Category Archives: Love

Practicing What We Preach by Rachel Savasuk

When I first started here at Auburn University I wrote a blog about long distance relationships – I had just moved 7 hours away from my boyfriend and it was tough. In my blog I busted some typical myths and beliefs … Continue reading

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The Not so Newlywed Game by Julianne McGill

A few years ago my husband Tyler was a professional swimmer. When he was still swimming professionally we used to talk about what he would do once that chapter in his life closed. His college degree was in economics, so … Continue reading

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How Expressions of Gratitude Can Strengthen Your Relationship by Sarah Beth Thompson

  Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” We might show gratitude in many small ways, verbal or nonverbal. A verbal expression may look like an “I appreciate you,” … Continue reading

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“Where Words Fail, Music Speaks” (Hans Christian Andersen) by Allison Mangone

Go ahead- get into your car and turn up the radio to your favorite station or put on your ultimate playlist. Chances are a song will come on that pulls you back into your past, into a memory, or cause … Continue reading

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Bidding for Affection: What Really Creates Relationship Satisfaction? by Sarah Beth Thompson

Couples build intimacy through hundreds of ordinary, seemingly mundane moments in which they attempt to make emotional connections. These attempts have been termed “bids” by leading couple relationship researcher John Gottman. These bids are important to help maintain happiness in … Continue reading

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