Category Archives: Sarah Beth Thompson

Health & its Impact on the Couple by Sarah Beth Thompson

Couples face many different challenges on many different levels. Whether it is over who will do the dishes or who will take care of the bills if one partner is in the hospital, each day brings different challenges. We also … 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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Mindfulness Meditation: What it is and How it Can Strengthen your Relationship Satisfaction.

When I first heard about mindfulness, I was a bit skeptical. But through much reading and hands-on learning, I have felt the benefits firsthand and I want to share them with you. Mindfulness is commonly defined as “a state of … 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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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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