Expressing Love


5 Signs You’re Emotionally Suffocating Your Partner – and How to Stop

Here’s what “intimacy overload” is, five signs you’re emotionally suffocating your boyfriend or husband, and eight ways to give him some breathing space. Have you heard of emotional boundaries in a relationship? The most important concept for women who tend to emotionally suffocate their partners is boundaries. If you haven’t read any of the “Boundaries” books […]

Signs You’re Emotionally Suffocating Your Partner How to Stop

Secrets Husbands Keep From Their Wives

5 Secrets Even the Best Husbands Don’t Tell Their Wives

What is the man you love hiding? All husbands keep secrets from their wives, says Dr Oz. These 5 secrets men don’t tell women are based on a Men’s Health magazine poll, and include reasons why husbands aren’t completely honest with their wives. Here, editor-in-chief David Zinczenko and relationship therapist Dr Laura Berman describe the most common secrets husband […]


6 Ways to Survive Your First Year of Marriage

Newlyweds, the first year might be the toughest of all your 85 years together! Here are six of the most important tips on how to love (not just survive!) your first year of marriage. If you’re still smooching on your first wedding anniversary, you’ll be ready to survive anything. Well, that’s not entirely true. In […]

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5 Sex Tips for Women With Ulcerative Colitis

These intimacy and sex tips are for women who have an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s, and who want more intimacy in their romantic relationship. I’m not a marriage therapist or a gastroenterology expert – but I am a woman with ulcerative colitis and a sexy husband 🙂 While writing 10 […]


4 Ways to Create Love and Peace in an Unhappy Marriage

These tips on how to find love in an unhappy marriage are inspired by a reader’s comment. She and her husband are unhappily married, and she doesn’t want to tell her family or friends. Here’s part of her comment: “My husband and I have been together for 2 years and we have an eight month old […]

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How to Stop Being Critical of Your Husband

4 Ways to Stop Criticizing Your Husband

Critical people don’t just criticize others, they’re also critical of themselves. These tips on how to stop criticizing your husband are inspired by a reader’s comment and question. John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert, is a researcher who specializes in how […]


How to Write a Love Letter

These questions and tips will help you learn how to write a love letter that expresses exactly what you need to say – even when you aren’t sure how to put your feelings into words. A gift isn’t required, but a heart-shaped symbol of your love – such as a Yellow Gold Diamond-Accented Heart Pendant […]

How to Write a Love Letter

How the Power of Love Can Save Your Marriage

How the Power of Love Can Save Your Marriage

Do you feel unloved, hopeless, or trapped in your relationship? Here’s how the power of love can save your marriage. Love isn’t all you need! You also need hope, faith, courage, and strength. Whether your marriage needs a complete makeover, a touch up, or just a new purpose, A Lifelong Love: How to Have Lasting […]


Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend – From Pretty to Practical

These 15 gift ideas for your girlfriend range from pretty to practical. Even if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect gift here. The 10k Yellow Gold Diamond Sun Pendant is one of the most popular gift ideas for girlfriend because it’s so pretty and cheerful. It’s an elegant necklace featuring a sun […]

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“Happy 40th Birthday!” Ideas for Your Boyfriend

These gifts and ideas will help you find the perfect way to say Happy 40th Birthday to your boyfriend. The best birthday ideas for a boyfriend are gifts that celebrate his personality and encourage him to pursue his passions in life. Kicking off this list of 40th birthday ideas for your boyfriend is a Cenzo Duffle Vecchio Brown […]


How to Reduce Stress in a Relationship

These ideas for reducing stress are inspired by Jack’s Parable about trust and by a reader’s request for tips on how to reduce stress in a relationship, on 10 Warning Signs of a Bad Relationship. If you’re stressed as a couple, you need to find ways to manage your emotions before they have a negative […]

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Relationship Boundaries

How to Set Boundaries in Your Marriage

These 9 tips for setting boundaries in marriage will help you and your partner improve your relationship. Based on Henry Cloud and John Townsend’s book about relationship boundaries, these are the most important things to know about how to set boundaries in your marriage. “Boundaries define us,”write Cloud and Townsend in Boundaries in Marriage. “They […]