Our dates were lively and fun, and he was really cute.
Talking is one of the best ways to build intimacy as a couple.
It is easy, however, to slip into “purposeless” talk or “utilitarian” talk (just going over what the kids are doing, what needs to be done around the house, etc.).
The counselor asks them to describe their parents’ marriage. What can we begin doing now to create a marriage that is just like that? You might laugh off some of these questions, but there may be a couple you can use.
If money wasn’t an issue, what would be your dream vacation in the next ten years, with the kids? What is the single most frustrating thing about your life right now? Any one care to offer some other suggestions for fruitful questions?
I was sure he felt the […] Read more What is self-esteem?
Your self-esteem reflects the core beliefs you have about yourself.While there are many things you can do to relieve stress, one aspect that you may not have considered is how creating a mindset of mindfulness may help to navigate the difficulties that all of us inevitably encounter along the way.Eharmony partnered with Stop, Breathe & […] Read more Dear Sara: After a year of going on dozens of so-so dates, I finally met a guy I really liked.Keeping the subject light during a fun date can be difficult for couples who are struggling with liking each other or who have a lot of pain between them.When couples come to one of my workshops or see me for therapy, I provide them with "Fun Date Question Cards".That’s fine for many occasions, but to keep building intimacy, it’s helpful to initiate intentional conversation that leads to a greater understanding of each other.