Tender?: Wisdom and Masculinity

When it comes to men and masculinity, a line has been clearly drawn. On one side, there are those that say masculinity is toxic and destructive. On the other, there are those who respond that we’ve become soft and ineffective. One satirical headline reads: “masculinity too toxic, says least masculine generation ever.” Another, commenting on …

5 Signs You’re A Communication Victim

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.21.3″ custom_padding=”17px|0px|54px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.21.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.21.3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.3″] The secret to an emotionally rich relationship is emotionally rich communication. If we want to sustain positive, vital energy in our relationship, we must become experts in telling the truth — about what we see, what we think, what we feel, and what we want. This kind …

The Two Things No One Taught You About Commitment

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.21.3″ custom_padding=”0|0px|54px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.21.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.21.3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.3″] When you think of commitment, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, the term commitment refers to the status of your relationship. You are either “in” a committed relationship, or you’re not. For some couples, “commitment” is simply synonymous with “exclusive.” Not that you asked …