Category Archives: marriage

A diamond may be “forever,” but what about your marriage? by Allison Mangone

Recently you may have heard an interesting news report on the radio or television regarding a link between the cost of buying an engagement ring and the subsequent likelihood of divorce for the couple. For those of you who haven’t … Continue reading

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Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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In Sickness and in HEALTH: Creating Healthy Habits with Your Partner by Kelsey Blythe

We hear about the importance of physical health all the time, it’s everywhere: “Eat healthy, stay active!”  But did you ever consider that being healthy with your partner can also be good for your relationship? One aspect of having a … Continue reading

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Put your dukes down: Fighting fair in your romantic relationship by Rachel Savasuk

In my last blog I talked about the difficulties I was facing in my long-distance relationship and provided some tips that I found to be especially helpful for its success. One of the points that I really emphasized was the … Continue reading

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Relationship Health

I talk a lot about healthy relationships and marriages in my line of work. When I teach relationship education classes to couples I emphasize what behaviors are present in a healthy relationship and what a positive, loving relationship looks like. … Continue reading

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