relationships

Letting Go of Your Control Issues - A Mother's Guide to Freedom

Letting Go of Your Control Issues - A Mother's Guide to Freedom

As I’m convinced that everyone on this planet has control issues, there are some of us who carry this as our main struggle, leaving us feeling anxious, depressed, and unable to live a happy and content life. Find out how you can begin your journey to freedom.

5 Questions to Ask Your Child to get them to Open Up to You

5 Questions to Ask Your Child to get them to Open Up to You

Getting your children to open up and talk about their feelings is no easy task. But something we neglect to address is the possibility that you might not be listening. When they don’t feel hear, why would they feel safe to share their heart and open up on a deeper level. Age is also a huge factor when it comes to how and when they will open up—when they are little, in most cases, children will open up fairly unprovoked—so listening and being attentive in their younger years will make a huge difference for when they get older.

The One Phrase That Ends A Fight Every Single Time

The One Phrase That Ends A Fight Every Single Time

I have never understood those couples who say they never fight. I can’t identify with it, and I also don’t think it’s very healthy. On the other end of the spectrum, fighting or arguing can be a relationship killer if not handled healthily. Arguing is healthy. When two different people come together with differences of opinion and baggage from being human, it’s inevitable for there to be a spat in the mix. What’s not healthy, is when it’s taken to extremes.

What Every Woman Wants in a Man - What's Attractive and What Isn't

What Every Woman Wants in a Man - What's Attractive and What Isn't

Men, do you think you know what it is that women want? It’s your turn to know just what it takes to be relationship material. But I’m not only talking to those of you who are single, I’m laying it out there for all you men about what a woman wants and needs from you, whether she hasn’t met you yet, or has been with you for 20 years. It’s never too late!

What Men are Most Insecure About

What Men are Most Insecure About

A man’s insecurities are seldom expressed, or identified. Not only is it important for us ladies to have knowledge of these insecurities so that we can better understand our men, but it will also help guide us in our unintentional or unseen negative reactions to their insecurities. In the same way, we desire for our spouse’s to both understand and accept us, despite our insecurities.

How To Communicate Better with Your Spouse - 3 Incredibly Effective Techniques

How To Communicate Better with Your Spouse - 3 Incredibly Effective Techniques

Communication is the backbone to any healthy relationship — when you can get communication right, you can have a great marriage. But how do we do that? How can we begin to share our heart without the other person putting up their defenses?

7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse - Communicating Effectively

7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse - Communicating Effectively

I came up with a list of common things that are said in relationships that could be transformed into a useful tool of communication. You see, it's good to express how you feel and say what you need to say, but it's how we say it that often leaves us in the gutter. Communication, as you know, is key to having a thriving and well-balanced relationship. 

What Men Want in a Relationship - 8 Needs He Has a Hard Time Telling You

What Men Want in a Relationship - 8 Needs He Has a Hard Time Telling You

Guys aren’t exactly open about their need and wants — you have to sometimes dig a little deeper to figure out who they are, and how you can be there for them — and love them the way that they need to be loved. Men have many needs, surprisingly so, that require attention. The top 8 important things that guys need have a lot to do with who men are in general. How men feel most loved is not what you would expect it to be, as well as what makes him happy. It’s hard for guys to be transparent and honest about their feelings, so I’ve done some research on the matter — drilling my husband. The best way to know what men want and need, is to get to know your spouse specifically on a deeper level. How do we do this?