Empathy After a Crisis

In the past years a lot of people have been on an emotional roller-coaster. Whether it was the multiple shootings of blacks, LGBT, and cops, the political election, war, protest or just news of your fave celebrity dying or splitting with their partner, emotions have been elevated which means media (social and otherwise) has been intense. […]

Getting the Love You Want

How much time do you spend thinking about other people’s love language? A lot of people have become aware of love languages and their importance in relationships (Click Here for a breakdown of the love languages). You may know your love language and understand that everyone doesn’t have the same language but just knowing that […]

Expect Less; Appreciate More: The Importance of Managing Expectations

Expectations help and hurt others. It is important to know what you need from the people around you but that doesn’t mean that because they can’t meet your expectations that they either aren’t doing the best they can or that they don’t love you. There has to be some room for flexibility in what you […]

Staying in Love After the Butterflies Fade

New love is amazing. In the beginning, everything is great. You talk about everything, giggle at your own private jokes and can’t keep your hands off of each other. And then, without notice, you move from new love to long term relationship and things get a little tougher. All of a sudden, the nature of […]

We are Taking a Timeout: Now What?

black-couple-fighting-stress-relationships-break-upsYou have implemented a time out to stop an escalating argument. Great! You guys have agreed to come back and address the issue in 3 hours. Awesome! You have separated and are now in different parts of the house. Now what? Some may think the hard part is over. You saw 2 trains about to collide, but you put on the breaks and walked away. While you should give yourself a pat on the back for taking a different course of action that could benefit your relationship, you still have some work to do. So what is exactly should you be doing while in time out?  Read more about We are Taking a Timeout: Now What?