Tips for Couples Counseling: How to Get the Most from Your Therapy

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This post on tips for couples counseling was written by Alicia Sweyd, MA, LMFT Who here remembers that romantic comedy with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey? The one where they start dating each other to prove opposite points about relationships? How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days! Seriously, it is one of my most …

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Europe in Winter: 15 Snowy, Cozy, and Romantic Destinations to Visit

When traveling as a couple, you’re always on the lookout for the most romantic places. Unsurprisingly, there are many romantic places in Europe and they are at their best in the wintertime. Europe in winter is incredibly magical.  Is Europe home to some of the best romantic winter getaways? We think so. There’s something enchanting …

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14 Incredibly Romantic Things to Do in Asheville, NC

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A hip, beautiful mountain town makes for a perfect couples’ getaway. Enter Asheville, North Carolina: a stunning spot in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Not only are there many romantic things to do in Asheville, but there’s so much to do in general! This is an outdoor lover’s paradise, a foodie destination, …

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10 Rules for a Happy Marriage: How to Make Your Relationship Last

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What’s the secret to a great marriage? Ask husbands, wives, and relationship experts, and you’ll likely get many different answers. The truth is, there may not be ONE thing you can do to create your best marriage, but rather, there are many parts that go into building a loving partnership. These 10 rules for a …

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5 Boundaries in Marriage That Will Actually Make Your Relationship Stronger

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Should you have boundaries in marriage?  100% yes. All relationships demand boundaries for optimal success and health.  While the word boundaries can sound a bit intimidating, they actually serve a major purpose in a marriage or relationship. Indeed, boundaries should be present in all of our interpersonal relationships, not just our romantic ones.  And as …

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The Perfect Romantic Getaway in Charleston, SC

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Searching for a location that’s the perfect romantic getaway destination? Looking for romantic travel recommendations within the States? A romantic getaway in Charleston, SC is your answer. My husband and I spent four days in Charleston last year for our five year anniversary, and I would highly recommend it to anyone! Voted the #1 destination …

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How to Fight Fair in Your Relationship: 5 Fair Fighting Rules for Couples

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Fighting is never fun. It’s something I particularly do not enjoy. I tend to shy away from conflict and avoid it whenever possible.  Yet in any marriage or long-term relationship, conflict is inevitable. Learning how to deal with it appropriately with your spouse is a necessary part of building a healthy relationship. That’s where these …

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