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13 Relationship Mistakes Married and Dating Couples Make

Frequently I sit down with married or seriously dating couples in turmoil. I see the same conflicts again and again. Many relationship problems can be avoided if couples have, and apply, the right information and use the right tools. Here are some pitfalls to avoid.

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How To Have Positive Holidays

If you get anxious about time with family and friends during the holidays, this information will help. Here are tools to get you past your fears and into the fun.

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12 Dating & Marriage Building Activities

A healthy marriage takes effort, but it’s well worth it, especially when you count the costs of divorce (financial, emotional, etc.). Here are 11 activities that can take your marriage from average to extraordinary.

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7 Strategies for Positively Engaging Family Members Over the Holidays

I’ve been a party pooper. I’ve put down new ideas because it was a change from the past. It was my issue. Don’t succumb to your fears because of discomfort. Take a risk and do something new. Play a new game. Watch a new movie. Go bowling. Invite a strange guest over for dinner. Make a sweet potato pie instead of pumpkin. Take action and mix it up!

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12 Life Balance Tips (Part 2)

I'm usually not a jerk to my clients, yet I can be towards my family. Professionally, the consequences of acting poorly are clear to me (e.g. loss of money, reputation, etc.). At home the consequences are even greater, yet rarely on my mind (e.g. damaged relationships). It's the same type of thing with life balance. Workaholism might not seem costly, but actually causes destruction (e.g. damaged health, damaged relationships, mental health issues, etc.). Negative behaviors can be easier to stop when the consequences are immediate, yet unfortunately, the greatest damage we do to our lives comes through a slow progression.

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10 Great Dates You Can Have at Home

Going on a traditional gate (e.g. dinner and expensive activity) date can be expensive. You have fun dating options available at home for free. Think of dating as a chance to build your friendship with your spouse. Here are some great dating at home ideas that are basically free.

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Keep Your Marriage Healthy with a Weekly Date

Do you want to have a winning marriage or a mediocre one? Are you running the race of marriage to thrive or are you just trying to survive? Just surviving is not only stressful, but it's depressing. Put in the effort to win.

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