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4 Things You Can Do as a Couple Right Now to Strengthen Your Relationship

Being in a committed relationship can be a beautiful thing, and forming a strong bond with someone that you want to share your life with can lead to happiness and personal satisfaction. Unfortunately, while most people realize that relationships require work, they may not always know exactly what kind of work is best for strengthening …

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Overcoming Rigidity and Seeking Unity

During the last month, I walked into a bookstore in Salt Lake for the first time in many years. As I walked around I was overcome by the amount of new books. Each book representing someone’s ideas, beliefs or imagination

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Be Your Partner’s Lighthouse

Ever since I was a child, lighthouses have always been enchanting for me. My grandfather made small lighthouses out of rocks he had collected and polished; they were amazing. As a teenager I had one entire wall in my bedroom dedicated to pictures of lighthouses. I was a little obsessed with lighthouses. I have always …

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DON’T TURN COUPLE CONFLICT INTO CATASTROPHE

Here is the typical pattern that I see: A Couple engages in conflict and poor behavior and communication Individuals ruminate about the conflict and about their hurt feelings Individuals have catastrophic negative thoughts about their spouse/partner and the relationship Couples distance themselves physically and emotionally from one another. Physical and emotional distance leads to reinforcement …

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Mistaken Identity

Are you dealing with a mistaken identity? Are you aware that your mistaken identity is negatively impacting your marriage or couple relationship? This is happening when you mistake poor behavior or a negative attitude as being part of your identity or personality? Every day I directly tell couples to stop being critical, defensive, making assumptions, …

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What do you remember?

Do times feel tough in your relationship? Do you wish things felt as easy and exciting as they seemed when you and your spouse first got together? I remember the great times I had with my wife when we were dating. We went fishing up Logan canyon. We took walks around the campus at Utah …

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Try Differently

Recently, my car broke down in the parking lot of the building where I do couples counseling in Sandy, UT. The next day was a Saturday and I brought my son with me as I tried to determine what was wrong with the car. After unsuccessfully trying to jump start the car, I determined that …

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You hardly talk to me anymore

You hardly talk to me anymore When I come through the door at the end of the day I remember when you couldn’t wait to love me Used to hate to leave me… It used to be so natural To talk about forever But used-to-be’s don’t count anymore They just lay on the floor ’til …

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Take the Stronger Couples 365 Challenge

The year is coming to an end and this is the time when many people naturally reflect on their lives and decide what changes need to be made. Often the goals for the new year are focused on individual pursuits. This coming year, instead of focusing on improving yourself, make this coming year a time …

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Stop the Relationship Wrestling

Take down–two points. Reversal–two points. Pin–for the win. These are all things I witnessed at my son’s most recent wrestling tournament. As I sat and watched my son wrestle, I couldn’t help but think that I see a similar pattern of verbal and emotional behavior from many of the couples I have seen in my …

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