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From Good to Great: Going for the Gold Medal in Your Intimate Relationship

By | Communication, Creating More Passion in Marriage, Intimacy, Long Hot Marriage, Love, Love advice, Marriage Advice, Sex, Successful Marriages, The Five Love Languages | No Comments

There was a book written years ago titled “From Good To Great.”  It was a book about companies that were doing ok but then made some changes to put themselves over the top in terms of profit as well as becoming a sought after place in which to work.  I see the same concept applying to the couples I see…

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5 Things People Don’t Do in a Healthy Relationship (# 4 is crucial!)

By | Committment, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Creating More Passion in Marriage, Great Sex, Intimacy, Long Hot Marriage, Love, Love advice, Marital Problems, Marriage, Marriage Advice, Relationships, Sex, Successful Marriages, Todd’s Thursday Thought | No Comments

As much as I like to talk about what you can do to have a phenomenal intimate relationship, it is also helpful to look at what you don’t want to do if you want that rewarding intimate experience in a long term relationship.  Here are my top 5: Don’t go with your first reaction when your partner has a complaint…

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Three Toxic Patterns in Relationships Healthy People Avoid

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Remember that YOU decide how you are to be treated; nobody treats you a certain way without YOUR permission! Here are three relationship patterns that people who are taking care of themselves avoid or “leave the scene” as soon as they discover it. The other person needs you to have only happy feelings.  There is no room for any negative…

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5 Healthy Relationship Dynamics That You May Think are Toxic

5 Healthy Relationship Dynamics That You May Think are Toxic

By | Conflict Resolution, Intimacy, Long Hot Marriage, Love, Love advice, Marital Problems, Marriage, Marriage Advice, Relationships, Sex, Successful Marriages, Toxic Relationships | No Comments

There are many myths about what makes a relationship great and living out these myths can be dangerous.  In this article, I outline some relationship dynamics that many of my clients thought were toxic when actually they were healthy and necessary for a long, hot marriage. Here are the top 5 Healthy Relationship Dynamics that you may think are toxic:…

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5 Habits of Healthy Couples

By | Creating More Passion in Marriage, Great Sex, Intimacy, Long Hot Marriage, Love, Love advice, Marriage, Marriage Advice, Relationships, Romance, Sex, Successful Marriages | No Comments

There are patterns of behavior I see in couples that thrive and have a consistent great energy between them and here are five of them: They stop and slow down together every day even if it is for 10 minutes and create that feeling of closeness. They plan dates and look forward to spending alone time together. They spend quality…

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Happy New Year

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  Today is the first day of 2015.  What relationship strengths were revealed to you in 2014?  And what weaknesses showed up? We all have both.  What can you do to continue to utilize your strengths and work on your weaknesses? Do you need to become a better listener, more patient, more assertive, more of a leader or a follower?…

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